Ceremonial of Hasjelti Dailjis and Mythical Sand Painting of the Navajo Indians

Author: James Stevenson
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,908 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,619
Added to site: 2006.09.20
mnybks.net#: 14555
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Art
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coverings from the entrance, and the patient, having first donned his breech cloth, came out and sat on the blanket. Hasjelti rubbed the invalid with the horn of a mountain sheep held in the left hand, and in the right hand a piece of hide, about 10 inches long and 4 wide, from between the eyes of the sheep. The hide was held flatly against the palm of the hand, and in this way the god rubbed the breast of the invalid, while he rubbed his back with the horn, occasionally alternating his hands. Hostjoghon put the invalid through the same manipulation. The gods then gave him drink four times from the gourd containing medicine water composed of finely-chopped herbs and water, they having first taken a draught of the mixture. The soles of the feet, palms, breast, back, shoulders, and top of the head of the invalid were touched with medicine water, and the gods suddenly disappeared. The patient arose and bathed himself with the remainder of the medicine water and put on his clothing. The coverings of the entrance,

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