Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America. David L. BROWMAN, Ronald A. SCHWARZ.
Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America.
Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America.
Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America.

Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America.

The Hague: Mouton, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xiv + 276pp. Black cloth lettered in white on spine. Index. B/w illustrations. A collection of anthropological essays divided into three groups: "Perspectives On Psychotropic Drugs": "Medical Anthropology"; and "Spirits Structures And Stars." Contents: PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS: Introduction; MagicoReligious Use of Tobacco Among South American Indians; An Historical Analysis of Attitudes; Was Espingo Ispincu of Psychotropic and Intoxicating Importance for the Shamans in Peru?; Cultural Patterns in Visions; MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: Introduction; Social and Medical Aspects of the Use of Cannabis in Brazil; Shamanism Among the AváChiripá; Effect of RuralUrban Migration on Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Disease and Medicine in Southern Peru; Learning of Psychodynamics History and Diagnosis Management Therapy by a Kali Cult Indigenous Healer in Guiana; Effects of Behavioral and Ecological Variations upon the Incidence of Parasitic Disease Among la Gente of Conceptión Peru; SPIRITS STRUCTURES AND STARS: Introduction; Body and Spirit Among the Sanumá Yanoama of North Brazil; Power and Balance; Piaroa Indians Venezuela; Not in Ourselves But in Our Stars; Biographical Notes; Index of Names; Index of Subjects. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on front free endpaper. Page-edges a little age-toned, otherwise a clean VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket (dust jacket very slightly discolored). Item #49414
ISBN: 9027978905

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