Fate, Fortune, and Mysticism in the Peruvian Amazon: The Septrionic Order and the Naipes Cards

Fate, Fortune, and Mysticism in the Peruvian Amazon: The Septrionic Order and the Naipes Cards

A medical anthropologist’s account of fortune-telling and management of one’s own destiny in Peru

• Explains the fortune-telling naipes cards and how Amazonian shamans use them to diagnose clients’ ills

• Looks at the Sacred Mystical Order of Septrionism and its techniques for managing destiny

While studying Amazonian shamans who use ayahuasca and Peruvian coastal healers who use mescaline cactus to treat psychological illness, Marlene Dobkin de Rios learned… (more)

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Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 27, 2011)

Collection: Park Street Press

Parent ISBN: 9781594779473

Page count: 144 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Language: English


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