El Dia de los Muertos with Pura Cora

31 minutes

From the outside, it might seem like Mexico has a trinity or trifecta of death. This trinity being Santa Muerte (Our Lady of Holy Death), Catrina Calavera (the Skeleton Dame), and Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), but they are distinct from each other. And over the years, we’ve seen a growing number of sugar skulls, marigolds, and women painting their faces like La Catrina for Halloween on our Instagram feeds. Which begs the question, is this cultural celebration or cultural appropriation?

 

This episode of Lifemancy talks about that while learning about Santa Muerte, La Catrina, and the Aztec roots of the Day of the Dead. You’ll also hear from T, a bruja (witch), who has created a coven and radio station called Pura Cora that broadcasts from the border between the U.S. and Mexico. 

 

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Am I psychic? Is magic real? Can science and spirituality coexist? Is it possible to predict the future? Where does witchcraft come from? And the question we’ve all wondered but never said out loud, if I cast a spell on my boss, would it work?

 

Lifemancy answers all your questions about the occult and more! You’ll learn the true history behind supernatural stories, the science of paranormal abilities, and how to use the tools of divination to discover your best self. Join host, Rachel Wilkinson, as she shares a laugh about her own dumpster fire life, and why she’s turned to witchcraft to make it better.

 

Welcoming all skeptics and first-time seekers, this podcast is perfect for the naturally curious, the wonderfully witchy, and anyone who likes to be a hit at parties.

 

Rachel translates mystical esoterica into easy to understand lessons. Chart your horoscope. Read tarot cards. Cast spells. Learn the skills of psychics to make your life magic. Plus you’ll hear cool stories about mythology we still believe today and folklore that’s shaped our history while she chats with witches, mediums, and occult practitioners as well as scientists, academics, and historians.

 

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