Palo, she is indeed! I can actually feel the atmosphere "thicken" during prayers to Saint Martha...
the air is heavier and I get that "tickling" in my skin.
There are wonderful and curious prayers to her. She has been a Saint related to magic even in european renaissance, with some of her prayers being regarded by the Church as witchy. She´s seen as a fairy in Italy (Bella Marta, or Donna Marta)and has some infernal trates...similar to Hecate, she has power over both good and evil, heaven, earth and hell. In Spain, Portugal and Brasil, there´s "Santa Marta Marcelica" . The characteristics are similar. The prayers to Marta Marcelica are rather odd - they resemble the traditional prayers to Saint Martha (let him not sit in a chair, lie in a bed
, etc...) but they evoke VERY witchy elements, such as the limping devil. I´ll try to translate there for you or post some of the prayers I have soon. Anyways, she´s very dominant, and yes, sexy.
Here´s one of my favourites (Hoodoo)
"St. Martha I dedicate this candle to you that you may grant my needs and help me conquer my difficulties. For you nothing is impossible." The name of a lover who had abandonded the practitioner was written in special ink and set beneath the candle. After lighting the candle,the practitioner recited the following: "I ask the intercession for my plea. Grant that [lover's name] will return to me and the time will be short between now and then
. Until [lover's name] has returned, I ask that he suffer the aches I have suffered and that he is by my side again. I ask this in faith, for as you did conquer dragons and wild beasts, you can control [lover's name] and fulfill my request. In the name of justice and love, I ask this. Amen."
Palo, you seem to have experience practicing with her. I´d love to hear some of your stories.