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A IMAGEM CONTRA A PURA REPRESENTA O: CORPOS, ALMAS E COSMOPOLíTICA NA AMAZ NIA

Keywords: soul , image , Amazonia , amerindian perspectivism.

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A close look to the notion of soul as presented in a variety of ethnographies about south american lowland societies reveals us a curious relation between ‘soul’ and ‘image’, describing it as corporal ‘images’ which can set relations with non-humans alterityforms. These relations, as we commonly know, are riskful, due to the possibility of a soul being aggressed or captured by those non-humans beings. This, of course, by only one side. By the other, those same relations with non-human beings have a special deal in shamanism and naming-rituals. This essay aims, thus, to amplify comprehension of which type of image might be this one called ‘soul’, and how it could be understood as a specific non-representational image.

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