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Title Portals of power : Shamanism in South America / edited by E. Jean Matteson Langdon and Gerhard Baer
Edition First edition
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [1992]
©1992

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Description x, 350 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Shamanism and Anthropology / E. Jean Matteson Langdon -- Pt. 1. Native Conceptions of Shamans and Power. Ch. 1. Culina Shamanism: Gender Power and Knowledge / Donald Pollock. Ch. 2. Dau: Shamanic Power in Siona Religion and Medicine / E. Jean Matteson Langdon. Ch. 3. The Concept of Nihue Among the Shipibo-Conibo of Eastern Peru / Bruno Illus. Ch. 4. The One Intoxicated by Tobacco: Matsigenka Shamanism / Gerhard Baer -- Pt. 2. Shamans and the Visionary Experience. Ch. 5. The Body of the Guajiro Shaman: Symptoms Or Symbols? / Michel Perrin. Ch. 6. He Who Dreams: The Nocturnal Source of Transforming Power in Kagwahiv Shamanism / Waud H. Kracke. Ch. 7. Dream, Shamanism, and Power Among the Toba of Formosa Province / Pablo G. Wright -- Pt. 3. Expressive Culture and Shamanism. Ch. 8. A Musical Aesthetic of Ritual Curing in the Northwest Amazon / Jonathan D. Hill. Ch. 9. Nobody Is There to Hear: Desana Therapeutic Incantations / Dominique Buchillet
Ch. 10. Icaros: Magic Melodies Among the Mestizo Shamans of the Peruvian Amazon / Luis Eduardo Luna -- Pt. 4. Shamans and Responses to Change. Ch. 11. Venancio Kamiko: Wakuenai Shaman and Messiah / Robin M. Wright and Jonathan D. Hill. Ch. 12. Sibundoy Shamanism and Popular Culture in Colombia / Maria Clemencia Ramirez De Jara and Carlos Ernesto Pinzon Castano
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
Subject Traditional medicine -- South America.
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Indians of South America -- Religion.
Indians of South America -- Rites and ceremonies.
Shamanism -- South America.
Author Baer, Gerhard, 1934-
Langdon, E. Jean Matteson, 1944-
LC no. 91042609
ISBN 0826313450