Friday, March 4, 2016

New Products



I’m pleased to announce 3 new products that I created by hand … gemstone traditional rosaries, gemstone Santa Muerte rosaries, and gemstone pendulums. You’ll find them on my website http://curiouscurandera.com/acatalog/RitualStuff.html

History of the Rosary



Introduction to the Rosary and the Mysteries


The rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our Catholic Church. Introduced by the Apostles' Creed which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith, the Our Father (the Lord's Prayer) which introduces each mystery, three Hail Marys which is the angel's words announcing Christ's birth and Elizabeth's greeting to Mary, Glory Be (the Doxology), and concluded with Hail Holy Queen (the Salve Regina). The Rosary involves the recitation of five decades (5 sets of 10 beads) consisting of the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys and the Doxology. During this reciting, the individual meditates on the Mysteries of the events of our Lord's life and the witness of our Blessed Mother; one Mystery for each decade.

The Mysteries include Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the rosary. One set of Mysteries is prayed on a rosary that has five decades. Each set is prayed on designated days of the week. While praying a decade, you reflect on a mystery. There are specific mysteries for each day of the week. For example, when praying the Holy Rosary on a Monday or Saturday, you meditate on the Joyful Mysteries. During the recitation of first decade, you meditate on the Annunciation of Mary. During the recitation of the second decade, you meditate on the Visitation. During the recitation of the third decade, you meditate on the Nativity of Jesus, etc. There are variations however, and in some countries the rosary may even have different mysteries. Through these Mysteries, the individual brings to mind our Lord's incarnation, life, passion, death and resurrection from the dead. It also gives us the prayers to our Blessed Mother, who leads all believers to her Son. In contemplation of these Mysteries, the rosary brings us closer to our Lord and reveals a depth of faith that cannot be found in any other way.


Origin of the Rosary


The origin of the rosary is highly debated, but one thing for sure is that it was based on the use of "prayer beads". Many cultures in pre-Christian times used beads to aid in meditation and prayer. The word "bead" comes from the word "bede" which means prayer. Originally, the rosary was called "The Psalter of Jesus and Mary" because it consisted of the prayer Jesus gave us (The Our Father) and the prayer the Angel Gabriel gave us (The Hail Mary). The word Psalter, refers to the Book of Psalms in the Bible, which has 150 psalms. In early Christian times, beads were used to count Our Fathers and Hail Marys and were known as "Paternosters," the Latin for "Our Father." Many people of this age could not afford to purchase the Psalter which was used by the religious orders and clergy and because of lack of printing, was in short supply. In order to supply the great number of faithful with some prayer form which would be easily accessible, itinerant preachers developed and encouraged the use of a string with beads upon it. Each bead would represent a prayer to be said--either the Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Doxology. In time, other prayers would be added to make up what we now call the Rosary.Between the 1100s and 1400s, the Christian "prayer beads" were linked with the verses of psalms and other phrases celebrating the lives of Jesus and emphasizes the unique role of Mary, Mother of God in the plan of salvation. It was in the 1200s that St Dominic was linked to the creation of the rosary. This has been debated ad infinitum, but during this time, the beads became known as the "rosarium" or "rose garden" a common name for an anthology of similar stories. As Dom Louis Cougaud stated in 1922, "The various elements which enter into the composition of that Catholic devotion commonly called the rosary are the product of a long and gradual development which began before St. Dominic's time, which continued without his having any share in it, and which only attained its final shape several centuries after his death."

During the 1400s, the structure of the five-decade rosary along with the Mysteries became the standard for what we now know as the Rosary. Blessed Alan de la Roche also furthered the use of the Rosary by unceasingly preaching it and expanding its reach to hundreds of thousands of souls. Then a Carthusian named Henry Kalkar is credited with bracketing the 150 Hail Marys (from the Psalter) into decades (sets of ten), separated by Our Fathers. Shortly thereafter, the Hail Mary's were separated into five decades. In 1520, Pope Leo X officially approved the universal use of the rosary. In 1571, St. Piux V declared the first Feast of the Holy Rosary which was made universal by Pope Clement XI. In 1917 the Blessed Mother selected for herself the name "Our Lady of the Rosary" at Fatima when she appeared to three children in Fatima saying, "I want you to continue to say your rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain the end of the war and peace in the world". In 2002 Pope John Paul II introduced new mysteries (Mysteries of the Light or Luminous Mysteries) to the Rosary and wrote his apostolic letter "On the Most Holy Rosary" (Rosarium Virginis Mariae).


