The Jaguar and the Priest: An Ethnography of Tzeltal Souls

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In contrast to western notions of the soul as the essence or most native part of a human being, the Tzeltal-speaking Indians of Chiapas, Mexico, regard the soul first and foremost as an Other. Made up of beings that personify the antithesis of their native selves--animals such as hummingbirds or jaguars, atmospheric phenomena like lightning bolts or rainbows, or spirits of European appearance such as Catholic priests or evangelical musicians--Tzeltal souls represent the maximum expression of that which is alien. And because ...

The Jaguar and the Priest: An Ethnography of Tzeltal Souls 2011, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292737471

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The Jaguar and the Priest: An Ethnography of Tzeltal Souls 2010, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292723313

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