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Author Hugh-Jones, Stephen, 1945-

Title The palm and the Pleiades : initiation and cosmology in northwest Amazonia / Stephen Hugh-Jones
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979

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Description xvi, 332 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in social anthropology ; 24
Cambridge studies in social anthropology ; 24
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part I. The rites in context: 1. Introduction; 2. The Barasana: land and people; Part II. The rites described: 3. Fruit House; 4. He House: the main initiation rite; Part III. Explanation and analysis: 5. The participants; 6. The flutes and trumpets; 7. The gourd of beeswax; 8. Open and closed: the howler monkey and the sloth; 9. Death and rebirth; 10. The Sun and the Moon; Part IV. Conclusion: 11. Conclusion
Notes Based on the author's thesis, Cambridge University, 1974, which was presented under title: Male initiation and cosmology among the Barasana Indians of the Vaupés area of Colombia
Includes indexes
Based on the author's thesis, Cambridge University, 1974, which was presented under title: Male initiation and cosmology among the Barasana Indians of the Vaupes area of Colombia
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 317-322
Notes Cambridge studies in social anthropology no:24 0068-6794
Subject Barasana Indians -- Religion and mythology
Barasana Indians -- Religion.
Barasana Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Barasana mythology.
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Religion.
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Vaupés region -- Rites and ceremonies
LC no. 78005533
ISBN 0521219523