By Zach Royer
It's been a busy past couple of weeks for me as October has come and gone while the year end holiday season has officially started. Just a few weeks until Thanksgiving and just under two months to Christmas. I look forward to this time each year, especially when Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa get snow. Makes for a truly unique and wonderful setting!
Ten days before Halloween, two weeks ago to be exact, I was a guest on the Inspiring Lives with Samantha Iha-Preece radio show talking about Kahuna Research Group and the research into supernatural Hawaii the group performs, and also the book publishing division the group has in order to further tell their stories, in paperback and digital formats.
The hour long radio show aired on October 21st, 2015 on KPRP 650AM radio at 9pm around the Hawaiian Islands and streamed online via ustream.tv. An audio recording was made and shared with me days later, which has been included below in this article.
There were a couple of very minor technical difficulties at the beginning of the show due to the fact I was calling in on a cell phone, which required a few more cords to be plugged in than usual. An easy fix that the studio personnel handled like pros. It would have been nice to do an in person in studio interview, and I would have loved to fly over to the Oahu studio, but last minute inter-island flights are quite expensive...anyways, definitely next time!
A few days after appearing on the radio show I received an email from a reporter for the Huffington Post, a fairly big news agency, who was doing a piece on old spooky MacKenzie State Park, a well-known local paranormal hotspot, in time for Halloween. After speaking with the Huff Post reporter, Chris D'Angelo, and exchanging a couple more emails with him to clarify the details, the article transpired. An a nice article at that! Here's a screenshot of the Huff Post article, which was published on October 29th, 2015.
" With a history this dark -- MacKenzie has also been the scene of several awful murders -- the park is home to numerous other ghost stories, too.
Read the entire article here:
In 2013, Kahuna Research Group, which I formed back in 2011, performed multiple late night investigations at MacKenzie State Recreation Area, which yielded some pretty incredible evidence to support the paranormal claim of the park. Some peculiar audio and a series of pictures with strange anomalies were captured. Comments to the investigation article show how many local residents feel about the park.
Today, the park remains open to daytime visitors for excellent coastal fishing, however overnight camping is no longer allowed like it was when we were there, despite recent park improvements which probably weren't cheap. Makes you wonder... (Side note: I actually called the park office and they said that there were "too many incidents where they didn't feel it was a safe venue to allow that to happen." Given the history of the park, this is probably a good thing.)
But wait, there's more...
A couple days after being interviewed for Huffington Post, which was the highlight of the week so far, a local print newspaper, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, called and interviewed me about my company, Big Island Ghost Tours, along with each of our guides in time for Halloween as well. How cool is that?! The article made the front page of Halloween's Saturday paper and is online too, which is neat. Now I have a cool souvenir to add to my collection!
Before going on, I'd like to thank Ivy Ashe with the Hilo Tribune-Herald, Chris D'Angelo with the Huffington Post and the wonderful "Miss Hawaii World" Samantha Iha-Preece for interviewing and having me on your show. I really enjoyed meeting and speaking with you all, and you all have a new friend on Twitter and FB. Thanks for helping make my past few weeks a truly memorable experience!
To top it all off, I just happened to notice my Amazon author rank was 84,610 on November 2nd, 2015, with #1 being the top spot. Compared to my rank before, and the amount of authors in the world, that's pretty dang good if I may say so.
Hard work over the last couple years is continuing to pay off! My books are doing well on Amazon and I'm almost finished with my fourth book, book #2 of the Island Vortex Series, the Maui Vortex Field Guide, set to release in early 2016 if not sooner. Admittedly, finishing this next book has become my second priority as focusing on growing Big Island Ghost Tours has taken most of my time lately, along with other book projects that I'm helping with. Now that Halloween has passed, I can focus more of my time on personal writing and film projects again.
Just going to throw this out there - I might consider hiring a publicist or agent to help market myself and my books. If you are that person, I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Besides finishing and launching my upcoming book, I'm working on a short documentary film based on the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide, a fun but tedious film project. You can expect a short teaser trailer of the film over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, keep an eye out for a few public television shows I produced that will be airing island wide over the coming weeks on Na Leo Community Television Channels 53 & 54 (Time Warner Cable).
Watch Live Here: http://naleo.tv/channel-53/
Watch Live Here: http://www.naleo.tv/channel-54/
Filmed by Zach Royer on August 1, 2015 at the Keauhou Sheraton in Keauhou, Hawaii.
Many local artists played music and sold crafts...a good time was had by all....(minus the extremely hot temperatures...the solo cups were melting!)
Also includes an interview with Tommy Ching.
If you're looking for someone to film your next community event, look no further. I'm available for most festivals, events and ceremonies. Up to two hours on local cable channels 53 & 54. Look forward to possibly working with you!
