Kahuna - The witches of Normanby island
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundNormanby 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’.