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Ayahuasca, ritual and religion in Brazil

Author: Beatriz Caiuby Labate; Edward John Baptista das Neves Macrae
Publisher: London ; Oakville, Conn. : Equinox, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the emergence of religious groups in the Brazilian Amazon who constitute their systems of ritual, myth and principles around the use of a psychoactive brew known by diverse names, one of  Read more...

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Ayahuasca, ritual and religion in Brazil.
London ; Oakville, Conn. : Equinox, 2010
(DLC) 2009035243
(OCoLC)436310982
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beatriz Caiuby Labate; Edward John Baptista das Neves Macrae
ISBN: 9781134961191 1134961197
OCLC Number: 946606178
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; About the contributors; Forward; Brazilian Ayahuasca religions in perspective; 1. The use of ayahuasca among rubber tappers of the Alto Juruá; 2. The rituals of Santo Daime: systems of symbolic constructions; 3. Santo Daime in the context of the new religious consciousness; 4. The Barquinha: symbolic space of a cosmology in the making; 5. Healing in the Barquinha religion; 6. Religious matrices of the União do Vegetal; 7. In the light of Hoasca: an approach to the religious experience of participants of the União do Vegetal. 8 Ayahuasca: the consciousness of expansion9. The development of Brazilian public policies on the religious use of Ayahuasca; 10. The treatment and handling of substance dependence with ayahuasca: reflections on current and future research; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Edward MacRae.

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'In its own way, each of the chapters collected here contributes to the ongoing journey of ayahuasca religiosity toward full and equal recognition as a legitimate mode of religious expression. Read more...

 
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