Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians (Symbol, Myth and Ritual)
Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians (Symbol, Myth and Ritual)
Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians (Symbol, Myth and Ritual)

Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians (Symbol, Myth and Ritual)

  • Publish Date: 1976-03-31
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Barbara G. Myerhoff
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Ramn Medina Silva, a Huichol Indian shaman priest or mara'akame, instructed me in many of his culture's myths, rituals, and symbols, particularly those pertaining to the sacred untiy of deer, maize, and peyote. The significance of this constellation of symbols was revealed to me most vividly when I accompanied Ramn on the Huichol's annual ritual return to hunt the peyote in the sacred land of Wirikuta, in myth and probably in history the place from which the Ancient Ones (ancestors and deities of the present-day Indians) came before settling in their present home in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental in north-central Mexico. My work with Ramn preceded and followed our journey, but it was this peyote hunt that held the key to, and constituted the climax of, his teachings. from the Preface

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