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By Robin M. Wright

The Baniwa Indians of the Northwest Amazon have engaged in millenarian routine seeing that no less than the center of the 19th century. The defining attribute of those routine could be a prophecy of the tip of this current global and the recovery of the primordial, utopian global of construction. This prophetic message, brought via robust 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 events and social action—particularly in a frequent conversion to evangelical Christianity. He opens with a dialogue of cosmogony, cosmology, and shamanism, after which is going directly to clarify how Baniwa foundation myths have performed an energetic function in shaping either own and group identification and background. He additionally explores the innovations of loss of life 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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