Jivaro: Head-Hunters Of The Amazon

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The Jivaro Indians of the Peru-Ecuador interior have long been renowned for their ferocity and cruelty in warfare; they are also shamanistic, communing with ancient spectres through the ingestion of poisonous hallucinogens. But above all, the Jivaro are known for their unique and macabre brand of death magic - the severing and shrinking of human heads.

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JIVARO is the true account of an expedition into the Amazon rain forest to locate and study the Jivaro Indians; their dialects, social structures, methods of survival, and - above all - the orgiastic witchcraft rites which culminate in the slaughter, decapitation and spell-binding of their enemies, whose souls are forever imprisoned and silenced by the ritual reduction of their heads.

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  • Illustrated throughout
  • with a new Introduction
  • two anthropological Forewords on the Jivaro and the history of human trophy-taking JIVARO is one of the true classics of populist ethnography, a vivid record of a vanishing way of life which retains its power to grip, and sometimes shock, the reader.
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    Author Bertrand Flornoy
    Publisher Creation Books
    Page Count 144pp
    Publication Size 7 x 10
    Publication Notes softcover, b/w
    Publication Date October 31, 2012
    ISBN 978-1840681888

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