May 21 – Ancestral Mothers Spiritual Service

I am very happy to announce that the participations for our next Service, the Ancestral Mothers Spiritual Service, have just been opened!

What Is The Ancestral Mothers Service For?

· To strengthen your relationship with your Ancestor Mother lines, both biological and spiritual Ancestry lines;

· To attract beneficial maternal Spirits to your path and practise, whether in the form of Spiritual allies, or in the form of maternal figures in your life.

· To bring healing to troubled relationships with any part of your maternal Ancestry lines;

· To open the paths of Blessings of any kind that your Ancestral Mother lines may bring; financial blessings, health blessings, protection, etc.

· To celebrate our love for the Great Mother, and to show our gratefulness for Her protection and love.

Participate at: https://www.brujacarolina.com/product/ancestral-mothers-spiritual-service-may-21-2018

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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 They were made in a custom Lapislazuli colour, and sculpted using proper historical references from the archives of El Cairo museum.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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Spiritual Empowerment Service, April 21 – Participations Open!

The Spiritual Empowerment Service, which will happen on April 21, is focused on the cleansing and strengthening of your spiritual/magical abilities, and is designed with spiritual practitioners in mind. If you feel you need a better connection to your Spiritual family, a more powerful magical practise, and the cleansing of residual negativity, this Service is right for you!

What Is This Service For?

· To attract beneficial Spirit Guides, Ancestor Allies, Animal and Plant Allies, and all kinds of entities that may be a source of growth in your Spiritual Path;

· To bring you special protection against negative entities, parasitic entities, unwanted dream visitors, and any spirit that may hinder your spiritual growth;

· To empower your spiritual practise, ground it on a strong foundation, and enhance discipline and devotion;

· To bless your connection to all forms of Spirit;

· To help you achieve your goals, and to help you find new goals in your Spiritual Path;

· To remove whatever is no longer a blessing in your spiritual practise, and empower change and evolution.

To participate, and read all details: https://www.brujacarolina.com/product/april-21-spiritual-empowerment-service

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News: Spiritual Service Calendar For 2018

This is a calendar of the Spiritual Services that we will be performing for customers this year. There will be one Blessing Service per quarter, since this is our customers’ absolute favourite, two Services devoted to our Ancestors (the Ancestral Mothers Service and the Noche De Animas Service), and three themed Services that will be performed twice during the year: the Financial Blessing Service, the Love Healing Service, and the Spiritual Empowerment Service. Please read details on each one below!

January 21 – Financial Blessings Service – Participations will be open from January 2 to January 20.

The Financial Blessings Service is a Service for material prosperity and growth at all levels. If you want to improve your finances, make your business grow, and bring in the opportunities you need, you need to start the year strong with the support of Spirits!

February 21 – Love Healing Service  – Participations will be open from February 1 to February 20.

The Love Healing Service is focused on the empowerment and strengthening of relationships – love relationships, but also family relationships, and even friendships. You choose the relationship you want to empower, and we provide the healing, loving energy that all relationships need to thrive.

March 21 – Spring Equinox Blessing Service – Participations will be open from March 1 to March 20.

Our Blessing Service is our customers’ favourite – and this year we will have one on each Solstice and Equinox! This Service is focused on receiving blessings of all kinds from the Spirits, and on cleansing negativity and residual energy from the previous period of the year.

April 21 – Spiritual Empowerment Service – Participations will be open from April 2 to April 20.

The Spiritual Empowerment Service is focused on the cleansing and strengthening of your spiritual/magical abilities, and is designed with spiritual practitioners in mind. If you feel you need a better connection to your Spiritual family, a more powerful magical practise, and the cleansing of residual negativity, this Service is right for you!

May 21 – Ancestral Mothers Service – Participations will be open from May 1 to May 20.

This is the first Service of the year that is focused on Ancestral worship, specifically the Ancestral Mothers lineages. The Spirits of your personal ancestral lines, and the Great Mother herself, will be honoured in this Service, so you can receive their blessings and protection.

June 21 – Summer Solstice Blessing Service (As Above) – Participations will be open from June 1 to June 20.

July 21 – Financial Blessings Service II (As Above) – Participations will be open from July 2 to July 20.

August 21 – Love Healing Service II (As Above) – Participations will be open from August 1 to August 20.

September 21 – Autumn Equinox Blessing Service (As Above) – Participations will be open from September 3 to September 20.

October 31 – Noche De Animas Service – Participations will be open from October 1 to October 30.

This Service, which ties to a Canarian spiritual traditions, honours the Dead, and all our Ancestral ties. This Service has broken participation records each time for three years in a row!

