14 February 2013

Santa Muerte Unoffical Saint of Mexico

Recently while talking "shop" with mi corazon Dama, I ran across a kindle book on Amazon. I love reading about different cultures folk traditions and magic, and this one intrigued me as I  had never heard of the book. So for $2.99 I sprang for it. And I read it in one sitting it was so fascinating! Best $2.99 spent!

The book title is "Grimoire of Santa Muerte: Spells and Rituals of Most Holy Death, the Unofficial Saint of Mexico" by Sophia diGregorio

Without ruining the book for those who may be interested in reading it, I will give a short breakdown. Loads of history, stories of her helping those in need, how to work with her, novenas to her, magic, altars, you name it. It also goes into how she became a patron of criminals who think they are above the wrath of the Gods, but wind up getting quite a surprise instead! The media misinformation also helped give her a bad name. I love that this book sets the facts straight for those with good intentions.

Santa Muerte sounds like a scary name, but I assure you even with the depiction of her with scythe, she is quite merciful and helps those who need it most, meting out justice when needed. You can find prayer cards of her wearing different colours, and the colours represent what energy you wish her to work with you.

We all have dark and light sides to us and many choose to deny the dark, never fully becoming a fully integrated individual. She has both.

Here are a few images I found via google images:








As you can see here are the different colours associated with her.

I highly recommend this book if you're, like me a lover of different cultures, their traditions, and folk magic practices. It can be found on Amazon here: Grimoire of Santa Muerte: Spells and Rituals of Most Holy Death, the Unofficial Saint of Mexico by Sophia diGregorio

I hope this was as interesting for you as it was for me!

Linking with Lakota's Taa Daa Tuesday! http://faithhopeandcharityshopping.blogspot.com

XXX
Jet

11 comments:

  1. Amor,
    Santa Muerte images are gorgeous ! Especially love the different colors.That book sounds right up mi alley.
    I resonate with the red colored Santa Muerte.
    Besotes

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    1. I knew you'd love this post! Get the kindle book, you won't be sorry so much in there I know you would like! Bisous!

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  2. i never heard of santa muerte before, but i´m like you very interested in different cultures, myths and religions. it´s so true what you said one who don´t accept his dark and hidden side always will be kind of incomplete and not in harmony.

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    1. I really enjoyed the book, and already started working with her. She is so misunderstood! There is always balance in the universe: where there is dark, there is light. Accept that and you'll be a much happier complete person. Besides I love my demon, he gets me motivated! XXX

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  3. Whether you're a king or a lowly street sweeper, sooner or later you have to dance with the Reaper. Get down with your bad self.

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    1. You know I want someone to come to my funeral dressed as the grim reaper, stand for a minute without saying a word, then break into that rap! Happy Valentines Day mon cherie! XXX

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  4. Sounds fascinating, I've never heard of her but am interested now. Those cards are fab. Happy V day!
    x

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    1. It really was a fascinating read, well worth the $2.99 tag! Read it, you'll probably find her as interesting as I do! XXX

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  5. Wow, those images look like a Blue Oyster Cult t-shirt I used to have! Totally European imagery, about what I'd expect from her inventors, the Mexico City criminal class. Really, the Goddess of Life and Death in Mexico is Tonantzin, known popularly as.....well, I hope those who presume to speak about Native Mexican religion would know this. Hint, she dresses as an Aztec maid, speaks Nahuatl and feeds her children with the fruits of the Earth, not money from criminal activity. Goddess bless! Hosteen J

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    2. So sorry your post didn't come through until I looked at what was still in queue to publish today! Heehee yeah "Don't Fear the Reaper" (more cowbell!!) I'm friends with a couple of the guys from BOC, they're still playing with Dennis Dunnaway from Alice Cooper's original band, under the name "Blue Coupe". I've written about shows if you want to check it out. Yes I know who you are speaking of, I just was surprised by this little known saint & found it very interesting reading. She is quite misunderstood, was never supposed to be involved with the criminals, but somehow (as criminals do) she wound up being their patron. Thanks for stopping by and the info! Goddess Blessings to you too! Jet

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