Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. C.B.E. C.M
On the 25th July, 1872 the great Maori prophet Te Kooti predicted that a very special wisdom keeper or Tohuna would be born. This person was Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. She was born at Oputao, Ruatahuna in 1937 on the exact day prophesised by Te Kooti.
Rose is a Tohuna and a teacher of the Kura Huna, the traditional mystery school of the Maori. She is the elder of several major tribes and a Guardian of Earth Mother.
Internationally sought after as a speaker and spiritual authority, Rose has spent her life as an educator of immense stature working in the world of Maori and non-Maori. She was the Young Maori Woman of the Year in 1972, awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration medal. C.M. and became a Commander of the British Empire receiving her C.B.E. in 1996.
Dr. Pere is also a highly respected conservationist. Adopted by the Cherokee nation of the United States, Dr. Pere is known as White Eagle Medicine Woman of Peace. In her role as a foremost educationalist, spiritual healer and philanthropist, she is recognised internationally and has interacted with nations throughout the world.
“AIO Wairua, ka nui te aroha mo koutou nga Atua Kotahi ke,
te arahi i ahau ki roto i aku hikoitanga.
Ko te Kuranui! Tihei mauriora!”
Dr. Rose Pere