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Eight Earth Rituals

NORTH SOUTH
J.
F. Spring BeginsAutumn Begins
M. *Spring Equinox*Autumn Equinox
A.
M. Summer BeginsWinter Begins
J. Summer SolsticeMaaori New YearWinter Solstice
J.War of the Gods Begins
A.  Autumn BeginsWar of the Gods EndsSpring Begins
S. *Autumn Equinox*Spring Equinox
O.
N. Winter BeginsSummer Begins
* = Te Wairua Aa Ngaa Poo
Four Major Rituals

Maaruaroa O Takurua Hotoke – Winter Solstice

Rite Aa Te Raa Me Te Poo Koanga Mahuru – Spring Equinox

Maaruaroa O Raumati – Summer Solstice

Rite Aa Te Raa Me Te Poo Ngaa Huru – Autumn Equinox

There are four Pou by which the reckoning for the Earth Rituals are found:- The Lunar Count (Maaramataka Te Poo) /The Solar Count (Maaramataka Te Raa) /The Movements of the Celestial Bodies (Te Maaramataka Ranginui) and Nature herself (Te Maaramataka Papatuuaanuku).

Each of the rituals are dual in nature comprising a Lunar Event and a Solar Event each occupying its own time and space.

Lunar events are New Moon to New Moon starting with the New Moon of June.

These events are not to mark the Solar Events as such but contain the Kaupapa by which Solar Events are recognized.

Solar Events are recognition of earths position in orbiting the sun.

The four solar events are the solstices (Maaruaroa) and the equinox (Rite Aa Te Raa Me Te Poo). These days are found via observation of the landscape markers (Ngaa Pou Kaupeka Whenua).

Ngaa Pou Kaupeka Whenua are three landscape markers which mark the passage of Te Raa between his two wives Hine Raumati in the south and Hine Takurua in the north with a center point of duality between the two wives.

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Maaruaroa O Takurua HotokeWinter Solstice.

LUNAR:

Papatuuaanuku is at her lowest point in her ascent and descent around the sun.

Here is the time of Matariki.

The Maaori New Year begins upon the Dawn of the New Moon upon witnessing the returning Matariki rising.

On the eve of the New Moon the sacred fires are lit.

The originating ritual fire of Hine Takurua is symbolic of Hine Nui te Poo and her coupling with Ruamoko fore it is from that union all the volcanic fires originate.

It is the ritual of the daughter Ngaa Huru becoming the bride Hine Takurua.

This passing of the flame from Hine Takurua to start the fire of Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga is a ritual of life and death.

It is a ritual of the mothers final embrace with the father from whence the mother shall pass to give way for her daughter Koanga Mahuru.

The central ritual fire is symbolic of Te Raa and is fueled from

"Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga".

Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga and all other wood materials used in the ritual fires must be taken from ancestral lands and never purchased from foreign sources.

This wood is seen as the Bones of Taane Mahuta God of the Forrest.

Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga must be selected and harvested by Ngaa Mana Wahine whom will also deliver and place Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga upon the ritual fire.

This fire is kindled with chips and shavings from the previous year's Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga.

Ngaa Mana Wahine have kept these chips and shavings safe since the previous harvest.

It also receives it's ignition source from the originating ritual fire of Hine Takurua.

Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga represents the zygote Koanga Mahuru.

Hine Takurua is again pregnant from her consort Te Raa.

Their child in the womb being represented by the ritual of Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga.

Now from the fire of Te Rakau Wairua Tapu O Rata Te Pukenga are lit the seven sacred fires of Matariki.

Each fire represents one of the Septuplet sons of Uru te Ngangana and Hine Turama collectively known as Matariki.

The Kaupapa of the seven ritual fires is to serve and protect the vulnerable branches and fruits of Te Whakapapa o Rangi Potiki me Papatuuaanuku.

Mataariki - To connect, Forming possessive, Intent, To veil, Transitive.

Tupu Aa Nuku - Be erect, Originate, Intent, Intent, Growth, Silent.

Tupu Aa Rangi - Be erect, Originate, Intent, Intent, Source of light, Ignite.

Waitii - Definite space, Unchangeable, Overcome, Unchangeable.

Waitaa - Definite space, Unchangeable, Forming possessive, Intent.

Waipuna - Definite space, Unchangeable, Originate, Satisfied.

Uru Aa Rangi - Conformation Established, Shake, Intent, Intent, Source of light, Ignite.

