Feeding The Spiritual Frame

A big portion of everything we make goes to our daily spiritual work – keeping the Cuadro Espiritual (Spiritual Frame) happy and well fed is one of the most important everyday duties of an Espiritista. In the pics, you can see one of today’s offerings – a good sample of our new Kyphi incense, along with a Cinnamon scented candle, and fresh herbs from our garden.

Why is this important? Because it keeps the Espiritista protected against harm (both human or spirit-related harm); it keeps the correct flow of energy to perform divination, spellwork and any liturgical duties the Espiritista has; and, empowers and cleanses the Spirits that are still in the process of elevation. Without this foundation, us Espiritistas cannot do the work that we are meant to do, guiding and helping our customers and community.

At the moment of posting this, there are still four packs of Kyphi left in the shop – don’t miss your chance!

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New Series: Pictures Of The Week – 2018, Week 37

This new post series will feature the best and most magical pictures I post during the week on social media (check links below). Hopefully, this will show how varied and devoted our work is, and how many different things we do in only seven days!

Hydrangeas at the San Benito park. A very powerful plant for love magic, but one that I also relate to ancestral worship, as it was my grandmother’s favourite.

A new batch of Kyphi, that will be placed for sale on packs of 20 pellets on Monday Sept. 17 at the shop. Kyphi is a type of incense that was made in Egypt since the time of Pharaohs.  It is made with herbs, barks, roots and other natural items, and a paste made with raisins steeped with honey and wine. It is burnt on top of a charcoal, like you would do with frankincense. It smells delicious, and Spirits LOVE it!

Salvia Microphylla, a new addition to our magical garden. This type is a Mexican variety of Sage that hopefully will do well in our weather. I’ve never seen it growing here in the islands, so this is really exciting! As all Salvias, this is a plant of healing, blessing, and cleansing. It has a really spicy scent, so I’m sure this will do wonderfully in one of our Kyphi recipes.

The first Lavender flowers of the season, so tiny and fragrant. Lavender is a herb for blessing, that brings peace, forgiveness and understanding to your home and relationships, and that helps healing through grief, recovery from illness, and other long term healing processes. Angelic entities and any Spirits related to healing/medicine will gladly take it as an offering, as well as any Spirits who protect children. Infuse it in olive oil for a very easy, but really effective, blessing oil for anointing.

Cutting fresh Ginger root for future medicine, magic, and food. If you want to know how I preserve it, check this post.

New altar setup, so we could keep all statues together. In our tradition, altars are a very personal choice, and can be as eclectic as the Espiritista chooses, and can afford. We work with 21 full Cortes (groups of Spirits), so it would be impossible to have them all represented; we work with the statues that Spirits put in our way, and do the best we can to keep them all happy :).

Saturday morning’s harvest – Lemon Balm, Basil, Fennel, Spearmint, Argentinian Sage, and Lemongrass. The root in the lower right corner is also from Fennel; once dry, it will be a very potent ingredient for my herbal spellwork powders. This plant was grown from seed, and has been loved and nurtured for two years before harvesting, growing in a completely sacred environment – can you imagine how much power such thing can harness? And, aren’t you happy that this is what goes on your spells and candles?

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The Goddess In The Stone: A Gift For My Readers

As most of you know, I am back at work since August 1, and feeling like new after being quite ill – to celebrate my healing, and to thank all of you for your kindness and support through this very challenging time, I am giving away a free comic!

The Goddess In The Stone is a five page comic  inspired by pre-islamic North African culture, where Goddess Allat was worshipped by my Berber ancestors. In the Canary Islands, the Goddess was called Chaxiraxi; after the Spanish colonization, she was syncretized with Our Lady Of Candelaria, whom is now our patroness. The comic was done in ink and watercolours, with no digital work except for adding the text.

Download your free PDF copy of The Goddess In The Stone by clicking the image below!

New At The Shop: Peonia – OOAK Talisman Necklace

EDIT – SOLD!

