In this list you will find the complete references and brief descriptions. These online publications mainly resemble "grey literature", so please quote the web page as a reference. Intentionally, I neither included articles published elsewhere (save "Sinchiruna Míriko") nor papers currently being in process of submission, reviewing or in print. A list of published papers can be found at the end.
2002: Ikaro. Medizinische Gesänge der Ayawaska-Zeremonie im peruanischen Regenwald. Diplomarbeit in Musikwissenschaft, Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Wien. This is my master´s thesis about medical songs of the ayawaska ceremony in the Peruvian rainforest. It is mainly empirical and reviews four sessions guided by different médicos (two mestizo and two Shipibo-Konibo). Unpublished, but present in the University of Vienna library www.univie.ac.at
2003: "Cantando el mundo. Una exploración acerca de las funciones de música polifónica en las sesiones del ayawaska en la étnia Shipibo-Konibo". MS, 24p. This paper explores the construction of worlds and landscapes within the médico´s perception during the ayawaska session by the means of singing, and especially the situation of two singers performing different songs simultaneously. Unpublished.
2004: „Sinchiruna Míriko. Un canto medicinal en la Amazonía peruana.“ Amazonía Peruana 28+29, p147-188, Lima: CAAAP. This article was published as presented here in Amazonía Peruana 28+29, as well as in a prior, abridged version in Américas. Zeitschrift für Kontinentalamerika und die Karibik. 26/2 (2003), p99-130, Wien: KonaK. It portraits a specific song by a Shipibo-Konibo médico in its context and in comparison with four more medical songs. Some definitions and conotations about "ikaro analysis" are also given.
2005: "The Most Powerful «Shaman»: About Creation and Transformation of Mythology in Native Societies on the Ucayali River (Peruvian Amazon)." Paper presented at the international conference Globalisation and Transformation. Brighton/UK, march 11th-13th, 2005. MS, 7p. This short paper deals with the transition from "traditional" curing to a "modernist" style within the Shipibo-Konibo medical tradition. It focuses on the stories told about the Inka and the White Men, as well as the implementation of new terms and meanings in medical songs, most prominently featuring the "scientist" (sintíjiko) as "The Most Powerful «Shaman»". Unpublished, because the project of a conference proceedings book had to be abandoned by the editors.
2005: "Inkan mai masenen – On the Inca´s Land: References on Mythical Past and Present in Shipibo-Konibo Songs. (Eastern Peru)." MS, 10S. This paper was prepared for presentation at an ethnomusicologist conference in 2005 but the project had to be aborted because of timetable incompatibilities and economic reasons. Thus it represents a preliminary version which I do not consider ready for publication. However, it is presented here to complement "The Most Powerful «Shaman»". It deals with references on so-called "mythical past" in Shipibo-Konibo songs as well as the "mythical present" in medical songs, trying to explain how these songs can work efficiently. Unpublished.
2005: "Psycholytic Therapy vs. Nishi Ŝheati: European and Amerindian Medical Use of Hallucinogenic Compounds in Critical Comparation." Paper presented at the conference 18. Jahrestagung der ARGE Österreichische Lateinamerika-Forschung. Strobl/Austria, may 24th-26th, 2002. MS, 8p. Trying to compare the quite different concepts of using hallucinogenic compounds in therapy by western researchers and indigenous people in the western Amazon basin, the paper mainly can show differences more than similarities. The most obvious difference it the user himself, because in the indigenouscontext the healer exclusively ingests the drug, while in western context the patient, and only the patient. Also there is more detail provided about the complementary ideas of "entering the unconciuos" versus "leaving the body".
2005: "Kulturrelativismus und Glaubensfragen. Betrachtungen über amazonische und europäische Menschen- und Weltbilder. Essay." MS, 8p. I wrote this essay in German out of a mood at my house in Yarinacocha, Peru. Although I thought about publishing it in some semi-popular fair-trade-magazine, I actually never even tried. The idea of the paper is to describe some indigenous concepts of conviviality and especially medicine and underline the difference to dominant images or clichés in popular european public opinion. It is addressed to an interested but not scientifically prepared public.
Brabec de Mori, Bernd y Pérez Casapía, Jefferson
2006: "Los Iskobakebo: la historia del contacto de los misioneros con un pueblo de habla pano en Ucayali." MS, 16p. The history of a group of indigenous people who were "saved" by missionaries in 1959 by being contacted and transferred into Shipibo-Konibo territory was investigated by the authors during their field trip concentrated on basic linguistic research among the few remaing members of this group. Mainly based upon first-hand informations, it draws a picture of the methods and ethic values used by the missionaries and their assistants. Although the topic does not explicitely regard medicine, some details about terms, methods and medical songs used by the Iskobakebo for medical purposes prior to the contact are mentioned.
papers by the author, published elsewhere: 2000: "schars belli."Sterz. Zeitschrift für Literatur, Kunst und Kulturpolitik. 84. Graz.
2004: "Sinchiruna Míriko. Un canto medicinal en la Amazonía peruana." Amazonía Peruana 28+29, p147-188.
2005: "Sonne dort! oder «brauchen wir Gott dort, wo es wenig Fisch gibt?». Europäische Worte zu amazonischer Zeit. Essay." sinn-haft. Zeitschrift für soziologische Themen. 9. Vienna.
2006: "Datos sobre pueblos indígenas en la Amazonía peruana con poco reconocimiento o en peligro de extinción." Cortez Mondragón, María (ed.): Estudio sobre las lenguas en peligro y sus tradiciones orales en la Amazonia, País: Peru. Lima: UNESCO. CD-ROM.
2006: "Sex, Drugs & Mashá iti. Dokumentation indigener Musik und Analyse musikbezogener identitätsbildender Aspekte im Ucayali-Tal, Perú [Dissertationsprojekt am Institut für Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Wien, DOC-Stipendium der ÖAW 2004-2006]." Boletín Nr. 17. Vienna: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichische Lateinamerika-Forschung OELAF. S., p31-33.
2007: "Wissenschaft und Dschungelkino - Schicksal eines feldforschenden Menschen im Amazonas." Lechleitner Gerda and Ahamer Julia (eds.): Um-Feld-Forschung. Erfahrungen, Erlebnisse, Ergebnisse. Vienna: ÖAW, p133-145.