A mystical figure blending traditional Mexican esoteric practices with celebrity predictions.
Antonio Vázquez Alba, better known as “El Brujo Mayor,” was a prominent figure in Mexico, renowned for his abilities as a seer, healer, and for his annual predictions about public figures in politics, sports, and entertainment. Born in 1939 in Catemaco, Veracruz, a region famed for its esoteric traditions, Vázquez Alba’s interest in the spiritual and mystical started at an early age. He became known for his distinctive appearance, marked by extravagant clothing, a long beard, and white hair, which, along with his purported supernatural powers, made him a well-known personality across Mexico.
Early Life and Rise to Prominence
Vázquez Alba’s journey into the world of divination and healing began in the 1970s when he started gaining recognition in Veracruz for his rituals, conjurations, and ability to predict the future. His reputation as a healer and seer quickly spread, attracting attention beyond his local region. By utilizing tarot cards, cleansings, and difficult unbindings, he claimed to help his followers with issues of love, health, and misfortune, drawing thousands to seek his guidance.
Media Presence and Predictions
His annual forecasts, particularly about Mexican celebrities and political events, garnered significant media attention, making him a regular feature on television and radio. Vázquez Alba’s predictions were a mix of hits and misses, which, while enhancing his fame, also attracted skepticism and criticism. Despite this, he maintained a substantial following, with many asserting positive outcomes from his rituals and advice.
Death and Legacy
Vázquez Alba passed away on May 18, 2023, at the age of 84, due to respiratory failure. His death marked the end of nearly four decades of a career that blended traditional Mexican esoteric practices with modern celebrity culture. Despite the controversies and debates surrounding his methods and accuracy, El Brujo Mayor left behind a legacy as one of Mexico’s most famous and enigmatic figures in the realm of the supernatural.