Brujx Novena Candle Magic
Botanica Nahualli is a spiritual shop that specializes in novena candles and Mexican-American herbal remedies. Our novena candles pay homage to iconic Mexican and Native women–our first candle is inspired by Maria Felix, the biggest Latinx American actress of all time.
Botanica Nahualli was founded by Agustín Cruz, a first-generation Chicanx from the California desert. Today, Los Angeles is home to Agustín where he operates Botanica Nahualli.
Although Agustín was raised by two (passively) Catholic parents, they gave him space to discover his own spirituality. Initially, Agustín didn’t identify with Catholicism however, some Catholic traditions are so deeply intrenched in Mexican culture that they no longer carry religious connotation, and he was intrigued by those aspects of Mexican culture. That led him to novena candles, where he was free to explore a mixture of cultures and beliefs within the same ritual.
Botanicas are found throughout Latinx communities around the world, people go to botanicas to consult with its healer, called a Curanderx (healer) or to stock up on herbs, magick candles and other metaphysical items.
Nahuatl is the language of the Aztecs (Nahuas); a Nahualli is someone, likely a healer, that shifts into their animal spirit. The Nahuas believe everyone is born with an animal spirit. Nahualli also means “animate.”