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Medicines of the jungle, consubstantiality and symbolic kinship
- Lígia Duque Platero
Keywords: alliance, ayahuasca, consubstantiality, jungle medicines, symbolic kinship.
The subject of this article is the alliance between leaders of the Yawanawá (Pano) indigenous people, of the Río Gregorio Indigenous Land, state of Acre (Brazil), and the family of the leaders of an urban church of Santo Daime, located in Río de Janeiro The problem I pose is the formation of the alliance between these different actors, associated with the consumption of jungle medicines, with ideologies of consubstantiality and kinship production (symbolic and effective). The aim of the article is to present a historical overview of the formation of the alliance and to discuss its sociological and cosmological meanings. The data were collected in field work in an urban Santo Daime church in Rio de Janeiro from July 2015 to March 2017, and in twenty days in the Río Gregorio Indigenous Land, in July 2016.