Shuar
   Indigenous people of Ecuadorian Amazonia, also known as Jivaro. Michael Harner began his anthropological fieldwork among the Shuar in 1956 but focused on their shamanism only after taking ayahuasca (yagé) with the Peruvian Conibo in 1961. Considerable interest has been shown in Shuar uses of ayahuasca, almost to the exclusion of any other issue. Philippe Descola’s Spears of Twilight (1998) provides a rich account of their shamanic knowledge and practice, along with a discussion of many other elements of their society and culture. He demonstrates that their cosmology does not impose absolute coherence on the world but entails ambiguity and paradox within which shamans are necessary.

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

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  • Shuar — Shuar, in the Shuar language, means people. [As Claude Lévi Strauss demonstrated, most indigenous people call themselves people or human , designing the Other as barbarians or simply Others. ] The people who speak the Shuar language live in… …   Wikipedia

  • Shuar — o Jíbaros Tzantza o cabeza reducida en el Museo Pitt Rivers, Oxford Población total 80 000 …   Wikipedia Español

  • shuar — shuar. adj. Se dice del individuo de un pueblo amerindio que habita en las selvas del sur de la región oriental ecuatoriana. U. t. c. s. || 2. Perteneciente o relativo a los shuar. || 3. m. Lengua hablada por los shuar …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • shuar — 1. adj. Se dice del individuo de un pueblo amerindio que habita en las selvas del sur de la región oriental ecuatoriana. U. t. c. s.) 2. Perteneciente o relativo a los shuar. 3. m. Lengua hablada por los shuar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Shuar — Shuars  Cet article concerne le peuple shuar. Pour la langue shuar, voir Shuar (langue). Les Shuars sont l un des peuples amérindiens faisant partie d un groupe ethnolinguistique habitants des forêts de la Haute Amazone qui ont été désigné… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shuar — ISO 639 3 Code : jiv ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Shuar language — Not to be confused with Shiwiar language from Peru and Ecuador. Shuar Spoken in  Ecuador Ethnicity Shuar people Native speakers …   Wikipedia

  • Shuar (langue) — Cet article concerne la langue shuar. Pour le peuple shuar, voir Shuars. Shuar Parlée en  Equateur ! …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Idioma shuar — Jíbaro, Shuar Shuar Chicham Hablado en  Ecuador  Perú …   Wikipedia Español

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