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An article I published last year in The Conversation and republished in Smithsonian Magazineabout Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and western science touched a nerve among some readers. My article discussed examples of Indigenous peoples having detailed knowledge of animal behaviour, coastal ecology and historical events that have only recently been “discovered” or verified by western scientists. Although the article was […]Full Story »
As elephants, rhinos, and tigers capture the spotlight, thousands of other species are being traded into potential oblivion. Anecdotally, international trade in all 10 crocodile skink species, which come from New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Indonesia, seems to be on the rise. Yet no one has any idea how many of these lizards are […]Full Story »
¶ Uncategorized (23) ‡ cat, orchid, rhino, tiger, wildlife trade
Krieanna Reni, is a mother who has walked some distances to fetch water in the village of Lanvitvit, Aulua area South east of Malekula. Ms Reni is a class 6 leaver and has children who she claimed were her great help in the daily chores she carried out as a mother. “For a very long time […]Full Story »
¶ Laws of the Nature (31) ‡ Mother and Nature, water and life, water and mother
It has long been said: “The eyes are the windows to the soul”. It’s a very poetic and metaphysical saying, and I always wondered what it really meant. Part of my personal difficulty was: what is the soul that the eyes are the windows to? Part of the physical brain? The personality? The conscious thinking […]Full Story »
¶ Spiritual Laws (13) ‡ eyes, sparkling eye
SCIENTISTS around the world, especially in France, are astonished by PNG’s large rainforest and its biodiversity, says France’s Ambassador Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama. Janvier-Kamiyama was speaking at Government House in Port Moresby after presenting his credentials to acting Governor-General and Speaker Job Pomat. “Your country has the third largest primary rainforest in the world, whose biodiversity is […]Full Story »
In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years. On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with […]Full Story »
The sacred mountain in the North Island is the third geographic feature in the country to be granted a ‘legal personality’ Mount Taranaki in New Zealand is to be granted the same legal rights as a person, becoming the third geographic feature in the country to be granted a “legal personality”. Eight local Māori tribes and the […]
¶ Positive Laws (3) ‡ Maori, Mount Taranaki, New Zealand, sacred mountain, sacred site
Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing neurosurgery, shows that breathing can also change your brain. Simply put, changes in breathing—for […]
Breath of Bliss Academy – Breathwork Teacher Trainings & Retreats QUANTUM LEAP in Thailand! The most recent Level 2 Group Facilitator was life-changing. I’ve been speechless for a few days. I can now finally try to put it into words. Raw, primal jungle and crystal blue waters…and group of old souls gathering to learn how […]
I just signed on to David Suzuki’s 30×30 Challenge, which means I will go outside for at least 30 minutes each day in June. The goal of this for me is to change my habits to ensure more outdoor time. For the Suzuki Foundation, it is a way to assess attitudes from a broad range of people before […]
So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves. Read full article here
Pemerintah telah menerbitkan paket kebijakan ekonomi jilid VIII tentang kebijakan satu peta atau one map policy pada akhir 2015. Menteri Koordinator Bidang Perekonomian Darmin Nasution, Selasa (11/7), melakukan rapat koordinasi untuk membahas langkah-langkah mekanisme intregrasi dan sinkronisasi implementasi dari kebijakan satu peta di lapangan. “Pada rapat koordinasi hari ini akan membahas tiga tema yang menjadi […]
"Libongga" it is called in Lani Language of West Papua. This leaf has been commonly used by the highlands tribe in New Guinea to neutralize fat and cholesterol in the body.
All highlanders of New Guinea mainly eat pork, but most of the people do not suffer from cholesterol or other fat-related diseases.
We traditionally use this leaf to naturally neutralize the effect of the fat.
Commonly called in Lani Language as "Tawy", in Malay as "Buah Merah", in Tok Pisin (Melanesia) as Morita, this fruit has been proven useful for neutralizing various deadly diseases.
There is a need to conduct in depth research but we cannot wait until everything is perfect when we can do something with this organic, natural fruit food.
Well, we do not call it fruit, neither we call it "herb", but we call it food.
Out of curiosity of one scientist at Cenderawasih University in West Papua that brought about revelations that "Tawy" has many beneficial elements that can potentially cure many deadly modern diseases.
Many people call it "Daun Gatal" in Malay, and "itchy leaf" in English. But we people in New Guinea do not call it that way.
Yes it is titchy when you touch it, but what it does open airflow in the body so that energy can flow though the parts we apply the leaf.
With very tiny "thorn", it goes into the body, warms up the body and thus, draws the energy to flow.
This New Guinea "Nggame" (or Bad Spirit Neutralizer has been commonly used by all people on the Island. The main purpose is to get rid of bad spirits from the environment and particularly from the body.
As you know, Melanesian spirituality and Melanesian physicality are inseparable. What is spiritual is also physical at the same time at the same spot. This is why "Nggame" has been useful to get rid of any bad spirit.
Melaensians do not believe in killing the spirits, but we are aware and we do practice organizing and managing the spirits, from black to white, from white to black, from "enemies" into "allies". And Nggame can help in this without needing any mantra, knowledge, intention, at all.
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