Book Title: Inside Pele’s Chaos: Eruptions in the Rainforest: A Memoir of the Kilauea Eruptions in Hawaii in 2018
Year Published: 2019
Pacifica Program: Depth Psychology
Inside Pele’s Chaos: Eruptions in the Rainforest: A Memoir of the Kilauea Eruptions in Hawaii in 2018
This memoir covers the trajectory of Corey’s “Punatic” years, from the moment when she first set foot on her land, to the months upon months where she worked relentlessly toward her dream of Hale Ōhana Honua, to the sudden eruption of Kilauea, to her months of living in a parking lot—unsure what had happened to her home, unable to let go—and to her eventual departure from the island. It’s a story of both great love and great loss, set in the Wild West of Puna under Pele’s shadow and inside her chaos. With her unflinching honesty, Corey lays bare the emotional landscape of post-traumatic stress disorder, from sadness to anger to betrayal to peace, to acceptance, and always, to love.
About Cory Hale
With advanced degrees in Ecopsychology and Depth Psychology, Corey Hale has lived a unique life as both an adventurer and scholar. She is a practitioner of the human condition with expertise in the meanings and origins of fire, evolution, change, and rebirth. Places she has called home include a sailboat in the North Pacific, an RV in the New Mexico desert, and a gypsy wagon in the Hawaiian rainforest. Corey is a thoughtful, spiritual Wander Woman whose path serves as an example of how to navigate life’s most challenging experiences; she is a survivor and fierce warrior.