Maori were not idolaters but, believed more in the wairua (spirit) in the heavens and the living world around us. The tohunga (expert) would karakia (incant) to summon the wairua to take abode in these carved figures commonly called god sticks. This form would act as a vessel for only a short period of time. Placement of these sticks varied; sometimes they were used in the hope of a bountiful catch at sea or for a successful harvest. The tohunga had the ability to connect man to the gods, which made them the Keepers of Magic.
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