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Sante Muerte: Encountering Death

An article about personal expeerience with Sante Muerte from Modern Mythology by M.G,

“Popular in Mexico, and sometimes linked to the illicit drug trade, the skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte in recent years has found a robust and diverse following north of the border: immigrant small business owners, artists, gay activists and the poor, among others – many of them  non-Latinos and not all involved with organized religion… The saint is especially popular among Mexican-American Catholics, rivaling that of St. Jude and La Virgen de Guadalupe as a favorite for miracle requests, even as the Catholic Church in Mexico denounces Santa Muerte as satanic, experts say.” - ‘La Santa Muerte gaining in popularity in the U.S.’,Associated Press

A friend of mine, (of dubious character but capable of remarkable scholarship), once told me that the more marginalized a people, the more powerful their magicks will be. If true, few figures must be more powerful than Santisma Muerte, the death saint of Mexico.… Read the rest

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EsoZone – Free, This Weekend

This is it! EsoZone is upon us. The weekly PDX0 meetup is tonight at Watershed, and then EsoZone kicks off tomorrow night, starting a weekend of mutated conversation and participatory detensing, art, and rituals. If you want to support us, it's not too late to donate or buy a t-shirt. Or, show up and spend money with our sponsors! And don't forget, after EsoZone on Saturday the one and Ivan Stang will perform along with a variety of other SubGenius at the Cyclone of Slack. Can't make it to Esozone? Astral Project!
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