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Icanchu's drum : an orientation to meaning in South American religions

By: Sullivan, Lawrence Eugene
Material type: TextTextNew York, NY, London, England Macmillan/Collier Macmillan c1988Description: xi, 1003p.; col. maps; notes; bibliog.; indicesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0029321603Subject(s): Indians of South America--Religion and mythology | Cosmogony | Cosmology | Shamanism--South America | Death--Religious aspects | EschatologyLOC classification: F2230.1.R3 S85 1988
Contents:
Part 1 - Archaeology: the meaning of the beginning. 1 Introduction. 2 Cosmogony. Part 2 - Cosmology. 3 Space. 4 Time. Part 3 Anthropology: the menaing of the human condition. 5 The human constitution. 6 Human growth and creativity. 7 Specialists. Part 4 - Terminology: the meaning of the end. 8 Death and the end of time. 9 Summary conclusions
Abstract: '...examines the religions of an entire continent [South America] from four points of view: Beginnings (cosmogony and first beings); Cosmology (space and time); Anthropology (human beings, the soul, religious figures, and organizations); and the Meaning of the End (death, funerary rites, eschatology). Sullivan also examines religious practices and individual specialists: priests, diviners, healers, and shamans....'
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Part 1 - Archaeology: the meaning of the beginning. 1 Introduction. 2 Cosmogony. Part 2 - Cosmology. 3 Space. 4 Time. Part 3 Anthropology: the menaing of the human condition. 5 The human constitution. 6 Human growth and creativity. 7 Specialists. Part 4 - Terminology: the meaning of the end. 8 Death and the end of time. 9 Summary conclusions

'...examines the religions of an entire continent [South America] from four points of view: Beginnings (cosmogony and first beings); Cosmology (space and time); Anthropology (human beings, the soul, religious figures, and organizations); and the Meaning of the End (death, funerary rites, eschatology). Sullivan also examines religious practices and individual specialists: priests, diviners, healers, and shamans....'

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