Conibo
   A people of the Peruvian Upper Amazon. Interest in Conibo culture and shamanism is largely dominated by interest in their use of ayahuasca or yagé. Halfway through the year Michael Harner spent with them (1960–61), he felt drawn “to study their spiritual life, the cosmology and their religion” and was told that there was only one way to learn: not by asking questions but by taking the shaman’s drink, ayahuasca. Nonetheless, Harner’s “core shamanism” definitively rejects the use of hallucinogens even while asserting that it is rooted in methods of achieving altered states of consciousness and journeying to other worlds that would be recognizable to Conibo shamans. Ayahuasca visions are understood by Conibo shamans to be provided by “eye spirits” and include dramatic and vivid formal designs and patterns with healing properties. When these touch the shaman, they become songs and can then be sung into a patient.

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

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  • conibo — kəˈnē(ˌ)bō noun (plural conibo or conibos) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Spanish, from Conibo 1. a. : a Panoan people of the lower Ucayali river valley in Peru …   Useful english dictionary

  • conibo — co·ni·bo …   English syllables

  • Shipibo-Conibo — Gesprochen in Perú Sprecher ca. 26.000 (Stand von 2003) Linguistische Klassifikation Pano Sprachen Shipibo Conibo …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shipibo-Conibo people — Shipibo Total population 11,000 25,000 Languages Shipibo The Shipibo Conibo are an indigenous people of Perú. Contents 1 Population …   Wikipedia

  • Shipibo-conibo — Parlée au  Perou !Pérou Région Amazonie Nombre de locuteurs 30 000[1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shipibo-conibo — Shipibo Konibo (Joni) Población total 30 mil[1] Idioma idioma shipibo El pueblo Shipibo conibo o Shipibo Konibo es un grupo étnico de la amazonía peruana que se distribuye en las riveras de los ríos Ucayali, Pachitea, Callería …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shipibo-Conibo — The Shipibo Conibo are an indigenous people of Perú. With a whole of 20 178 registered individuals, the shipibo conibo represent 8,42 % of the indigenous registered population. It is necessary to indicate that the information censal does not… …   Wikipedia

  • Shipibo-Conibo —   [ʃ ], Eigenbezeichnung Kaibo, indianische Bevölkerungsgruppen (Honikobo, Konibo) am Río Ucayali in Ostperu, die sich im 19./20. Jahrhundert infolge Außendrucks (Missionierung, Kautschukboom) neu formierten. Die etwa 15 000 Shipibo Conibo leben… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Shipibo-Conibo — ISO 639 3 Code : shp 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

  • Shipibo language — Shipibo Conibo Spoken in Peru Region Ucayali Region Ethnicity Shipibo people Native speakers 26,000  (date missing) Language family …   Wikipedia

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