*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
Santa Muerte Saved Me from Death at Sea: A Fisherman’s Tale of Sharks and Killer Whales
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.
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.
In the Valley of the Shadow of Death – A Santa Muerte Devotee in New Mexico
Mother’s Day is upon us, I have always had respect for la Virgen de Guadalupe, she like Santa Muerte carries sorrow, peace and love. But I connect with Santa Muerte because I have sat among death. I have watched Santa Muerte come and whisk someone away.
The Materiality of Mother Muerte in Michoacan
The Tangibility of Devotion to Saint Death Photo Essay by Professor R. Andrew Chesnut and Doctor Kate Kingsbury, All photos and text copyrighted. Do not use without permission of authors. Despite the Church's insistence that Santa Muerte is satanic and that her devotees are heretics most Mexican Santa Muerte devotees consider themselves Catholic. They see … Continue reading The Materiality of Mother Muerte in Michoacan
Santa Muerte, My Mother, and Me
By Aliza Einhorn* 1 I’m an astrologer. I started blogging in 2011 as a way to attract clients. Blogs were business cards back then. Less so today. And I named my site Moon Pluto Astrology because in my natal chart (that thing astrologers analyze to figure you out), I have my Moon and my Pluto … Continue reading Santa Muerte, My Mother, and Me