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Ícaros: The Healing Songs of Amazonian Curanderismo and Their Relationship to Jungian Psychology

  title={{\'I}caros: The Healing Songs of Amazonian Curanderismo and Their Relationship to Jungian Psychology},
  author={Samantha Black},
Endemic to indigenous cultures of the Amazon River basin, the ícaro is a healing song whose function and identity inform and animate the ideas of Jungian psychology. The ícaro (also spelled íkaro) is a well-known attribute of Peruvian culture, and is integral to the cosmovision and everyday work of traditional Amazonian healers, known as curanderos/as. In the context of a personal healing journey, I explore the role of the ícaro within the Amazonian plant medicine system, known as vegetalismo… Expand
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