In “The Conjunction of the Realms (Part One)” Grandpa Kingsley and others make a trip to Easter Island with the purpose of investigating a murder. From Northern Ireland to Easter Island. What is the connection? And why?
To answer properly, one must first understand that there is no distance in the world of imagination, where humans or other beings can travel unhindered from one location to another in fractions of a second. With that in mind, Grandpa Kingsley decided to incorporate Easter Island into the surroundings of his stories because from the time he was a young lad, the island always fascinated him. Especially the legends of the moais.
Now, the inhabitants of Easter Island call its famous statues moai. Those visiting the isolated Pacific Island cannot ignore the prolific presence of moais everywhere.
Throughout the island, moais are found in various stages of preservation. Some have their pukaos intact; pukao is the word for the statues’ red volcanic hats. Others are half-buried. While a few remain placed on a plateau or ahu. There are one-hundred and twenty-five ahus with standing moais. For instance, Ahu Tongariki has fifteen; however, the majority of the remaining ahus has only one. Grandpa Kinsgley taught his grandchildren the following:
Rapa Nui is what the natives call Easter Island. If you ask the people who live there about the origin of its monolithic statues called moai, they will explain that a previous civilization of royal beings transported the large rocks using their minds. Through concentration, they used the power of their minds to move these enormous rocks from one location to another. It is also said of this remote island that it may once have been the site of an astronomical observatory—not an observatory of astronomical proportions, but a scientific outpost of a long forgotten, antediluvian civilization that studied the stars. Not all archaeologists agree with this possibility, but further indication points to the island having been known as Mata-Ki-Te-Rani, which means “Eyes looking at heaven.”
To find out more about Grandpa Kingsley’s trip to Easter Island, you can purchase “The Conjunction of the Realms (Part One)” in any digital platform at Livre Press, Inc.