November 21 – Spiritual Empowerment Service II (As Above) – Participations will be open from November 2 to November 20.

December 21 – Winter Solstice Blessing Service (As Above) – Participations will be open from December 3 to December 20.

Customer Feedback From Previous Services:

“I received your summer solstice community ritual prayer and I’m just blown away by the most recent occurrences and I know it’s connected to the prayers and offering you performed. I received a large sum of money, my credit report improved, things in my finances have changed . I knew after reading your report that I made a wise choose. I could have picked anyone in the states but I was seeking a genuine healer, I been seeing the number 1111 (angels) alot since the ritual. I can’t thank you enough for your assistance and I will be joining the spiritual elevation service along with other services that you suggest again thank you!!”

“I asked Carolina to include me & two family members in her Blessing Service last December. My relatives were each struggling with challenges: one with the aftermath of a particularly nasty divorce & a very long streak of unemployment; the other with addictions issues, facing possibly additional prison time. As for me, the company where I worked for 10 years was falling into a state of chaos causing me & the other employees a great deal of stress & insecurity. As of April (4 months later), my unemployed relative found an exciting new job & sounds the most positive I have heard her in a long time. My other relative is also working, is maintaining sobriety & there appears there will be no additional time in prison. As for me-my company has stabilizing & I now go to work feeling at peace & happily productive. I have known Carolina via her work for many years. She is very professional, skilled, with a very high level of integrity. I am so very grateful to this dear lady for all that she does for so many”. L.H. (USA)

“Dearest Carolina, I wanted to let you know that the petition that was offered in this service to the Blessed Mothers Yemanya and Our Lady of Candelaria was granted! Initially, I was anxious about looking for a new home, but when I saw that you offered a petition service, the very day before I made my trip, I knew it came at the right time! I searched for several days for a new home and then a day before I was to return I suddenly felt that I was the ‘right’ place and the Blessed Mothers were with me. Thank you for your services! I have participated in services before and I will take part in more in the future. My prayers have been answered and I thank you for your love and devotion to making these rituals available for the rest of us! May you and yours continue to be blessed as you share these blessings with us! Adelina”

“I am messaging you to follow up on how things have been going for me since the service. First, I want to tell you Thank you very much! There has been such a turn around and a great relief in my situation and I credit your service with the Tres Potencias! Within a week of the service there was a weight lifted and a very noticable decrease in the amount of fear I had been experiencing, and now for the first time in a long time I have been able to breathe again even during trying situations. Since then I have also been reassigned a new job position with better hours and better opportunity, and in which I have been producing great work. I also have relocated and now, finally, found a place to live for me and my kids. For the first time in over a year I have been sleeping through the night where in the past i would wake up 4-5 times per night. With much gratitude I again thank you from the bottom of my heart! Much Love.” M.J., USA.

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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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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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News: Angel Charm Bracelets

A short post today, just to let you know that these three gorgeous Angel Charm bracelets have just been listed at the shop. Designed for Angelic protection against negativity, to have a better and more powerful communication with your Guardian Angel, and to empower and raise your vibrational level. If you are feeling drained, or if you are going through a time when you need an extra dose of pure, Divine energy, this is the amulet for you.

Each listing has plenty of pictures, and a more detailed description of the beads included in each piece. I cannot make more of these right now, so get them while you can :).
https://www.brujacarolina.com/store

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Art And Illustration Portfolio: The Art Of Carolina Gonzalez

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NEW Service: Oil Lamp For The Anima Sola And The Animas Benditas

Traditional holy card of the Anima Sola.

My relationship with the Anima Sola and the Animas Benditas (Souls Of Purgatory) begins in primary school, as I studied at a nun’s school that was devoted to Our Lady Of Mount Carmel. She is often depicted releasing souls from Purgatory, and she is not the only one – if you do a little research, you will find a plethora of paintings and sculptures around this theme. Here are some of my favourites:

Our Lady Of Mount Carmel

Saint Francis Of Assisi

Saint Michael The Archangel

I have to say though, that I do not believe in Purgatory as Christians do – or better said, did before they changed their mind (!!!). As an Espiritista. Purgatory is the phase of spiritual cleansing that every Spirit has to go through before elevation or reincarnation. It is not a punishment, but a necessary step to release the earthly ties Spirits carry, to burn off any residues of their lives and past, and to reach a new level of energy and existence. When I look at the image, the fire is that purification, and the chains, those earthly ties.

