Gringa Bruja
"This is where the magic happens"

Written Blog

Straight from the Gringa Bruja's keyboard to you, Katrina discusses a mix of magical topics , recipes, and explanations of different magical modalities.

Video Blog

Katrina provides instructional, informational, and commentary-based videos, that are free for you to enjoy. She shares lessons on HooDoo/Conjure and other magical subjects.


Katrina has read Tarot cards for three decades and is the author of "Tarot For Real People." She has a Ph.D in Religion, has worked as life coach since 2012, and is a licensed minister.

CUSP Magical Products

The storefront in Roseville closed, but your favorite items are available online! Click the button below to leave this site and get to the online store.

Please note that Katrina Rasbold, aka “Gringa Bruja” has ended all association with Public House Theater, Sacramento Pagan Pub Night, and Artisan Bazaar & Spirit Fair. Check this site often for frequent updates to the video blog. All classes are now online with many more coming soon.

Who is the Gringa Bruja?

Katrina Rasbold of Two Sisters Botánica in Roseville, California began working in the magical arts in England in 1982. Since then, she has taught classes in Southern California, Idaho, and Central California. She lives in the Sierra Mountains of California in a secluded community and accepts speaking and teaching engagements as schedule allows throughout the year. Her primary focus is on writing, working in her shop, and developing and creating the products featured at the Botánica de La Reina.

She and her husband, Eric, opened Botánica de La Reina in Roseville, California in 2015 and since that time, have provided handcrafted magical products, limpias, and sacred instruction for thousands of clients. In June 2017, the Botánica de La Reina renamed to Two Sisters Botánica, providing the same quality products and service.

Raised in Kentucky, she is fluent in Appalachian and Ozark “Granny Magic” techniques and trained aggressively in HooDoo and Conjure in both African American and New Orleans based traditions. She worked as a Wiccan High Priestess for fifteen years.

Katrina and Eric are co-founders of the CUSP (Climbing Up the Spiral Pathway) spiritual tradition that is now practiced worldwide and is the subject of their book, CUSP: A New Way to Walk An Old Path.

Katrina is a devotee of La Santisma Muerte and Our Lady of Guadalupe and offers shrines in her shop where those in need may pray to, commune with, and make offerings to these powerful holy figures.

With thirty-five years of experience in divination and the Tarot, she offers video readings to her clients at affordable rates.

Katrina is a published author of more than thirty books including the popular Seven Sisters of Avalon novel series and nineteen metaphysical books, ten of which she co-wrote with Eric.  Their book Energy Magic held the #1 position on the Amazon best sellers list in the category of Neopaganism for eight weeks after its release.

Recent Updates

Ask a Bruja: Psychic Attack/Hexes/Curses

Are they real? How do you know? How do you manage it?

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Video Blog – Ask a Bruja – Part 1

Katrina Rasbold, the Gringa Bruja, answers some of your questions in the inaugural edition of “Ask a Bruja.”

Video Blog – Protection Magic, Magical Boundaries, and Banishment

A video blog about protection magic, creating magical boundaries, and banishing unwanted influences.

A Magnificent Read

[graphic source] A thought provoking and beautiful piece I enjoyed tremendously. She Is Risen, Just as She Said.

Mercury in Retrograde

Make Mercury Retrogrades Work For You

If you are a magical person who uses astrology in your practice, or if you have a Facebook friends list filled with magical people who use astrology, the buzz is...

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How to Read Candle Burns – Video Blog

When working magic using glass encased candles, it adds a whole new dimension to your process when you read the candle burns to predict how the magic will manifest. These...

Santa Muerte

Death Dance: Livin’ La Santisima Muerte

Death dance: Livin’ La Santisima Muerte So much death in the past year or so. Not only have we lost beloved celebrities, but family members, friends, pets, jobs and relationships....

How to Make Holy Water – Video Blog

Holy water is used to bless and consecrate tools and people. In this video, the Gringa Bruja’s husband, Ananda Mañana, shows you how to make holy water from rain water....

Shifting Energy in Your Sacred Space – Video Blog

Do you need a new perspective and a breath of fresh insight into your life? Try shifting the flow and movement of your home’s energy using these ideas. trouble sleeping?...

Home Cleansing Kit

Deep Magical Home Cleansing – Video Blog

Does the energy in your home feel stale or negative even after you smudge? This video shows you how to go deeper, to smudge and cleanse out the structure of your home,...

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How to use a smudge stick – Video Blog

A simple video showing the uses of a traditional smudge stick, by the Gringa Bruja’s husband, Ananda Mañana.  Haga clic aquí para el español

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Como usar la salvia

Como usar la salvia blanca en sus rituales y hechizos o para limpiar la casa o una persona de las malas energías. Ten cuenta estoy aprendiendo Español y estés videos...

Beltane Altar

Effective Ritual Construction – The Written Blog

In 2013, I wrote a book called The Art of Ritual and in it discussed what I felt to be important touch points of effective ritual design. Recently, Ár nDraíocht Féin requested that...

Brujeria/Curanderismo – Video Blog

This video discusses the vibrant, inclusive path of the Bruja/Brujo and Curandero/Curandera, tracing the practice from the Aztec magic of Mesoamerica.

HooDoo History and Development – Video Blog

This video attempts to explore the disputed and complicated history of HooDoo in the United States, both African American HooDoo and New Orleans Based HooDoo.

Appalachian and Ozark Granny Magic – Video Blog

This is a video presentation about the historical and sociocultural development of folk magic in the Appalachian and Ozark areas of the United States.

Katrina Rasbold's Altar to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Little Altars Everywhere – The Written Blog

The wonderful author Rebecca Wells wrote a(n admittedly awful) book called Little Altars Everywhere that, for most of us, was the second of her books we read, the first being Divine Secrets...

4 Thieves Vinegar

4 Thieves Vinegar: Liquid Smudge – Written Blog

For many years, I smudged my house like mad on a regular basis, torching out white sage sticks and setting off many a smoke alarm. I have six children and...