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Trail of feathers : in search of the birdmen of Peru

Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a journey into the deepest Amazon jungle - to discover if the Incas really did fly centuries ago, or were these legends fuelled by a drug-induced ritual?

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Named Person: Tahir Shah; Tahir Shah
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tahir Shah
ISBN: 0297645927 9780297645924
OCLC Number: 45438186
Description: viii, 273 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1 The Feather 1 --
2 Valley of the Dead Pilots 6 --
3 Inca Trail Warriors 13 --
4 Cusco 22 --
5 A Sacrifice 30 --
6 Tower-Jumpers 43 --
7 Festival of Blood 49 --
8 Susto 59 --
9 The Trophy Head 68 --
10 Vampires 75 --
11 Conspiracy 82 --
12 Guinea Pig Healer 90 --
13 The Tsantsa's Cheek 95 --
14 Iquitos 100 --
15 Big Bug Business 109 --
16 Vine of the Dead 120 --
17 Saigon of South America 131 --
18 Green Hell 141 --
19 Two Wishes 151 --
20 River of Lies 161 --
21 Gold Teeth 170 --
22 Wawek 181 --
23 Ancient Ballads 191 --
24 Trumpets of the Devil 201 --
25 Love the Jungle 211 --
26 The Avenging Soul 220 --
27 Flight of the Birdmen 229 --
Appendix 1: Amazonian Flora-based Hallucinogens --
Appendix 2: The Shuar --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Tahir Shah.
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