Enchanted Legends and Lore of New Mexico: Witches, Ghosts & Spirits

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Beginning in the seventeenth century, townsfolk and rural dwellers in the remote Spanish colonial city of Santa Fe maintained a provocative interest in mysterious and miraculous visions. This preoccupation with the afterlife, occult forces and unearthly beings existing outside the natural world led to early witch trials, stories about saintly apparitions and strange encounters with spirits and haunted places. New Mexican author Ray John de Aragón explores the time-honored tradition of frightening folklore in the Land of Enchantment in this intriguing collection of tales that crosses cultures in the dark corners of the southwestern night.
ISBN: 9781609495725
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Mexico
Images: 46
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ray John de Aragón was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. His great-grandmother Dona Catalina Mondragon de Valdez, who was a curandera, a medicine woman, delivered him. He grew up with the culture, traditions, heritage and the history of Spanish New Mexico, which dates back to the settlement of the territory by Spanish colonists in 1598. He is an internationally recognized author with several published books. He is also a recognized visual artist and santero, a maker of religious images.
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