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Secret of the Heiau A Blood Cherokee Penobscot Tale of a National Tragedy von O'Rono, Akin (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.2014
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Secret of the Heiau

Of places like Stonehenge, the Pyramids, Inca and Mayan Temples, Nazca lines, it's the Hawaiian Heiau, which yields the most knowledge from their study. The Archaeoastronomy found on O'Ahu is spectacular. 'To describe the beauty in the symmetry of O'Ahu's Heiau Template and how the site experts, the Kahuna Kuhi Kuhi Puuone, who designed the system is like trying to describe the Big Chip in the celestial heavens. The one God used in His computer to design the Earth.' The Secret of the Heiau' is a wealth of Native Beliefs It is so awesome, how Hawaiians had the mathematical and technical ability to build the O'Ahu Template of Places of Worship known as Heiau. They were first class surveyors with the highest degree of competence. Students of Hawaii Studies are the ones to complete the big picture of archaeoastronomy in Hawaii. This book is intended for the upper high school and college students and really anyone interested in Hawaiiana. This is a novel Archaeoas'rono'my in Hawaii primer. To be hip about Hawaii, this book needs to be read and understood. Early Polynesian Wayfarers used navigational stars to guide them across the Pacific. Travel from Tahiti and Bora Bora used specific navigational stars to sail to Hawaii. Once landed in Hawaii, navigational stars not needed for navigation any more, were turned into calendar stars. Monuments were built to honor their rising and setting places. This knowledge is etched in stone in that Heiau were built on straight ley lines to one another and significant landforms so this knowledge would never be lost.

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    Format: ePUB
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    Seitenzahl: 316
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781483516585
    Verlag: BookBaby
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Secret of the Heiau

INTRODUCTION
SECRET OF THE HEIAU

Hawaii is a place of true beauty, natural splendor, and metaphysical mystery. Tourists who travel to see these lovey Islands seldom get even a passing glimpse of the real Hawaii. For the real Hawaii is hidden deep within the forests on the mountains and remains elusive and beyond reach for all except for the few who walk in the old way along the paths traveled for hundred of years by the Kahuna, the wise ones whose duty and responsibilities were to preserve the ancient wisdom and knowledge to be handed down along family lines. The Kahuna were the keepers of the Hawaiian Religion and all the rituals associated with it.

"Religion (Hai Pule) has been from the very beginning of Hawaiian History, a matter of greatest concern," according to the native writer David Malo (1795 - 1853). Of all the history and remaining artifacts of these ancient people, who were settled in the Hawaiian Islands by the First Century A. D., there is at least one thing that distinguishes these people from other Polynesians - Hawaiians built up an elaborate system of religious practices centered around a vast variety of places of worship (Heiau) and these practices were conducted by a specially trained group of intellectuals known as Kahuna.

The most prominent archaeological sites on the Hawaiian Islands are ancient Heiau sites. The Kahuna (experts) tried to see to it that all went well between the Aumakua (ancestral hero - gods), the ruling class (Ali'i) and the Maka'aina (people belonging to the land). The Heiau was the stage where a rich pageantry of rituals was performed.

Sites for Hawaiian Temples were never chosen casually, but specifically selected for the feeling of Mana (divine - supernatural powers) that a certain spot would evoke, particularly in relation to the purpose the temple was built to serve. Samuel Kamakau (1815 - 1876), describes that the location of Heiau was chosen by site experts called Kahuna Kuhi Puuone, which means "the director of sand dunes," referring to the fact that they made small sand replicas of Heiau to show the ruling chiefs. The site experts, according to Malo were "acquainted with the Heiau which had been built from the most ancient times, from Hawaii to Kauai, some of which had gone into ruins." They were the ancient class of professional architects and engineers. In Kamakau's words, "their knowledge was like that of the navigator who knows the latitude and longitude of each land, where rocks are, the deep places and the shallow, where it is cold and where warm, and can tell without mistake the degree, east or west, north and south."

This novel uses real Hawaiian Heiau that were used for recording astronomical events by finding those structures built in alignment with other structures, prominent landforms, either peaks, mounds, and or passes to the rising and setting of those stars that were part of the star path the ancient wayfarers used and are evidence of the Hawaiian Legacy. The concept of earth, man and sky reached a pinnacle of precision before the foreigners came and to understand the template of the Heiau System is to see in full manifest the celestial harmonies that Stonehenge and the Pyramids attempted but could not fully achieve. A system seems to exist in Hawaii where these straight lines serve as monuments to the rising and setting directions of many honored stars in Polynesia. In accordance with the dates, they were to rise at sunset and set at sunrise, they were then incorporated into a calendar system.

In early times the stars, because of their relatively fixed and predictable nature, were used to find direction and to date events. As can be expected, there existed, in fact, a class of intellectuals known as Poe Kilo Hoku (astronomers). Kamakau states that they were "very skilled in reckoning the months of the year and in discerning the way of the sun, the moon and the stars, as well

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