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Living Ancestors : Shamanism, Cosmos and Cultural Change Among the Yanomami of the Upper Orinoco

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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 "part is equal to the whole," which is embedded in the nature of the Yanomami macrocosm, human dwelling, multiple-soul components, and shamans' relationships with embodied spirit-helpers. This book fills an important gap in the regional study of Yanomami people, and, on a broader scale, enriches understanding of this ancient phenomenon by focusing on the consciousness involved in shamanism through firsthand experiential involvement.

Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology of Religion, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Zeljko Jokic
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2015
TCIN: 46771480
UPC: 9781782388173
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0190
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