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Tiki as Religion
Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-04-01 03:24 am   Permalink

Beyond the history, is Tiki practiced by anyone as a religion today?

I can see with personal connections that some experience with a one-ness of the universe that Tiki might provide a stepping off place, so to speak.

Tiki as gods... well I wouldn't think, but maybe be some see them that way still?


 
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cheekytiki
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2008-04-01 05:11 am   Permalink

Without getting into a religious discussion, as it is not allowed on TC, if religion is a way to live your life by, Aloha can be seen that way too, if we embrace the spirit of Aloha as a lot here do, then.....

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-04-01 06:28 am   Permalink

Well... I don't mean to discuss religious beliefs per se, but in the world of Tiki, I'm wondering how religion fits in currently. Tiki is history. Tiki is art. Tiki is collecting, drinks, bars, decor, music, etc. Is Tiki also religion?

 
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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-04-01 06:51 am   Permalink

If you are looking for a religious connection the closest thing I can think of is Huna.

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-04-01 10:28 am   Permalink

I think about tikis alot more than I think about God,
Tiki's I can see, God is just made up.

stirring the pot,
Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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tikihai
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Joined: Apr 05, 2005
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From: Seal Beach, Cal
Posted: 2008-04-01 10:49 am   Permalink


city of refuge


 
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bb moondog
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From: Gilbert AZ
Posted: 2008-04-01 11:40 am   Permalink

DAMN that has the potential for a FORUM OF FIRE!! you go you AGNOSTIC you!!

 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-04-01 12:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-01 10:28, bigtikidude wrote:
I think about tikis alot more than I think about God,
Tiki's I can see, God is just made up.

stirring the pot,
Jeff(bigtikidude)




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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-04-01 12:53 pm   Permalink

On a historic level, Tiki was just one of many gods of the Polynesian pantheon. So your question really means if the traditional Polynesian religions are still practiced. I believe yes, in some form, by individuals and small groups, in the islands and on the mainland. But I doubt that there is any particular emphasis on only the god Tiki per se.

For me personally, Tiki has two religious connotations that I like:

A.) Tiki is the god of the artists. That alone is wonderful. Art is my religion. It inspires me, it makes me seek it, I want to serve it. And I believe that all the artists here are "practicing" Tiki's religion, too, by being creative. Tiki's ever changing image is proof of the creative possibilities of man.

B.) The fact that Tiki was a Demi-god, half man, half divine. To me, he was sort of like the Silver Surfer, more than man, less than god, just a really cool, wise guy. Just like Jesus or Buddha. Maybe with more quirks. Exemplifying the possibility of the divine in every human being.


 
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bb moondog
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From: Gilbert AZ
Posted: 2008-04-01 1:26 pm   Permalink

...like the Silver Surfer....that is an AWESOME thought..Jack Kirby is chuckling WHEREVER our energies go off to...

 
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Chrisc
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Joined: Dec 01, 2004
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From: UK
Posted: 2008-04-02 2:50 pm   Permalink

Surely if football qualifies as an "implicit religion", as some serious theologians are suggesting, so does the modern Tiki subculture, cocktails and all?

 
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captnkirk
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From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2008-04-03 03:41 am   Permalink

Humu Humu posted this one a while back. You need to read it if you are thinking of adopting tiki as your religion.

Jack Chick style tract warning of the dangers of Tiki

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-04-04 6:25 pm   Permalink

A brief history of Tiki Gods:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10296&forum=1


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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-04-04 6:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-01 06:51, Sophista-tiki wrote:
If you are looking for a religious connection the closest thing I can think of is Huna.



Good Post.
Never heard of Huna before:

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Today they are taught openly. Huna is neither Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) nor is it Hypnosis.

If you're interested in spiritual growth and personal empowerment, or expansion of your awareness and your connection to universal spirit, then you'll find that getting in touch with the consciousness on these pages will awaken something inside you.


www.huna.com



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tiki-riviera
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Joined: May 11, 2003
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2008-04-06 09:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-01 10:28, bigtikidude wrote:
I think about tikis alot more than I think about God,
Tiki's I can see, God is just made up.

stirring the pot,
Jeff(bigtikidude)




Gee. Way to dismiss the beliefs of over a billion people world-wide.

Maybe you can see why this topic is forbidden on TC, but it's always
difficult to keep someone from saying something fucking stupid congrats!

[ This Message was edited by: tiki-riviera 2008-04-06 09:22 ]


 
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