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
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.”
My Ecuadorian Ancestors Put Me on the Path to Santa Muerte
Santa Muerte comes into my life later in my spiritual journey after moving to the United States. I made my way all the way to Kerrville, Texas, a small town outside of San Antonio from Miami.
Santa Muerte Spared Our Lives but Our Walls and Roofs Were Blown Out by Hurricane Agatha. Please help Granny Rebuild her chapel and home!
Wrecked by the Hurricane, Santa Muerte's chapel still stands in Oaxaca where its founder, Granny, says Santa Muerte saved her. Please help them rebuild with your kind donations. Thanks
Viral Video on Santa Muerte written by one of our Editors
A wonderful summary about Santa Muerte and history of the faith with some new and cutting edge research at the end!
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.
Santa Muerte of Health and Wealth – Photo-Essay from the Cancun Temple of the Skeleton Saint
Cancun, Mexico's premier tourist destination, might be one of the last places one would imagine to have Santa Muerte temples and myriad devotees.
Why Would a Belgian Follow Mexican Folk Saint Santa Muerte?
By Guest Contributor Walter M. C. Walgraeve* Devotion to Santa Muerte has been spreading like wildfire across Latin America and parts of North America so it’s not surprising that it also has made the leap over the ocean and has reached Europe. While probably most devotees here will be of Latin American descent, it is … Continue reading Why Would a Belgian Follow Mexican Folk Saint Santa Muerte?
British Anthropologist Discovers Santa Muerte in Bone-Chilling Toronto
Since going public in 2001 devotion to Santa Muerte has spread rapidly beyond Mexico to the four corners of the globe. In the piece below anthropologist Dr. Kate Kingsbury* reveals the robust presence of the Bony Lady in Toronto, Canada’s largest city. In the middle of bustling Toronto, Kensington Market offers respite from the … Continue reading British Anthropologist Discovers Santa Muerte in Bone-Chilling Toronto