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Microbes and other shamanic beings

Author: César Enrique Giraldo Herrera
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
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Shamanism is commonly understood through reference to spirits and souls. However, these terms were introduced by Christian missionaries as part of the colonial effort of conversion. So, rather than trying to comprehend shamanism through medieval European concepts, this book examines it through ideas that started developing in the West after encountering Amerindian shamans. Microbes and Other Shamanic Beings develops  Read more...
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Giraldo Herrera, César Enrique.
Microbes and other shamanic beings.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(DLC) 2017961840
(OCoLC)1007058276
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: César Enrique Giraldo Herrera
ISBN: 9783319713182 3319713183
OCLC Number: 1028553120
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Colonising and decolonising ontologies --
Part 1: Amerindian shamanism --
2. (Mis)Understanding shamanism and animism --
3. First contacts with Amerindian shamans and their "spirits" --
4. Syncretic ontologies of the microbial-masters of game --
Part 2: Shamanic microscopy, perceiving cellular souls and microbial spirits --
5. Shamanic epistemologies --
6. Neuropsychological naturalistic explanations of shamanic visions --
7. The cavern of the eye: seeing through the retina --
8. Entoptic microscopy --
Part 3: Biosocial Ethnohistory of Syphilis and Related Diseases --
9. French malaise in the Taíno myths of origin --
10. The spotted Sun and the blemished Moon, Nahuatl views on treponematoses --
11. The West, Syphilis and the other treponematoses --
12. Threading worlds together.
Responsibility: César E. Giraldo Herrera.

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Microbes and Other Shamanic Beings develops three major arguments: First, since their earliest accounts Amerindian shamanic notions have had more in common with current microbial ecology than with  Read more...

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