"The maner which the Infidel Ministers and Enchanters had to consult with their gods was as the Devill had taught them. It was commonly in the night they entred backward to their idoll, and so went bending their bodies and head, after an uglie maner, and so they consulted with him. The answer he made, was commonly like unto a fearefull hissing, or to a gnashing which did terrifie them; and all that he did advertise or command them, was but the way to their perdition and ruine."
- Father José de Acosta
The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, 1608