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

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Price:
$55.00 / £46.00
ISBN:
Published:
04/21/1991
Copyright:
1945
Pages:
368
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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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.