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

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

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by Ray John de Aragon
     
 

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

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 Aragon 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495725
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
04/08/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
847,943
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author


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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Enchanted Legends and Lore of New Mexico: Witches, Ghosts and Spirits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!