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Tikopia ritual and belief


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First published in 1967, this book gives some of the fruits of the author's study of Tikopia ways of thought as the result of three field expeditions. Most Polynesians became Christians more than a century ago but Tikopia had a substantial pagan population until quite recent years. This book of essays describes rites and beliefs of a people who still maintained their traditional institutions remote from civilization. Studies of totemism, of magic and of beliefs in the fate of the soul in the afterworld, not only throw new ...

Tikopia Ritual and Belief 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415694698


Tikopia Ritual and Belief 2011, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415694681


Tikopia Ritual and Belief 1967, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9780045720064