A powerful account of a rich and endangered tradition. -- The Book Reader
The ancient Hawaiian world-view and religion told with accuracy, insight, scholarship, and passion. Read it! -- Tino Ramirez, Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Bulletin
About the Author
Michael Kioni Dudley, Ph.D. began teaching Hawaiian religion at Chaminade University in Honolulu in 1975. Over the years since, he also has taught at Leeward and Windward Community Colleges, the University of Hawaii, and at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His doctoral dissertation--the result of more than a decade of researching ancient Hawaiian culture--wa a reconstruction of ancient Hawaiian philosophy. A scholar-activist deeply involved the Hawaiian sovereignty movement, it is his hope that this volume will help firmly root the future Hawaiian nation in the traditional thought and ways of the past.