Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Genealogy of the world view

Genealogy of the world view

This whakapapa (genealogical chart) represents the transition over time from Te Kore (the realm of potential being) to Te Pō (darkness) through to Te Ao Mārama (the bright light of day). In some traditions, Te Kore is where ‘ultimate reality’ can be found.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - The world of light and darkness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/whakapapa/7960/genealogy-of-the-world-view (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007