Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise

True Hawaii

Book 3
Andrew M. Crusoe
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From seeing the hidden fractals within the trees, to meditating in silence for 10 days, to falling in love and seeing that love crumble, the Big Island gives Andrew unparalleled opportunities to grow. Buoyed by a new project, Andrew starts off the new year with a fresh energy and is guided to the biweekly talks of a Hawaiian elder.


The elder reminds him of truths that he’d forgotten, and he leads the group through the healing techniques of laulima and ho‘oponopono, giving Andrew a new energy to release the last shred of attachment to a person who simply doesn’t want to be with him.


Now that he has created more space and clarity, his social circle expands, and Andrew meets someone who becomes one of the strongest catalysts for joy and growth in his life. But she is leaving the island in just six months.


Andrew faces a forking path. All the while, lava is heading toward Pahoa, threatening to isolate all of Puna. The elder taught him that love prevails all trauma, but will that be enough?


Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise is a 3-volume true story about community, sustainability, and a life-changing journey on the Big Island of Hawaii. Volume 3: Reckoning takes flight with earthshaking changes, powerful healing, a new lava flow, and a hurricane, resulting in a reckoning that changes Andrew forever.

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Andrew M. Crusoe
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Published on
Nov 29, 2019
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Pages
251
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Travel / Special Interest / Ecotourism
Travel / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
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On the 12th anniversary of his mother’s disappearance, Zahn hikes to the island summit, only to be awoken by a brilliant object thundering down from the sky, impacting into the beach far below. In a frenzy, he sprints down the mountain, coming across a large crater in the silvery sand. He reaches in, pulling out a triangular plate made of a strange material, moonlight sliding off of it at strange angles.


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