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

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

Author: Ray John de Aragón
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 112
Cover Price: $ 16.99

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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.

Background Information

By a decision of the Pope, Spain divided the New World with Portugal, but its influence was primarily felt in Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the oldest settlements in America and the oldest current state capital, having been established by the Spanish in 1607. The territory of New Mexico was acquired from Mexico by the Treaty of Guadelupe-Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase.