In Darkness and Secrecy The Anthropology of Assault Sorcery and Witchcraft in Amazonia

ISBN-10: 0822333457
ISBN-13: 9780822333456
Edition: 2004
List price: $25.95
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Description: This ethnographic study of shamanism in lowland South America analyses the relations between the social, political, & historical dynamics of witchcraft & sorcery.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This ethnographic study of shamanism in lowland South America analyses the relations between the social, political, & historical dynamics of witchcraft & sorcery.

Introduction: Dark Shamanism
The Order of Dark Shamans among the Warao
Dark Shamans and the Shamanic State: Sorcery and Witchcraft as Political Process in Guyana and the Venezuelan Amazon
The Wicked and the Wise Men: Witches and Prophets in the History of the Northwest Amazon
Sorcery Beliefs, Transmissions of Shamanic Knowledge, and Therapeutic Practice among the Desana of the Upper Rio Negro Region, Brazil
The Glorious Tyranny of Silence and the Resonance of Shamanic Breath
A Blend of Blood and Tobacco: Shamans and Jaguars among the Parakana of Eastern Amazonia
The Wars Within: Xinguano Witchcraft and Balance of Power
Siblings and Sorcerers: The Paradox of Kinship among the Kulina
Being Alone amid Others: Sorcery and Morality among the Arara, Carib, Brazil
Sorcery and Shamanism in Cashinahua Discourse and Praxis, Purus River, Brazil
The Enemy Within: Child Sorcery, Revolution, and the Evils of Modernization in Eastern Peru
Commentary
Afterword: Substances, Powers, Cosmos, and History
Contributors
Index

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