FRONT FLAP. $ Shabono. “From across the river, out of the distant darkness, the wind carried the Iticoteri’s laughter The voice. Shabono has ratings and 17 reviews. live – recounts the vivid and unforgettable experience of anthropologist Florinda Donner’s time with an indigenous tr. ‘Shabono’ – the name of the hamlets of palm-thatched dwellings where the Yanomama Indians of Venezuela and southern Brazil live – recounts the vivid and.

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Feb 11, Petja rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. While initially praised as a compelling account of Yanomami culture, in controversy broke out when an article in American Anthropologist [2] accused the book of not being based on original ethnographic work, but instead being a patchwork made floirnda previously published ethnographic accounts.

Like everyone else who gets deep into the life of the Amazon, she can never go back to her former world spiritually, whether or not she does shanono.

Briefly, all that we are advised to report on Donner’s graduate career is the historical record. Reluctantly they guide her to the edge of the jungle at the end of her year with them.

This one is about a deeper, more personal, intimate transformation. S Florinda’s Excellent Adventure So, y’know, like, there’s this really geeky anthropologist? For me, it is at once art, magic, and social science, and so skillfully balanced that I cannot assess which takes the lead.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She enters the forest floginda rudimentary knowledge of it, but in six months is conversing with ease. If you like anthropology you will love to eat bananas with the shabono. She is assumed to have committed suicide in the desert. They welcomed her with such kindness and generosi “There’s no goodbye in my language.


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The voice rustled through the ancient trees, then vanished, like the silvery ripples on the water. Melissa rated it really liked it Nov 03, Even though Donner did not anywhere claim that her book was based on having actually lived among the Yanomami, she was roundly criticized for having used the ethnographic writing genre without her work in fact being based on anthropological methods. Book ratings by Goodreads. Florinda Donner was one of Carlos Castanedas’s “witches,” the women who surrounded him in his later years and became p A work of anthropological fiction that reads like a personal journey of self-fulfillment from the complacent certainties of Western civilization to the mystical joys of a simpler community life that dispenses with all the gadgets and gewgaws for a more deeply human experience.

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Want to Read saving…. Fascinating, but I think this anthropologist got a little TOO close to the tribe she was studying.

She probably even, like, goes in for all kindsa dorky music, you know, like Bay City Rollers or Lawrence Whelk? What fllrinda is the story of a short stay that grew into a year–in which our heroine adopts native ways and mutual affection blossoms.

By further coincidence, and as an aficionado of the Don Juan series could scarcely miss, an entire chapter in Castaneda’s sixth book was devoted to a certain sorceress by name of Florinda.

Behind the hardness of life in the jungle is an exquisite magic, a world in which the Iticoteri are born, undergo grueling rites of passage, marry, make war, and die. As the former committee of a previously registered graduate student, now turned author, it is incumbent on us to provide some information to the serious implications raised by Holmes AA Diana Michel rated it did not like it Jan 12, Is this not the stuff of Hollywood’s innocent dnoner Retrieved from ” https: From Vesperi the chronology was given out as Some scholars later wondered why her book was criticized for being unscientific, even though it never made any explicit claims to scientific authority.


In addition to working on Castaneda’s books, she has written several books about indigenous healing, sorcery and lucid dreaming. When you read this book, you will be instantly be emerged into this magical world that makes you rethink about your ideology on life. She winds up hanging out with this Indian tribe florlnda in the forest who eat all kinds of totally yucky things, sleep in hammocks, and don’t even have TV.

Florinda Donner, I am disgusted. May Panayi rated it really liked it Mar 29, About Florinda Donner Florinda Donner, the longtime colleague and fellow dream-traveler of Carlos Castaneda, offers a riveting autobiographical account of her halting, sometimes unwilling, often bewildering initiation into the world of being-in-dreaming.

She wrote two other books describing her evolution as a bruja. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In Shabono there are no dates whatsoever.

Florinda Donner

For goodbye is said with the eyes. The book is now generally considered “anthropologically-inspired fiction”. Awesome sunsets and storms too.

Donner’s graduate committee approved her dissertation proposal, which was for the study of curing practices at Curiepe, on the coastal region of Venezuela, which she subsequently reported.