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Second Saturday: Tales of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in New Mexico

Free event at Casa San Ysidro

When

Apr 13, 2024
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048
505-898-3915

Description

In the mountain villages, at the headwaters of the Pecos River, universal elements of magic, ghosts, devils, witches, curses and enchantment are played out. Northern New Mexico holds a living tradition of folklore and witchcraft that is starting to die out as older generations pass away.

At 1p.m., Dr. Nasario Garcia will present traditional tales on the evil eye, witches, the bogeyman, and balls of fire, and how this history of witchcraft and the supernatural connects Spain to Latin America and Latin America to North America. Garcia, a native New Mexican and leading folklorist in New Mexico, is the author of a multitude of publications on New Mexican literature and folklore. He has compiled 150 firsthand accounts of supernatural experiences and traditional stories from the people of the Pecos Valley.

Price

Free
Second Saturday: Tales of Witchcraft and the Supernatural in New Mexico

Dr. Nasario Garcia

Contact

Aaron Gardner
505-898-3915