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Tapirapé shamanism

Boletim do Museu Nacional, nova série, antropologia (3) • Published In 9430 • Pages: 41-94 , plates

By: Wagley, Charles.

Abstract
This study is based on fieldwork done in a Tapirapé village during 1939-1940. It includes a brief description of Tapirapé culture, as well as selections on the source of shamanistic power, sorcery, duties of the shaman, social position of the shaman, becoming a shaman, and the Thunder Ceremony which is an annual ceremony by the shamans to protect the village from the wrath of the Thunder god during the year.
Subjects
Shamans and psychotherapists
Spirits and gods
Revelation and divination
Sorcery
Organized ceremonial
Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs
culture
Tapirapé
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
South America
Sub Region
Eastern South America
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Timothy J. O'Leary; 1960
Coverage Date
1939-1940
Coverage Place
Tampiitawa village, 40 miles north of the Tapirapé and 160 miles west of the Araguaia rivers, far northeastern Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Notes
Charles Wagley
Includes bibliographical references
LCSH
Tapirapé Indians