The most special element in this necklace are the Huayruro seeds, also called Peonías in Spanish. The natural red and black coloration of the seeds have made them a symbol of Eshu Eleggua for centuries; they are used for protection, road opening, and of course for ritual use, showing your alliance with the Orisha of crossroads.

In case you didn’t know, Peonia beads have been retired from the market because, as many other common seeds, they are toxic if ingested (yes, someone was as stupid as to actually eat their jewelry!). The ones used in this necklace are from my vintage stash of beads, and once I am done with them, I will not be able to get more ever.

I have paired the Peonias with the finest, tiniest vintage glass beads in red and black. I wish I had a mannequin to show you how delicate this piece is, and how elegantly it sits around the neck! As with all my talisman jewelry, this necklace has received a very special blessing for the wearer, asking for protection, road opening, luck, and all the good things that our beloved Eleggua brings into this world!

https://www.brujacarolina.com/product/peonia-one-kind-talisman-necklace

EDIT – SOLD!

Reflections: When You Don’t Get What You Want

Today, I had a conversation with a dear customer who was going through a very rough moment. This conversation inspired this reflection, that I wish will bring some hope to anyone feeling unheard by the Spirits right now.

In Espiritismo, spellwork is not a vending machine where you put a petition and get what you want. Being completely honest, I wish it was, because you are not born an Espiritista without wanting everyone to be as happy and free as they can be – if it was in my hands, I’d grant every petition. But, it does not work that way.

I completely understand that, when you feel your petition is not granted, you feel rejected and alone. I know how it feels, because I have been there too, but as I grew in my profession, I started to understand how destructive that thought was.

First, because the Spirits are not rejecting you – this world is. This world is unfair, filled with evil and injustice, and flawed to its very core. And while the Spirits may have great power, they cannot change that. If there is something you can be sure about, it is that the Spirits have nothing but love, compassion and acceptance for us, and want nothing but our happiness and growth. The Spirits DON’T reject – they give, and forgive, and empower, and protect, and advise.

Second, because you cannot see what the Spirits are actually doing for you; they always work in ways that are secret, and with a vision that goes much, much deeper and farther than ours. When you feel you are not getting what you want, it can be because there is something better in store for you, or because what you are asking for is so damaging for you that they will actually protect you from it. There might be a million reasons that we cannot even imagine. We may not ever see it, but there IS a reason. Spirits have self-awareness and free will, they don’t act randomly, and again, they are NOT rejecting you. The help of Spirits is not part of a meritocracy system – it is for everyone, without judgement.

The essential word to overcome these feelings of rejection is TRUST. No matter what the situation looks like, you are heard, and you are helped. The Spirits will not stop working on your behalf until you have reached your goal – once a petition is placed before them in the right way, they will honour the petition every single time.

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News: Scarab Talisman Earrings

Following with the series of North African talismans that started with the Berber Earrings (all sold now, thanks so much!), the second series is for the Egyptian Scarab.

The Scarab is a talisman of protection, strongly related to the power of the Sun and to God Ra – as the ball of clay the Scarab creates rolls over and over, it represents not only the cycle of the Sun around the earth, but also the concepts of regeneration and healing.

Each Scarab bead was handsculpted, aged and patinaed individually. They were made in a custom Lapislazuli colour, and sculpted using proper historical references from the archives of El Cairo museum. As with all my pieces, the work is done under strict magical conditions, without mundane distractions, in a sacred space, and always after meditation sessions that provide inspiration and guidance. The work that was put in these beads means that a very powerful amount of energy lives in each one of them. May this amulet bless you and protect you!

Find them at: https://www.brujacarolina.com/product/scarab-earrings-talisman-protection-regeneration-and-healing

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Service Preparations: Pictures

A bundle of artisan cigars that have gone through the Sobado ceremony last week, wrapped in fragrant Lemongrass leaves and ready to be offered on Saturday, in our upcoming Spiritual Empowerment Service.

Smoked, burnt as incense, or used as an offering, tobacco is a sacred plant that opens the channels of Spirit, empowers the connection between worlds, and cleanses away negativity and parasitic entities – all perfect properties for our Service!

