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This is the story of Santa Muerte, the so-called cult of crisis, a red-hot combo of a kermesse (Mexican carnival), Catholicism and New Age; a hedonist practice but involving bodily sacrifice too. It is an expression of economic, psychological and social forces, bigger than perhaps any of her acolytes suspect. This book looks at the folk saint and the manner in which her cult grew. You will learn about Santa Muerte like never before.

©2016 Charles River Editors (P)2016 Charles River Editors

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  • 01-04-21

Conntradicts itself to fit it's narrative.

Obviously very anti Santa Muerte it disparages it as a cult while admitting it really isnt a cult by definition but keeps calling it so. It admonishes and down plays the number of devotees then claims there are so many people following her she may end up on the stock exchange. The performance of the narrator was clear and easy to understand and got across perfectly the scorn the author obviously carries for the subject. If you want to learn about Santa Muerte there are better books out there by less biased sources. If you're wanting someone to reinfoce your negative ideas about it then this is the book for you!