This book presents a comprehensive survey of the complex indigenous religions of the Americas, both North and South, as they were in the past and as they still exist in some societies.
Table of Contents
List of Plates Preface to the American Edition Introduction
I. Tribal Religions 1. The Supernatural 2. The Concept of the High God 3. The World Picture and the Deities of Cosmogonic Myths 4. Gods and Spirits of Nature 5. Totemism and Belief in Guardian Spirits 6. Medicine Men and Shamans 7. The Great Tribal Ceremonies 8. Cult Organizations 9. The Soul and Life Hereafter 10. Historical Patterns of Development and Modern Forms of Religion
II. Religions of the American High Culture 11. The History of Culture and Religion in Nuclear America 12. The Religion of the Inca Indians 13. Mayan Religion 14. The Religion of the Aztecs