As an Espiritista, working on the elevation of these souls in transition is a total obligation in our devotional duties, and is done almost every single day of the year without failure. This obligation has its return in the form of protection from those Spirits, and of the granting of requests. I have been looking for the way to extend this blessing to our customers, and finally, it is here: our new Custom Oil Lamp Service.

The Service

Our new Service will consist of a Custom Oil Lamp, prepared for your specific petition, which will be lit for three consecutive days in our special altar for the Anima Sola and the Animas Benditas. During the time the lamp is lit each day (around two hours), a set of traditional prayers to the Animas, plus a fully customized prayer for your request, will be recited; offerings of Holy Water, and of a unique herbal incense created just for this type of work, will be made.

In the pic above, you can see an example of how this work looks. All kind of non-binding petitions are accepted for this Service – for healing, love, protection, money/business, road opening, etc. Please click this link to read all details about this service at the shop:

https://www.brujacarolina.com/product/custom-oil-lamp-anima-sola-and-animas-benditas-%E2%80%93-three-day-setting

 

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Art Models 10: A Review

I have been a member of Posespace.com for almost three years. I found the site while searching online for reference images for my anatomy drawing practises, and fell in love with the site from day one. The site provides high resolution images of nude models for artists; you can purchase and download individual poses, or get their books in digital and/or printed form, which offer beautiful and varied selections of images from their many models and pose collections.

This year, they offered artists and bloggers to review their upcoming book, Art Models 10; I jumped right at the opportunity, and was so fortunate to be chosen by Douglas Johnson, the site’s editor, to be one of the reviewers. I hope this makes very clear that I was NOT paid in any way to do this review in any way, and that I do not get any share from the sales of this book. I was a user and lover of this site before this review, and this is a totally honest opinion – you will never, ever, see paid sponsor reviews on my blog!

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Reference images are a true treasure for an artist, no matter which style they belong to, or which technique they use. Reference images bring true life to a drawing or a painting – when you’ve been drawing for many years, you can clearly see which artists use reference pictures, and which just invent their way through the painting. When drawing only from memory, characters look stiff and lifeless, usually standing in stereotyped poses that communicate nothing.

The best solution, of course, it is to hire models and photograph them, or to attend classes with live models – but this is an ideal situation, and more often than not, a not very realistic solution for many artists. Hiring and photographing models takes money, time, and photographic material and skills. Classes with live models are not available everywhere, artists may have a full time job that keeps them from attending them, or they may be a financial sacrifice that not everyone can make. Just so, artists with any kind of disability may find these solutions extremely problematic.

Art Models 10 (and the whole offer of Posespace.com) offers an affordable and extremely easy to use solution. The images of Art Models 10 are tasteful, inspiring, extremely detailed, and made clearly with making the artist’s work easier in mind. For a beginner, these poses are the perfect solution for more natural and powerful art; for the experienced, it is a perfect reference library that is always at reach. The images include many full body poses, plus extra chapters for head and hand/feet poses, which I think would make excellent drawing practises, even for the most experienced.

The fact that they are royalty free is also extremely relevant for the artist, as most times galleries, contests, and exhibitions, will not allow to show or sell work that contains copyright infringement of any kind. Not having to worry about this at all makes our work so much easier, and again, it shows how much the artist’s needs are always taken into consideration. Unless you are an artist, you will not believe how many hours we can spend searching for the right references, so the usefulness of this ebook, and of the whole site, is really invaluable.

I think that comic artists, fantasy artists and Pagan artists could benefit greatly from purchasing this book, no matter their level of expertise. There is a great variety of ages, races and body types, and I can see a lot of the images being used for great illustrations and comic scenes, as well as many that could inspire beautiful paintings in more classical styles – the balance between the modern poses and the more conventional, established ones is really remarkable.

The book also includes a chapter written by artist Butch Krieger that beginners will find particularly useful, as it is focused on working with the pictures in the book to improve drawing, shading, modelling and composition, as well as directions on using a grid. As a completely self-taught artist, I cannot stress enough how important these kind of exercises are for improving your skills, and how much benefit they can bring. You can be sure that I use these methods all the time!

Links:    Posespace.com   ·    Art Models 10  ·  Facebook Page

My Art Website: In The Garden Of Spirits  ·  Facebook Page

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After a morning epiphany during my meditation time, I worked my witchy ass off all day to give a huge turnaround at my art website. I realized that since I see no difference between the many manifestations of my art, and that I believe them all to come from the same source, they should all share the same space, and the same importance. I invite you to visit it, and enjoy the new galleries – plenty of magical, herbal, artsy eye candy!

http://carolinagonzalezart.weebly.com/