Terry H. Gilsenan
thg at fission-chips.com.au
Thu Oct 21 14:58:31 EST 2004
> Dan Jorgensen recently wrote on ASAONET that "poisen" and
> are no longer the terms used for witchcraft in Tok Pisin.
Thats strange, I still hear them all the time in Mt. Hagen, and
in the Gulf Province.
> List members might be interested to know that our dictionary
> was cited in the ASAONET discussion on this topic. Jorgensen
> that "wiskrap" is the commonly used term and that it represents
> different type of sorcery, linked to "Third Wave Evangelism".
And this, I have never heard of, after asking around it seems
that I cant find a single other person that has(?)
> Wave Evangelism is apparently a type of post-evangelistic
> Christianity that incorporates the need to combat demonic
> Specifically, this type of witchcraft is a recent phenomenon
> associated with the AIDS epidemic and the folk concept that
> is associated with sorcery (i.e., the belief that there is no
> thing as natural death).
> Some recent news stories on witchcraft in PNG may be of
> --Tom Slone
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