Your New Relationship
Now that you’ve welcomed Santa Muerte into your life, it is time to learn how to work and communicate with her.
Fortunately, working with Santa Muerte is an easy to learn process.
Let us let you in on a little secret –
There is no 100% right or wrong way to work with Saint Death.
As a casual practitioner, do not shell out $$$ on “how-to” books, courses, “gurus”, or anyone else that tells you otherwise.
There are some important distinctions and clarifications to be made here. Some ways are certainly more effective than others, and there are definitely traditions, rules, guidelines, and best practices that should be adhered to. This document will lay out all of these, so you can rest assured that you will be practicing correctly.
Never let the thought of “Am I doing this right?” interrupt your practice or relationship with Santa Muerte!
The point of all of this is that your relationship with Saint Death is YOUR relationship.
Your First Altar
Your altar can be as simple as a picture of Santa Muerte and a glass of water, or it can be an entire temple complete with multiple statues and the whole nine yards.
It is recommended to choose a quiet, clean, and calm location when working with Santa Muerte. You may start with a desk (wiped clean and clear of clutter), a small table, a shelf, or even the floor of your closet. While eventually you will want to create a permanent place for Santa Muerte, for now you can create a temporary location.
Pour yourself and the Holy Lady a glass (an actual glass, no plastic, please!) of water, and set the picture (or statue or any other image of Santa Muerte) down.
Understandably, you may be having some doubts or uncertainties about the entire process. Take a few minutes to look – and really look – Santa Muerte in the face. Process your feelings of fear, your feelings of doubt, and your feelings of uncertainty. Perhaps you may even laugh at the fact that you are communicating with a female skeleton.
Congratulations! You have now successfully communicated with Santa Muerte.