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Summoning the Powers BeyondTraditional Religions in Micronesia$
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Jay Dobbin

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832032

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.001.0001

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The Religion of Pohnpei

The Religion of Pohnpei

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(p.70) Chapter 4 The Religion of Pohnpei
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Summoning the Powers Beyond
Author(s):

Jay Dobbin

Francis X. Hezel

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.003.0004

This chapter examines the religion of Pohnpei. Pohnpeian traditions emphasize certain distinct features of the old religion, such as the regional ritual centers, priesthood, ritual sacrifice, divining, and healing. Some of these features lasted into the early historical period and were described and occasionally witnessed by beachcombers, missionaries, and traders. The chapter then looks at the common themes about the major structural elements of Pohnpeian religion. The first theme is that Pohnpei’s religion was not static. The second theme is that Pohnpeian history unfolds in a sequence of stages, not in an annual cycle or any cyclic pattern. The third theme is the foreign origin not only of the population but also of technology and a variety of innovations in Pohnpei.

Keywords:   Pohnpeian traditions, old religion, Pohnpeian religion, regional ritual centers, priesthood, ritual sacrifice, divining, healing

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