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Bi'id ID: xamanic spells and paths of observation

Grant number: 14/50356-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 03, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal Investigator:Sylvia Caiuby Novaes
Grantee:Danilo Paiva Ramos
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/10989-5 - Bi'id ID: xamanic spells and paths of observation between the Hupdah (Maku), BE.EP.PD


The Hupd'ah travelers walk slowly away from their villages and follow the wide paths to the crops. They tread on the humid soil of the amazon jungle walking along theirs ancestors ways. After being carefully protected by the xamans' actions, the young walkers follow their mentors and look at plants, landscapes, trails, and listen to the xamans' spells. By describing in parallel the mobility aspects of the spell exegesis and the xamanic elements reviewed by the jungle landscapes, this study aims to understand how the actions of speech and the actions of walking blend the Hupd'ah young men's process of healing and protecting skills. To what extent through the xamans' mobility by means of words and through the travelers mobility by means of their steps do the Hupd'ah, Maku, of the Alto Rio Negro region, describe the courses of observation and learning along the world? (AU)

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