Author: P. A. Minnell
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Providing rare insight into old spirituality, customs, and language, The Mãori Oracle includes a set of 58 oracle cards honoring the New Zealand Mãori tradition of seeking guidance and advice from our ancestors and loved ones who reside beyond the veil. It uses many of the teaching stories and portents that are still used by Mãori from tribes all over New Zealand. Although the symbols are Mãori, they are pathways for the language of spirit – a language that is universal. This beautiful oracle deck and guidebook offers anyone, from any culture, an opportunity to reconnect to one's own heritage and ancestors. It has been created to act as a pathway for messages from the other side, providing a sense of divine guidance from one's own family and a strengthening in the knowledge that we are not alone.
In Old New Zealand (1863), F.E. Maning recalls living alongside Maori in "the good old times before Governors were invented, and law, and justice, and all that." His account of the early contact period is widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of some sort, but the extent to which it is fiction, autobiography, ethnography, history, or satire remains a matter for debate. This is the first scholarly edition of Maning's writings. It includes a revealing selection of Maning's unpublished letters, and Alex Calder contributes an introduction and notes that illuminate the works' historical, ethnographic, and literary contexts, showing how settler colonialism is an incomplete and contested process, the problems of which are enacted in Maning's writings, and repeated in the history of their reception.>