Santa Muerte tattoos are one of the most intimate forms of offering, they are Death in the flesh. For devotees, they are deeply spiritual. As Mariposa describes, among other things, they proffer protection from danger, and create a deeper psychic bond with Santa Muerte. Tattoos are for life, and Santa Muerte is in the skin of devoted until they are in their grave, united once and for all with Death herself.
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 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.”
“Pidan con todo su fe a la Santa Muerte”: Arely y el Aniversario de Agosto de la Santa Muerte, Queens, Nueva York, 2022
Los días 26 y 27 de agosto en Queens, Nueva York, Arely Vázquez, lidera trans y pionera de Santa Muerte Estados Unidos, realizará una gran fiesta en Nueva York en honor a la Santa Muerte. Todos los devotos y aquellos interesados en la Santa Muerte son bienvenidos.
“Pray with your heart to Santa Muerte”: Arely and the August Anniversary of Holy Death, Queens, New York, 2022
All devotees are welcome to attend Arely Vazquez's Santa Muerte anniversario in August 2022, New York. We briefly outline her story in this article.
Seeking Suicide, Death Gave Me Life: a Santa Muerte Devotee in Texas
A female devotee describes how she found light in the darkness after being saved from suicide by la Niña Blanca.
Devoting Myself to Death on Day of the Dead: a Santa Muerte Devotee in Rural Oaxaca
Abby describes how she watched, initially a non-believer herself, as her family and the whole community came together to care for a statue of Santa Muerte during a hurricane and eventually built a large chapel that would come to house many statues where la Santa would be celebrated on Day of the Dead and Abby would come to realise she was devoted to death.
Soraya, Santa and Satan: Devotion to Death and the Demon in Hidalgo, Mexico
In the state of Hidalgo resides a witch, Soraya Arredondo, who works with Death and Demon to deliver healing to everyone from babies to sex-workers.
The Goddess of Death Protects Me: A Santa Muerte Devotee in Mexico City
In this interview with a Mexican devotee of Santa Muerte who lives in Mexico City, he tells us about the Goddess of Death that protects him and his tattoos in honour of her.
London Death Society Entrevista al Profesor Andrew Chesnut acerca de la Santa Muerte
El Dr. Andrew Chesnut es el principal experto en la santa popular mexicana, Santa Muerte. Tiene la Cátedra Walter F. Sullivan en Estudios Católicos y es Profesor Titular de Estudios Religiosos en la Universidad de Virginia Commonwealth. Publicado por primera vez en el 2012 por Oxford University Press, su libro Santa Muerte: La Segadora Segadora … Continue reading London Death Society Entrevista al Profesor Andrew Chesnut acerca de la Santa Muerte
The Universal Mother and a Universal Flag – A Neo-Pagan reflection on Santa Muerte
The following piece was submitted by Gabriel Oakfield, a Neo-Pagan Santa Muerte devotee from the United Kingdom, who provides his personal perspective on Santa Muerte's place in bridging tensions between a Catholic upbringing and his sexual identity. In this reflection Oakfield also allows us to see one way in which Saint Death's decentralized global presence is acting … Continue reading The Universal Mother and a Universal Flag – A Neo-Pagan reflection on Santa Muerte