posted on Apr, 15 2003 @ 10:01 AM
Catemaco, population 35,000, is the witchcraft capital of Mexico -- and some say of the world. Mexico has thousands of practicing witches, warlocks,
shamans, herbalists, seers, healers, psychics and fortunetellers, worshipers of a mixed brew of Roman Catholicism and ancient rites, and practices
that survive from pre-Columbian days. Almost every marketplace in Mexico has at least one herb-woman and a "curandero," or healer. But only the 13
sorcerers of Catemaco, who call themselves "the Brothers," are acknowleged as the high priests of the trade. They say only they are privy to
secret, ancient rites and practices. Their acolytes call them "masters."