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PREFACE
1.1. Scope
1.2 Shamanism
1.2. The term "mestizo"
1.3. Ayahuasca and the plant teachers
1.5. Methodological considerations
1.6. A survey of the scientific literature
1.7. Organization of the material
2.1 The Peruvian Amazon area
2.4. Tribal Amazonian Shamanism: main characteristics
2.5. Vegetalismo and vegetalistas: Amazonian mestizo shamanism
2.6. The informants
3.1. Shamanic initiation
3.1.1. Don Emilio's account
3.1.3. Learning from an ant spirit
3.2. The diet and Sexual Segregation
3.3. The use of psychotropic plants in the Americas
3.4. Ayahuasca: An overview
3.5. Tribal uses of ayahuasca
3.6. Learning from the plants
3.7. The plant-teachers
4.1. Spirit world
4.1.6. Bufeo Colorado (pink river dolphin)
4.1.7. Plants leading to the underwater world
4.1.8. The tunchi
4.1.09. Christian elements
4.1.10. The Inca motif
4.2. The concept of "arkana"
5.1. The magic melodies or "icaros"
5.2. Icaros and Plant-Teachers
5.3. Function of the icaros
5.3.1. Icaros for calling the spirit of a person, plant or ani- mal
5.3.2. Icaros to modify the effect of ayahuasca and other
5.3.3. Icaros arkana
5.3.4. Icaros for Healing
5.3.5. Huarmi-icaros
5.3.6. Other kinds of icaros
5.5. The dichotomy good vs evil vegetalista
6.1. Etiology of illness
6.2. Diagnosis of illness
6.3. Illness as a magic dart: A case study
6.4. Extraction of the Magic Dart: Treatment
6.5. Doctor shopping: The case of Doña Rosa Teco."
6.6. Soul-loss
4.5. Illness produced by spiritual beings
4.6. Love magic
4.7. Herbal baths
7.1. Ayahuasca sessions
7.1.1. An Ayahuasca session in the home of Don Emilio
7.2. The role of ayahuasca: cleansing vs. visions
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
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Vegetalismo Shamanism Among the Mestizo Population of the Peruvian Amazon

Vegetalismo Shamanism Among the Mestizo Population of the Peruvian Amazon

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