Special Issue #6: Amazonia. The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest
The subject of this special issue is the fabulous exhibition Amazonia. The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest (Amazonie. le chamane et la pensée de la forêt), organized by the Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève and curated by its director, Boris Wastiau from May 20 until January 8, 2017. Formed using material exclusively from the MEG’s outstanding collection, this exhibition examines the shamanic practices shared by the extraordinary variety of cultures spanning the nine countries of the Amazon Basin rainforest. As the visitor to the show or the reader of this issue will note, this diversity is subtly manifested in the material culture of these peoples, especially in feather art.