John B. Kachuba

About me

John is the author of seven books and numerous articles and short stories. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities/libraries, and on TV and radio. He teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University, Antioch University Midwest, and is on the Gotham Writers Workshop faculty. His blog is http://themetaphysicaltraveler.blogspot.com

From my website

SANTA MUERTE – PART 2

The Santa Muerte—Saint Death or Holy Death—cult has its roots in the pre-Columbian indigenous cultures of Mexico. Widely venerated in Mexico and parts of the United States, despite the Roman Catholic Church’s sanctions in opposition to the cult, the folkloric figure of Santa Muerte is depicted as a shrouded female…

SANTA MUERTE CULT

In a country that has held a certain reverence and respect for death since pre-Columbian times, it comes as no surprise that Mexico has given rise to the Santa Muerte religious cult. Santa Meurte—Saint Death or Holy Death—is a folkloric figure depicted as a shrouded female skeleton widely venerated in…

MEXICO’S DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

The Mexican perspective on death is different from that of other cultures. Mexicans share the traditional western view of death as the end of all things and they fear death and mourn for the dead as do other cultures but they also have a strange relationship with death that is…

 
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