The Road of Life and Death: A Ritual Drama of the American Indians

The Road of Life and Death: A Ritual Drama of the American Indians

by Paul Radin
     
 

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In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago

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In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago while integrating those present with the ancestral forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691019161
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
Bollingen Series (General) Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.90(d)

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