Yarn Painting of Barbara Myerhoff Receiving the Name of a Sacred Peyote-Seeker
"When we started out for Wirikuta, I was called Yoawina 'Uimari, growing Purple Maize Girl, an affectionate but not especially sacred appellation. During the peyote hunt, Ramon endowed Furst and me with the more sacred peyote-seeker names...indicating our changed status as a result of our incorporation into a state of unity with the others....
"Tsinurawe [her new name], translated as "eyebrow of the peyote," refers to the hairlike fuzz on the center of each peyote button which "senses" the ritual condition of the seeker.
1. Barbara Myerhoff, Peyote Hunt: the Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1974) 128-130.
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