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Peyote hunt : the sacred journey of the Huichol Indians

Author: Barbara G Myerhoff
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 1974.
Series: Symbol, myth, and ritual series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"Ramon Medina Silva, a Huichol Indian shaman priest or mara'akame, instructed me in many of his culture's myths, rituals, and symbols, particularly those pertaining to the sacred untiy of deer,  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myerhoff, Barbara G.
Peyote hunt.
Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 1974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara G Myerhoff
ISBN: 0801408172 9780801408175 0801491371 9780801491375
OCLC Number: 915695
Description: 285 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ramón and Lupe --
Ethnographic and historical background --
Huichol religion --
The peyote hunt as an event --
The deer-maize-peyote complex --
The purpose and meaning of the peyote hunt.
Series Title: Symbol, myth, and ritual series.
Responsibility: Barbara G. Myerhoff.


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"This study is based on observation, verbatim texts of myths, ethnographic data, participation in the rituals, and other publications of Huichol ethnology. The peyote complex is expertly set in the Read more...

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