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Ngaa Pohatu Matakite

The Song of Stones

Kaupapa me Tikanga o Te Whare Tapu Iwa

KaupapaSphere of Influence Tikanga
Pumotomoto Board
Puumotomoto Board

Ranginui = Those houses that come under the influences of the heavens.

Te Whare Poo = The house of unity.

Te Whare Maarama = The house of woman; mate of man; mother of society.

Te Whare Hau = The house of creation.

Tangata = Those houses which come under the mortal influences of the world surrounding.

Te Whare Kaa = The house of force; it is creation completed by its product; the rebellious Poo reconciled to the soverign creation.

Te Whare Awhi = The house of dogma and ritual.

Te Whare Mohio = The house of initiation by ordeal; the great equilibrium; the glyph of the knowledge of good and evil.

Papatuuaanuku = Those houses which come under the influences of the earth.

Te Whare Aroha = The house of the key of genesis.

Te Whare Mauri = The house of reaction and of equilibrating justice.

Te Whare Wairua = The house of initiates and prophets.


There are fifty five stones within Te Kite Matakite.

The five stones A, E, I, O, U are Te Kaupapa Mahi. 

Of these five stones E, U are Kaupapa Tuatahi while A, I, O are Kaupapa Tuhinga.

The White stone is the positive aspect of being whilst the dark stone is the negative aspect of being.

The two stones Ng, Wh are Whakakotahitanga.

The eight stones Nga, Wha, Nge, Whe, Ngi, Whi, Ngo, Ngu are Te Ahunga.

The remaining forty stones are Te Mahi o Ngaa Atua.

Ngaa Pohatu Matakite
Ngaa Pohatu Matakite
He Korero o Ngaa Pohatu

A = Intent
E = Development 
I = Unchangeable
O = Point of Origin
U = Conformation Established

HA = Breath; essence
KA = Be lighted
MA = To connect; pale
NA = Satisfied; content; refresh
NGA = Take breath
PA = Be connected with
RA = Source of light; by way of
TA = Forming possessive
WA = Definite space
WHA = Essence of a thing

HE = Inappropriate; wrong not quite there
KE = Different from
ME = Reverse the condition
NE = Request; proposal
NGE = Noise
PE = Soft
RE = Draw attention
TE = Produce; emphatic statement
WE = The middle place
WHE = Small begining

HI = Draw up; rise
KI = Transitive; connecting
MI = Distant
NI = Searching
NGI = Ignite
PI = Source
RI = To veil
TI = Overcome
WI = Relax; substance
WHI = Be able; enable

HO = To enhance
KO = Reference of future time
MO = On account; in preparation for
NO = Belonging to; from
NGO = Make articulate sound
PO = Length of time; night
RO = Forward
TO = Be pregnant

HU = Desire; resound
KU = Silent
MU = Murmur at
NU = Growth
NGU = Greedy
PU = Originate
RU = Shake; vibrate
TU = Be erect; stand

Ng = Central balance
Wh = Recognition of the self unknown

Tuhia Ki Runga

The enquirer -whilst keeping their question fore-front within their mind- consecutively removes nine random stones from Te Kite Matakite placing each stone within one of the nine houses in order 1 - 9.

Te Kite Matakite is then returned to the right hand side of the Puumotomoto board.

The stones are read and their song recorded. 
Song of Pumotomoto
Te Waiata Puumotomoto

Te Paanui

Taking the example reading above 'Te Waiata Puumotomoto'

The knowledge sought from Ngaa Pohatu Matakite was - 'Will the concept of Ngaa Pohatu Matakite me te Puumotomoto take meaningful growth within Te Ao?'

The resulting awnser is known as 'Te Waiata Puumotomoto'.

What follows is the first three verses of Te Waiata Puumotomoto.

This first verse of the song is known as Te Korowai o Te Ao.

1. Reading the stones start with the first house through to the third house.

Nu - Pi - Ku

The heavenly influences upon the Question are:-

Te Whare Poo - Growth

Te Whare Maarama - Source

Te Whare Hau - Silent

2. Next house four through to house six.

Wi - No - Mu

The mortal influences of the world surrounding upon the Question:-

Te Whare Kaa - Substance

Te Whare Ahwi - Belonging to

Te Whare Mohio - Murmur at

3. Finaly house seven through to house nine.

Nga - Ni - Ka

The earthly influences upon the Question are:-

Te Whare Aroha - Take breath

Te Whare Mauri - Enquire 

Te Whare Wairua - Be lighted

Next comes the verse known as Ngaa Aka Atua.

4. Starting with house one read down through house four on to house seven.

The Influences of Te Mangu upon the Enquirer are:-

Nu - Wi - Nga

Te Whare Poo - Growth

Te Whare Kaa - Substance

Te Whare Aroha - Take breath

5. Next from house two down through house five onto house eight.

The Influences of Whai Tua upon the Enquirer are:-

Pi - No - Ni

Te Whare Maarama - Source

Te Whare Awhi - Belonging to

Te Whare Mauri - Enquire

6. Finaly from house three down through house six onto nine.

The Influences of Ngaa Atua upon the Enquirer are:-

Ku - Mu - Ka

Te Whare Hau - Silent

Te Whare Mohio - Murmur at

Te Whare Wairua - Be lighted

The final verse is known as Poutama.

7. Starting at house seven read upwards through house five onto house three.

The influences of the heavenly stairway upon the outcome are:-

Nga -No - Ku

Te Whare Aroha - Take breath

Te Whare Awhi - Belonging to

Te Whare Hau - Silence

The seven new power words sung by Ngaa Pou Whitu of Puumotomoto are:-

1. Te Pou Ngupiku - 'Growth of the thing comes from the source of silence'.

2. Te Pou Winomu - 'Substance belongs to that which murmurs at the thing'.

3. Te Pou Nganika - 'Pause take breath and enquire of the thing to bring light'. 

4. Te Pou Nuwinga - 'Growth of the thing brings substance to pause and take breath'.

5. Te Pou Pinoni - 'From the source the thing is belonging to enquire'.

6. Te Pou Kumuka - 'Be silent and murmur at the thing to be lighted with light'.

7. Te Pou Nganoku - 'Pause take breath for the thing belonging to is silence'.

-the thing is the question made known-

*Note:-When creating the power words one must pay heed to the following structural rules of Maaori language.

Maaori words must end with either A,I,E,O,U.

Likewise Ng and Wh must be followed by either A,I,E,O,U.

When either NG or Wh is found in the creation of the power words and they are not followed by the correct structural rules then those stones are left out from the word. ex:- NgKoPu does not follow the structure of Maaori words so you would drop the Ng from the word and the word would now become Kopu. Similarly if the stones gave KoPuNg then Ng would be dropped from the word creating Kopu as the word.

Another example is WhKoPu. Here you would drop the Wh and the word would be Kopu. Similarly if the stones gave KoPuWh you would drop the Wh and the word would become Kopu.

Nowin hath one gained a knowledge of Ngaa Pou Whitu of Puumotomoto.

Now having heard the sacred song sung therein one is armed with a complete sense of that which proceeded the question and that which shall come from the question being made known.

All of which is contained within the context of that which is the enquirer.

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