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St. Michael Niner Chaplet Bracelet, Hand-painted Medal

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St. Michael Niner Chaplet Bracelet, Hand-painted Medal

This one of a kind chaplet bracelet is handmade with 5mm ruby red glass beads, an ornate crucifix with a bronze-toned antiqued patina imported from Italy, a chain extension and lobster clasp if you want to wear it or secure it around a statue or rearview mirror, and a holy medal of St. Michael handpainted in bright and durable enamels.  The saintly protector par excellence, Michael is called on to defend against dangers both spiritual and physical and from enemies both known and unknown. Unclasped, this chaplet’s length from end to end is 8.75″. Will fit a 7.5″ wrist, but I’m...

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From Thelema to Santa Muerte (and round one vs. the academic myth of the “Anglo-American occult audience”)

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From Thelema to Santa Muerte (and round one vs. the academic myth of the “Anglo-American occult audience”)

Reminder: this site reposts selections from the main blog. For the most up to date and complete news, follow the main blog instead.  From World Religions and Spirituality Project, here’s an interview with Manon Hedenborg White, author of The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-author with Fredrik Gregorius of “The Scythe and the Pentagram: Santa Muerte from Folk Catholicism to Occultism” (Religions 8:1, 2017). I think a few different segments of folks who wander by here might find this worth a look. I had originally intended to stop this blog post at the...

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When Angels Are Saints and Saints Are Angels

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I very frequently see folks online say things like this: “Though technically speaking Archangel Michael is not a Saint [sic], sometimes this entity is venerated as one.” I’m not linking to the source for that because my goal is not to single anyone out for being wrong. Thing is, this is not an uncommon misperception. It’s pretty easy to find multiple websites and blogs that say something to this effect – even those of folks who are otherwise pretty well-versed in folk religion and/or folk magic. If this were just a couple of blogs and not a pretty widespread point...

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questions you’ve asked + most folks should just stop using the word “karma,” period

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Reminder: this is a mirror site for the blog. The actual blog with ongoing comments, archives, etc. is at seraphinstation.wordpress.com until I figure out how migrate it to the domain I'm paying for and not using, sigh... here's this post. Aaaand here we go again, folks. Some of this is part retread, but since the two-blogs thing is confusing AF and I probably need to edit and consolidate comments on the Big Lucky Hoodoo blogs (plural) and then just post the edited updates here as new posts… I guess I might as well just answer some of these again lol...

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