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Portals of power: shamanism in South America

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Portals of power: shamanism in South America
Title
Portals of power: shamanism in South America
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shamans and their practices have fascinated Western civilization since publication of the earliest ethnographies. Yet, alien to a positivistic worldview and characterized by hysteria, ecstasy, and magic, shamanism has continued to be classified as vestigial or archaic long after such labels have become meaningless. Lately, a fresh approach has emerged that rejects arbitrary definition in favor of symbolic analysis and native interpretation. Portals of Power explores this new perspective. Researchers from South America, Europe, and the United States examine shamanism in twelve South American societies. In considering such aspects as visionary experience, native conceptions of power, ritual efficacy, expressive culture, and response to change, contributors to this volume present shamanism as an enduring cultural form, rather than an archaic religion. This is a work that transcends debates about "true" shamanism, to present a global view of shamanism as a dynamic aspect of culture
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UkLiU
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Langdon, E. Jean Matteson
  • Baer, Gerhard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Shamanism
  • Traditional medicine
  • Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Label
Portals of power: shamanism in South America
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shamanism and anthropology / E. Jean Matteson Langdon -- Culina shamanism; Gender, power, and knowledge / Donald Pollock -- Dau; Shamanic power in Siona religion and medicine / E. Jean Matteson Langdon -- The concept of nihue among the Shipibo-Conibo of Eastern Peru / Bruno Illius -- The one intoxicated by tobacco; Matsigenka shamanism / Gerhard Baer -- The body of the Guaijiro shaman; Symptoms or symbols? / Michel Perrin -- He who dreams; The nocturnal source of transforming power in Kagwahiv shamanism / Waud H. Kracke -- Dream, shamanism, and power among the toba of formosa province / Pablo G. Wright -- A musical aesthetic of ritual curing in the northwest amazon / Jonathan D. Hill -- Nobody is there to hear; Desana therapeutic incantations / Dominique Buchillet -- Icaros; Magic melodies among the Mestizo shamans of the Peruvian amazon / Luis Eduardo Luna -- Venancio Kamiko; Wakuénai shaman and messiah / Robin M. Wright, Jonathan D. Hill -- Sibundoy shamanism and popular culture in Colombia / María Clemencia Ramírez de Jara, Carlos Ernesto Pinzón Castanō
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9780826313454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Portals of power: shamanism in South America
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shamanism and anthropology / E. Jean Matteson Langdon -- Culina shamanism; Gender, power, and knowledge / Donald Pollock -- Dau; Shamanic power in Siona religion and medicine / E. Jean Matteson Langdon -- The concept of nihue among the Shipibo-Conibo of Eastern Peru / Bruno Illius -- The one intoxicated by tobacco; Matsigenka shamanism / Gerhard Baer -- The body of the Guaijiro shaman; Symptoms or symbols? / Michel Perrin -- He who dreams; The nocturnal source of transforming power in Kagwahiv shamanism / Waud H. Kracke -- Dream, shamanism, and power among the toba of formosa province / Pablo G. Wright -- A musical aesthetic of ritual curing in the northwest amazon / Jonathan D. Hill -- Nobody is there to hear; Desana therapeutic incantations / Dominique Buchillet -- Icaros; Magic melodies among the Mestizo shamans of the Peruvian amazon / Luis Eduardo Luna -- Venancio Kamiko; Wakuénai shaman and messiah / Robin M. Wright, Jonathan D. Hill -- Sibundoy shamanism and popular culture in Colombia / María Clemencia Ramírez de Jara, Carlos Ernesto Pinzón Castanō
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9780826313454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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