Game Over: “Madrina” Enriqueta Vargas Oficia el Primer Velorio Estilo Santa Muerte

Los bautismos y las bodas realizados por lideres del culto a la Santa Muerte son cada vez mas comun en Mexico y en los Estados Unidos. Por ejemplo, Enriqueta Vargas, lideresa del Templo Santa Muerte Internacional ya los oficia semanalmente en Tultitlan, en las afueras de la Ciudad de Mexico. Siempre me parecia curioso que … Continue reading Game Over: “Madrina” Enriqueta Vargas Oficia el Primer Velorio Estilo Santa Muerte

Noisy Santa Muerte Statue Destroyed by Texas Bomb Squad

Santa Muerte is at it again in the small Texas border-town of San Benito. Two nights ago drivers on a rural road came across a white Santa Muerte statue planted in the middle of the road, on top of the yellow dividing line. At least one passerby believed they heard noises being emitted from the … Continue reading Noisy Santa Muerte Statue Destroyed by Texas Bomb Squad

Santa Muerte and Godfather Endoque Saved Me From Armed Robbers

One of Santa Muerte's most important roles is that of protectress. And in a Mexico plagued by so much crime and violence, the demand for supernatural protection is greater than ever. Every day hundreds of thousand of devotees invoke the Powerful Lady's protective powers to shield them from the myriad dangers of the streets of … Continue reading Santa Muerte and Godfather Endoque Saved Me From Armed Robbers

Death & Santa Muerte – Elliot Edge in conversation with researcher David Metcalfe

The Cult of Santa Muerte has grown to encompass┬ámillions of followers spanning from Chile to Canada, and more recently around the globe. In this 3 hour presentation, Elliot Edge joins researcher and writer David Metcalfe in conversation about this new representation of death taking over the Americas, as well as comments on death in culture, … Continue reading Death & Santa Muerte – Elliot Edge in conversation with researcher David Metcalfe

Santa Muerte on Invisible College Radio!

Independent researcher David Metcalfe recently appeared on the second episode of Invisible College Radio to discuss the growing popularity of Santa Muerte in the Americas with the show's host, Austin Gandy. The conversation covers some of the common misconceptions regarding the devotional tradition, Santa Muerte's magical aspects, and touches on a more nuanced understanding of … Continue reading Santa Muerte on Invisible College Radio!