Sorcery in Mesoamerica

Sorcery in Mesoamerica

Author: Jeremy D. Coltman

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ISBN: 1607329441

Category: Indians of Central America

Page: 480

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""Examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind sorcery, analyzing manifestations from the early Olmec to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed in other areas of the world, it has received little academic attention in Mexico and Central America region until now"--Provided by publisher.
Sorcery in Mesoamerica
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Jeremy D. Coltman, John M. D. Pohl
Categories: Indians of Central America
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

""Examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind sorcery, analyzing manifestations from the early Olmec to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed in other areas of the world, it has received little academic attention in Mexico and Central America region until
Sorcery in Mesoamerica
Language: en
Pages: 421
Authors: Jeremy D. Coltman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-16 - Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Approaching sorcery as highly rational and rooted in significant social and cultural values, Sorcery in Mesoamerica examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind it, analyzing manifestations from the Classic Maya to the ethnographic present. While the topic of sorcery and witchcraft in anthropology is well developed in other areas
Bloodsucking Witchcraft
Language: en
Pages: 476
Authors: Hugo G. Nutini
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-04 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

In the rural areas of south-central Mexico, there are believed to be witches who transform themselves into animals in order to suck the blood from the necks of sleeping infants. This book analyzes beliefs held by the great majority of the population of rural Tlaxcala a generation ago and chronicles
Flower Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Michael Mathiowetz, Andrew Turner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-04 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

The recognition of Flower Worlds is one of the most significant breakthroughs in the study of Indigenous spirituality in the Americas.Flower Worldsis the first volume to bring together a diverse range of scholars to create an interdisciplinary understanding of floral realms that extend at least 2,500 years in the past.
Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: John E. Staller, Brian Stross
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica is the first ever study to explore the symbolic elements surrounding lightning in Pre-Columbian religious ideologies.