Apr 27 • 53M

Amazonian Jaguar Shamans: Blood & Tobacco

Part One of Amazonian Shamanism Series

Stone Age Herbalist
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Amazonian shamanism is of a totally different kind and order than the classical Siberian shamanism, less well known about except in its neutered ayahuasca hippy form. Here I want to set the record straight, to delve into the violent, disturbing, aggressive and predatory nature of Parakana shamanism. We could call this a Predatory Animism.

This episode will be a foundational reading from Carlos Fausto’s chapter: A Blend of Blood and Tobacco: Shamans and Jaguars among the Parakanã of Eastern Amazonia.

Taken from the excellent book: In Darkness and Secrecy - The Anthropology of Assault Sorcery and Witchcraft in Amazonia. Edited by: Neil L. Whitehead and Robin Wright