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Tiki Central Forums Beyond Tiki Fortean Times Marquesas Island article online
Fortean Times Marquesas Island article online
atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1275
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2004-07-07 06:57 am   Permalink

I read this article in Fortean Times magazine a few months back and thought about scanning it and posting it but now they've saved me the hassle...

Spirits of the South Pacific

Despite the predominance of modern attitudes and Catholic faith in the islands of the South Pacific, the people of the Marquesas Islands still have close encounters with terrifying, shape-changing ancestral spirits. PAUL ROSS travelled to the land of the tupapau to hear their stories.

http://www.forteantimes.com/articles/181_pacific1.shtml

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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-07-07 09:33 am   Permalink

The ancient Hawaiians also believed that spirits of deceased or demigods (such as Patsy Cline)could take alternate body forms; the Hawaiian word for this phenomenon is: he kinolau

    
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Kanaka
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 402
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2004-07-07 11:43 am   Permalink

Cool story! It never occured to me that Jesus and Mary are in fact Catholic Tikis!

Kanaka


 
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virani
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Posted: 2004-07-07 2:48 pm   Permalink

I was there, I was there !!!!

 
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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2004-07-07 3:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

...Jesus and Mary are in fact Catholic Tikis!



Guess I wasn't so far off the mark with these than.


 
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