Welcome to Hawaii Inside!
Hawai’i’s Inside Story
Hawaii Inside is about everything that makes Hawai’i what it is for those of us who live here. It opens up the inner dimensions of what we know as the aloha spirit… not the commercialized version of our ironically-named “hospitality industry”, but the magical mix of the unnumbered elements of our way of life. There’s magic within!
Ua ola loko i ke aloha – Love gives life within.
About Us, For Us
Hawaii Inside is about us and for us. If pictures speak a thousand words, videos speak volumes. Our collection of several thousand public-domain videos tells endlessly fascinating stories in the authentic voices of our community. Dr. Serge Kahili King, urban shaman, leads us into the secrets of the kahuna tradition, while on a less exalted plane, Hotel Street Harry holds forth on the infamous war-time War of the Prostitutes. Every niche of our islands is rich in significance and story-telling, and no stone is left unturned.
Join us in Videos!
The Great Hawaiian Bazaar
The Great Hawaiian Bazaar awaits your curiosity… with everything wondrous and whatever, all things Hawai’i and Hawaiian!
A Bit of History
As a way of getting our feet wet (even with the ocean at hand), here’s a mind map (“WisdomMap”) of the history and culture of Hawai’i. WisdomMaps lay things out in a multimedia-rich environment that you’ll find fascinating… it’s history as you’ve never seen it! Here’s the home map:
which you’ll find along with all its companion maps in…
Now, give a listen…
and have a read…
Wolohu’s Sunday School
Wolohu’s Sunday School is our correspondent Wahanui’s account of a madness that befell the valley of Hi’ilawe on the Island of Hawai’i in the 1830s. Captain James Cook, who had discovered the Hawaiian islands in 1778, had returned the following year to Kealakekua Bay on that same island, where his bad behavior made him persona non-grata… and he was eaten, sort of, for his trouble. Things only got stranger from there.
Wolohu’s Sunday School. Read it here, or buy at Amazon.
A Bit More History
The Pacific is our larger home. The Hawaiian Islands occupy the northern apex of the Great Polynesian Triangle, anchored in the far southeast by Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and by New Zealand in the southwest. In addition to Polynesia, this vast ocean includes the island domains of Micronesia, stretching for thousands of miles. For the purpose of the Big Picture, here are our mind maps for the cultures and history of the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. While collectively all of the Pacific islands’ territory amounts to but a relatively small land mass, the psychic expanse of the Pacific is immense, and its cultural and spiritual depth profound. The peoples of the Pacific and their amazing civilizations will always occupy an out-sized presence in our imaginations.
A View Toward the Future
Hawai’i is one of the world’s best examples of a melting pot society. We know how to make it work. When everyone’s a minority, nobody’s in charge. We all get along pretty well (albeit with a sense of humor), and our community and way of life is sustained by both its Hawaiian host culture and by the cultures of people whose origins lie in places far, far away. We believe that Hawai’i has a future very different from what we presently endure (with mixed emotions). We hope to encourage new thinking and initiatives toward creating a new manufacturing economy, and a knowledge economy in Hawai’i that will someday export to the world not only our own uniquely creative products, but America’s most valued product, its higher education. A patented technology now exists to make American higher education available to global learners everywhere, in their own languages, without requiring study in the United States. And it’s all ours. Imagine Hawai’i as a global knowledge center and visitor destination of a very different sort.
Interested? Have a look at Our Future.
You’ll enjoy your visit with Hawaii Inside… there’s magic within!
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