With all of this new shamanic warrior knowledge I am slowly piecing together the messages we are to glean from the many journals. And, what do those Maori words Kamaka Taho whispered to me, puratoke and whakapai, really mean? Puratoke translates to glow-worm, or blindworm. Only in the caves of New Zealand do the glow-worms live. They often give off an aqua glow to attract smaller insects to snare. Why would Shaman Kamaka Taho mention the glow-worm? Are these glowing larvae significant in our future? Whakapai means to make good, set in order, prepare. Is this a warning from Shaman Taho? From what I have untangled so far, this foreboding message cautions each and every one of us that world peace starts with the smallest of kindly gestures. To heed this warning is to care for one another on a daily basis even if that means a mere smile toward a complete stranger. According to Shaman Taho’s sparse writings, the ripple affect of these caring deeds is exponential and can ultimately prevent wars. From what I have read so far in the journals, our future ancestors did not follow the shamanic warrior path . . . it seems they had to learn the hard way.
“Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson