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Of Wonders Wild and New: Dreams from Zinacantán

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dc.contributor.author Laughlin, Robert M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-29T12:54:17Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-14T18:57:56Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-29T12:54:17Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-14T18:57:56Z
dc.date.issued 1976
dc.identifier.citation Laughlin, Robert M. 1976. "<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.22.1">Of Wonders Wild and New: Dreams from Zinacantán</a>." <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology</em>. 1&ndash;178. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.22.1">https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.22.1</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0081-0223
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.22.1
dc.description.abstract This collection of 260 dream texts from Zinacantán, Chiapas, Mexico, was recorded in Tzotzil, primarily during 1963, and subsequently translated by the author into English. Dreams are ascribed considerable importance by the Zinacantecs, who see them not merely as portents of future events, but as actual, present encounters of the individual&amp;apos;s soul, both in its contest with the souls of hostile humans and in communication with the deities. Dreams inform an individual of his capacity as a musician, a bonesetter, a midwife, or a shaman.<br/>Over one hundred dream motifs are given standard interpretations by the Zinacantecs, who modify them to fit personal situations.<br/>Included here are the dreams of eleven Zinacantecs, two of whom were shamans. Their richness of dialogue and imagery represent a hitherto much neglected aspect of Middle American culture. The dreams are accompanied by ethnographic commentary. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology en
dc.title Of Wonders Wild and New: Dreams from Zinacantán en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 113365
dc.identifier.eISSN 1943-6661 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810223.22.1
rft.jtitle Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology
rft.issue 22
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 178
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dc.citation.epage 178
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.22.1


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