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FLECK, Eliane Cristina Deckmann. On spells and rites: illness and cures in the Jesuitic-Guarani mission settlements (17th century). Varia hist. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.33, pp.163-185. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752005000100008.
This article has the main objective to introduce the alterations in the Guarani.s magic- therapeutic practices, resulting of Jesuit.s converting and civilization project, which demanded the concentration of the Indians in mission settlements and the regulation of ritual and devotional expressions.
Keywords : Mission settlements; illness; cure.