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Welcome to The Cauldron Black

& The Chapel of Maria Padilha

You are stepping into a vibrant Spiritual realm that houses both a chapel & retail space.


Our retail area features several altars dedicated to a diverse range of spirits & forces, lovingly maintained to protect, uplift, & empower our clients & community. Additionally, our Spirit Parlor is available for those seeking Spiritual Consultations & Services, or the opportunity to participate in meaningful rituals.


If you are visiting us to shop or to experience authentic Witchcraft - Welcome!

Please feel free to ask us any questions you have about our products & services. We are here to assist you on your spiritual journey.


We kindly suggest a donation to support the maintenance of our altars, chapel, & various charitable causes we passionately endorse.


However, if your intentions are negative or disrespectful in any way...

If you’re here to steal, cause disruptions, or disrespect the space in any way, we must firmly convey that such behavior is unwelcome here. Our Sacred Space is dedicated to promoting harmony, respect & spiritual growth for all.


Thank you for your cooperation.

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Meet The Staff


Jacqui Allouise

Owner, Spiritual Consultant, Event Coordinator, & Product Developer

Jacqui is a professional Diviner, Witch, Activist, owner of The Cauldron Black in Salem, Massachusetts, and Co-Founder of The Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Festival.


Jacqui comes from a long line of female diviners, Catholic folk-magicians, and wise women, and her personal practice is heavily influenced by her ancestors. She is a Yaya Ndenge in a lineage of Quimbanda de Raiz, an Olorisha (crowned priest of Shango) in the Lucumi Orisha tradition, Planetary Magician, Folk-Catholic & New World Conjure Magician. Her work at The Cauldron Black centers around creating a safe, healthy community space where Witches, Diviners, Occultists, & the curious can come to exchange and broadcast ideas, talents & their work.

Nick Dickinson

Nick Dickinson

Spirit Parlor Coordinator & Headmistress of Circe Academy

Nick has been crafting and guiding rituals since the 1980s based on Greek folk magic, modern witchcraft theory, and the techniques of tantric yoga. Nick is also the owner of Hedgecraft Ritual Arts, and has been reading Tarot Cards for over 35 years.


Originally taught how to read playing cards by his Greek/Roma family members, he took up Tarot as a natural extension of what the playing deck offers. His first (official) paying job was as a reader and spirit channel at a witchcraft shop in northern Massachusetts in the late 1980s. He has gone on to build a large clientele base of long term and repeat customers - many of  whom started with him in the 80s!


In addition to his mastery of cards Nick has been practicing Witchcraft, Yoga and Meditation as a student and teacher for decades. His time spent as a Buddhist monk (Tantric tradition) and a Yoga teacher leader and teacher of teachers deeply  informs his approach to Tarot, Divination, and Spiritual Work.

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Heather Burke

Spiritual Consultant &
Front Desk Coordinator

Heather is an experienced Oracle Card Diviner with the gift of intuitive guidance. With years of experience, she has built a reputation as a trusted source of spiritual wisdom and insight. Heather's client list includes celebrities who rely on her profound spiritual consultations to navigate life's uncertainties.


Heather is known for her empathetic nature, and approaches each session with compassion, offering comfort and support to those seeking clarity.


Heather's dedication to her craft and her genuine care for others makes her a cherished and sought-after Oracle Card Diviner in her community.

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