When a shaman shows you a magic arrow extracted from a sick man, a medium gets possessed by a god, a sorcerer laboriously constructs a voodoo doll, we only see one thing: Society (belief, power, fetishism). In other words, we only see ourselves. As Davi Kopenawa, the Yanomami shaman, scathingly observed: ‘You Whites sleep a lot, but you dream only of yourselves’ (Kopenawa and Albert 2010: 412). (Analysing that remark, a tour de force of reverse anthropology, would take us too far.) I propose to illustrate that difficulty of our ethnoanthropology with an example from contemporary literature. There is no need to go back to the days when Evans-Pritchard found it necessary to warn his readers that ‘Witches, as the Azande conceive them, cannot exist’ (and then taking as his responsibility that of explaining to us why the Azande found it necessary to conceive things that cannot exist as we conceive them as existing). [Castro 12]