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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
St. John, Donald Patrick
The dream-vision experience of the Iroquois: its religious
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1981 [1994 copy]. [ii], v, 320,  p.
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by Donald P. St. John
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
General character of religion (771);
Theological systems (779);
Revelation and divination (787);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
St. John's dissertation is a study of continuity and change
in the religious life of the Iroquois from approximately 1600 AD to around 1980. Throughout
this work the dream-vision experience is given primary focus, for the author believes that
by understanding this religious phenomenon within the context of several significant
periods and events in the history of the Iroquois, its many functions and meanings become
evident (p. 321). The historical periods noted above in which the dream-vision is
investigated are the early contact period, which the author calls the 'archaic universe',
the prophetic career of Handsome Lake, the Longhouse Religion which was founded on the
basis of the revelations of Handsome Lake, and the emerging 'planetisation' of mankind.
Much of the early historical data in this document is based on the JESUIT RELATIONS and
other related works, such as the CODE OF HANDSOME LAKE, and the journal entries of various
Quaker missionaries. This material is then further supplemented by later compilations from
mythology, folklore and legend.
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UM: 8123469 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Fordham University, 1981
Includes bibliographical references (p. 312-320)
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John Beierle ; 1994
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