L'Arbre de la connaissance

Rodd, Robin (2012) L'Arbre de la connaissance. In: Hell, Bertrand, (ed.) Les Maitres Du Desordre. musee du quai Branly, Paris, France, pp. 184-197.

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[Extract] Interview conducted in May 2011 with Jose Diaz-LuIs, shaman Piaroa 57 years in the region of Parguaza (Venezuela). In shamanism Piaroa the dada tree (species Malouetia) plays a role central ritual like the other two substances that are hallucinogemes tuhuipa (Banisteriopsis caapi) and yopo (Anadenanthera peregrina). Ingested in the form of a prepared drink from its bark, dada allows access the invisible world, the eyes of insiders, it gives access to the conveyed by myths and ritual songs and pictures, and as such, it proves to be the source of all knowledge.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-2-35744-056-2
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Title (English): The tree of knowledge

Abstract also available in French: Entretien réalisé en mai 2011 avec Jose-LuIs Diaz, chamane piaroa de 57 ans de la region du Parguaza (Venezuela). Dans le chamanisme des Piaroa, l'arbre dada (espece Malouetia) joue un role rituel central a l'instar des deux autres substances hallucinogemes que sont tuhuipa (Banisteriopsis caapi) et yopo (Anadenanthera peregrina). Ingere sous la forme d'une boisson preparee a partir de son ecorce, dada permet d'acceder au monde invisible: Aux yeux des initiés, il donne accès aux images véhiculées par les mythes et les chants rituels et, à ce titre, il s'avère la source de toute connaissance.

Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 02:20
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2199 Other History and Archaeology > 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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