Enchanted Legends and Lore of New Mexico: Witches, Ghosts and 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...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609495725
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/8/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 701,696
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

The Dedication 7

"The Book" 9

Forward into the Unknown 11

I Historical Overview: Witches 15

The Bruja's Curse 19

Los Voladeros/The Flyers 23

The Headless Horseman of Santa Fé 28

Fearless John/Juan Sin Miedo 35

Crisscrossed Witches 39

II Historical Overview: Culture and Tradition 43

The Merry Ghost 47

Night Specter 55

Juan Goche 61

Gold Teeth 65

The Legend of La Pavura Blanca 71

Juana Marchanta 75

The Sheepherder and the Chupacabra 86

Half Past Twelve 92

A Dark, Misty Night 95

Angelina Chávez 102

About the Author 109

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Very well written and detailed!

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was filled with amusing folklore and details about New Mexico's past. There was magic, tragic love stories, funny episodes, daring quests and chilling tales about ghosts, witches and various supernatural beings. Yet it was also educational in bringing to life scenes long vanished from the American Southwest. For these reasons and more I strongly recommend this book!

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