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Author Goldman, Irving, 1911-2002.

Title Cubeo Hehénewa religious thought : metaphysics of a northwestern Amazonian people / Irving Goldman ; edited by Peter J. Wilson.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (lii, 438 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Creation and emergence -- Process in creation -- Social principles -- The social order -- The tribe -- The phratry from without -- The phratry from within -- The external role of the phratry: the sib -- The inner working of the sib -- Daily life at ground level -- The cosmic order -- The ritual order -- The order of being -- Analysis -- Rituals of training -- Death and mourning -- Dogma -- Rituals -- Instruments, implements and dances -- Shamans, jaguars, and thunderers -- History -- Becoming a payé and curing -- Concepts of power -- Gender.
Summary The societies of Vaupes region are among the most documented indigenous cultures, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict, and students and scholars are eagerly awaiting the publication of this posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaupes Amazonian societies. Cubeo Hehenewa Religious Thought will be the definitive account of the religion of a significant Amazonian culture. Cubeo religious thought is truly a philosophy that incorporates ideas about the nature of the cosmos, society, and human life; the individual's orientation to the world; the use of hallucinogenic substances; and mystical dimensions akin to certain ideas of Eastern religions. This volume was substantially completed before Irving Goldman's death, but Peter Wilson has edited it for publication, providing an introduction to Goldman's work. Stephen Hugh-Jones has contributed an afterword, setting the work in the context of Vaupes ethnography.
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Subject Indians of South America -- Religion.
Amazon River Region -- Religion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Wilson, Peter J., 1933-2005.
Other Form: Print version: Goldman, Irving, 1911- Cubeo Hehénewa religious thought. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004 023113021X 0231130201 (DLC) 2003062554 (OCoLC)53045254
ISBN 023150361X (electronic bk.)
9780231503617 (electronic bk.)