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Bollingen Series #5: Road of Life and Death: A Ritual Drama of the American Indians

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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.

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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.

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ISBN:
9780691019161
Foreword:
Van Doren, Mark
Author:
Van Doren, Mark
Author:
Radin, Paul
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
March 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.90 in. 1.21 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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