Thank you to everyone who came out this year! Special thanks to Randyl Rupar, Radio Alchemy, Na Leo o Hawaii Community TV, Maxima Forslund, Tommy Ching, Caren Gomes.
Great news....I was asked to be a guest speaker at Kona Stories along with two other local authors on September 1st (Tuesday) for their monthly "Words & Wine" author event, talking about my best selling guidebook, the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide and how I came to be an author/researcher here in Hawaii. For me, life began when I moved to Hawaii...and I can't wait to talk about all the synchronicities that led up to this moment. Read more about the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide book here.
Event is free and lasts from 6pm-9pm, includes wine and snacks.
78-6831 Ali'i Drive #142
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hope to see you there!
On May 15 I was asked to attend Kealakehe Elementary's second annual Career Day, a new experience for me.
I, along with my partner Grace, spent two hours talking with the kids about supernatural & paranormal research, ghost tours, book publishing and television production.
The kids asked us questions about our equipment and our appearance on the Travel Channel show, "Legends of Hawaii" when we went in search of Madame Pele more than five miles underground. Click here to see a clip.
Starting tomorrow (April 29, 2015) and lasting for five days the eBook Pyramid Rising: Planetary Acupuncture to Combat Climate Change will be FREE (normally $2.99) on Amazon.com.
Please take this time to read my first book and learn the importance of pyramids and why they were built, and even how you can build your own! The pyramids are shown to help reduce earthquake size and frequency by interacting with negative ions and telluric currents. They help promote vegetative growth, spiritual growth, meditative states, plant/dairy/meat dehydration and have many other interesting properties. Learn more about pyramids here.
Pyramid Rising was originally written as a blog post (and thus, free) on my alternative news and apparel website Apparently Apparel shortly after I happened to notice a connection between natural disasters and ancient stone structures like pyramids and megaliths. I thought the information needed to be shared far and wide before any more disasters took place. The blog post was picked up by a new publishing company and sold as one of their first completed books, and eventually made into paperback. After starting my own publishing company, Kahuna Research Group Publishing, I decided to re-publish Pyramid Rising with a new cover and extra chapters now that I had more control over the creative process. I now offer these creative publishing services to writers and aspiring authors worldwide, and because of Pyramid Rising, I've now written four of my own books and helped on many others. It's become a passion of mine, writing books that is, and helping others get theirs published too.
Were pyramids built to reduce the intensity of earthquakes and other natural disasters? Using specific placements of pyramids and other massive constructions, it would seem ancient civilizations across the globe knew exactly how to interact with the Earth's subtle forces, and they did. Think of it as "acupuncture on a planetary scale." People seek acupuncture for certain illness, when energy pathways, known as meridians are blocked. The human body and the earth are constructed in a similar way, the saying "As Above, So Below" is more than just a saying...it's a universal Truth, which I emphasized in this book.
Note: While writing Pyramid Rising, I learned from a colleague that rebuilding the pyramid grid as it once was might also correct the wandering North and South Poles, locking them into place once again, quite possibly giving us back the perfect 360 day year. Could that have been the ultimate reason for their construction - to lock in magnetic North? Were they part of a global "geoengineering" project to reduce climate change? Or were they simply built as gigantic (and very obvious) tombs for the Pharaohs and Kings of ancient civilizations?
Everyone has a theory about why the pyramids were built. Please visit and like the Pyramid Rising Facebook page and be sure to search for the "Global Pyramids Consortium" on Facebook to join in the daily conversation!
Hawaii is a state of United States comprising an archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The erstwhile known as the Sandwich Islands, the Hawaiian Islands became the U.S. territory in 1900. The Hawaiian Islands include eight major islands including Nihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe, Maui and the Island of Hawaii and many islets.
A British explorer, Captain James Cook, discovered the Hawaiian Islands and named them as 'the Sandwich Islands'. The Hawaiian Islands were united for the first time under a single ruler, King Kamehameha the Great.
Hawaii became the 50th state of United States in 1959. The state of hawaii is also known as "the Aloha State". Aloha is acknowledgment that can be used as greeting. The state is the southernmost part of that country, situated 2500 miles from the mainland. HI is the abbreviation of Hawaii. Honolulu is the capital and the largest city of the state. Hawaiian and English are the official languages of the state.
Tourism is one of the cornerstones of Hawaiian economy. The tourism is the largest industry in Hawaii. Hawaii is sometimes called "the paradise of the Pacific" because of its exquisite beauty including abundant sunshine, lush green plants & gay flowers, palm-fringed, coral beaches with rolling white surf, and mesmerizing cloud-covered volcanic peaks rising to majestic heights.
