Burning of Zozobra

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On one of my many road trips through the Southwest, I arrived in Santa Fe just in time to see Zozobra back in 2012. It’s a great modern shamanic expression and ceremony! Here are a few of my photos from that year’s celebration.

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This seems to be lifted wholesale from the Bohemian Grove opening ceremony of “The Cremation of Care”.

I grew up in NM & this terrified me as a kid! I did not understand that the burning was of ones troubles & all his moaning & groaning made me think it was already Halloween & gave me not a few nightmares. It’s a funny memory now. So very NM & signals the start of my very favorite season - roasted chile time!

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