National Geographic : 1937 May
648 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE TARASCANS BELIEVE SHE COMMUNICATES WITH THE DEAD With paper, an Indian woman shields a match from the night wind as she lights her row of candles. In a little pile before her are the bread, flowers, and fruit which she will offer to the spirits of her ancestors. Photographs by Helene Fischer "SPIRITS ARE BEGINNING TO ARRIVE!" The graveyard glows with a thousand twisted candles during this half-pagan ceremony, while careworn women chant, "Come back and speak with us." Stark terror shows in the eyes of the little girl beside her kneeling mother as the midnight festival reaches its climax.