Tricksters and Trancers (Paperback)
Bushman Religion and Society
Indiana University Press, 9780253213440, 304pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 1999
... a first-rate piece of scholarship... an invaluable summary and commentary on the multilingual literature on Bushman] people." --Choice
The trickster and trance dancer are the guides through Bushman (or San) religion, a world of ambiguity and contradiction, and of enchantment. The two figures, who in Bushman belief are symbolically equivalent and mystically linked, embody these antistructural traits.