What is it about?

It is about translations of shamanic power over time, from missionaries to the new age.

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Why is it important?

It demonstrates that notions of shamanic power are historically and contextually dependent.

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It is based on my own research of over 45 years with the Siona Indians of Colombia.

Esther Jean Langdon
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

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This page is a summary of: From rau to sacred plants: Transfigurations of shamanic agency among the Siona Indians of Colombia, Social Compass, July 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0037768617713654.
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