Notes taken listening to Dr Ngahuia Murphy on Te Awa Atua - The Ritual Conduit.
Blood is a medium between worlds
To purify, Pakeha had holy water, we had the menstrual blood of women
The role of the woman, to purify, to facilitate the transformative state of mind of consciousness
Power of the blood, of the TARA
Warriors went between the legs of women to whakatapu before war and would come back and step back again to lift the tapu and whakanoa
women traverse the continuum of tapu and noa, to move backwards and forwards.
The ceremony of the womb, the power of birth, death, renewal.
Men acknowledge menstrual, their own mana increases
if the blood is a medium of whakapapa, connects us to the Atua, ceremony of ritual, of purification's where Tangata houses intergenerational trauma then she also has the capacity to release and clear it through the whakapapa line.
TARA - transitional zone between worlds.
Te Ao Kikokiko and Te Ao Wairua.