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Tobacco and Shamanism in South America

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Anthropologist Johannes Wilbert here presents a comprehensive ethnography of magico-religious, medicinal, and recreational tobacco use among native South American societies. Surveying nearly three hundred societies, Wilbert has found that South American Indians employ numerous means of nicotine application and that a close functional relationship exists between tobacco and shamanism. His book is "a superb reference and a pleasure to read."--Robert Byck, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

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Tobacco and Shamanism in South America
1993, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300057904

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Tobacco and Shamanism in South America
1988, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300038798

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