TE POU RIMA KAAWHAKAORO MAAORI
There are five Pou which combine to create Te Whare Kaawhakaoro:-
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Maarama
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Atua
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Hinengaro
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Wairua
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Tangata
These are the five Pou belonging to Wharekura o Rangi Tamaku a Nuku Te Aio –the house of the eleventh heaven from which Taane and his brothers copied the design for Wharekura a Papatuuaanuku-.
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Maarama deals with the cosmogony of the physical world.
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Atua deals with the cosmogony of the gods.
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Hinengaro deals with the cosmogony of consciousness.
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Wairua deals with the cosmogony of spirt.
Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Tangata deals with the cosmogony of humankind.
Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Maarama
From beyond Ngaa Kore unfold the world sustaining emanations, plant like, mysterious.
0: Te Kore – Dao
1: Te Kore Tuatahi – Dao Reflected
2: Te Kore Tuarua – Dao Synergy
3: Te Kore Nui – Dao Volumetric
4: Te Kore Roa – Dao Long Lasting
5: Te Kore Para – Dao Seeded
6: Te Kore Whiiwhia – Dao Germination
7: Te Kore Rawea – Dao Interconnected
8: Te Kore te Tamaua – Dao Fast Bound
9: Te Kore te Matua – Without Parent
10: Te Poo – Darkness
11: Te Poo Teki – Dark Producing Energy
12: Te Poo Terea – Unseen Foundation
13: Te Poo Whaawhaa – Darkness Held
14: Hine Maakaa Moe – Daughter of Fortified Balance
15: Te Ata – Light Produced
16: Te Au Tu Roa – Light in Motion
17: Te Ao Maarama – Light in Growth
18: Whai Tua – Space
‘In Whai Tua were evolved two existences’
19: Te Mangu Maakuu – Dark Moisture [male]
20: Mahoranui Aa Rangi – The Expanse of Rangi [female]
‘From the union of Te Mangu Maakuu and Whai Tua two existences sprang’
21: Ranginui – Sky Father
22: Papatuuaanuku – Earth Mother
23: Ngaa Atua – Children of Sky father and Earth Mother
In the sequence above the first ten Poo –0-9– are considered Quantum fluctuations inflating to a point of Te Poo o Te Kore Te Tamua.
Te Poo o Te Kore Rawea in becoming bound by a ‘ring pass-not’ created the original fertile state from which the flash point of creation within Te Poo o Te Kore Te Tamua gave rise to Te Poo o Te Kore te Matua wherein ‘The Parentless One‘ Io Matua Kore came into being.
Following on from Te Poo o Te Kore te Matua five Poo of darkness existed which carried within them the seed of light as eventually birthed by Te Poo o Hine Maakaa Moe –the mother of light-.
It is Hine Maaka Moe whom is the wife of Io Tamauatake and it is from their union that the way of Io me Oi became Knowable.
Now followed three Poo of light in expansion and growth which lead to the creation of space –Whai Tua –.
Within the expanse of space two elements Te Mangu Maakuu me Mahoranui Aa Rangi existed and eventually unified to create two further elementals known as Ranginui me Papatuuaanuku.
It was from the further combination of Ranginui me Papatuuaanuku that Ngaa Atua came into existence and it is from Ngaa Atua that Whakapapa Maaori comes into being.
Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Atua
|Io Matua Kore||Te Kore te Tamaua|
|Io Nui||Te Kore te Matua|
|Io Roa||Te Poo|
|Io Matua||Te Poo Teki|
|Io Te Waananga||Te Poo Terea|
|Io Taketake||Te Poo Whaawhaa|
|Io Tamauatake||Hine Maakaa Moe|
|Io Te Toi Oo Ngaa Rangi||Te Ata|
|Io Mata Putahi||Te Au Tu Roa|
|Io Mata Ngaro||Te Ao Maarama|
|Io Mata Wai||Whai Tua|
|Io Mata Aho||Te Mangu Maakuu|
|Io Te Hau e Rangi||Mahoranui Aa Rangi|
|Io Tikitiki Oo Rangi||Ranginui|
|Io Te Waiora||Papatuuaanuku|
|Io Te Whiwhia||Ngaa Atua|
Now it is within Te Poo o Te Kore te Tamua that the creative essence Io Matua Kore came into existence eventually evolving into the consciousness state of Io Nui within Te Poo o Te Kore te Matua.
As Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Maarama evolved so too did the conscious and creative essences of Io Nui and in Te Poo o Hine Maaka Moe, the creative essences of Io Tamauatake unified with the creative state known as Hine Maaka Moe giving rise to the new Quantum Conscious state of Te Poo Te Ata.
It is from the continuous and evolving unification of these creative conscious essences that all life proceeds from Te Poo Te Ata through the creative conscious states of Io Te Toi Oo Ngaa Rangi me Oi Te Toi Oo Ngaa Rangi.
Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Hinengaro
There are twenty-one dual states of conscious evolution for Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Hinengaro proceeding from Te Poo te Ata.
|Te Ahi Tapu Wahine||Te Ahi Tapu Taane|
|Te Poo Nui||Great Darkness||Te Ao Nui||Great Light|
|Te Poo Roa||Long Darkness||Te Ao Roa||Long Light|
|Te Poo Papakina||Tangible Darkness||Te Ao Papakina||Tangible Light|
|Te Poo Pakarea||Member-less Darkness||Te Ao Pakarea||Member-less Light|
|Te Poo Ki Tua||Darkness Beyond||Te Ao Ki Tua||Light Beyond|
|Te Poo Roto||Darkness Within||Te Ao Roto||Light Within|
|Te Poo Tawhito||Ancient Darkness||Te Ao Tawhito||Ancient Light|
|Te Poo Ruru||Sheltered Darkness||Te Ao Ruru||Sheltered Light|
|Te Poo Aio||Calm Darkness||Te Ao Aio||Calm Light|
|Te Poo Whero||Red Darkness||Te Ao Whero||Red Light|
|Te Poo Ma||White Darkness||Te Ao Ma||White Light|
|Te Poo Pango||Black Darkness||Te Ao Pango||Black Light|
|Te Poo Whakaruru||Darkness Agitated||Te Ao Whakaruru||Light Agitated|
|Te Poo Kumea||Darkness Expanded||Te Ao Kumea||Light Expanded|
|Te Poo Whakarito||Darkness with Core||Te Ao Whakarito||Light with Core|
|Te Poo i Runga||Darkness Above||Te Ao i Runga||Light Above|
|Te Poo i Raro||Darkness Below||Te Ao i Raro||Light Below|
|Te Poo i Matau||Darkness to the Right||Te Ao i Matau||Light to the Right|
|Te Poo Maui||Darkness to The Left||Te Ao Maui||Light to The Left|
|Mahoranui Aa Rangi||Expanse of Rangi||Te Mangu Maakuu||Dark moisture|
|Papatuuaanuku||Earth Mother||Ranginui||Sky Father|
Within Te Poo te Kore te Tamaua the first four aspects of Hinengaro sprang simultaneously into existence.
These four aspects of Hinengaro are dual in nature and being.
They each contain within them Te Ahi Tapu Wahine me Te Ahi Tapu Taane;
Whakaaroaro Kua Kore Kore
Io Matua Kore me Oi Matua Kore
Io Nui me Oi Nui
Io Roa me Oi Roa
Io Matua me Oi Matua
At first all Hinengaro was chaotically combined and remained so until the process of Moohiotanga Aaritarita became present.
Moohiotanga Aaritarita is the threefold process of understanding the self within the self’s external environments and then that understandings relationship within the greater geo-dimensional positioning of the self.
‘Know the Moment, Know the Cause, Know Where You Are.’
Once this knowing was obtained then conscious growth and development rapidly evolved eventually culminating in the creation of the first two fully separated conscious entities known as Ranginui and Papatuuaanuku.
The Doubled Threefold Evolution Process of Moohiotanga Aaritarita
Whakaaroaro Kua Rangatira
Io Te Waananga me Oi Te Waananga
Io Taketake me Oi Taketake
Io Tamauatake me Oi Tamauatake
Io Te Toi Oo Ngaa Rangi me Oi Te Toi Oo Ngaa Rangi
… … …
Whakaaroaro Kua Huritau
Io Mata Putahi me OI Mata Putahi
Io Mata Ngaro me Oi Mata Ngaro
Io Mata Wai me Oi Mata Wai
Io Mata Aho me Oi Mata Aho
Io Te Hau e Rangi me Oi Te Hau e Rangi
… … …
Whakaaroaro Kua Puurangi
Io Tikitiki Oo Rangi me Oi Tikitiki Oo Rangi
Io Te Waiora me Io Oi Waiora
Io Te Whiwhia me Oi Te Whiwhia
… … …
The final result from the evolution of Moohiotanga Aaritarita was the creation of Te Ahi Tapu Wahine me Te Ahi Tapu Taane.