A small batch of Kyphi – we serve our regular Kyphi in almost every Service, but this one has been prepared with a custom recipe for the purpose of the Service – to strengthen the connection with Spiritual Guides, cleanse the channels of magical energy, and helping all participants achieve more control and power over their magical practise.

After spending the weekend cleaning the house from top to bottom, it’s time to begin the magical cleansing that will purify and empower the energy of the altar room. In the pic, over twenty herbs, barks, and roots, to be used in a floor wash daily until next Saturday. 100% of the ingredients were either homegrown at our sacred garden, or wildharvested in Nature – our customers deserve the best, and nothing but the best!

Remember, participations close on Friday 20! To purchase yours: https://www.brujacarolina.com/product/april-21-spiritual-empowerment-service

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Customer Updates For The Holidays

· We will be working throughout the holidays; except for Monday Dec.25 and Monday Jan.1, slots for Spellwork and Readings will be available as always. I am not booked full yet, so for now, there should be no extra delay to get your Service performed.

· I have THREE slots for the Finding Your Soulmate Reading, and THREE for the Key To Spiritual Growth Reading. The first one is for customers who are having difficulties finding the right relationship, and the second for customers that want to improve and empower their Spiritual practise. The first lot of both readings sold out in a couple of days, so don’t miss your chance! Here is some feedback from customers who purchased one of these readings:

“Deep bow of gratitude to you and the Spirits for my reading yesterday. I have had readings from others over the years, but this one tops them all. As I read the pdf, tears streamed down my face; tears of joy and understanding. I felt a huge release of old energy, and for the first time I feel hopeful, that yes, I can fulfill my Spiritual Destiny. I also appreciate the simple ritual you included to help me deepen my connection with my Soul’s purpose and with my Spirit helpers. I can’t recommend your readings highly enough; I feel you are of the highest integrity and truly gifted. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” M.R., USA.

“Carolina did a reading for me that was full of actionable information. I really appreciate that in a reading. The information provided was well clarified, made sense, seemed on point to me & the recommendations she gave were kind & easy to integrate in understanding. She made some recommendations, that once completed made pretty swift changes in my situation. I highly recommend Carolina as a reader & person. Her years of practice are evident and well worth the cost of the reading.” R.A., USA.

You can find all available Services, and read plenty of details on each of them, at my store:

https://www.brujacarolina.com/store

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Visual Inspirations: Self-Care

After a very powerful talk with a customer, I made this graphic, which I hope will inspire you and empower you.
 
The year is about to end, we are all facing stressful times, and if want to survive and thrive, we absolutely need to be the strongest that we can be, the most badass version of ourselves. And that cannot happen without loving ourselves first – be your own lover, your best friend, your partner, your parent; only you can give yourself what you truly need.
 

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Updates: A Message For My Readers

By the end of the year, I will be closing my art site, In The Garden Of Spirits. It’s been a wonderful year for my art, in which I have grown and evolved as a painter beyond my own expectations – after plenty of experimenting, and after going through the most excruciating (but most powerfully healing) soul-searching, I am going to enter a completely new chapter, and leave traditional painting behind to pursue an education (and, if the Gods provide, maybe a career in the future) in Fashion Design and Illustration.
 
Of course, this will not affect Bruja Carolina at all. I will continue to offer my services as usual, because I am making a long term plan, and I have no intention to switch careers until it is absolutely necessary. For now, I want to focus on my education first – I could not do this when I was younger, because I had to work since very early to provide for myself and my family; so, you really cannot imagine how important this is for me, and how excited I am right now.
 
And now is when I need your help. To be able to do this, I need Bruja Carolina to keep my bills paid, so I can give all my free time to the education I could never afford to have, and pay for my studies properly. If you are so inclined to make a donation to help me achieve this goal, just PM me and I’ll give you my Paypal address – but I am totally fine with orders, shares, or just your support <3 <3 <3!

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