The hawaii vacations, hawaii cruises and hawaii vacation packages are the hottest tourism deals. The hawaii beach vacation, hawaii honeymoon vacation, romantic hawaii vacation, hawaii family vacation and hawaii golf vacation are the most coveted vacation. The hawaii hotels are sheer manifestations of romantic luxuries.
The major attractions of hawaii include Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, Haleakala National Park, Haleakala Wilderness, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Honolulu Engineer District Pacific Regional Visitor Center (PRVC), James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kona Historical Society, Lyman Museum and Mission House, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, U S S Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Akaka Falls, Na Pali Coast, Satellite Image etc.
Na Leo o Hawaii means "the Voice of Hawaii" - and Na Leo o Hawaii Community Television is a non-profit program that is open to anyone who lives on the Big Island. They have a video production class once a month that teaches you how to make videos, and once you complete two public service announcement videos for them, you're a certified producer and are able to borrow camera equipment for free as long as you submit at least one 15 minute video every three months. The class costs $100 and the first course is offered for free to see if you like it.
I'm hoping to help our community speak out about anything & everything and I have up to two hours on Cable Channel 53 (Oceanic Time Warner) to play with. I'm looking for interesting show ideas and/or people to help highlight the many things happening around our island. I'm also looking for a small production crew (extra camera-person, editor, etc.) to work with. Message me if you would like to be a part of the new team.
I have my list of production ideas that I've been working on...but if you have one that you feel I can help with, please email or text me or leave a comment here on this post and I'll get back to you shortly. Aloha!
Dear fellow Explorers,
There has been some recent changes to the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide and I wanted to let you know exactly what changed.
First, the cover now reads:
Hawaii Vortex Field Guide
"Island Vortex Series #1"
instead of "A Self-Guided Island Adventure."
It was time to emphasize the fact that this book is part of the Island Vortex Series that I am working on. All future book covers will also have this and show their respective number in the series. The Maui Vortex Field Guide is #2 in the series and coming out this Spring.
Second, the retail price has been lowered. The price is now $14.95 for the black & white photo edition, and $24.95 for the full color edition (which is only available online here).
Third, there is a new coupon in the book to replace the one from Big Island Ghost Tours. Now you'll be able to further enjoy your Hawaiian vortex experience with a free admission to Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, one of the vortexes featured in the book!
Fourth, the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide is now in three bookstores across the Big Island. Kona Stories Book Store (KONA), Basically Books (HILO), Big Island Bookbuyers (HILO) and the Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary (KONA) gift shop all now carry the book. Click here to see a map of, and directions to, each location. If you can't find any copies in the stores, you can always message me and I can bring one to you if you're in Kona at no extra charge.
Oh...I just remembered...be sure to check out the new "#ZachPaks" I'm introducing that include some cool Hawaiiana in the form of CD, rare post cards and more.
(Updated March 19, 2015)
Aloha Fellow Explorers,
Happy March 2015! It's truly been a wonderful year so far and I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all my supporters and fans worldwide. I promise you, there will be more talk of pyramids in Hawaii & 'paranormal paradise' in the months to follow. There's a lot going on!
In the meantime, here's a new special combo pack I'm offering while supplies last, available only here on ZachRoyer.com, dubbed the "ZachPak." or #ZachPak.
The combo pack consists of two new books (Hawaii Vortex Field Guide & Kona Haunted Hele Guidebook), one new CD (Stories and Legends of Old Hawaii), one new card (Artwork by Herb Kane) and one new silver chakra pendant with seven crystals embedded on it (enlarged below).
I found the Herb Kane cards, and the CD's in a small mom & pop shop here on the Big Island that's no longer open, and I thought it would be the coolest thing to offer these wonderful pieces of Hawaiiana along with my books as a combo pack. I never thought it would have a catchy name...lol.
The cards (I found eight different ones in all) feature a wonderful story about the front artwork on the backside of the card and they each include their own envelope. If you would like to see them all, please email me, otherwise I will include one at random.
There were only two Stories and Legends of Old Hawaii CD's so there will only be two of the original ZachPaks available, for now. The next ZachPak, the ZachPak II, will offer an additional book (three total) instead of the CD.
One more thing - I thought it would be cool to emphasize that our body's chakras are also energy vortexes, just like the ones I wrote about in the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide, so also included is a unique seven crystal (one for each chakra) pendant ready to put on any necklace.
The 'ZachPak II' is now available!
I love the idea of offering a combo pack, so future versions of the #ZachPak will include additional books (as I write them) including the Maui, Oahu and Kauai Vortex Field Guides, crystals, pyramids, coupons and much more. Please leave your comments and suggestions below, I look forward to hearing from you. Aloha, Zach