American Brujeria: A Book Launch Celebration with J. Allen Cross and Special Guest Erika Buenaflor

We are so excited to partner with our friends over at Alchemy Author Services and Writing Workshop for American Brujeria: A Book Launch Celebration with J. Allen Cross and Special Guest Erika Buenaflor! You can purchase J. Allen Cross's book through this page. Register here:

From Alchemy: "Join us in celebrating J. Allen Cross's debut book, American Brujeria and special guest Erika Buenaflor. Organized and hosted by Hillary Leftwich.

American Brujeria is about the fascinating blend of American and Mexican folk magic currently practiced by those living in the US but whose roots are steeped in Mexican culture. The author, who has named this tradition “American brujeria,” explores this magical system, while also offering practical advice on using it. American brujeria is a living, vital tradition that -- while it shares things in common with other folk magic traditions, such as American Conjure—also features its own unique traditions, as well as familiar ones, such as the veneration of saints, both canonized, such as Guadalupe, and folk saints like Santa Muerte.

J. Allen Cross is a practicing witch of Mexican, Native American, and European descent whose craft was shaped by his Catholic upbringing and mixed family culture. Living in his home state of Oregon, he works as a psychic medium and occult specialist for a well-known paranormal investigation team out of the Portland metro area. When he’s not investigating, he enjoys providing spells and potions to his local community, exploring haunted and abandoned places, working as a consultant for other workers and investigators, and of course writing about witchcraft. Follow him on Instagram at @oregon_wood_witch.

Erika Buenaflor will honor sacred space with a Yucatec Mayan/English medicine song, and use a White Fire Limpia to open up pathways for sacred space. She will also share the versatile uses for White Fire Limpias, including using this limpia as an afternoon ceremony to work with the sacred energies of the afternoon sun—cleansing, cloaking, and spiritual wisdom.

Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., has over 20 years of practicing as a curandera, mentoring with curanderx and shamans in the Maya Yucatecan jungle, Peru, and Los Angeles, and studying Mesoamerican Curanderismo in academia. She has a master’s degree in religious studies with a focus on Mesoamerican shamanism and curanderismo."

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:00pm
American Brujeria: Modern Mexican American Folk Magic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578637454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Weiser Books - May 1st, 2021