Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Makutu, R?tana, Te Kooti, Titokowaru, Pai Marire, Rua Kenana Hepetipa, M?ori mythology, Te Haahi Ratana, Whitehead, Wainuiomata M?kutu Lifting, Tapu, Whakahuihui Vercoe, Paora Te Potangaroa, Te Whiti o Rongomai, T. W. Ratana, M?ori Muslims, William Brown Turei, Tohu Kakahi, R?hui, Ringat?, Tohunga, Hauhau, Papahurihia, Bishop of Aotearoa. Excerpt: The Pai M?rire movement was a syncretic M?ori religion that flourished in New Zealand from about 1863 to 1874. Founded in Taranaki by the prophet Te Ua Haumene, it incorporated Biblical and M?ori spiritual elements and promised its followers deliverance from P?keh? domination, providing a religious aspect to the issue of M?ori independence, which had until then been a purely political movement. The embracing of the religion by M?ori also signalled a rejection of Christianity and a distrust of missionaries over their involvement in land purchases. The religion gained widespread support among North Island M?ori and became closely associated with the King Movement, but also became the cause of hysteria among European settlers. Although founded with peaceful motives (its name means Good and Peaceful), Pai M?rire became better known for an extremist form of the religion popularly known as Hauhau, though there is evidence the most violent activities, committed in 1864 and 1865, were led by subordinate prophets acting against the wishes of Te Ua and the basic precepts of the religion. The rise and spread of the violent expression of Pai M?rire was largely a response to the New Zealand Government's military operations against North Island M?ori, which were aimed at exerting European sovereignty and gaining more land for white settlement. Pai M?rire became well known for its revival of ancient rites including incantations, a sacred pole and belief in supernatural protection from bu...
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