By guest contributor Lindsay K* All of life is built of death and sacrifice. The ground beneath our feet, water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe. All goes through a cycle of transformation, something is lost to become something new. It is always good to be thoughtful and mindful when we … Continue reading Sowing and Reaping with Santa Muerte
Reseña del libro “Yo soy del San: El culto a San La Muerte”
Reseña del libro Yo soy del San. El culto a San La Muerte de Luciano Martucci*: Luciano Martucci es un antropólogo italiano que ha dedicado su carrera al estudio de la cultura y religiosidad de las sociedades de América Latina. En este libro, Martucci ofrece un análisis detallado y profundo del culto a San La … Continue reading Reseña del libro “Yo soy del San: El culto a San La Muerte”
Death in Italy – Review of “La Santa Muerte” Exhibit in Bologna
By guest contributor Luciano Martucci* and translated from the original Italian by Dr. Andrew Chesnut The press in Bologna reported on an "exhibition dedicated to Santa Muerte, from 13 January to 7 February", "a cult that suddenly sprung up about five hundred years ago", stressing that devotees come from marginal and criminal sectors of the … Continue reading Death in Italy – Review of “La Santa Muerte” Exhibit in Bologna
Santa Muerte – the Answer to My Prayers
There is no judgment, no games, no fear of punishment for mistakes. Santa Muerte welcomes those who open their hearts to Her. She weighs justice from an unbiased perspective.
Santa Muerte – the Angel of Death in the City of Angels
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 Life Lessons – Carpe Diem and Memento Mori
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.
Holy Sisters of Life and Death – Santa Muerte and Kali
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 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.”
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.
Saint Death Saved My Life – French Santa Muerte Devotee Recovers from a Stroke
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.