Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, this classic ethnography, now in its fifth edition, focuses on the Yanomamo. These truly remarkable South American people are one of the few primitive sovereign tribal societies left on earth. This new edition includes events and changes that have occurred since 1992, including a recent trip by the author to the Brazilian Yanomamo in 1995.
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Shamans and Hekura The word shaman is a word from the Arctic tribe, the
Siberian Chuckchee, and has been widely used to describe men and women in
any tribal society who manipulate the spirit world; cure the sick with magic,
The interior of a shaman's body is a veritable cosmos of rivers, streams,
mountains, and forests where the hekura can dwell in comfort and happiness.
Only the more accomplished shamans have many hekura inside their bodies,
and even ...
This film depicts the interrelationship of religion, politics, and the use of
hallucinogenic snuff in shamanism. It focuses on a specific two-day incident in
the village of Mishimishimabdwei-teri during which all the prominent shamans of
the group ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karin7 - LibraryThing
Note that this is apparently a reprint of a book from the 1960s. The author has since been discredited. I studied this for an anthropology class. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kassilem - LibraryThing
I've never really knew much about the Yanomamo before this besides the fact that they lived in circular structures and used hallucinatory drugs. And only that because I had to do a tiny bit of ... Read full review
Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo
Myth and Cosmos
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