Shamanism is, in the Amazonian cultures, one of the most recognizable identity signs. Its practice involves the interaction of community practices with the personal experience of participants in expanded states of consciousness. The Secoya of the Upper Amazon make the ritual of shamanism an occasion to update the myths of origin and strengthen the bonds of belonging. We offer the transcription of a personal testimony and explain its particularities, relating the individual experience of a yajé drinker with the historicity of the community to which he belongs.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Return of the Shaman. Historicity And Myth Among The Secoya Of The Upper Ecuadorian Amazon|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|State||Published - 30 Mar 2018|