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

The Road of Life and Death

A Ritual Drama of the American Indians

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Published: 21st April 1991
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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.

Forewordp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
Introductionp. 35
The Recording of the Medicine Ritep. 35
Winnebago Civilization and the Medicine Ritep. 49
The Medicine Ritep. 79
The Ritual of Tearsp. 81
The Preliminary Ceremoniesp. 81
The Preparatory Four Nights of Ancestor-Host's Bandp. 88
The Preparatory Four Nights of East's Bandp. 102
The Preparatory Four Nights of North's Bandp. 118
The Preparatory Four Nights of West's Bandp. 135
The Preparatory Four Nights of Ghost's Bandp. 150
The Preparatory Four Nights of South's Bandp. 165
The Ritual of Purificationp. 183
The Ritual of Expectationsp. 213
The Ritual of Rewardsp. 250
The Ritual of Life, Death and Rebirthp. 266
Notesp. 335
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ISBN: 9780691019161
ISBN-10: 0691019169
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 21st April 1991
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5