Co-experience our trip to Aneityum (Republic Vanuatu in Pacific Ocean), the 5th anchor point of an earth spanning grid together with the Great Pyramid, Angkor, Easter Island and Atlantis. We want to learn about the island, get to know the people and hopefully find an answer to this question: Why Aneityum? Of all places?
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Why… Aneityum? Of all places.
Finally… here’s the first report of our trip to Aneityum in the Pacific Ocean, on the Great Circle, so discovered by Jim Alison. We are still at home, in the middle of preparations, we are stressed, have absolutely no holiday feeling, try to rush things and are out of breath because of this. In other words… the typical holiday mood. You know that! You must! :-). Or else you know somehting that we still need to discover.
This mail is mainly meant for testing out our email-system on the new Akaija website. For small numbers of subscribers it won’t be a problem at all, but now that we have more than 350 subscribers the email server might consider us to be spamming, so better check it first.
By the way, amoungst you our youngest subscriber is Star Wars Will from Cornwall (may the Power of We are One always be with you, Will), and the oldest are more than 80 years of age: our three mothers and our brave and blind, wheelchaired neighbour Els. All continents are present (except Antarctica, we are working on that :-). And then there’s our youngest and smartest of all: the 6 months old granddaughter Faya, relaxed listening instead of reading. Life can be so simple!
Our friend Toos takes care of all shipments from now on. She has access to our email, so if you need anything… she will answer if necessary, and all will be taken care of.
But of course we wish you to catch up with the latest news!
For all those folks not aware of our plans… there are a few whom we didn’t ask to be put on this list. Forgive us, but rest assured: this list will be deleted after the trip. Our trip brings us to a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean: Aneityum. Look at the map below.
The red line that you see on both maps refers to the so-called Great Circle that we are so interested in. That red line is the same circle you see below around the 5-pointed star pentagram on worldmap to the left. For extensive explanation and the importance of this for our jewel Akaija and its Message of We, we suggest you read this page on our website: Gaia’s Ring of Oneness. But to give you a very brief summary….
Aneityum; the Great Pyramid in Egypt; the templecomplex Angkor in Cambodja; Easter Island; and a virtual island in the Atlantic Ocean on the ancient map of the Turkish cartographer and admiral Piri Reis, are all located on 1 straight line (that red —— one), ànd they all are exactly 72 degrees of longitude (one fifth of Earth’s circumference) apart from each other. Inter-connecting these 5 points over both the Nothern as the Southern Hemispheres, you get the exact shape of the Akaija, and of the Akaija-Iloa in particular. When you then realise that the word ‘Akaija’ also originates from Aneityum, meaning ‘We All are One’, then now you know why we go to Aneityum and speak to the people there.
By the way, we have decided to give this particular Great Circle its own name: Gaia’s Ring of Oneness. After all, every longitude meridian and also the Equator are Great Circles. Otherwise things get confused. So ‘Ring of Oneness’ it is then.
Aneityum is not a tourist hot spot, but closeby there’s Mystery Island: an atol with on it a tiny landing strip for small planes and every now and then, when a big cruise ship drops of a load of rich tourists, you’ll find a lot of stalls for locals selling their handcrafted arts. And as times change, so do these people, and we’ve been told that import fake-art from Indonesia has founds its way to Mystery Island as well. Well, that’s modern civilisation, so be it.
Please realise that Vanuatu has been considered to house only savages less than 200 years ago. And who were the ones calling them ‘savages’? Well, black birding slave traders, responsible for depopulating many islands all over the Pacific, to get cheap labourers to work on fields in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and so on, just like the Europeans used the Negro’s from Africa to force them work in Europe. So we ask you: who are the real savages in this picture?
We have connected to some really kind people, one of them being Alfred. He told us that three of his brothers are married to women from Aneityum! Coming to think of this: what a coincidence is that! Because Vanuatu has 80 islands, so there’s plenty of choice… why Aneityum? But its really great in fact. We hope to be able to talk to them next week. Alfred has received from us a few Akaija’s, because we cancelled a booking with him. Isn’t that a ‘great’ way to make friends, haha. And he told us: “Bring as many Akaija’s as you can carry!” Oops…?
Well… No problem! Only customs may think differently :-).
These women from Aneityum are curious to hear what we have discovered, interested to hear about their roots. We have heard and read that there’s a legend on Vanuatu referring to a peaceful chief from the past, Roy Mata, considered to be family of the Egyptian Pharao’s. We don’t know if there’s proof of that, but now that a few Dutchmen come flying in telling them that Vanuatu’s southernmost island Aneityum is directly connected to the Great Pyramid of Egypt…
Anyway, reason enough to plan a business trip. ‘Holiday trip’ you think it should be? Well of course not :-)). Our administration office was smiling when we told them about our plans: Can we declare ‘business trip’ to an island in the Pacific Ocean?
They hadn’t heard that one before!
Our scheme is that our plane leaves to Hong Kong next Monday. We hope to escape the frequent tropical thunderstorms and find a few geocaches in Hong Kong (kind of fun treasure hunting game with a GPS) to overcome the jet lag. That same night the next plane brings us to Auckland, New Zealand, where we will spend 4 nights. Then another plane brings us to Port Vila, Efate, which is Vanuatu. Two days later we go to Tanna, switch planes, fly to Mystery Island, step into a rudder boat, walk a few miles through the sand and maybe we can get some sleep then. Shouldn’t be a problem :-).
If… everything goes well, then our next message will be from Hot Water Beach in New Zealand. Believe it or not… they have a heated beach!!! That sounds like the place to be for tired tourists. Volcanic heating that is, just to prevent you from thinking that we are the worst kind of tourists ever, which you may think anyway :-). But our bathing suits are packed already!
Bye, Aloha, Ajuuz, Howdo, Akaija, whatever,
Wim & Marianne