“South Western Aboriginal Investigative Anthropology”
The philosophy of Macintyre and Dobson is to make information available on anthropology, ethnohistory and ethnobotany in a clear, easy-to-read style and to make the reader aware that anthropology is for everybody. It can make a difference when people understand other people’s cultures and traditions. Having spent years travelling, researching and above all talking to people, Ken and Barb intend this website to be an avenue to share their gained knowledge and insights into Western Australian Aboriginal cultural history, with a special emphasis on traditionalculture.
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Mapantjara: the desert shaman
Mapantjara is the traditional name of the Western Desert shaman or “Clever Man,” who was commonly referred to as “Mapan” by my indigenous informants at Wiluna in Western Australia. He is reputed to cure illness through his great knowledge of magic and ability to control mystical powers. Not only does he have the ability to … Continued