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The Upraised Hand. The spiritual significance of the rise of the Ringatu Faith. William Greenwood. Foreword by Johannes Andersen. (1942) 1942 2nd impression. The Polynesian Society Memoir No 21. The Polynesian Society, Wellington


The author aims to show the Ringatu religion “in its true light.” He names the Church members and tohunga who have helped him

Part One gives the background history:
The impact of Western civilization
The Pai-mariri religion
Te Kooti Rikirangi

Part Two deals with the Ringatu faith:
The Ringatu gathering on the twelfth
The polity of the Ringatu Church
Te Kooti, the Prophet
The Church of the Holy Spirit
An explanation of the Ringatu Seal

Some prophecies throughout


Old photos and repros of drawings show portraits incl: Patara, Kereopa, Te Ua-Horopapera-Haumene, Te Kooti Rikirangi and CS Volkner; the Ringatu Seal
The march around the niu

Large fold-out whakapapa of Te Kooti Rirkirangi


88pp; b/w photos and illustrations; whakapapa; index; s/covers; very good condition; the odd spot of foxing throughout; closed page edges l/foxed; spine sunned

Scarce in any edition. This edition especially valuable for its whakapapa chart


Text Copyright 2012
Collectible Books, Napier



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