The University of Texas at Brownsville Offers a Class in Mexican Witchcraft.
I recently came across this incredible video of an University of Texas at Brownsville anthropology professor examining a found box of items allegedly compiled to create a destruction spell through the power of Santa Muerte.
While Santa Muerte is supposed to provide healing and protection for her followers, some don’t consider her a saint but rather a fallen angel who is trying to win back God’s favor, since she also grants evil wishes and can sometimes act kinda jealous. Sounds like my kinda bitch.
Dr. Tony Zavaleta, professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of the Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies, is one of America’s foremost authorities on Mexican folk worship and that very much includes the occult. I’m proud to say he comes from my hometown on the border of Mexico where, even at the institution of higher learning, they study witchcraft.
As Dr. Zavaleta says in the video, there’s never a dull moment in Brownsville.
More on Santa Muerte. Note that the young lady they interview says she is a Catholic.
In this National Geographic video, the Healers (witchcraft itself) are trying to cleanse the man of evil that has come on him. What they do is in no way Biblical and is just more Catholic rituals that do no good.
The Associated Press June 16, 2015
MEXICO CITY — The 19-year-old daughter of a Russian woman has confessed to killing and dismembering her mother and her 12-year-old sister, because she thought they were performing witchcraft against her, Mexican prosecutors in the border state of Baja California said Monday.
An official in the state prosecutors’ office, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said the older daughter had not yet been detained because police were waiting for a formal arrest warrant.
The alleged culprit has been identified as Anastasia Lechtchenko, but the Russian Embassy in Mexico City could not immediately confirm that name.
The prosecutors’ official said that the young woman told investigators she planned the crime and committed it without accomplices, but that the circumstances of the killings were still under investigation.
The dismembered bodies of the 45-year-old mother and her daughter were found last week in plastic bags at their home in Playas de Tijuana, about a half mile from the U.S. border The rotting bodies were discovered when police responded to reports of a stench coming from the garage.
In a statement Thursday, prosecutors had said that two people were being questioned and that “the family environment could have been the cause.”
On Monday, the prosecutors’ official described a rough, rebellious relationship between the mother and her older daughter for at least the last five years. The young woman left home at least three times and had allegedly been involved with people who were using drugs, the official said.
At one point, the parents filed a missing person’s report on the daughter, who had gone with friends to the nearby state of Sinaloa, which is known for its drug gangs, but police could not force her to return because she was an adult by that time, the official said.