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The Daykeeper

The Life and Discourse of an Ixil Diviner

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674283657

Publication Date: 07/30/1981

333 pages


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  • 1. Beginnings, Methods, and Issues
  • 2. Historical and Religious Background
  • 3. Shas Ko∫w’s Life History
  • 4. Shas Ko∫w’s Philosophy
  • 5. Folk Narratives
  • 6. Ixil Divination
  • 7. Theoretical and Methodological Strategy
  • Appendix A: Linguistic Notes
  • Appendix B: Eidochronic Charts for Shas’s Folktales and Myths
  • Appendix C: Divination Prayer
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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