Polynesian cultural and religious beliefs retain elements from mankind’s vanishing cultural past.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (PRWEB) March 02, 2017
Jeffrey L. Gross first lived in the Hawaiian Islands during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, when he became interested in Polynesian history and traditional culture that led to the research for his book titled “Waipi’o Valley: A Polynesian Journey from Eden to Eden VOLUME 1” (published by Xlibris). His realization of the ancient origins of the Polynesians and their historic ocean voyages which is perhaps the most amazing migration in human history became his inspiration for writing this book.
This book recounts the remarkable migrations of the Polynesians across a third of the circumference of the earth. Their amazing journey began from Kalana i Hau’ola, the biblical “Garden of Eden” located along the shore of the Persian Gulf, extended to the Indus River Valley of ancient Vedic India, to Egypt where some ancestors of the Polynesians were on the Israelite Exodus, through Island Southeast Asia and across the Pacific Ocean. They voyaged thousands of miles in double-hull canoes constructed from hollowed-out logs, built with Stone Age tools and navigated by the stars of the night sky. The Polynesians resided on numerous tropical islands before reaching Waipi’o Valley, the last Polynesian “Garden of Eden.”
There are no other books about Polynesia like it,” Gross says. “Polynesian cultural and religious beliefs retain elements from mankind’s vanishing cultural past. Polynesians have complex societies from their extensive interaction and cultural diffusion from ancient civilizations they encountered on their migrations from Sumer, Mesopotamia, the Indus River Valley of ancient India, Egypt and Island Southeast Asia.”
Through the publication of this book, Gross hopes readers will appreciate the connection between ancient cultures and beliefs and those of the modern world.
By Jeffrey L. Gross
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781524545949
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About the Author
Jeffrey L. Gross is an architect living in the State of Hawaii. Born in Washington, D.C., he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and first lived in the Hawaiian Islands during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
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