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MEXICALIA

Mexico's Land of Sorcerers

We went down to Catemaco, Mexico – the Disneyland of satanic tourists – to check out all the chicken killing, voodoo dolls, and spirit possessions the town had to offer.

by VICE Staff
09 July 2015, 5:33am

The town of Catemaco in Veracruz, Mexico, is famous for its large, historic community of brujos, or witches. The area has been a hotbed of sorcery and witchcraft since pre-Hispanic times, bringing together witches who practice both white magic and black magic. In modern times, the town has attracted everyone from tourists to celebrities to high-ranking public officials hoping to get ahead with the help of a little dark magic.

For this episode of Mexicalia, VICE went down to Catemaco to watch some ritualistic chicken slaughters, summon demons, and meet with the town's most respected sorcerers firsthand.