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Projects

Modern Bruja

Modern Bruja celebrates alternative faiths and spiritual practices that many know nothing or little of, and which perhaps even give people a sense of discomfort and fear.


This project focuses on the religious beliefs that permeated Latin America and the indigenous communities of North and Central America prior to the violent colonization and mass genocide inflicted upon these groups, and the covert way in which some of these beliefs have managed to survive under different guises in modern-day orthodox religion.


The crown jewel of the project is an illustrated oracle deck, a spiritual tool used for the discovery of the unknown and/or communication with spirits. The oracle deck is accompanied by a guidebook that details abstract spiritual concepts and their historical-cultural context. This work seeks to both educate and demystify religious subject matters and spiritual practices that are considered 'brujeria' and to present the oracle deck as a work of art and an instrument for self-reflection and self-realization.

Modern Bruja

Jacquie Navarro
Spring 2020
Design

Modern Bruja celebrates alternative faiths and spiritual practices that many know nothing or little of, and which perhaps even give people a sense of discomfort and fear.


This project focuses on the religious beliefs that permeated Latin America and the indigenous communities of North and Central America prior to the violent colonization and mass genocide inflicted upon these groups, and the covert way in which some of these beliefs have managed to survive under different guises in modern-day orthodox religion.


The crown jewel of the project is an illustrated oracle deck, a spiritual tool used for the discovery of the unknown and/or communication with spirits. The oracle deck is accompanied by a guidebook that details abstract spiritual concepts and their historical-cultural context. This work seeks to both educate and demystify religious subject matters and spiritual practices that are considered 'brujeria' and to present the oracle deck as a work of art and an instrument for self-reflection and self-realization.