From these two newly formed and separated Ahi Tapu Wahine me Taane came Te Mangu Maakuu and Mahoranui Aa Rangi whom begat Toko Mua, Toko Roto and Toko Pa –First of Ngaa Atua-.
After a period of time Te Mangu Maakuu interacted with the evolving conscious process of Io Nui me Oi Nui within Whai Tua and thus was created the first two celestial twins Ranginui and Papatuuaanuku from whom all Whakapapa Maaori descend.
Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Wairua
Te Ao Wairua is the creative medium from which the consciousness of Io Matua Kore came into existence within Te Poo Te Kore te Tamaua.
The bounding of Te Poo Te Kore Rawea resulted in Te Poo Te Kore te Tamaua becoming infused with Mauri Ora which in turn created the Wairua medium from which the consciousness of Io Matua Kore became invested and grew.
It is by the medium of Te Ao Wairua that Io Nui me Oi Nui evolved eventually investing Te Ao Wairua with Te Ahi Tapu thus creating all life.
The Twenty-Four Wairua Creation Songs of Io Nui
|WAIATA||TE AHI TAPU||TE POO|
|Io te Hauranga|
Oi te Hauranga
|essence||Te Kore te Matua|
|Io te Waiwheta|
Oi te Waiwheta
|Io te Ruatahi|
Oi te Ruatahi
|infusion||Te Poo Teki|
|Io te Oomana|
Oi te Oomana
|consolidation||Te Poo Terea|
|Io te Maharau|
Oi te Maharau
|multiplicity||Te Poo Whaawhaa|
|Io te Tangatanga|
Oi te Tangatanga
|foundation||Hine Maakaa Moe|
|Io te Matapou|
Oi te Matapou
|Io te Kurahea|
Oi te Kurahea
|intention||Te Au Tu Roa|
|Io te Arumaia|
Oi te Arumaia
|intervention||Te Ao Maarama|
|Io te Kaiti|
Oi te Kaiti
|Io te Ngaitua|
Oi te Ngaitua
|unison||Te Mangu Maakuu|
|Io te Urutapu|
Oi te Urutapu
|sacredness||Mahoranui Aa Rangi|
These twenty-four songs of creation are Te Ahi Tapu investment Karakia.
Te Pou Whakapapa Te Ao Tangata
All things have their being through fire and water.
Water without land and fire is dead.
Fire without water and land is dead.
These things combined -water, earth, fire- give life to land and each other and all things that grow and live and have their own form, whether trees, rocks, birds, reptiles, fish, animals or human.
It is these three things that give life to them all.
It is the same with the sun and the moon and the stars.
They are worlds; earth, water and fire give them their form and the same actuate all things.
The air is the compliment of all these things.
It is this that continues or holds the life of things.
If there were the earth, the ocean, fire or air alone, nothing would have life.
It is through the earth, water, fire and air combined that all things have life.
This is the same with Rangituhaha -whole of the heavens- including Toi Oo Ngaa Rangi; each has its own form of everything within them, with their own form of life suited to each.
The earth has its own form of life as has water, fire, trees, rocks; all plants of every description have their own form of life.
Whatever there is in this world, or in Rangituhaha, all have the same.
Everything that has so been mentioned has a Wairua Tinana of its own similar to itself, each one has Mauri invested with Te Ahi Tapu.
Io te Waananga is the origin of these things.
These are the things that Io Mata Ngaro retained to the self; the spirit, the life and the form; it is by these that all things have form according to their kind.
There is nothing made by Io Nui that has not an end, everything has a termination.
Whether it be by drought, burning by fire, injury by the sun, or the moon, excepting always those forms that Io Nui decrees should not have an end in this world or other worlds.
