The Mazatecs Indians' creation of linguistic art through the use of a hallucinogenic mushrooms
Hawthorne, Elizabeth. (1995) The Mazatecs Indians' creation of linguistic art through the use of a hallucinogenic mushrooms. In: Lambda Alpha Journal, v.25-26, p.44-50
The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms by the Mazatec Indians stimulates their artistic creativity, producing chants composed of a special language. Author examine the chemical composition of the mushrooms, the necessity and importance of the shaman in the mushroom ritual and the role of linguistic creation in Mazatec society.
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