*names and details are changed in this article, for the safety and privacy of those concerned, no faces are shown in any photo apart from Yelha's who gave me permission to share her photos and even kindly sent me some of herself* - dedicated to the brave and resilient people of Oaxaca All images, content … Continue reading Death Has Shown Her Face: A Santa Muerte Seer Lifts the Veil
December I was at my worsted once more and asked for help once more. We gotten pulled over due to my co-worker stickers being expired. Some thing going on my head. Suicide by cop, suicide by cop.
The story of the Santa Muerte shrine in rural Oaxaca is deeply intertwined with the sea and the fates of fishermen who brave sharks, killer whales, sea snakes, storms and wild winds, as this article details.
A wonderful summary about Santa Muerte and history of the faith with some new and cutting edge research at the end!
Building a healthy relationship with death helped me have a healthy relationship with life. I learned this the moment that I was passing the veil. Like most Italian-Americans, I was born and raised Catholic.
I am a survivor of domestic violence, and I witnessed Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte on May 14, 2018, the day I died. Santisima Muerte is the personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees.
A female devotee describes how she found light in the darkness after being saved from suicide by la Niña Blanca.
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.
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.
Cancun, Mexico's premier tourist destination, might be one of the last places one would imagine to have Santa Muerte temples and myriad devotees.