Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen": A POWERFUL SHAMAN


'My white brother,' an Apache shaman told Reagan, 'you probably will not believe it, but I am all powerful. I will never die. If you shoot me, the bullet will not enter my flesh, or if it enters it will not hurt me....... If you stick a knife in my throat, thrusting it upwards, it will
come out through my skull at the top of my head. . . . I am all powerful. If I wish to kill any one, all I need to do is to thrust out my hand and touch him and he dies. My power is like that of a god.'

Albert B. Reagan, Notes on the Indians of the Fort Apache Region, American Museum of Natural History, Anthropological Papers, xxxv, part v (1930), P. 391

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