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Thunder Shaman

Author : Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
ISBN : 9781477308981
Genre : Social Science
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As a “wild,” drumming thunder shaman, a warrior mounted on her spirit horse, Francisca Kolipi’s spirit traveled to other historical times and places, gaining the power and knowledge to conduct spiritual warfare against her community’s enemies, including forestry companies and settlers. As a “civilized” shaman, Francisca narrated the Mapuche people’s attachment to their local sacred landscapes, which are themselves imbued with shamanic power, and constructed nonlinear histories of intra- and interethnic relations that created a moral order in which Mapuche become history’s spiritual victors. Thunder Shaman represents an extraordinary collaboration between Francisca Kolipi and anthropologist Ana Mariella Bacigalupo, who became Kolipi’s “granddaughter,” trusted helper, and agent in a mission of historical (re)construction and myth-making. The book describes Francisca’s life, death, and expected rebirth, and shows how she remade history through multitemporal dreams, visions, and spirit possession, drawing on ancestral beings and forest spirits as historical agents to obliterate state ideologies and the colonialist usurpation of indigenous lands. Both an academic text and a powerful ritual object intended to be an agent in shamanic history, Thunder Shaman functions simultaneously as a shamanic “bible,” embodying Francisca’s power, will, and spirit long after her death in 1996, and an insightful study of shamanic historical consciousness, in which biography, spirituality, politics, ecology, and the past, present, and future are inextricably linked. It demonstrates how shamans are constituted by historical-political and ecological events, while they also actively create history itself through shamanic imaginaries and narrative forms.
Category: Social Science

A Walk With The Wind

Author : Norman O'Banyon
ISBN : 9781491792896
Genre : Fiction
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These four fictional accounts describe the evolutionary end to the Stone Age, which lingered in the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest. The setting is the central coast of British Columbia in about the sixteenth century of the modern era. In this imaginary account the evolutionary process, which took millennium in reality, is compressed into four phases, expressed in one lifetime. The scenes change from that of the nomadic Hunter Gatherers, to the established Agricultural society, to a culture that bartered for more than food and developed the concept of economy, to the eventual introduction of the Iron Age. The latter was ushered in with the appearance of European explorers and trappers, such as English Captain George Vancouver, who explored the region of the Pacific Northwest coast in 1792, nearly eight thousand years after the first humans made it their home. This final advancement also brought their aggression and diseases that claimed up to 80% of the people who had no immunity for protection.
Category: Fiction

Dying Thunder

Author : Terry C. Johnston
ISBN : 9781466849716
Genre : Fiction
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Dying Thunder Terry Johnston Newly freed from service with the 10th Cavalry, Seamus Donegan joins a party of buffalo hunters as they follow the shrinking herds into the ancient hunting grounds of the Kiowa and Comanche. The presence of the white men ignites a storm of Indian fury and the group is besieged. Donegan and some 27 men and one woman take shelter in a few sod shanties. They hold off over 700 braves for five days in the fight at Adobe Walls. From then on, the U.S. Army would not rest until the Indians of the Staked Plain returned to their reservations. Under the command of Colonel Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Seamus Donegan rides back to that embattled land as the U.S. Army tracks the tribes of Chief Quanan Parker to Palo Duro canyon--for a bloody showdown that would forever change the face of the West.
Category: Fiction

Kokopelli S Thunder

Author : Sean M. Cordry
ISBN : 9781491719824
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1938 in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon as Zed Moonhawk helps train a group of Civilian Conservation Corpsmen who are excavating and rebuilding Anasazi ruins. Moonhawk is exceptionally skilled at his masonry work—as well he should be. After all, he was there when the massive structures were erected eight hundred years earlier. Zed Moonhawk is the legendary figure known as Kokopelli. Cursed with eternal life, Zed and his twelve-year-old son, Turq, are the last of the Anasazi. For centuries, their people dominated the southwestern landscape with the help of the last pteradons on the planet—until the evil Mayan witch Rooshth appeared and virtually erased the Ancient Ones from history. But now she is back and still obsessed with the powerful magic embodied in the sacred tablet of the Anasazi. Rooshth wants to raise her son from the dead, a dark desire that refuels the final battle in a centuries-old war between Zed and Rooshth. In this fast-paced supernatural thriller fi lled with dark, earthy magic, twelfth century history intertwines with the emerging world of the 1930s as an immortal Anasazi and his son attempt to fulfill their mission before a determined witch acquires the power she has always desired.
Category: Fiction

