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Mircea Eliade - The Cobeno shamans

Identifier

006515

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Metraux – Le Shamanisme chez les Indiens de l’Amerique du Sud tropicale [translated by Mercea Eliade]

The Cobeno shaman introduces rock crystals into the novice’s head; these eat out his brain and his eyes, then take the place of those organs to become his strength

The source of the experience

South American shamanism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Crystal

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Using crystals and crystal balls

Commonsteps

References