Drama y simbolo en la espiritualidad Mapuche

by Gerediaga Goitia, Jon Imanol, Ph.D., UNIVERSIDAD DE DEUSTO (SPAIN), 2010, 212 pages; 3556036


This work tries to approach Mapuche spirituality and cosmovision from an interpretive perspective of culture. A general overview to its key symbols, myths and rituals or dramas give us some clues to understand a little better the deep sense of Mapuche spiritual symbols and dramas.

In the first chapter, we try to understand some of the dominant symbols and representations in mapuche spirituality (spiritual beings, conception of time and space, the afterworld, power of dreams...) tryng to look for the deep sense those symbols have for Mapuche people.

In the second chapter we try to deal with the most significative sacred narratives and myths, (cosmognony and anthropogony, Kai-Kai and Treng-Treng) trying to find some general keys to understand the sense and influence they hide.

In the last chapter, the most important Mapuche ritual (Nguillatun) is described, analized and interpretated, using some of the key words, symbols and myths described in the former two chapters.

AdviserPatxi Lanceros
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsCultural anthropology; Spirituality
Publication Number3556036

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