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Kahuna - The witches of Normanby island

Identifier

007092

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Normanby island is in the South Pacific

A description of the experience

Hans Peter Duerr - Dreamtime

Before flying to numu, the lower world, a witch of the Normanby Archipelago bathes and then anoints her body with ‘leaves and magic’….. It makes her glisten like a gorgeous bird of paradise, and from then on she will be called ‘bird of paradise’. After this preparation, she climbs the kayaru, a conifer, and flies off to the faraway lower world to fetch seeds, especially huyowana – huyowana means ‘good fortune’.

The source of the experience

Kahuna

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Bird

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Witches ointment

Commonsteps

References