The 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 ...

The Living Ancestors: Shamanism, Cosmos and Cultural Change among the Yanomami of the Upper Orinoco 2015, Berghahn Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781782388173

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