From candle burning and astrology to saint appreciation, more Latinas are visibly exploring bruja culture.
With spirituality on the rise, we’ve rounded up books for you to explore, learn from and discover the magic within.
1. Bruja Books: Santeria
Santería is a religion based on worshipping saints. It began in West Africa and quickly expanded to Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico and various other places. Explore the practice with this read.
Santería: The Religion: a Legacy of Faith, Rites, and Magic Book by Migene González-Wippler, $16, amazon.com
2. Bruja Books: Crystal Bible
Suffering from anxiety? Going through a breakup? Searching for inner peace? Try a different approach to self-love. Crystals contain healing powers that can keep your worries at bay.
3. Bruja Books: Lessons from the Twelve Archangels: Divine Intervention in Daily Life
Ever had a moment where you felt the universe was sending you an angelic message through someone? We are all protected by a guardian angel, and this book contains information on “divine messengers” that exist in your everyday life.
Lessons from the Twelve Archangels: Divine Intervention in Daily Life by Belinda J. Womack, $10, amazon.com
4. Bruja Books: The Magic and Mysteries of Mexico: The Arcane Secrets and Occult Lore of the Ancient Mexicans and Maya
From witchcraft to astrology, Lewis Spence examines the ins and outs of Mexican spirituality.
The Magic and Mysteries of Mexico: The Arcane Secrets and Occult Lore of the Ancient Mexicans and Maya by Lewis Spence, $17, amazon.com
5. Bruja Books: The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination
With a growing curiosity around Santería, people are finding themselves fascinated with learning more about their personal orisha. Orishas are divine spirits that protect you on earth, and this read can teach you more about them. Please note: Though you may connect with a certain one, only a spiritualist can determine your true orisha.
The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination — How to Cast the Diloggún, the Oracle of the Orishas By Ócha'ni Lele, $25, innertraditions.com
6. Bruja Books: Santo!
Ever lose a prized possession and your abulea advises you to pray to Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lost things? In this selection, Edwin David Aponte takes an understanding approach to the way Latinos live a spiritual life via prayers and rituals from saints.
!Santo!: Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality by Edwin David Aponte, $7.50, amazon.com
7. Bruja Books: Helping Yourself With Magikal (Magical) Oils
Through the powers of oils, you can explore your inner wizardry. This text contains seamless step-by-step instructions on more than a thousand spells, recipes and rituals for amor, wealth, luck, and protection.
Helping Yourself With Magikal (Magical) Oils A-Z by Maria Solomon, $10, amazon.com
8. Bruja Books: The Magic Candle
Burning a candle for its scent is one thing, and burning it for protection is another. For example, igniting a white candle symbolizes purity, unity, harmony and protection. Here, Charmaine Dey explains the style, science and magic of candle-burning rituals.
The Magic Candle: Facts and Fundamentals of Ritual Candle-Burning by Charmaine Dey, $10, amazon.com
9. Bruja Books: The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
Using incenses have long been associated with one's spiritual practice. For instance, burning sage to purify a space is one way of using incense. The smell of incense can also bring about heightened sensual awareness and consciousness. Clear the negative energy in your home with a guide from this book.
10. Bruja Books: Complete Book of Baths
11. Bruja Books: Reading your Future in the Cards
The craft of fortune telling with tarot cards has been practiced for centuries. This copy will enable you to become a practitioner and possibly a reader.
Reading Your Future in the Cards by Eden, $7, amazon.com
12. Bruja Books: Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System
Realign them chakras and clear the negative vibes! There are seven chakras in our body to explore, the same as the number of planets according to spiritualists. This book will guide you in gaining a deeper knowledge of crystals and chakras.
13. Bruja Books: The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need
If you thought your zodiac sign was simple, think again! Learn about your moon signs, sun signs and much more – including an astrological guide to finding a lover choosing the right career, and maximizing lifestyle based on your zodiac sign.
14. Bruja Books: Psychic Development for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Developing Your Intuition & Psychic Gifts
Do you feel like you can send messages through your thoughts? Have you ever felt like you are reading someone else's mind? Bueno, you may have a lot more than "women's intuition" going on. With this text, learn how to unleash your psychic abilites.
15. Bruja Books: AURAS: Understand and Feel Them- How to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Create an Amazing Life
Energies speak louder than words. “'Auras: Understand and Feel Them' will help you achieve holistic relaxation, purify your energy field, overcome obstacles and more," said a reader. Join the holistic approach to living your life with this read.
AURAS: Understand and Feel Them- How to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Create an Amazing Life, $13, amazon.com