Here is a comment left on my blog as to why these seeds are “planted” in the Santa Muerte idols. Photo Of Baptized Catholic Converted To The Sancta Muerte from Newsthatmatters
Father, this is very interesting–and even more so disturbing. I was a practicing pagan before my reversion to the Faith. The significance of the seed from my understanding and experience is this.
When a (practicing, religious) pagan wants something, they begin their “magickal workings.” This is seen as “planting a seed” using the so-called “powers that be.” I know now that those powers are the powers of the prince and power of the air. The pagan will come back to their work on a regular basis, symbolized as cultivating the seed. The “seed” then grows into the thing desired. Parenthetical note, you may very well receive the thing you desired, but it never lasts very long, and something is always taken away from you greater than what you have received.
Seeing a seed inside this statue to a demon is very telling. The creator of the statue wanted to “plant a seed” in the life of the devotee. Literally. The seeds within the statues were most likely cursed in some way pertaining to the blooming of the demon in the devotee’s life. At least, that was what struck me as the purpose.
Jesus also talks about seeds of the Holy Gospel.
Hear ye: Behold, the sower went out to sow. And whilst he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up. And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much earth; and it shot up immediately, because it had no depth of earth.
And when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And some fell upon good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew up, and increased and yielded, one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred. And he said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable.
And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this parable? and how shall you know all parables? He that soweth, soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, and as soon as they have heard, immediately Satan cometh and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground: who when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and then when tribulation and persecution ariseth for the word they are presently scandalized. And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they that hear the word, And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless. And these are they who are sown upon the good ground, who hear the word, and receive it, and yield fruit, the one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred. Mark 4:3-20
Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field. But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way.
And when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle.
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And the servants of the goodman of the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle? And he said to them: An enemy hath done this. And the servants said to him: Wilt thou that we go and gather it up? And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it. Suffer both to grow until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn. Matt. 13:24-30
Anti-Catholic blog, “News That Matters”, mis-interprets the Catholic symbol for death and skulls as an idol we adore. Death On Top Of Tomb Or Skull In A Catholic Church In Rome Is To Remind Us Of Death
We only adore The Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We do not adore the Mary, the Angels or the saints. That would be idolatry.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.