Santa Muerte

by Napatista

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Santa Muerte is a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the United States. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. Not sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church, her cult arose from popular Mexican folk belief, a syncretism between indigenous Mesoamerican and Spanish Catholic beliefs and practices. Since the pre-Columbian era Mexican culture has maintained a certain reverence towards death, which can be seen in the widespread commemoration of the syncretic Day of the Dead. Elements of that celebration include the use of skeletons to remind people of their mortality. The worship is condemned by the Catholic Church in Mexico as invalid, but it is firmly entrenched among Mexico's lower working classes and various elements of society deemed as "outcasts". Santa Muerte generally appears as a female skeletal figure, clad in a long robe and holding one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe. As the worship of Santa Muerte was clandestine until the 20th century, most prayers and other rites have been traditionally performed in secret.

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released 07 January 2014

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Napatista Seattle, Washington

The atmosphere of desolate-sounding Western soundtracks and the unsettling otherworldliness of synthesized textures of ‘80s electronic music as nightmarish travelogues replete with confusion, nihilism and the insignificance of man in an unforgiving and alien landscape. ... more

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