Vito Bongiorno: Las hojas de coca en los ritos andinos, en particular en la adivinación


The author describes and analyzes the divination with coca leaves in the central Andean area, paying a particular attention to the linguistic structures used in the process. He demonstrates that coca leaves not only play an important role in the traditional ritualism but also strengthen social relations and articulate the cosmovision.

[Quechua, Aimara, coca leaves, ritual, divination]