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Synopsis: The traditional Hopi world, as reflected in Hopi oral literature, is infused with magic—a seamless tapestry of everyday life and the supernatural. That magic and wonder are vividly depicted in this marvelous collection of authentic folktales. For the Hopis, the spoken or sung word can have a magical effect on others. Witchcraft—the wielding of magic for selfish purposes by a powaqa, or sorcerer—has long been a powerful, malevolent force. Sorcerers are said to have the ability to change into animals such as a crow, a coyote, a bat, or a skeleton fly, and hold their meetings in a two-tiered kiva to the northeast of Hopi territory. Shamanism, the more benevolent but equally powerful use of magic for healing, was once commonplace but is no longer practiced among the Hopis. Shamans, or povosyaqam, often used animal familiars and quartz crystals to help them to see, diagnose, and cure illnesses. Spun through these tales are supernatural beings, otherworldly landscapes, magical devices and medicines, and shamans and witches. One story tells about a man who follows his wife one night and discovers that she is a witch, while another relates how a jealous woman uses the guise of an owl to make a rival woman's baby sick. Other tales include the account of a boy who is killed by kachinas and then resurrected as a medicine man and the story of a huge rattlesnake, a giant bear, and a mountain lion that forever guard the entrance to Maski, the Land of the Dead.
About the Author: The editor of such books as Hopi Animal Tales (Nebraska 1998), The Bedbugs' Night Dance and Other Hopi Tales of Sexual Encounter (Nebraska 1995), and Hopi Ruin Legends (Nebraska 1993), Ekkehart Malotki is a professor of languages at Northern Arizona University. Ken Gary is a writer and illustrator with a longstanding interest in the Hopis.
Title: Hopi Stories of Witchcraft, Shamanism, and ...
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Condition: Very Good
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Condition: Good. library markings Former Library book. Hardcover This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Seller Inventory # X-033-0725
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover not completely clean/DJ edge wear, rub. Seller Inventory # 026092
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020803232179
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Black cloth covered boards with yellow titles, preface, intro, lvii, 31 stories, glossary, 290 pages. Light liquid spotting and dust soiling to top page edges. Moderate rubbing and scuffing to dust jacket. Sound spine. Size: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25: inches. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0803232179. ISBN/EAN: 9780803232174. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5471. Seller Inventory # 5471
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110803232179
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