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.”

Dr R. Andrew Chesnut: So Cressida you just published this new book on Santa Muerte, can you tell us who it is for, and why you wrote it? Cressida Stone: This book is about Santa Muerte, the Mexican folk saint of Death and is for devotees or people who are interested in learning how to … 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.”

Death to Santa Muerte – Catholic Priests Incite Parishioners to Torch Effigy in Zacatecas Church

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.