*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
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.
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.
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
The pentagram or pentangle is a widely used symbol in popular spirituality. Commonly associated with Wicca and Neo-Paganism in the United States, in Latin America the availability and distribution of low cost reprints of grimoires, chapbooks on ritual magic and various anthologies focused on practical instruction in 'occult science' provide interpretations based on the work … Continue reading The Occult Philosophy of the Pentagram & the Cult of St. Death