Monday, August 22, 2011

the village of Witchcraft

I mentioned to my companion that I had seen on the map, on the road to San Antonio Huitepec, a little village called Brujeria, which means “witchcraft”.  Oh, yes, she said; she knew the town.  Many years ago she had gone there to see a famous bruja for a limpia, a cleaning, which she explained to me.  After smoke and annointing, the bruja passes a turkey egg over your body to draw out all the bad things.  The egg is then broken in water and if you had illness the white of the egg will be gray, and if you have any sins it will be distinctively colored. 

I cannot remember why, but I did not ask her what color her egg white was.

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