Views on the Rosary


Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, "The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description."

Padre Pio, the famous stigmatic, said, 'Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today.'

Sister Lucia, who as a child was the most responsible of the three seers at Fatima, declared confidently when she was a nun, 'There is no problem that cannot be solved effectively by the Rosary and by our sacrifices.'


The Purpose of the Rosary


As a Catholic devotion, the Rosary involves meditating on the twenty mysteries surrounding the lives of Our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Rosary engages our thoughts, our imagination, our emotions, and our desire. This serves the purpose of mobilizing our faculties in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompting a conversion of heart and a strengthening of our will to follow Christ. As you can see, the rosary we know today is the result of many evolutions dating back several hundred years. Although the manner in which the rosary is recited has changed, the results of praying the rosary are still the same.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Giving back to all of you that have supported me over the years…




Now through December 25th (Christmas Day)… I am offering 20% off all Magical Online Courses.  That is $25 off most of the courses.

These make great Christmas gifts for yourself or that special person.

Use the coupon code “twentyoff” (without the quotes) at checkout to get the discount.

OFFER ENDS CHRISTMAS DAY 2015!!!



Thank you again for your support. It means a lot to me.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Magical Online Courses Make Great Christmas Gifts!




The Curious Curandera online courses are once again open for enrollment.

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Santa Muerte Course
Begins: JANUARY 6, 2016
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Healing Spiritual Illness Course
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Spiritual Cleansing Course
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Saint Magic (Folk Magic) Course
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Mastering the Art Course
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Crystal Energy Course
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Reading The Spanish Cards Course
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Working With Angels Course
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Beginning Homeopathy Course
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Saint Michael Archangel



God had made Heaven and the Earth and all the Angels and all the extra important Angels, called Archangels. (Like an important Bishop is called an Archbishop.) The Archangels were God's special subjects.  One Archangel was called Michael (along with St. Gabriel and St. Raphael). Michael was "the Angel of the Lord", who was sent to Moses, Jacob and Abraham and others throughout history. Another Archangel was Lucifer, who was so beautiful that the other Angels called him the Son of the Morning.

All were content in Heaven. Then one day Lucifer, Son of the Morning, said to himself: "Why should God be the most important person in Heaven? Why, shouldn't I be? I am beautiful and I am powerful. In fact, I am just as important as God, and I shall fight Him and have Heaven for myself!"

So, Lucifer went around Heaven, and he collected a lot of other Angels who also didn't want to be less important than God, until he had a Great Army. Then they marched up to the Throne of God and and challenged Him to Heaven.  God called Michael the Archangel, and made him gather together a Mighty Army of Angels on God's side.

There was a Great Battle in Heaven--Michael and his Angels fighting with Lucifer; and, Lucifer fought, and his Angels fought; but, they did NOT win. And Michael drove Lucifer out of Heaven, and he fell down to hell; and, all his bad angels were driven down after him, and as the last one disappeared from sight forever and the Gate of Heaven shut tightly, a great Shout went up for Michael's Army.

So, now you know why we sometimes say in our prayers, "Holy St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the Day of Battle," because he is so good at battles and a great warrior.


Patronage: against danger at sea, against temptations, artists, bakers, bankers, banking, barrel makers, battle, boatmen, dying people, emergency medical technicians, fencing, grocers, hatmakers, holy death, mariners, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists, sailors, security guards, soldiers, storms at sea,, swordsmiths watermen

Patron Saint of locations:
Albenga, Italy, Argao, Cebu, Philippines, Basey, Samar, Philippines, Brecht, Belgium, Brendola, Italy, Brussels, Belgium, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Caltanissett, Sicily, Italy, Carpineto Sinello, Italy, Castel Madama, Italy, Cerveteri, Italy, Cornwall, England, Cuneo, Italy, Dormagen, Germany, Dunakeszi, Hungary, England, Gaby, Italy, Germany, Gravina, Italy, Greccio, Italy, Iklin, Malta, London, England, Marcianise, Italy, Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Papua, New Guinea, Puebla, Mexico, Salgareda, Italy






Feastday:  September 29
St Michael’s Color: Red


Prayer to St Michael For Protection Against Evil and Danger
Dear St. Michael, the Archangel, protect us, both body and soul from the Evil One, his followers and anyone who would approach us with malicious intent.
Protect us, our bodies, and our cars, as we travel about in our daily activities.
Protect us, our bodies, our home, our property and possessions during times of storm, from all dangers of lightning, high winds, hail and flood waters. Amen.


