NIU - He Tangata Matauhi, Voices of our Ancestors - IBOOK
RELEASE - OCTOBER 2017
NIU - He Tangata Matauhi, Voices of our Ancestors is based on a deck of 56 Māori influenced oracle cards. This guide is an intuitive ethnic guidance that has come from the heart of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Enriched with Māori knowledge and cultural values, this beautifully designed book offers the reader an insight into the unique and spiritual world that is Māori. It also presents an opportunity to experience divine wisdom and well-being through connecting with our Wairua (Spirit) and our Tūpuna (Ancestors).
The word Niu comes from an ancient Maori ritual which involved casting rakau (sticks) for the purpose of divination. How these rakau fell determined the outcome of a prophecy, forewarning, or spiritual message. He Tangata Matauhi translates as ‘one who foretells the future’, an oracle or divine messenger - a privilege usually bestowed upon a Tohunga Matakite (foreteller of the future).