Monthly Archives: September 2015

The magician’s Mexico part two: Is there a place for witchcraft in a skeptic’s world?

Witchcraft is powerful in Mexico. A spiritual cleansing can safeguard against bewitchment. A wife can put a spell on a husband to stop him philandering. A storekeeper can hire a witch to put rivals out of business.  Witchcraft has been working … Continue reading

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The magician’s Mexico part one: a whistle-stop tour of witchcraft in Guadalajara

A denial from the doctor The village of San Martin de las Flores huddles behind a series of clambering hills. Although linked to Guadalajara by a twisting, rocky road, the geographical remoteness of the community gives it a distinct cultural … Continue reading

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