How does an East coast debutante end up on the ancestral lands of Hawaii, married to a full-blooded ali'I Hawaiian? Victoria Kapuni tells her modern fairytale love story in her new book, "The Kahuna and I: A Remarkable True Hawaiian Story."
In the book, Kapuni tells how she met her late husband, Bill, a man raised in grass huts on the coast of Oahu. As a direct descendant of Kamahameha III, Bill was a passionate artist and protector of Hawaiian culture and tradition. Victoria, at that point an outsider, was immediately drawn in by his charisma and spiritual strength.
"The Kahuna and I had an instant connection. His spirit recognized mine even though he could barely speak my language," Kapuni says. "We wove a rich fabric of diverse colors through our marriage. Our story can teach so many others that race and background are not important when there is love."
In the years following their instant spiritual connection, Kapuni and her husband worked to protect Hawaii's lands from outside developers while also promoting traditional spiritual values. They travelled the world to promote Bill's traditional Hawaiian art and help others achieve spiritual awakening.
The end goal of the book, Kapuni says, is to help readers understand that it's never too late to find your ultimate love all it takes is the courage to keep looking.
"It takes bravery to ride through the great joys and sorrows of life," Kapuni says. "I endured great personal storms only to find my true love in the autumn of my life."
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"The Kahuna and I: A Remarkable True Hawaiian Story"
By Victoria Kapuni
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About the author
Victoria felt compelled to write this book and pass on her healing and spiritual knowledge to others to make their awakening and discovering of their spiritual paths easier. Prior to attending law school, Victoria taught pottery at the University of Wyoming. After retiring from law, she returned to clay. She now sells her art pieces at shows and several galleries throughout four states. After her first visit to Hawaii in 1981, her goal was to retire in Hawaii where she presently resides with her two German Shepherds, Hoku and Loke.