Now is marked the dark force with which Te Raa has battled with since the time of Ngaa Huru giving way.

After the rising of Matariki all fires are extinguished with the dawn.

SOLAR:

This is the time Te Raa lays for three days with his winter bride Hine Takurua.

Now is marked three days of festivities centered around Whanau and Hapu relations and their relationships with the wider community.

Now is the time for whanau and communal gathering whereby account of the winter passage is held and thoughts are returned once again to the coming birth of the daughter Koanga Mahuru.

The first day of the ritual symbolizes the return of the father unto his house.

The second day symbolizes the union of the parents.

The third day symbolizes the fathers departure from his house.

The long ascent has begun.
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Rite Aa Te Raa Me Te Poo O Koanga Mahuru – Spring Equinox.

LUNAR:

Papatuuaanuku is mid point upon the right hand path in her ascent and descent around the sun.

The ritual fire lit is symbolic of rebirth, fertility and the immortality of that which is produced by Te Kore te Tamua.

It is the ritual of the mother birthing the daughter.
Now is the point marked where Te Raa enters the southern house and leave his northern residence behind.

Aotahi is the star seen.

SOLAR:

Now is the time when night and day are equal in length.

Now is the time to honor the daughter Koanga Mahuru and her gifts of fertility re-birthed giving assurance of the immortality of nature.

Three days of festivities are held.

The first day symbolizes the final day of Te Raa within his northern House.

The second day symbolizes the midpoint between the houses.

The third day symbolizes the entrance of Te Raa into his southern house.

This is one of two annual events (Te Wairua Aa Ngaa Poo) wherein all multidimensional inner and outer worlds synchronize at a quantum level and the barriers separating these worlds are thin.

This means those skilled in the arts can gain access to all the multidimensional inner and outer worlds during this event.

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Maaruaroa O RaumatiSummer Solstice.

LUNAR:

Papatuuaanuku is at her highest point in her ascent and descent around the sun.

The ritual fire is symbolic for the life giving energies of Papatuuaanuku and her symbiotic relationship with Ranginui and all their children.

It is also the ritual of Koanga Mahuru becoming the bride Hine Raumati.

Hine Raumati is again pregnant from her consort Te Raa and carries the zygote Ngaa Huru within her belly.

Parearohi and her consort Rehua are seen in the night sky.

Now is marked the light force with which Te Raa has battled with since the time of Koanga Mahuru giving way.

It is a ritual of the mothers final embrace with the father from whence the mother shall pass to give way for her daughter Ngaa Huru.

SOLAR:

This is the time Te Raa lays for three days with his summer bride Hine Raumati.

Now is marked three days of festivities centered around Whanau and Hapu relations and their relationships with the wider community.

Now is the time for whanau and communal gathering whereby account of the summer passage is held and thoughts are returned once again to the coming birth of the daughter Ngaa Huru.

The first day of the ritual symbolizes the return of the father unto his house.

The second day symbolizes the union of the parents.

The third day symbolizes the fathers departure from his house.

The long descent has begun.
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Rite Aa Te Raa Me Te Poo O Ngaa HuruAutumn Equinox.

LUNAR:

Papatuuaanuku is mid point upon the left hand path in her ascent and descent around the sun.

The ritual fire lit is symbolic of reflection upon the common binding together of all things with the bounty of that which is produced by Te Kore te Tamua and realized from the seasonal harvests.

It is the ritual of the daughter facing the mother.
The final preparations before the onset of Takurua Hotoke.

Now is the point marked where Te Raa enters the northern house and leaves his southern residence behind.

SOLAR:

Now is the time when night and day are equal in length.
Now is the time to honor the daughter Ngaa Huru and her gifts of reflection and her binding together of all things giving assurance of the immortality of nature.

Three days of festivities are held.
The first day symbolizes the final day of Te Raa within his southern House.

The second day symbolizes the midpoint between the houses.

The third day symbolizes the entrance of Te Raa into his northern house.

This is one of two annual events (Te Wairua Aa Ngaa Poo) wherein all multidimensional inner and outer worlds align and the barriers separating these worlds are thin.

This means those skilled in the arts can gain access to all the multidimensional inner and outer worlds during this event.

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Four Minor Rituals

Takurua Hotoke – Winter Begins - Karakia Hinenuitepoo.

Koanga Mahuru – Spring Begins - Karakia Ratatepukenga.

Raumati – Summer Begins - Karakia Taanenuiaarangi.

Ngaa Huru – Autumn Begins - Karakia Niwareka.

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