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Entries Tagged as 'New Guinea'

Heaven to the Kaliai

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Staying on the near-death experience theme from yesterday, I went and dug up one of my all-time favorite papers on the topic: Dorothy Counts‘ 1983 study of NDEs in New Guinea. Of particular note were the visions described by the Kaliai, a people who inhabit West New Britain. When they hallucinate about the Great Beyond […]


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First Contact: New Guinea Highlands

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on First Contact: New Guinea Highlands

For the second installment of our nascent First Contact series, we’re gonna hit the layup and blog about this classic culture-clash documentary. A prized Microkhan correspondent and former New Guinea resident summarizes the film with far more acumen than we could ever manage: Basic story is that the initial European settlements in Papua (south side […]


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