“La Flaca” A New Film on Santa Muerte in NYC

Co-directors Thiago Zananto and Adriana Barbosa have released the trailer for their forthcoming film, "La Flaca," which features NYC Santa Muerte pioneer, Arely Vazquez. Filmed on location in Queens, "La Flaca" (or Skinny Lady, one of the skeleton saint's main monikers) focuses on the 9th anniversary fiesta of Arely's devotion to Saint Death. Top Mexican … Continue reading “La Flaca” A New Film on Santa Muerte in NYC

10 Years of Santa Muerte in NYC

On August 20, 2016, New York City devotional pioneer Arely Vazquez hosted her tenth annual Santa Muerte fiesta in Queens. Joined by the preeminent Santa Muerte leader in Mexico, Enriqueta Vargas of Templo Santa Muerte Internacional, Arely led some 150 devotees in an evening of prayer, song and dance. At first I was surprised by … Continue reading 10 Years of Santa Muerte in NYC

El Eposo de Doña Queta, Pionera de la Santa Muerte, Asesinado en Su Famoso Altar de Tepito

Se trata de una noticia en desarrollo y se actualizará a medida que nueva información llegue a SkeletonSaint.com   Traducido del ingles por Dra. Fabiola Lopez-Chesnut Cuando estaban ofreciendo una vela votiva en la mañana temprano a la santa esqueletica de 7 de junio de, 2016 en la famosa capilla de la Santa Muerte fundada … Continue reading El Eposo de Doña Queta, Pionera de la Santa Muerte, Asesinado en Su Famoso Altar de Tepito

Santa Muerte Pioneer Enriqueta Romero Mourns Her Slain Husband at Tepito Shrine

(Featured photo courtesy of Mexico City-based journalist David Agren) This is a developing news story and will be updated as new information comes in to SkeletonSaint.com. As they were offering votive candles to the skeleton saint early morning June 7, 2016 at the famous Santa Muerte shrine founded by Enriqueta Romero Romero (affectionately known as Doña Queta), … Continue reading Santa Muerte Pioneer Enriqueta Romero Mourns Her Slain Husband at Tepito Shrine

The Grim Reapress Returns to London: Dr. Andrew Chesnut to Lecture on Santa Muerte at Treadwell’s and London Society of Death in Early July

Join Professor Andrew Chesnut, author of 'Devoted to Death,' the only academic book in English on the Mexican skeleton saint, at Treadwell's Bookshop on July 1, 2016  for 'Santa Muerte, Love Sorceress: ‘Come to me .. or else!’ Click here for tickets and information. Then on July 6, head over to the London Society of … Continue reading The Grim Reapress Returns to London: Dr. Andrew Chesnut to Lecture on Santa Muerte at Treadwell’s and London Society of Death in Early July

Come to me, or else! Santa Muerte, the Love Sorceress, An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut

On Monday, May 30th, at 7pm join Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York where he will be exploring the Bony Lady's fascinating role as Love Sorceress! While Santa Muerte, the Mexican saint of death, usually appears as a fierce narco-saint in mass media, TV and film, her oldest … Continue reading Come to me, or else! Santa Muerte, the Love Sorceress, An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut

3 Years with the Empress of the Americas

April 29th, 2016 marked the 3 year anniversary of SkeletonSaint.com.  It's been a wild and wonderful journey encountering and engaging the enigmatic Nina Bonita from jail cells in Madison County, Georgia to private shrines in the Philippines - the Americas’ fastest growing new spirituality continues to spread around the world and we’ve been at the … Continue reading 3 Years with the Empress of the Americas

Upcoming Dr. Andrew Chesnut lecture at the Morbid Anatomy Museum

On Friday, October 24th, join Dr. Andrew Chesnut at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York for an unforgettable Dia de los Muertos celebration! From the Morbid Anatomy Museum invitation: "Please join us for our annual Morbid Anatomy Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos costume party! This year we will welcome back the … Continue reading Upcoming Dr. Andrew Chesnut lecture at the Morbid Anatomy Museum

Overturning Bias – 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals & Santa Muerte

The voices of law enforcement and religious anti-cult 'experts' have been prevalent in the public conversation surrounding Santa Muerte's emergence in the global culture. Often at odds with more objective investigation, the testimony and analysis of these pundits has made searching out the thread of reality within her tradition more difficult for those unaware that … Continue reading Overturning Bias – 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals & Santa Muerte