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American Brujeria is about the fascinating blend of American and Mexican folk magic currently used by those living in the US but whose roots are steeped in Mexican culture. This type of Mexican American folk magic, which the author calls “American brujeria”, features its own unique saints and spirits as well as familiar ones, such as the infamous Santa Muerte. American Brujeria includes stories from Mexico (folk saints, the story of Guadalupe), the influence of Catholicism, the art of limpias (traditional folk healing methods), spell casting, oil crafting, praying the rosary (in English and Spanish), making an altar to Guadalupe, using novena candle magic, making protective charms from saints’ medals, and more. There’s even a whole section on creative uses for Vicks VapoRub, a staple in Mexican American folk healing. American brujeria is extremely close to conjure traditions of the American South and, in fact, shares a lot of crossover, demonstrating how these traditions have influenced one another.

©2021 J. Allen Cross (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Religion attached

I struggled to finish this text. I was able to find some information for my craft but for the most part I was uncomfortable with the religious attachment. It makes sense because Mexico has a strong catholic presence but it isn't for me. I was hoping for mostly information on indigenous practices or connections.

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loved this book!

I'm already on my second read through. as a white washed Chicana I have always felt disconnected with my heritage and spirituality this was such a therapeutic read. Please read this with an open mind and take what you can. the use of "Latinx" may be controversial but I feel like the author used it for inclusivity of people like myself who have both Spanish and Mexican ancestry.

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Full of history, stories and more. MUST HAVE!

Starting my spiritual journey and always felt stuck in between. I stumbled across J. Allen Cross podcast Invoking Witchcraft, I felt the connection right away. As a beginner this book gave me so much rich information, it also gives you recipes, stories, prayers in English and Spanish and much more. If you’re ANYONE looking for a book on connection with Mexican heritage & practice veneration you found it. If you’re reading this.. Well Gurl get the book it’s good trust me!!!

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The book I’ve been waiting for

I can’t say enough how much I love this book. My mother is Mexican & I grew up close to my maternal grandmother & only knew my maternal side. I’m mixed & don’t speak very much Spanish which leads to feeling unsure of where I belong. But I feel a deep connection to my Mexican heritage & practice ancestral veneration. I was looking for a book to fill in the holes between my Catholic upbringing & the Mexican superstitions & traditions I witnessed. This book validated many of the practices I already do & also gave me ideas on new things to incorporate. I feel more secure in my identity than I did before I listened to this book. I also loved the narrator, the author’s social media is phenomenal & is what led me to not only get it on audible but I also purchased a hard copy. I will listen/read this book multiple times.

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Wonderful!

This book touched my soul. As a mixed race person, this book made me feel included. I will be exploring my ancestry more and feel connected with them.

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Awesome !!!

I want to say I loved it awesome book a lot of it reminds me when I was little cause my mother did a lot of the stuff that’s said I’m the book . I took lots of notes and these wi help with what ever situation I’m in as long as you have faith .

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wonderful book

Great book that is filled with tons of information. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the topic.

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a great resource an introduction to brujeria

I very much enjoyed this book. it was user friendly, well organized and accessible without being overly simplistic. the author mixed historical uses along with modern needs for Mexican-American practitioners.

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Great audiobook. I learned so much

Interesting and educational. I enjoyed this audiobook very much. It gave me a better understanding of some practices.

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Great source of information just not for me

As an American of Mexican descent, I was excited to check this book out. It is great source of information for anyone interested in Brujeria. I personally aren't drawn to brujeria and have decided to return it. However, it's definitely worth checking out.