Collection : Symbol, Myth and Ritual

Series editor: Victor Turner

   

Peyote Hunt
The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians
Barbara G. Myerhoff
"Ramón Medina Silva, a Huichol Indian shaman priest or mara'akame, instructed me in many of his culture's myths, rituals, and symbols, particularly those pertaining to the sacred untiy of deer, maize, and peyote. The significance of this constellation...



Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors
Symbolic Action in Human Society
Victor Turner
In this book, Victor Turner is concerned with various kinds of social actions and how they relate to, and come to acquire meaning through, metaphors and paradigms in their actors' minds; how in certain circumstances new forms, new metaphors, new...



Revelation and Divination in Ndembu Ritual
Victor Turner
The core of this book is a complete description of two important Ndembu rituals of affliction (Chihamba and Kayong'u), and an analysis of the system of ideas underlying more than a dozen modes of divination.



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