Gabriela Herstik is an author, columnist and witch based in Los Angeles. She is the author of Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft (known as Craft in the UK) and the the forthcoming Bewitching the Elements: Finding Empowerment through Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit (2020).
Gabriela writes for publications around the web including Allure, i-D by Vice, Glamour, Dazed Beauty, HelloGiggles, The Hoodwitch, and more, and she also writes ritual guides for the Full and New Moon as well as the holidays of the Witch.
Gabriela writes a bimonthly column for NYLON Magazine called “Ask A Witch” where she answers readers’ questions about witchcraft and channeling ancient magick in the modern age. With her bimonthly “High Priestess” column at High Times Magazine, Gabriela explores the intersection of plant medicine, magick and consciousness through rituals, astrological guides, interviews and more. And with her monthly “Goddess Column” on Chakrubs, Gabriela shares meditation, rituals and magick inspired by different faces of the divine feminine from around the world.
In her debut book, Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft (known as Craft in the UK), Gabriela explores all of the basics of witchcraft in an accessible and modern way. Not your grandmother’s grimoire, the book covers all the new or seasoned witch needs to know; the holidays of the witch, working with energy, working with the moon phases, tarot, astrology, crystals, glamour magick, how to create your own spells and rituals, sex magick and more. This book unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you.
Bewitching the Elements, a guide to empowering yourself through Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit — coming 2020.
By approaching fashion, glamour and the occult from an innovative Aquarian lens, Gabriela offers a new perspective and a deeper sense of empowerment to readers.