The imagery of Santa Muerte has also influenced the decoration of these guns, with the image of the saint often displayed on the gun's grips, used by many drug lords as a symbol of devotion and protection.
Saved by Santa Muerte – The Powerful Path of an American Devotee
In this audio piece Devotee Margaret Razzano gives a poignantly powerful account of how Santa Muerte helped her overcome a series of serious life-challenges, including divorce, a court case, and substance abuse.
Sowing and Reaping with Santa Muerte
By guest contributor Lindsay K* All of life is built of death and sacrifice. The ground beneath our feet, water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe. All goes through a cycle of transformation, something is lost to become something new. It is always good to be thoughtful and mindful when we … Continue reading Sowing and Reaping with Santa Muerte
Reseña del libro “Yo soy del San: El culto a San La Muerte”
Reseña del libro Yo soy del San. El culto a San La Muerte de Luciano Martucci*: Luciano Martucci es un antropólogo italiano que ha dedicado su carrera al estudio de la cultura y religiosidad de las sociedades de América Latina. En este libro, Martucci ofrece un análisis detallado y profundo del culto a San La … Continue reading Reseña del libro “Yo soy del San: El culto a San La Muerte”
Death in Italy – Review of “La Santa Muerte” Exhibit in Bologna
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
Santa Muerte inked in Skin: My Holy Death Tattoos
Santa Muerte tattoos are one of the most intimate forms of offering, they are Death in the flesh. For devotees, they are deeply spiritual. As Mariposa describes, among other things, they proffer protection from danger, and create a deeper psychic bond with Santa Muerte. Tattoos are for life, and Santa Muerte is in the skin of devoted until they are in their grave, united once and for all with Death herself.
Santa Muerte – the Answer to My Prayers
There is no judgment, no games, no fear of punishment for mistakes. Santa Muerte welcomes those who open their hearts to Her. She weighs justice from an unbiased perspective.
Santa Muerte – the Angel of Death in the City of Angels
Recently, I had occasion to visit Los Angeles, the city with the second largest Mexican population in the world after Mexico City. I knew there would be some stores and temples to the Bony Lady but was quite surprised and happy with what I found.
Santa Muerte Life Lessons – Carpe Diem and Memento Mori
Santa Muerte knows how to read the hearts of people. She understands our frailties and limitations. As a Holy Mother, she desires exclusively the happiness of her children.
Holy Sisters of Life and Death – Santa Muerte and Kali
The figure of Santa Muerte is fully associable with the archetypal meaning of Kali. The cultural context in which Holy Death was born is that of a colonized Mexico, in which Spanish Christianity intertwined with the cult of the Aztec death deities.