Santa Muerte – The Mother Who Heals

When I began my research on Santa Muerte in 2009 it didn't occur to me at first to look for devotees in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The Latinx population is less than 10% and most are Central American immigrants, not Mexicans. After finding the Skeleton Saint easily in nearby Washington, DC, I decided to … Continue reading Santa Muerte – The Mother Who Heals

The Occult Philosophy of the Pentagram & the Cult of St. Death

  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