Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion: For Those by Robin M. Wright

By Robin M. Wright

The Baniwa Indians of the Northwest Amazon have engaged in millenarian routine given that at the least the center of the 19th century. The defining attribute of those hobbies generally is a prophecy of the tip of this current international and the recovery of the primordial, utopian international of construction. This prophetic message, brought via strong shamans, has its roots in Baniwa myths of starting place and creation.

In this ethnography of Baniwa faith, Robin M. Wright explores the myths of construction and the way they've been embodied in non secular activities and social action—particularly in a common conversion to evangelical Christianity. He opens with a dialogue of cosmogony, cosmology, and shamanism, after which is going directly to clarify how Baniwa beginning myths have performed an energetic position in shaping either own and neighborhood identification and heritage. He additionally explores the techniques of dying and eschatology and exhibits how the mythology of destruction and renewal in Baniwa faith has made the Baniwa humans receptive to either Catholic and Protestant missionaries.

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