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Warrior Women, the Holy Spirit and HIV/AIDS in Rural Papua New Guinea

Dundon, Alison


This article analyses a group of Gogodala Christian women in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea who are referred to as 'Warrior women' and who pray, sing and call upon the Holy Spirit to cleanse their own bodies and 'turn their eyes', so that they are able to see those who threaten the health and well-being of the wider community. These women have focused primarily on bringing male practitioners of magic - iwai dala - shadowy and powerful men who operate covertly and away from the gaze of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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