Glamor Skeleton Celebrations - Cult O...

Glamor Skeleton Celebrations - Cult Of Saint Death

There are 6 comments on the Trend Hunter Magazine story from Nov 17, 2008, titled Glamor Skeleton Celebrations - Cult Of Saint Death. In it, Trend Hunter Magazine reports that:

The tradition is an age old mix of cultural rituals with some pagan, supernatural, black magic and an odd Catholic saint thrown in for good measure.

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“everything she touches changes”

Since: Sep 08

Nanaimo

#1 Nov 18, 2008
I love the imagery and esthetics in this article. The glam skeleton is very beautiful, and I am thinking I would love to make one for my own home. I'm not sure that I fully understood the piece though. Is Santa Muerte being honoured as one diety / saint of many, or are her followers completely devoted to her and nothing else? I'm not sure that I could focus my entire spirituality around a graceful parting from this world. There is so much more to life than just it's ending.....I myself would honour her as merely another face of the Goddess, such as Cailleagh.

Since: Feb 08

ANOKA, MN

#2 Nov 18, 2008
As my friends, family and co-workers know, I have a love of skelletons. Everyone has one; they are trully beautiful things, all the flesh and pretense stripped away, they are the basic structure on which our bodies are built. And when we're gone, the skelleton lasts long after the flesh is dust.

All cultures have personifications of death; most religions do as well. For me, it is Giltine. I spoke to her often, while my father was near death.

I think this is another way that the old gods are re-asserting themselves, rousing from a long complacent slumber while their follwers were torn away by the followers of the newer faiths of the one god. One or two thousand years is but a brief moment in the life of a god. Around the world, people are remembering who the gods of their ancestors were.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#3 Nov 19, 2008
This is facinating. A few years ago I took a horseback ride from San Christobel (Asheville's Mexican sister city) to a tiny village in the Chiapas mountains not on the tourist maps. Although the village was very rural and tiny there was still a solid church there.

Inside, all the pews we're removed. The floor was covered with straw and all the paintings and sculptures were blackened to unrecognition.

There were people in small groups or by themselves kneeling in the straw and there were candles amongst the straw throughout the church. Some people were rocking/keening, others praying or looked like they were offering something. Some looked like they were in ceremonial robes or dress. According to some literature, these were neither Christian nor complete reconstructions of native religions.

All throughout Mexico, the people are putting those old churches to their own use- the further off the beaten track, the more localized the traditions are.
Mariane

Montréal, Canada

#4 Jun 3, 2013
Hiya Bondgrrrl - I have this theory: the glam skeleton also represents enduring life, since the more temporary flesh is dropped away, and it also represents our sameness, since who can tell one from the other except by the essence of your movements alone ?
bondgrrrl wrote:
I love the imagery and esthetics in this article. The glam skeleton is very beautiful, and I am thinking I would love to make one for my own home. I'm not sure that I fully understood the piece though. Is Santa Muerte being honoured as one diety / saint of many, or are her followers completely devoted to her and nothing else? I'm not sure that I could focus my entire spirituality around a graceful parting from this world. There is so much more to life than just it's ending.....I myself would honour her as merely another face of the Goddess, such as Cailleagh.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5 Jun 3, 2013
Hey,we get Santa.Why the heck not?

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#6 Jun 8, 2013
Death is as old as life, just like war is as old peace,
ultimately death is the poi t where the circle begins a new round in our life.

I like the idea of a Skelton representing the pusedo human and leaving only the basic structure of a human, could it not also be a power statement about the unending number of lives we live? Even if se rest in the feilds of Summerland, the halls of Valhalla, our spirits will always be striving to grow into something more, so technically our bones are never still.

just a thought.

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