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Stories by Peter M. Worsley

50 Years Ago: Cargo Cults of Melanesia

Throughout Melanesia primitive men await a black Messiah who will bring them a largess of "cargo" (European goods). These cults typify the impact of Christendom on premodern society

April 24, 2009 — Peter M. Worsley

Cargo Cults

Throughout Melanesia primitive men await a black Messiah who will bring them a largess of "cargo" (European goods). These cults typify the impact of Christendom on premodern society

May 1, 1959 — Peter M. Worsley