Jeremiah Thunder

Author : Harold Heifetz
ISBN : UCAL:$B146930
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

Crashing Thunder

Author : Sam Blowsnake
ISBN : 0472086324
Genre : Social Science
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A brotherly companion to Nancy Lurie's Mountain Wolf Woman
Category: Social Science

Lords Of Grass And Thunder

Author : Curt Benjamin
ISBN : 9781101097984
Genre : Fiction
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As Prince Tayy prepares to assume the leadership of the Qubal clans, treacherous enemies threaten his ascension with dark magic-and only the apprentice shaman destined to be Tayy's bride can save him.
Category: Fiction

The Shaman And The Jaguar

Author : Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
ISBN : UVA:X000282717
Genre : Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
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Category: Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience

A Companion To The Anthropology Of Death

Author : Antonius C. G. M. Robben
ISBN : 9781119222293
Genre : Social Science
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A thought-provoking examination of death, dying, and the afterlife Prominent scholars present their most recent work about mortuary rituals, grief and mourning, genocide, cyclical processes of life and death, biomedical developments, and the materiality of human corpses in this unique and illuminating book. Interrogating our most common practices surrounding death, the authors ask such questions as: How does the state wrest away control over the dead from bereaved relatives? Why do many mourners refuse to cut their emotional ties to the dead and nurture lasting bonds? Is death a final condition or can human remains acquire agency? The book is a refreshing reassessment of these issues and practices, a source of theoretical inspiration in the study of death. With contributions written by an international team of experts in their fields, A Companion to the Anthropology of Death is presented in six parts and covers such subjects as: Governing the Dead in Guatemala; After Death Communications (ADCs) in North America; Cryonic Suspension in the Secular Age; Blood and Organ Donation in China; The Fragility of Biomedicine; and more. A Companion to the Anthropology of Death is a comprehensive and accessible volume and an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as Anthropology of Death, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Violence, Anthropology of the Body, and Political Anthropology. Written by leading international scholars in their fields A comprehensive survey of the most recent empirical research in the anthropology of death A fundamental critique of the early 20th century founding fathers of the anthropology of death Cross-cultural texts from tribal and industrial societies The collection is of interest to anyone concerned with the consequences of the state and massive violence on life and death
Category: Social Science

Cubeo Heh Newa Religious Thought

Author : Irving Goldman
ISBN : 9780231503617
Genre : Social Science
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The societies of the Vaupés region are now among the most documented indigenous cultures of the New World, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict. Here at last is the eagerly awaited publication of a posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaupés Amazonian societies. Cubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought will be the definitive account of the religious worldview of a significant Amazonian culture. Cubeo religious thought incorporates ideas about the nature of the cosmos, society, and human life; the individual's orientation to the world; the use of hallucinogenic substances; and a New World metaphysics. This volume was substantially completed before Irving Goldman's death, but Peter Wilson has edited it for publication, providing a thorough introduction to Goldman's work. Stephen Hugh-Jones has contributed an afterword, setting the work in the context of contemporary Vaupés ethnography.
Category: Social Science

The Sia

Author : Matilda Coxe Stevenson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118135107
Genre : Electronic books
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Category: Electronic books

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

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ISBN : 9781439103340
Genre : Music
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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
Category: Music

