Te Ao Māori

Over the next five weeks we will be exploring:

Te Kore; nothingness


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Whakapapa of Creation...........

Ko Te Kore (the void, energy, nothingness, potential)
Te Kore-te-rawea (the void in which nothing is felt)Te Kore-i-ai (the void with nothing in union)Te Kore-te-wiwia (the space without boundaries)Na Te Kore Te Po (from the void the night)Te Po-nui (the great night)Te Po-roa (the long night)Te Po-uriuri (the deep night)Te Po-kerekere (the intense night)Te Po-tiwhatiwha (the dark night)Te Po-te-kitea (the night in which nothing is seen)Te Po-tangotango (the intensely dark night)Te Po-whawha (the night of feeling)Te Po-namunamu-ki-taiao (the night of seeking the passage to the world)Te Po-tahuri-atu (the night of restless turning)Te Po-tahuri-mai-ki-taiao (the night of turning towards the revealed world)Ki te Whai-ao (to the glimmer of dawn)
Ki te Ao-marama (to the bright light of day)
Tihei mauri-ora (there is life)

Te Kore-te-whiwhia (the void in which nothing is possessed)

Te Po; the dark, night
Ranginui me Papatuanuku

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Ranginui and Papatuanuku prevented light from reaching the world because of their close embrace, and their offspring lived in a world of darkness and ignorance between the bodies of their parents. and the plotted against their parents i n order to let light into the world.

Te Ao marama; emergence, light.
And then there was light......

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