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Spirituality

Gay Brujos and Holy Death

Gay Brujos and Holy Death

In this unique Jetspace Magazine series, we explore alt-paths of spirituality that tend to attract queers, and why. This week we examine two intersecting alt-spiritualities that come to us from Central America, most notably Mexico: traditional Mexican Witchcraft (Brujeria) and the ancient cult of Santa Muerte (“Holy Death”).

Ridden by the Spirit: Queer Santéria

Ridden by the Spirit: Queer Santéria

Queer folks are often at odds with conventional Judeo-Christian churches, and synagogues. Islamic traditions haven’t been exactly welcoming, either. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that many LGBTQ people choose to explore other, lesser known, more esoteric faiths. And one of those faiths is the practice of Santéria.