The Body Incantatory

Title: The Body Incantatory Author: Paul Copp Genre: Religion Publisher: Columbia University Press Release Date: 2014-09-09 Pages: 464 Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval China (600Ð1000 C.E.). […]

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Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond

Title: Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond Author: Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar, Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: 2014 Pages: 288 Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Clancy Cavnar offer an in-depth exploration of how Amerindian epistemology and ontology concerning indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon have spread to Western societies, and of […]

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