Recently, I had occasion to visit Los Angeles, the city with the second largest Mexican population in the world after Mexico City. I knew there would be some stores and temples to the Bony Lady but was quite surprised and happy with what I found.
Santa Muerte knows how to read the hearts of people. She understands our frailties and limitations. As a Holy Mother, she desires exclusively the happiness of her children.
The figure of Santa Muerte is fully associable with the archetypal meaning of Kali. The cultural context in which Holy Death was born is that of a colonized Mexico, in which Spanish Christianity intertwined with the cult of the Aztec death deities.
Dr R. Andrew Chesnut: So Cressida you just published this new book on Santa Muerte , can you tell us who is this Santa Muerte book for, and why did you write it? Cressida Stone: This book is about Santa Muerte, the Mexican folk saint of Death and is for devotees or people who are … Continue reading Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut Interviews Dr. Cressida Stone on her new Santa Muerte Grimoire: “Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Spells, Prayers, Rituals and Hexes.”
Up the hill at the diminutive Santa Muerte chapel what most caught my eye was the unusual depiction of the Skeleton Saint. Its fleshy, mummy-like face is very similar to two other of the oldest images of the Mexican saint of death, the effigy of Tepatepec, Hidalgo, which was created as a likeness of Saint Bernard Clarivaux, and Doña Sebastiana of New Mexico and Colorado.
It was on a hot summer night that my second dream took place. In the first one, the Lady in Black had appeared to me many years before, but I was so terrified that I didn't actually respond to her call.
When current president AMLO took office in December 2018 the feisty Satanist and Santa Muertero felt it was time to give the devil his due and share his faith in the Dark Lord with fellow devotees of the Bony Lady.
I’m Coni and I’m here to describe how my PTSD affected my Santa Muerte-centered spiritual practice and how She has augmented my treatment.
Santa Muerte comes into my life later in my spiritual journey after moving to the United States. I made my way all the way to Kerrville, Texas, a small town outside of San Antonio from Miami.
But for now, all I can say is when Santa Muerte came into my life, it was like I found true love. The only love I'll ever need...