posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 07:36 AM
It's witching season in Catemaco, Mexico. Bring your credit cards.
Witchcraft, Capitalism Hit Mexican Town
CATEMACO, Mexico (AP) -- The witchcraft business is thriving like never before in this town in southeastern Mexico, as Internet marketing and
media-savvy shamans hitch centuries-old tradition to modern commercialism.
As the traditional March witching season beings, visitors from across the country are descending on Catemaco to find "brujos" - witches - to help
them secure lovers, bring down enemies and even cement pacts with the devil.
The most famous of Mexico's witches, Pedro Gueixpal, maintains a Web site and is the most overtly commercial, donning a white satin tunic embroidered
with Chinese dragons for a simulated cleansing before journalists' cameras.
His annual predictions for next year's events are a fixture in the regional press.
His spanish only website: www.catemaco.com.mx...