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Author Knab, T. J.

Title Mad Jesus : the final testament of a Huichol messiah from northwest Mexico / Timothy J. Knab
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 279 pages) : map
Contents pt. I. Mad Jesus: Santo Cristo. True Jesus -- Color against the sky -- Huicholand -- A proposition -- La Plaza de la Veracruz -- Jesus: Santo Cristo -- Aftermath -- Little Jesus of the Peyotes -- The magical way to Peyoteland -- Intimations of the "Evil One" -- Fathers and forefathers -- To Teakata: the center of the world -- At the earth's axis -- The journey to madness -- Return from darkness -- Vengeance -- Drunken dervish -- Crazy Kieli -- Enchanted music and madness -- A chalice of blood -- Song of evil -- pt. II. The Gospel of mad Jesus. The other world -- Into the world -- The coast -- A teacher -- The mothers' land -- Salve MarĂ­a -- The cult of Santo Cristo -- The apostles -- A brother's tale -- Guadalajara madness -- English Enrique -- Dark city lights -- pt. III. Resurrecting Jesus. The death of Jesus -- File of the dead -- Tracing the path of Jesus -- White rocks -- San Isidro -- Guadalajara -- Holy, holy madness
Summary "This narrative of frightening encounters with a charismatic deviant is a dramatic account of anthropological fieldwork. It culminates in the quest to discover what really happened when Jesus was killed in a police shootout some thirty years after Knab's last disturbing confrontation with him
The book not only provides an overview of the Huichol and the plight of Mesoamerican Indians but also sheds light on traditional religion, indigenous Catholicism, messianic cults, urbanization, and indigenous conflicts with the modern Mexican state."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-276) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Mad Jesus.
Huichol Indians -- Biography.
Huichol Indians -- Religion.
Nativistic movements -- Mexico -- Jalisco.
Shamanism -- Mexico -- Jalisco.
Shamans -- Mexico -- Jalisco -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003023789
ISBN 0826332064 (electronic bk.)
9780826332066 (electronic bk.)