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Guatemala"s Folk Saints

Maximon/San Simon, Rey Pascual, Judas, Lucifer, and Others

by Jim Pieper

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Published by Pieper and Associates .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity,
  • Religion: general,
  • Folk & Outsider Art,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Sociology,
  • Religion,
  • Guatemala,
  • Art,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Christian Rituals & Practice - General,
  • Christianity - Ritual & Practice

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8167151M
    ISBN 100826329969
    ISBN 109780826329967

    An altar for the folk saints Rey Pascual, Maximon (San Simon-Judas), Jesus Malverde, and Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez Spirit Work is a term that covers a broad range of altar work and prayer as well as magical spell casting in which root doctors may contact or seek the aid of Spirits and Spirit Guides, Angels, Catholic Church Saints, and/or. Folk saints are among those supernatural entities to whom individuals turn for spiritual—and sometimes material—solace. As defined by Frank Graziano, folk saints are ―deceased people, some of entirely constructed identity, who are widely regarded as miraculous and receive the devotion of a substantial cult, but who are not canonized orFile Size: KB.

      Folk Saints of the Borderlands: Victims, Bandits, and Healers (review) Folk Saints of the Borderlands: Victims, Bandits, and Healers (review) Burkhardt, Paul E. Book Reviews ity is essential to culinary tourism (p. xii), and the issue is taken up in each of the book's chapters. It is, for example, a central theme in Jennie Germann Molz's "Tasting an Imagined . Our collection of authentic Guatemalan folk art includes dance masks, slingshots, santos or religious sculptures, folk paintings, carvings of folk saints, Maximon figures and effigies, San Pascual, gigantes, Ajitz and judas figures. Mayan, Christian and syncretic imagery. Folk Catholicism.

      “Wicked Saints is a lush, brutal, compelling fantasy that is dark, deep, and bloody—absolutely riveting! With a boy who is both man and monster, mysterious saints with uncertain motives, and a girl filled with holy magic who is just beginning to understand the full reaches of her power, this gothic jewel of a story will sink its visceral Brand: St. Martin''s Publishing Group. Statues of folk saint Maximon sit in front of an image of Saint Judas Thaddeus, top, inside the chapel of Maximon in San Andres Xecul, Guatemala, Oct. 28,


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"Guatemala's Folk Saints," by Jim Pieper, is truly a wonderful book. To call it scholarly would be an understatement; it is expansively researched, not merely from an outsider's point of view, but with in-depth interviews with various devotees of the culti, including Mayan priests and curanderos (folk healers).Cited by: 1.

Guatemala's Folk Saints is a rich mélange of observation, interviews, and photographs that combine to give a vivid and intimate portrait of this particular variety of syncretic Christianity. Including extensive information on altars, prayers, and the pantheon of the saints themselves, the book focuses on an entity known Guatemalas Folk Saints book as Maximon and San Simon, a spiritual representative to whom any kind of request can 5/5(4).

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FREE ShippingAuthor: Jim Pieper. Specializing in books on Art, Architecture, Photography and Design Original Posters and Prints, Vintage Photographs and Paintings Great selection of Santa Barbara Historical items Book Edition: First Edition. The book is self-published; Pieper obviously intended to retain control of the process, and the results are frequently stunning.

They give the ethnographer a feast of detail, while even the most casual reader cannot be but awed by the richness of the home altars with their flowers, family of saints (both Mayan and Catholic or a mixture of each. Guatemala's folk saints: Maximon/San Simon, Rey Pascual, Judas, Lucifer, and others.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(3). Hermano Pedro, a Franciscan monk from the Covent of San Francisco in Antigua Guatemala, is known for his good works including starting a convalescent hospital and schools for the poor.

He was canonized in by Pope John Paul II, becoming Guatemala's first saint. This is a nice folk carving. Maximón is a folk saint of the Maya of Guatemala, associated with pre-Columbian Earth lords who provide money or economic opportunity to client-petitioners.

He is an opener of the way, a bringer of rain, and symbolizes male sexual : Jack Eidt. The methods for revering folk saints can include anything from simply maintaining an image of that person to praying to them for intercession and making votive offerings to elaborate undertakings like pilgrimages.

Most saints have likes and dislikes, preferences for particular appeasements, etc. Maximón (pronounced / m æ ʃ i ˈ m oʊ n / or / ˈ m ɒ n /), also called San Simón, is a Mayan deity and folk saint represented in various forms by the Maya people of several towns in the highlands of Western Guatemala.

Oral tradition of his creation and purpose in these communities is complex, diverse, and born of the ancient Maya traditions centuries utes: sunglasses, bandana, colorful garlands.

"This book tells the story of two ancient "folk saints" of Guatemala: San Simon (called Maximon when addressed in native dialect) and the skeletal El Rey Pascual. These powerful icons are both unique in their theology and steeped in mysticism.

Folk saints are dead people or other spiritually powerful entities (such as indigenous spirits) venerated as saints, but not officially canonized. Since they are saints of the "folk", or the populus, they are also called popular saints.

The folk saints answer prayers, bestow health and prosperity upon their followers. The most well known is Santa Muerte, but she is not discussed in this work.

These folk saints despite their wide veneration in Mexico, will most likely never be granted Saint Hood by the Catholic Church/5. San Simon (maximon) shrine in Guatemala, the benevolent brujo, holy curandero of the crossroads accompanied on his altar by Santa muerte, his companero el Rey pascualito (a male death saint petitioned against disease), the sacred heart of Christ pins.

Secular saints, folk saints and plain old celebrities is at work on a book about the rise of the religiously unaffiliated in America, to be published in November by Public Affairs.

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Let’s get started!. Syncretism, combining Mayan religious beliefs and Catholicism, is a major player in highland Mayan spirituality. The cult following of folk saints is also tied to the presence of cofradías, a form of Mayan community leadership with roots in Catholic lay brotherhoods wielding religious and political influences.

Such folk saints have an even greater appeal to many Mexicans. Unmediated by the priesthood, they are often seen to act in a more direct way in the lives of their devotees.

Here, is a summary of five of Mexico’s most famous folk saints. Santa Muerte. The divine skeleton, Santa Muerte, is by far the most popular folk saint in Mexico.This folk saint has an affinity for liquor and cigars, and is thought to represent Pedro de Alvarado or Judas.

Modern-day Mayans are often Catholic converts who still hold allegiance to folk saints. Combining Catholicism and Mayan religious beliefs is common in highland Mayan spirituality.

Catholicism.