Timatatanga Te Ao Whanui
From conception the increase
From the increase the swelling
From the swelling the thought
From the thought remembrance
From the remembrance the consciousness, the desire
The world became fruitful:
It dwelt with the feeble glimmering
It brought forth the night
The great night, the long night, the lowest night
The thick night, the night to be felt, the night to be touched
The night unseen, the night following on, the night ending in death:
From the nothing the begetting
From the nothing the increase
From the nothing the abundance
The power of increasing the living breath:
It dwelt within the empty space
It produced the atmosphere which is above us
The atmosphere which floats upon the earth
The great firmament above us
The spread-out place dwelt with the glowing dawn
Forthwith was produced the sun:
They were thrown up above as the chief eyes of heaven
The early dawn, the early day, the midday
The blaze of day from the sky
The sky which floats above the earth
Dwelt with Hawaiiki:
Io within the breathing space of immensity
The universe was in darkness with water every where
There was no glimmer of dawn
No clearness of light
And Io begun by saying these words
That Io may cease to remain inactive
“Darkness! Become a light possessing darkness”
And at once the light appeared
Io then repeated these self-same words in this manner
“Light become a darkness possessing light”
And again an intense darkness supervened
And a third time Io spoke
“Let there be one darkness above
Let there be one darkness below Alternate!”
“Let there be a darkness unto Tupua
Let there be a darkness unto Tawhito
It is a darkness overcome and dispelled”
And a fourth time Io spoke
“Let there be one light above
Let there be one light below
Let there be a light unto Tupua
Let there be a light unto Tawhito a domain of bright light”
And now a great light prevailed
Io then looked to the waters which compassed about
And Io spoke a fifth time
“Waters of Tai Kaama be ye separate!”
Heaven being formed the sky became suspended
And at once the moving earth lay abroad:
The waters of the oceans that are in the world
Were created by waters
And then grew the land
The earth taken upon maturity to wife by the sky father
Next the minor vegetation
Growing each after its own kind
Next the animals and dogs of every species
Next the birds of different kind
Next the moon the sun and all the stars
Next Hine Ahu One and Hine Titama
By these all from the very first down to the creation of woman, mentioned each in its own period, growing up in their own time, increasing in their own periods, each conceived after their own manner and time of whatsoever nature, each had its own conception or sprouting.
We now understand that this is the nature of all things and each thing has its female through which it conceives; whatsoever there is has a wife; there is nothing that stands alone without its female.
All things have their female counterparts:
There is a creative principle
Which is itself uncreated
There is a principle of change
Which is itself unchanging
Te Kore is able to create life
Te Kore is able to effect change
That which is produced cannot but continue producing
That which evolved cannot but continue to evolving
Hence there is constant production and constant evolution
The law of constant evolution at no time ceases to operate
That which is once involved in the destiny of living things
Can never be annihilated
So it is with Io and Oi
So it is with the four seasons
Io and Oi are the positive and negative
Principles of nature alternating
Predominating in day and night
Khwan and Khien
Yang and Yin
Te Kore we may surmise to be alone in it self
How can it really be proved
We can only suppose that it is mysteriously one
Without beginning and without end
Te Kore goes to and fro and its range is illimitable
We may surmise that it stands alone
And that its ways are inexhaustible
The spirit of the valley dies not
It may be called the mysterious feminine
The issuing point of the mysterious feminine
Must be regarded as the root of the universe
Subsisting to all eternity
It uses its force without effort
That then which engenders all things is itself engendered
That by which all things evolve
Is itself untouched by evolution
Self-engendered and self-evolving it has in itself
The elements of substance, appearance, wisdom
Strength, dispersion and cessation
Yet it would be a mistake to call it by anyone of these names:
The ancestors regarded Io and Oi as controlling the sum total of heaven and earth.
That which has substance is engendered from that which is devoid of substance.
Out of which then were heaven and earth engendered?
They were engendered from Te Kore and came into existence of themselves.
There is a great principle of change, a great origin, a great beginning, a great primordial simplicity.
In the great origin lies the beginning of substance.
In the great beginning lies the beginning of material form.
After the separation of Io and Oi, classes of objects assume their forms.
In the great simplicity lies the beginning of essential qualities.
When substance, form, and essential qualities are still indistinguishably blended together it is called Ngaro.
Ngaro means that all things are chaotically intermixed and not yet separated from one another.
The purer and lighter elements tending upwards made the heavens.
The grosser and heavier elements tending downwards made the earth.
Substance harmoniously proportioned became humanity.
And heaven and earth containing thus a spiritual element, things were evolved and produced.
“TE POU RIMA KAAWHAKAORO MAAORI“