What’s a Sun Witch? By Lady Alethea

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It seems like all witches are obsessed with the moon, but that is definitely not the case.

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Ifyou’ve read up on Wicca or witchcraft at all, you’ve probably come across mentions of the moon and drawing its power more than once. But what about the sun? Why do more witches seem to be drawn to the moon than the great ball of fire none of us could live without? Well, it turns out there is really no answer for that, so we decided to take some time to give sun witches the spotlight for a change– After all, the moon would not have any reflective energy without the sun!

It’s easy to see why so many witches live their lives by the moon: Each year contains 13 moon cycles, and for female witches, these cycles have a direct connection with our bodies and how they…

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Saint Death Saved My Life – French Santa Muerte Devotee Recovers from a Stroke

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The English translation is followed by the original French text.

It was on a hot summer night that my second dream took place. In the first one, the Lady in Black had appeared to me many years before, but I was so terrified that I didn’t actually respond to her call. I was scared to death, but I felt protected too, it was a funny feeling!

The second time was different. I was terrified too but it seemed to me that she was telling me of her impatience. She needed an answer and right away! Once that I had more or less recovered from my emotions, I called the chapel dedicated to her in France and there was a nice surprise, I was told that it was a good omen and a very powerful dream. This dream changed my life… well rather my death…

So I started to gather objects…

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Son of Santa Muerte and Devil’s Disciple – The Black Bishop of Pachuca is the Driving Force Behind the Rise of Satanism in Mexico

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It took 13 years but I finally made it to the most impressive Santa Muerte temple that I have ever visited in over a decade of research. Founded 20 years ago by the charismatic devotional and political leader Oscar Pelcastre, the Catedral de la Santa Muerte Sonorita in Pachuca is a sprawling three-story complex which used to be a local popular market before the Black Bishop (Obispo Negro) converted it into a Santa Muerte worship center.

While the name of the temple reflects the origins and first 16 years of the Cathedral, it no longer is dedicated exclusively to worshiping the White Girl. Four years ago the enterprising Santa Muertero felt it was time to introduce another even more controversial spiritual figure to the temple. Among the hundreds of life-size statues of Saint Death are scores of effigies of the Devil, often referred to as the Angelito Negro (Little Black…

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Santa Muerte Healed Me from PTSD

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I’m Coni and I’m here to describe how my PTSD affected my Santa Muerte-centered spiritual practice and how She has augmented my treatment. Growing up in an older family plagued by chronic illness and sudden passings introduced me to heartache and instability beginning at the age of three. It wouldn’t be until my mother’s traumatic death in my early 30s that I would stop trying to outrun Death. This led to me turning around to face my fears and slowly walking toward Her in search of understanding. 

A few years prior, I had started drifting away from Catholicism again when my mother’s doctors explained the gravity of her condition. Thus began my reexploration of syncretic systems like Santería, which allowed me to call on others for help. Syncretism was necessary because of my family’s roots in Catholicism and Pentecostalism, but also I continued to struggle with whether I was risking…

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“Pray with your heart to Santa Muerte”: Arely and the August Anniversary of Holy Death, Queens, New York, 2022

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On the 26th and 27th of August in Queens New York, Arely Vazquez transgender leader and pioneer of Santa Muerte USA will throw a massive fiesta in honour of Holy Death. All devotees and those interested in Santa Muerte are welcome, states Arely, and in return for a donation at the door can expect entry to a spectacular event that will feature prayer, mariachi music, shows by Arely and two other transgender performers, as well as delicious Mexican fare and dancing into the night before the beautiful skeletal figure of Saint Death garbed in a ball-dress to die for.

Arely has been a devotee for 20 years. Although she grew up in Guerrero and had heard of the folk saint in her home country, her devotion to death began in the US. She left her home to find fresh pastures and new opportunities. Soon after a friend gifted her…

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