Contested Spaces


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"Indigenous prophet movements in the Americas have historically engaged the most threatening and dangerous Other, the White Man. The savants of the Northwest Amazon region of South America have mostly sought to defy the destructive power of White Man's knowledge by disclosing hidden, internal sources of conflict and conserving religious traditions. A long succession of prophetic leaders from the mid-nineteenth century to the present has sustained the continuity of ancestral traditions even at great risk to the leader's lives."[1] Prophetic movements center around a return to a primordial state of connection, or awaining a special time or a moment of transformation. [2]

  1. Wright, Robin M (Robin Michael). “Wise People of Great Power: Jaguar-Spirit Shamans Among Baniwa of the Northwest Amazon.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 10, no. 2 (2016): 170–88. p. 170. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v10i2.27247.
  2. Wright, Robin M (Robin Michael). “Wise People of Great Power: Jaguar-Spirit Shamans Among Baniwa of the Northwest Amazon.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 10, no. 2 (2016): 170–88. p. 170. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v10i2.27247.