The Secrets and Mysteries of Hawaii Themes

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Searching for Self

The major theme of the book is the search for the self or the search for inner peace and happiness. This is especially true of the author, who is a veteran of the Viet Nam War. Like many others, he suffered many emotional scars from the war. He felt that he never really came home from the war and spent twenty years trying to find himself. The near death experience he had and the visions of various places in the islands drew him back to the Islands to live in the 1980s. He became interested in the history and culture of the Hawaiian people and learned that he could relate to it. He learned the ancient wisdom and how there used to be a link with the self and God and that the link was lost. He learned how to use the tonal vibration system and...

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