On the little-known and darker side of shamanism there exists an
ancient form of sorcery called kanaimà, a practice
still observed among the Amerindians of the highlands of Guyana,
Venezuela, and Brazil that involves the ritual stalking,
mutilation, lingering death, and consumption of human victims. At
once a memoir of cultural encounter and an ethnographic and
historical investigation, this book offers a sustained, intimate
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