The living ancestors : shamanism, cosmos and cultural change among the Yanomami of the upper Orinoco /

"This phenomenologically oriented ethnography focuses on experiential aspects of Yanomami shamanism, including shamanistic activities in the context of cultural change. The author interweaves ethnographic material with theoretical components of a holographic principle, or the idea that the ...

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Main Author: Jokic, Zeljko (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, 2015.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Life on top of the old sky: Yanomami habitat, ethnographic setting and local histories
  • Inside the boa's abdomen: the Yanomami cosmos
  • Hekura, the body and illness
  • Hekuraprai: corporeal cosmogenesis
  • Oneiric encounters
  • Shamanic battlefield: the pendulum of life and death
  • Two pathways to finding a cure: biomedical and shamanic treatment in the life of Yanomami
  • Return of the ancestors: the all-pervading shawara, the end of the world and the beginning of a new epoch
  • Postscript: Recent developments.