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                       by Frater Palindrome.151
   This ritual is based upon the Maori myth of how death became
   permanent. Stated briefly, Rarohenga is the Maori underworld. It
   is ruled by the goddess Hine nui te Po, which means Goddess of
   the Great Night. It was this goddess who slew the
   trickster-demigod Maui.
   Before the death of Maui, the door to Rarohenga swung both ways,
   so to speak. Man was effectively immortal, but was bound to leave
   the mundane world at some pre-designated point in llife and
   journey to Rarohenga. While all mankind had to make his home
   there from that point on, an individual could journey back to the
   mundane world from time to time, and those who hadn't yet had to
   relocate to Rarohenga could journey there for a visit if they
   were so inclined.
   Maui decided to put an end to this, and went to Rarohenga while
   Hine nui te Po slept. He changed himself into a green caterpillar
   and attempted to crawl into Hine's vagina, intending to burrow
   through her body and emerge from her mouth. This would have slain
   the goddess, and released humankind from the necessity of ever
   going to the underworld at all.
   Unfortunately for Maui, he had taken four bird-god companions
   with him; these were Tiwaiwaka (fantail), Miromiro (grey
   warbler), Tataeko (whitehead) and Pitoitoi (robin). As he crawled
   into Great Hine, Tiwaiwaka began to laugh at the sight. This
   awakened the goddess, who clamped her vagina down on Maui and
   destroyed him. From this point onward, it became impossible to
   enter or leave Rarohenga without either actually dying or at
   least knowing some very powerful karakia (Maori spells).
   The purpose of this ritual is to evoke Tiwaiwaka at the moment
   just prior to his laughing, and to stop him from causing Maui's
   death. In doing so, the participants seek to retroactively reopen
   the doors of Rarohenga.
   To aid in the necessary visualizations, a brief description of
   the entities involved is offered:
   Maui: Visualize him in the form of a small green caterpillar,
   about an inch long, with its head disappearing into the vagina
   Hine nui te Po: A hideous feminine giant, about eleven feet tall,
   sleeping on the ground with her legs splayed carelessly. She has
   the body of a human female, with seaweed for hair, eyes made of
   green stone, and the mouth of a barracuda.
   Surrounding these two are four birds, as above. It is not
   necessary to know exactly what all four look like; use your
   Tiwaiwaka: will be portrayed by one of the participants. Wherever
   that individual stands, Hine nui te Po's head is visualized as in
   front of them.
    1. Statement of intent: "It is our will to open the barrier
       between this world and the underworld, Rarohenga."
    2. The participant who portrays Tiwaiwaka takes a step forward
       toward the center of the working area. Camvang should have
       been selected beforehand, and bears some token to connect
       camvang to Tiwaiwaka (a feather, a rubber beak...).
    3. All visualize as strongly as possible the scene described
       above. While doing so, they chant in a barely audible voice
       this karakia, in either English or Maori;
     Te Po nui (The great Night)
     Te Po roa (The long Night)
     Te Po uriuri (The dark Night)
     Te Po kerekere (The blackest Night)
     Te Po tiwha (The gloomy Night)
     Te Po tangotango (The Night only felt)
     Te Po te kitea (The unseen Night)
       Keep in mind that Hine nui te Po is a notoriously light
       sleeper. In all manner, conduct yourself as if you were
       desperately trying not to wake someone up.
    4. After they feel that a sufficient point has been reached,
       each participant stops chanting. Tiwaiwaka takes a second
       step forward, and begins to act as if camvang were trying to
       prevent camvangself from laughing.
    5. The participants, having been provided with ropes or string
       of some type, tie up and gag Tiwaiwaka, while repeating:
                       TAXCHASI WOJITJAX DUBWONG
    6. Tiwaiwaka falls to the ground. Maui is visualized as crawling
       out of Hine's mouth; this is the sign that Rarohenga is
       opened. As each participant succesfully visualizes, they
       should fall into some type of death posture whilst
       concentrating on their personal image of an underworld until
       gnosis is reached. Use a statement of intent beforehand,
       giving voice to your reason for performing this action.
    7. Banish by laughter.
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