Prayer to Saint Michael (for a specific need)
St. Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially (name your specific need). Obtain for me a favorable outcome in the matter I recommend to you. Mighty prince of the heavenly host, and victor over rebellious spirits, remember me for I am weak and sinful and so prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I pray, my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty, and above all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Symbols of Santa Muerte


Some images of the Santa Muerte may be found with different symbols, holding different items in her hands or including different objects at her feet.  A common image is of Santa Muerte carrying a scythe and a world globe.  The following are the most common symbols.

The Scythe…
The scythe or sickle has several meanings; first it is symbolic of endings.  This doesn’t necessarily meaning the ending of a lifespan, although in certain conditions it is a symbol of death itself.  It can also mean the ending of a time period, a routine, a dispute, an adventure, a relationship, etc...  Endings come in many forms.  Santa Muerte uses her scythe to cut away a persons link to something.  It is also symbolic of death since its believed by her followers that when a persons time is up she is the one who comes to escort the soul into the next existence.  In this instance her scythe cuts the remaining ties to our worldly life.  The scythe is also a symbol of harvest, prosperity, and hope.  It can be said that the scythe she holds is a symbol of harvesting our dreams and desires.  A sign of a persons request made to her will flourish, grow, and manifest.  It cuts away obstacles that hold a person from making progress and clears a path for guidance.  In addition, the scythe can symbolize power and strength.  This can be in many forms.  It can symbolize the power and strength that Santa Muerte herself carries over all humans and over her realm of the dead.  It can also indicate power and strength in a person’s spellwork with Santa Muerte, or power and strength over enemies. 

The World Globe…
The world globe represents Santa Muerte’s power over the entire world.  She is not held back or limited to whom she can rule.  She will eventually claim everyone living on earth.  Santa Muerte is not limited to location or held back by time or space.  She can claim judgment at any given moment.  There are no boundaries.  It’s believed that after God, death (Santa Muerte) is the most powerful figure in the world, since without death there is no life, there is no existence.  The globe is an indication that Santa Muerte rules over all race, religion, culture, and belief.....she’s just known by other names....but most, if not all, religions have a ruler over death.  Here, we call her Santa Muerte. 

The Owl…
The owl is symbolic of darkness, nighttime, and keen vision.  Santa Muerte’s owl companion indicates powerful guidance for those who ask.  Many people take their problems and questions to Santa Muerte because they seek the knowledge and a solution....an answer to their blindness.  Blindness because they “see” no solution.  The owl’s sharp vision offers the light a person needs to overcome blindness.  It guides a person to solution and success.  The owl is also connected to great wisdom and intelligence, hence the term “that wise old owl”.  Santa Muerte’s owl companion is her messenger.  Oftentimes a person who works with Santa Muerte will have visions of an owl through dreams.  These dreams are commonly discovered to contain important messages Santa Muerte wishes to share with one of her followers.  Owls have also been seen during waking hours as well or the hoot of an owl, although it is not visible, can be heard. 

The Hourglass…
The hourglass, or sandglass, symbolizes the hands of time.  Each grain of sand is a moment of time itself.  Each grain that her hourglass contains is indication of a person’s lifespan.  When the hourglass is empty, life on earth is over.  At the same time death is a continuation of life.  This continuation can be in another realm or again here on earth.  Some people believe that when a person gets a calling from Santa Muerte each gain of sand in their hourglass are actually tiny microscopic skull and pieces of bone.  The hourglass also symbolizes patience.  Ask and wait.  People who ritually work with Santa Muerte first must give before receiving her gifts.  Giving comes in the form of the altar, candles, prayer, and offerings.  Once these are made the person waits for her to answer.  Patience pays off.  Santa Muerte’s hourglass is also connected to time travel.  Past, present, and future.  She can teach divination to those who she feels are deserving of the knowledge.  She can answer questions presented to her concerning a person’s life or the history of a place.  Any oracle can be dedicated to her in order to receive her guidance in how to most beneficially use it.  

