posted on May, 19 2008 @ 01:19 AM
Originally posted by chiplak
Also known as "Bull-roarer" and made of bone, wood or stone, they are blade-like and swing on a long cord producing a loud, deep whirring that
can be heard from a distance. Uses vary from luring lizards, summoning rain and attracting a soul mate to several being played together at a Tangi
Thankyou for that invaluable information
Lures lizards and attracts soul mates! If we can get past the semantics we may actually crack something in this thread. There are far too many
relationships between the Indigenous cultures of the world for even the cynic in me to ignore. The question remains are the sullied waters
intentional? And if so who is the culprit? Wouldnt mind skyfloatings initial thoughts on that one as you have been looking into this for a while.
Originally posted by chiplak
Cheers guys for the support so far, and Yes bro (KTK) our prime minister is a "she man"( i don't mean to disrespect the real she-men out there but
Aye, its almost as if her diet is entirely of testicles, most likely sheeps.
Seriously though your response to this made me ponder something I knew as fact amongst polynesian culture. Ever come across a big hulking Samoan lady
man? I bet you have. Before the Mormons and Adventists got to them they were culturally accepting of this and would let them live as women folk with
the rites and responsibilites of a woman. American Indian cultures did the same. Would be interesting to see if the same approach was taken in Maori
and Aboriginal culture. The more similarities we find the biggest the case for a ahem "conspiracy". Tasty aint it....
I have many a question you could ask on my behalf.
Central to the Aboriginals belief system is thier kinship and totem regulations based on cycles. When you look past the semantics again you find they
are describing reincarnation belief system based on cycles and the "new age"(hate that word)concept of soul groups. A great grandmother would call
her great grandaughter"mother" and the great granddaughter would call her great grandmother"daughter". Read into that as you will.
Would the Maori have any equivalent there?
Also I have discovered why women dont participate in bullroaring rites of passage in Oz. The dreamtime story states that the men stole it off the
women. But that the women didnt mind in the end cause they realised they didnt need the bullroarer to be initiated by the serpent as they could find
it without the Bullroarer. Plus they were already sacred creators and didnt need the reminder.
What were some of the ancient Maori rites of passage? How did the sexes mix during these ceremonies? Are Maori women allowed near the Maori
What gender roles are the moon and sun assigned to in Maori culture? This one is very very important.
Im sure I will think of more, I hope thats not too much for you.
Choice ay bro........
[edit on 19-5-2008 by KTK]