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One of the more esoteric stars of the Cornell backlist is Barbara G. Myerhoff’s classic ethnography Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians, first published in 1974—sales have reached almost 25,000. Peyote Hunt has long been a staple of syllabi for courses in the anthropology of religion. In his review of the book in History of Religions, Benjamin Ray wrote, “Barbara G. Myerhoff’s splendid study . . . is a participant-observer account . . . of a shamanic priest and his small party of pilgrims as they journey to their original homeland, now a distant sacred center, in search of peyote.” The ninth printing has just arrived in our warehouse—get ’em while they’re hot!

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