Enlivened with 102 photographs and 50 figures and maps, Shamans, Witches, and Maya Priests explores the “old ways” that still prevail in the Q’anjob’al, Akatek, and Chuj communities of the remote northwestern Cuchumatán Mountains. Krystyna Deuss provides vivid descriptions and images of the traditional rites and rituals she witnessed during fifteen years of fieldwork. These sacred moments include blood sacrifices for the good of the community and private shamanic rituals—as well as black magic. Deuss also includes a selection of the prayers she recorded.
|Publisher:||The Guatemalan Maya Centre|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|
About the Author
Krystyna Deuss founded the Guatemalan Maya Centre in 1990 and spends five months each year in Guatemala continuing her research into the customs of the Highland Maya. She is the author of Indian Costumes from Guatemala.