The Siouan Cults Illustrated Edition

Author : James Owen Dorsey
ISBN : 9788027245932
Genre : History
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Cult, as used in this book, means a system of religious belief and worship, especially the rites and ceremonies employed in such worship. The present book treats of the cults of a few of the Siouan tribes—that is, with two exceptions, of such tribes as have been visited by the author. "Siouan" is a term originated by the Bureau of Ethnology. It is derived from "Sioux," the popular name for those Indians who call themselves "Dakota" or "Lakota," the latter being the Teton appellation. "Siouan" is used as an adjective, but, unlike its primitive, it refers not only to the Dakota tribes, but also to the entire linguistic stock or family. The Siouan family includes the Dakota, Assiniboin, Omaha, Ponka, Osage, Kansa, Kwapa, Iowa, Oto, Missouri, Winnebago, Mandan, Hidatsa, Crow, Tutelo, Biloxi, Catawba, and other Indians.
Category: History

Gemini Thunder

Author : Chris Page
ISBN : 9781849898829
Genre : Fiction
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This book picks up where Book One, Veneficus – Stones of the Chosen, left off... The Viking are coming! The most savage and vicious raiders of Britain’s history have sent a large force of ninety longships to capture Wessex under the command of Guthrum, the Viking king. A desperate King Alfred enlists the enchanted aid of Twilight, veneficus of Wessex, and his troubadour companion, Desmond Kingdom Biwater, in a frantic fight to protect Wessex and its poetic Celts, from the horn-headed berserker hoards streaming across their green and peaceful land. Assisted by their own twin venefici, the enchanted Go-ian and Go-uan, the Viking put Twilight’s abilities to the severest test. As the death toll mounts King Alfred loses vital battles at Winchester and Chippingham and is forced into hiding in the dense swampland of the Summerland Levels...
Category: Fiction

Son Of Thunder

Author : Murray Leeder
ISBN : 9780786964048
Genre : Fiction
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It was the best thing that ever happened to him. It was his god’s blessing. It was hell. Vell was content to be a mere warrior in the Thunderbeast tribe, staying behind on the hunt to guard the camp. But then something alien awakened deep within him, the spirit of a behemoth that he could not control. With it came attacks from the sky, visitors from far lands, and a mysterious command from their ancestral totem: Find the living. And this time, no one was going to let him just stay behind.
Category: Fiction

Dry Sterile Thunder

Author : Jim Accardi
ISBN : 9780595767175
Genre : Fiction
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New D.A. Katie O'Brien (heroine of Saigon Landing) has a real problem. A possible serial killer is terrorizing her Alabama community, and she and veteran homicide investigator, Bobby Franks, are struggling to decipher taunting "clues" left at the scenes of the ritualistic killings. Although she's a veteran trial lawyer with a background in psychology, Katie's unable to zero in on the arrogant but clever killer. With the help of longtime friend, Avery May, Katie eventually determines that the clues are coded to successive sections of an eighty-odd-year-old poem. But this realization only produces a string of suspects with no clear evidence of guilt as to any of them. Even worse, a horrible possibility exists that other victims have already been assigned to the remaining sections of the poem. Time is clearly running out for Katie, Bobby Franks, and Avery May
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A Republic Of Mind And Spirit

Author : Catherine L. Albanese
ISBN : 9780300134773
Genre : Religion
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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Mexicans and Americans joined together to transform the U.S.-Mexico borderlands into a crossroads of modern economic development. This book reveals the forgotten story of their ambitious dreams and their ultimate failure to control this fugitive terrain. Focusing on a mining region that spilled across the Arizona-Sonora border, this book shows how entrepreneurs, corporations, and statesmen tried to domesticate nature and society within a transnational context. Efforts to tame a 'wild' frontier were stymied by labour struggles, social conflict, and revolution. Fugitive Landscapes explores the making and unmaking of the U.S.-Mexico border, telling how ordinary people resisted the domination of empires, nations, and corporations to shape transnational history on their own terms. By moving beyond traditional national narratives, it offers new lessons for our own border-crossing age.
Category: Religion