Easter Island Part 3 - Mysteries and Updates Episode #155

"Easter Island Part 3: Mysteries and Updates“ Episode 155 In part 3 we will be discussing all the new theories and mysteries surrounding the island. We will look at the work of Thor Heyerdahl, Dr. Robert Schoch, Dr. Anthony Peratt, and we will look at all the mysteries like where did all the Rapa Nui people disappear to? Who were the Island’s earliest inhabitants and where were they from? What was the source of their mythology? Why are there still so many archeological mysteries to this day? We will also touch on some of the more out there theories. *Easter Island Parts 1 & 2 Easter Island Part 1: Mainstream Theories and History https://youtu.be/6h0GoRz-6k4 Easter Island Part 2: Alternative Theories and Mysteries https://youtu.be/jCeZQaEhxvc Roughly 1,000 B.C. the Indigenous people of the Philippines and Indonesia started migrating east. Some of them landed in Micronesia, some in Melanesia, and some in Polynesia. Polynesia is a sub region of Oceania and is located to the east of Micronesia and Melanesia. Easter Island is the furthest east of all the Polynesian Islands. It is also one of the most remote places on the planet. The nearest islands are the Pitcairn Islands 1193 miles to the west and The Juan Fernandez Islands which are 1,756 miles to the east. The closest continental point to Easter Island is its home country of Chile which is about 2,300 miles away. Easter Island is about 64sq miles in size. This remote island would become home to the Rapa Nui’ people. The Island is most famous for the monoliths the Rapa Nui people carved called Moai. Easter Island got its name from the 1st recorded visitor who was a Dutch explorer named Jacob Roggeveen. He arrived on Easter Island on Sunday April 5th, 1722 which was Easter Sunday hence the name Easter Island. The Moai represent the Deified ancestors of the Rapa Nui people. It is said the dead ancestors have a symbolic relationship with the living and would assist them with the things they would need in life. In return they would secure a themselves a better place in the spirit realm. Almost all the Moai face inwards to observe their descendants while keeping their backs to the spirit realm. Ahu are the stone platforms that some of the Moai are erected on. Most of the Ahu are found along the coast and out of the 313 only 125 actually held Moai. Ahu Akivi features the only 7 Moai that face outward. These 7 Moai represent King Hotu Matu’a’s 7 scouts. As the legend goes Hau-Maka had a dream of an Island he called the “Center of the Earth”. When he woke from his dream he told King Hotu Matu’a of this mythical land. King Hotu Matu’a sent his 7 scouts from Hiva which is possibly modernday Marquesas Islands to find the Island. The 7 scouts found the Island and then returned to Hiva to bring the King back to his new home on Easter Island. *Sign up for Indra’s Web which is the social media app we created dedicated to these topics. You will get an alert when it is ready for use. https://indrasweb.org/ *If you enjoy our podcast and content and want to help us grow, check out our Patreon account and enjoy the exclusive episodes and interviews. You can also listen to us on the go through our website listed below. Join our Discord channel if you want to chat. We are also on all podcast platforms. Our Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/MindEscapePodcast Website - https://www.MindEscapePodcast.com Discord - https://discord.gg/62bHFpd Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikeEscape Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mindescapepodcast/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MindEscapePodcast/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mind-escape-podcast/ Spotify Podcasts - https://open.spotify.com/show/0OXM81pXkn2OYT45NsoRQb?si=THFEq0SoRVqvsZzjR5xZMA

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