Attention Forteans! The next event hosted by London Fortean Society will be on
Thursday, 27th July, 2017.
Starts 19:45 – til 21:30 / £4 / £2 concesssions.
50 Middlesex Street, E1 7EX London, United Kingdom.
Viva La Muerte! Santa Muerte, Folk Saint and Holy Personification of Death, Healer and Protector.
The leading expert on the fastest growing new religious movement in the Americas, Dr. Andrew Chesnut will explain how Mexican folk saint, Santa Muerte (Saint Death), has gone from only a few thousand devotees in 2001 to some 12 million today.
Andrew is Professor of Religious Studies and holds the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He authored the first and only academic book in English on the Bony Lady, Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint (OUP, 2012).