over simplification,over active egocentric attitudes and fixation on metal and petrochemical based tecknoweledgezeicx…isolate us th victims of our dispplaced ''modern culture from percieving fully the level of sophistication possible in a ''stone and wood based culture.
lets start with exactitude in making tools.
the stone adze wasn’t a club with a rock tied to the end.
these tools were highly selected branch crotches,not found on the ground in a ditch by the side of the road thes were likely to be selected grain from deep in the bowels of an ancient hardwood tree,
if not grown specificly for tool handles
the stone ends were honed from fine grained basalt in streambeds
like water tooled by stone experts sitting streamside
tooling with other stones of higher density and polished and sharpened to highly attenuated edges.
Lets not forget fire.
tempering of wooden objects in fire was revealed to me 15 or twenty years ago
'Kauwila was used for spearheads [it sinks in water] then sharpened…
volcanic glass likely used as fine edged planes as well as adze heads were obvious to even casual rumination.
north american tribes and fine arrowheads are evidence to the fact that
sophistication was possible…
the covers from the breadfruit bud is a high quality wetsand implement
add in that craftsmen were sponsored by the ALII
and trained successively by generation after generatiion
these guys ‘spiritually’ charged their tools
wether you believe in christ or jehova budda or muhamad or the great spirit the power of human belief in that stuff is measurable.
add that into the equation and these highly crafted products are way sophisticated.
Riders were sponsored by the royal classes…they were the royal classes!
you think little Laird grew to magnum proportions ?
make a guess about these hawaiian ALII
over six foot built like supermen swimming machines
trained from birth to SURF THE BEST…
THE CRAFT CLASS COULD MAKE…
…ON THE BEST DAYS…
KICK ALL THE KOOKS OFF THE ENTIRE COASTLINE
AND SURF EVERY MOMENT…
YOU WERN"T INVOLVED IN PASSING GENES ALONG
the weight the floatation were penetrating the soul of the water planet
how bout these boards may not have been designed to rise out of the wave face?
our wave riding concepts are perhaps more infantile than we would collectivly choose to believe
the advancements of contemporary materials stifle us as well as open alternative possibilities.
for example the curent opening in the veil of awareness concerning the stand up paddle…
the kuk necssity of a big wide board will eventually be eclipsed by narrower and narrower boards …
perhaps these 17-twenty five foot olos were propperly opperated with stand up paddles while submerged 4-5 inches under water…
think about it…
are you done yet ?
well think about it for 50 generations spoonfed surfing and craft
and maybe we could get a clue,
not an answer
but just a clue to the riddles that will eternally plague us the inheritors of questions and beliefs…
the evidence was burried with the grandfathers
the remnants of their work was degradeable
digested into the mysteries of the ages.
wrap your hand arround an old stone tool and feel the MANA bubble up from the ages
like new air from the bottom of a deep still pool
of salt water in the deep lagoon
hold your mouth just right and breathe in the new air
as it bursts through the surface and hold it ,
dont just exhale like it wasn’t special
its another answer as infusion from the all knowing water planet.
what do we know?