Ma Zu began demonstrating her powers in childhood, demonstrating the ability to rescure people while she lay in a shamanic trance, resembling a coma. Those saved had a vision of a little girl. In life, she was able to send out her spirit to rescue those in danger of drowning at sea. After death she continues performing miracles. ma Zu calms typhoons and rescues people from storms and pirates.
To access her power, burn red candles in Ma Zu's honor before beginning your journey. Invoke her name during an emergency. Should she perform a genuine miracle for you, a vow to visit one of her shrines in China, Taiwan, or Singapore may be in order.
From: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells.