||Fortean Times Marquesas Island article online
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Joined: May 14, 2002
|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.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
|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
Joined: Jun 02, 2003
|Posted: 2004-07-07 11:43 am  Permalink|
Cool story! It never occured to me that Jesus and Mary are in fact Catholic Tikis!
Joined: Sep 17, 2003
From: Volcanic area of France
|Posted: 2004-07-07 2:48 pm  Permalink|
I was there, I was there !!!!
Joined: Feb 19, 2003
From: New Orleans
|Posted: 2004-07-07 3:18 pm  Permalink|
...Jesus and Mary are in fact Catholic Tikis!
Guess I wasn't so far off the mark with these than.