Lighten Up Huna Series Part 3
- 3/22/08 Aloha Ka Kou! (May there be friendship and love between us � greeting when given to more than one person.)
Hau�oli La Hanua � Happy Birthday to Te Iwi, my sister on the Big Island of Hawai�i.
To Recap: English Journalist William Reginald Stewart sent Max Freedom Long translations of root words in Hawaiian Stewart had learned from Lucchi � the last of an unbroken line of kahunas (in Hawaiian the plural of kahuna is kahuna with a horizonal line over the 'a' in ka, but we don't have the font to do that here) of a Berber Tribe in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. The language of the tribe was not Hawaiian, but a dialect Hawaiian had long been used by the Berber kahuna (quahuna) for doing 'magic'. (As Light writes: �Magic is a word for power not yet understood.�) Using Stewart�s notes, the notes of Dr. Brigham the curator of the Bishop Musuem who had directly observed kahunas doing their magic for decades, and putting these together with the �new� discoveries in Mr. Long's day of psychology and psychical research, and the �battered remains of the original Huna philosophy in various religions, Max Freedom Long �cracked� the Huna Code �hidden� in the root meanings of the Hawaiian Language.
Many people in Hawai�i today don�t believe it. The reason why can be found in Mr. Long�s book The Secret Science Behind Miracles: �There are many, many words in the language used by the kahunas which contain the direct or symbolic root meanings. . . . Modern usage (early 1900�s) follows the pattern laid down by the early Missionaries to Hawaii, who knew nothing of the science of Psychology and were not initiates into Huna. For this very reason, it is very natural that modern students of the Hawaiian language should object to root translations as used in this study. However, until such students can also show why hundreds of similar words should not have been translated according to the meanings of their roots by the Missionaries and by Lorin Andrews when making his dictionary in 1865, it seems safe enough to use root as long as the general meanings average up. Without such root translations it is impossible to see the slightest reason for certain meanings having been given certain words. . . .The various steps in the healing processes of Huna may be traced through the terms used by the kahunas. These terms, when translated through their root meanings and given additional meanings through the symbols used, furnish an insight into the theory as well as the practice of healing and related rites.�
Mr. Long gives an example: �The word for �prophet� is ka-u-la. This word means a rope, a cord or a string. Such meanings seem utterly foreign to the secondary meaning of �prophet,� but if one has knowledge of the kahuna belief that a prophet gets information concerning the future from the High Self, by way of a shadowy cord of connection, the implications become clear. The root �ka� has the familiar meaning of �to reach from place to place as the shadowy cord�. The root �kau� means �to put something in a high place, as thought forms of a prayer for vision of the future, in the shadowy body of the High Self. The root �la� completes the picture by symbolizing the form of enlightening knowledge which comes only from the High Self.�
Many today who disavow the �discoveries� of Max Freedom Long lack both a knowledge of the language of old Hawaii � before the missionaries arrived � and the commonplace knowledge of Hawaiians � before the missionaries arrived � of �shadowy cords and shadowy bodies and low self, middle self , high self�.
Such beliefs today seem quaint and silly to �modern� humans versed in �modern� psychology and �modern� religions, which remain thousands of years behind the knowing of the kahunas of �old� Hawai�i.
We today who are adepts in metaphysical knowledge and in particular metaphysical knowledge of mind and spirit know much (not all) of what the �old� Kahuna taught is truth. We shall share and compare in this series our knowledge with Huna knowledge.
While many then and now have rejected Max Freedom Long�s claim he found �the secrets� of Huna (which means, in one of its root meanings, hidden secret) the Kahunas of his day did not. They greatly respected his achievement and to acknowledge this they taught him more.
Why care about Huna today? Again, we return to Mr. Long�s own words: �There are two features that make the psycho-religious system of the �Secret� (Huna) outstanding and set it apart from modern systems of either religion or psychology. First and foremost, IT WORKS. It worded for the kahunas and it should work for us. Second, and but slightly less significant, it works for men no matter what their religious beliefs.�
Except it doesn�t work today. Not like it did, with one possible exception: Kahuna who have been fortunate enough to be trained in the �old� Huna knowledge AND are fortunate enough to have followers who have been sheltered from birth from the beliefs and viewpoints of �modern� society � including modern Hawaiian society.
Why? To do what the �old� Kahunas could do one must have followers taught from birth onward to believe that certain medicines, plants, foods, drinks, objects, massages, rituals and the Kahunas themselves hold special powers. True Kahunas then and now know this is not so � that the power lies in convincing the subconscious it is so.
True Kahunas (as in any field there are a lot of charlatans as well as those fooled into believing themselves to be what they are not) know a great deal more about the subconscious self than is generally known in psychology, psychiatry, hypnotherapy, religions, spiritualism, metaphysics and by modern man and woman in general.
If the feats of the old Kahuna cannot be duplicated today, why learn more about Huna?
These feats can be duplicated by you IF you can convince your subconscious self of its power to do �low magic�, as Huna refers to feats of power, including healing, done by the unihipili or low self (terms used in Huna for the subconscious self). Then maybe you will be ready to convince your conscious self (�uhane or middle self in Huna) of the presence and power of your Higher Self (�aumakua or High Self in Huna). If you do convince yourself of this and you add to this the new knowledge brought in by Light - you will be able to do �high magic� which is what Huna calls feats of power, including instant healing, done by the Higher Self.
Next week � we begin a thorough examination of the �unihipili� (subconscious self) in Huna.
Tomorrow - Easter Sunday - our teleseminar is about The Two Laws of Spirit and Life Lessons. Join us 'live' or listen to a recording of it by phone or internet this week. If you don't know how email us, we'll tell you how.
With Light, Pamela and Dr. Hugh
Now, Light Self, Light Earth, Light Loved Ones.
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