By Robin M. Wright
The Baniwa Indians of the Northwest Amazon have engaged in millenarian activities seeing that at the very least the center of the 19th century. The defining attribute of those events could be a prophecy of the top of this current global and the recovery of the primordial, utopian international of production. This prophetic message, introduced by way of strong shamans, has its roots in Baniwa myths of beginning and creation.
In this ethnography of Baniwa faith, Robin M. Wright explores the myths of construction and the way they've been embodied in spiritual hobbies and social action—particularly in a frequent conversion to evangelical Christianity. He opens with a dialogue of cosmogony, cosmology, and shamanism, after which is going directly to clarify how Baniwa beginning myths have performed an energetic function in shaping either own and group identification and heritage. He additionally explores the innovations of demise and eschatology and exhibits how the mythology of destruction and renewal in Baniwa faith has made the Baniwa humans receptive to either Catholic and Protestant missionaries.
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