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Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan

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Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan - Tarn, Nathaniel, and Prechtel, Martin
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Based on a 30 year span of fieldwork in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala, Scandals is a multi-voiced epic of a sacred crime and its tangled mythic, religious and political ramifications. The Maximon, a wooden idol venerated since pre-Columbian times is stolen, sent to a European museum, and finally returned decades later, largely thanks to the author's intervention.

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Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan 1998, Marsilio Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568860442

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