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QUEZADA MACCHIAVELLO, Óscar. Phoric Vectors and Tensive Dimensions in the Huarochirí Manuscript. Tóp. Sem [online]. 2008, n.20, pp.71-111. ISSN 2594-0619.

Taking on the mythical as an intense energy of sense, or rather, as a phenomenon that is eminently phoric, this essay uses the Huarochirí Manuscript, which is perhaps the most important document concerning Andean religión, in order to analyze the effectiveness of the forces that move the discourse. It thus detects, in the instante of enunciation, a tension between two points of view that Express themselves in the coexistence of two phoric vectors. It is thus the case that the narrador combines two times: one, befote the extirpation process of idolatries, which reveals taking a petential position: the Indians receive the vital force transmitted by the Andean gods (or Huacas). Another is wrapped in a process of extirpation, included also in that of evangelization, and more than anything reveals taking an actual position the Indians are confounded by the devil; how can the Huacas, who are transmitters of life, be converted into the devil that confounds? The essay does not answer the question but rather limits itself to an análisis of that coexistence, understanding it as an unresolved confrontation of semiospheres (and formd of life). Then, it gives an account of the confluence of these "molar figures) in the myth of Cuniraya Huiracocha, wich gives the oportunity to develop an exegesis of the "incarnation" of the corresponding foremes and their tensive dimensions.

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