The Lamp…
The lamp represents a reflection of her...her presence, her help, her existence, her guidance.  With her lamp she lights the path of those who follow her and those who work with her.  It lights up a person’s direction and/or mental capacity, giving the person a more expanded train of thought.  New ideas, new insights, and deeper levels of clarity. 

The Cloak or Robe…
The cloak. Most commonly Santa Muerte wears a long hooded cloak which extends to her feet, much like the one the Virgin of Guadalupe wears.  It drapes over her boney frame covering almost all of her with the exception of her face, hands, feet, and sometimes the lower half of her legs.  Her cloak is symbolic of the protection she extends to her devotees.  She opens her cloak wide and covers the person with it to keep them safe from whatever it is they need protection from.  A person can have just one single white statue of Santa Muerte and change the color of her cloak according to the work being done.  The basic colors for cloaks are red, white, and black but other colors can be made as well.  There are several places that sell cloaks or robes already made for Santa Muerte but these are usually very expensive.  If you are handy with a sewing machine they can be made very inexpensively at home.  Some women make her a wedding gown which is draped over the statue when ritually working with her for marriage and commitment purposes.  Other colors that may serve well are blue, purple, gold, and brown.  Easily dress her in different robes.  This keeps from having to purchase different color statues for related spellwork.  


For more information on Santa Muerte check out my online course at http://curiouscurandera.com/acatalog/SantaMuerteCourse.html

The Colors of Santa Muerte



There are three basic or traditional colors used when working with the Santa Muerte:  red, white, and black. In the following, everything that is not mentioned falls in the white representation. 

White represents…
The removal of negative energy, cleansing, purification, removing obstacles, balancing the emotions, mental clarity, healing grudges, overcoming arguments, solving hurt feelings, envy, jealousy, anguish, disputes, healing, motivation, courage, overcome fears, peace, happiness, good luck, spiritual blessings, counseling and guidance, the white is an “all purpose” color and like the black image it can represent protection.

Red represents…
Love, passion, heat, lust, sexuality, fidelity, excitement, commitment, marriage, relationships, calm for a rocky relationship, overcome relationship problems, and anything to do with feelings of the heart.

Black represents…
All forms of protection, overcoming problems and worries, obstacles, blockages, ridding someone from your life or vicinity, combat negativity, healing spiritual illness, reverse and return spellwork, spiritual or psychic attacks, enemy spellwork, revenge, and both cursing and unhexing

Bone represents…
Spirit contact, necromancy, ancestors, peace, success, harmony, and is an “all purpose” color much white.

Green represents…
Justice, fairness, legal matters, court hearings, legal disputes, law enforcement, winning the favor of a jury or judge, good luck, money, asking someone for a favor, increase business sales, improving financial situations, selling a home or a piece of property, gambling luck, pay raises, and job promotions

Gold represents…
Money, prosperity, success, spiritual blessings, asking for special favors, reaching goals and deadlines, abundance, riches, material gain, overcoming bad habits, self improvement, motivation, courage, strengthen a particular talent, gain new insight of a matter, overcoming fear, gaining new and fresh ideas, landing a new job or blessing the opening of a new business,

Purple represents…
Mental health, physical health, emotional health, spiritual health, psychic abilities, divination,

Blue represents…
Wisdom, education, study, learning, luck in taking exams, retaining information learned, strengthening the memory, overcome fear of public speaking, help a person get their point across to another, understanding, and knowledge

Rainbow (also known as The Seven Powers) represents…
The gold is used for abundance, wealth, and family matters
The purple is used for change for the better, health, and letting go
The silver is used for good luck, stability, and blessings
The red is used for passion, love, romance
The copper is used for removing negative energies, cleansing, and protection
The blue is used for spirituality, study, and prosperity
The green is used for money, justice, and success



For more information on Santa Muerte check out my online course at http://curiouscurandera.com/acatalog/SantaMuerteCourse.html