Book

Aspects of magic in La Guajira

[s.n.]3 (1) • Published In 1950 • Pages: HRAF ms: iii, 180 [Original: x, 164 ]

By: Pineda Giraldo, Roberto, Muirden, Sydney Jaime.

Abstract
This document deals with religion, shamanism and magic among the Guajiro. Included in the account is information on ceremonies and rituals, charms, magico-medical practices, divination, beliefs about rain, and the initiation and training of shamans. Some material is also offered on beliefs about the spirits of the dead particularly in relation to sickness, and funerals. There is also material concerning Goajiro divinities, regulation of sexual behavior, feuds and sanctions for violation of legal norms, and beliefs about conception and factors influencing embryonic development. The author is an ethnologist who did field work among the Goajiro.
Subjects
Theory of disease
Magical and mental therapy
Shamans and psychotherapists
Revelation and divination
Eschatology
Spirits and gods
Organized ceremonial
Acculturation and culture contact
Prayers and sacrifices
Magic
culture
Goajiro
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
South America
Sub Region
Northwestern South America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Betty Potash ; 1961; John Beierle; 2011
Coverage Date
1947
Coverage Place
La Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, South America
Notes
Roberto Pineda Giraldo
Translation of: [Aspectos de la Magía en la Guajira]
Includes bibliographical references
Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney Muirden
LCSH
Goajiro Indians