Lighten Up Huna Part 5 of A Series
- Part 5 of a Series on Huna
5/6/08 Aloha and Greetings!
In Huna (which dates back to ancient Egypt and possibly before) there are three selves of a human being: �uhane � The middle self, which corresponds to what we know today as the conscious self. �aumakua � The high self, which corresponds to what we know today as the Higher Self. �unihipili � The low self, which corresponds to what we know today as the subconscious self.
The Huna descriptions and understanding of the three selves are to be found in the root words of their names. The root word meanings of �aumakua below are from The Secret Science Behind Miracles, by Max Freedom Long. [Notes in brackets are our comments.] Also note the words are hyphenated by Mr. Long to show root words. They are not normally hyphenated, nor are we using the correct Hawaiian marks in this direct translation from Mr. Long:
�Au-ma-kua for High Self, is one of three terms, the other two being, akua-noho �the god who dwells with men,� and akua-ulu �the god who inspires men�
[Note: Max Freedom Young was given these root meanings by an English man who studied with Lucchi, the last of an unbroken line of the kahuna (in her dialect pronounced quahuna) of a Berber Tribe in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. They are meanings unadulterated by the Missionary influence in the making of the 1st Hawaiian-English Dictionary. For example, the meaning of akuanoho was changed to �a spirit that takes possession of people and speaks through them as a medium�; presumably because the missionaries would not approve of or understand the concept of a �god who dwells with men�. This �modern� meaning is what is given in the Hawaiian-English Dictionary Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert. The meaning given in that dictionary of akuanoho is a bit more true to the original: �A god that inspires or possesses people.�]
Max Freedom Long�s Translations Continued: In Au-ma-kua is a self, also a period of time, a flow of water, an action of mind, and a condition in which one is entirely engaged in a certain course of action or in a course of conduct.
(Ma) is to entwine as a vine. (Kua) is the high point of a land, as a mountain, giving the symbol of the High Self as higher or more evolved than the middle or low self. The combined roots (makua) give the meaning of parent, so we have in the full word, Aumakua, the �older, entirely trustworthy parental self.� The word (akua) has been translated �god�, but it has more nearly the meaning of a higher being; thus a being supposed to be a step higher in the evolutionary scale than the Aumakua is called the Akua Aumakua. In Aumakua the root word (akua) stands out clearly.
Mr. Long notes: (Au-m-akua, a formation which might give the word (aum) or (om) used in Oriental religions. It is to be guessed that in their travels from near Egypt to the South Seas, the kahunas left behind them some of their Huna ideas as they touched various lands on the route.)
Mr. Long continues: The root (la) is part of many words used as symbols. It means the sun or light. It is the symbol of the normal condition when a man [human] is free of complexes of guilt and his low self is in proper contact with the High Self, delivering to the High Self the prayers of the man as well as the vital force to be used to make the �seeds� or thought forms of the prayer �grow� and become the prayed for condition.
Spirituality is symbolized by light. La-a is to be consecrated and holy. A-la is a path, and symbolizes the normal path of connection along a connecting shadowy thread, with the High Self. Ka-la is to cleanse ceremonially to remove guilt fixations which �block the path�. Ka is to radiate or reach between two places, and la is the Light, so this cleansing is a process that involves reaching to touch the source of the symbolic Light, the Higher Self. La-la means to branch out or divide, which is a pointer toward the vine and the general symbology of vital force, indicating the relation of vital force and the connecting shadowy cord leading to the High Self. Hoo-lala in which the first root is the causative, gives the meaning of to make or lay a foundation for work � suggesting that a prayer with the division of vital force lays the foundation for an answer to the prayer.
Ho-ano is translated �to reverence in the highest degree� and this meaning was given the word in translating the Bible into Hawaiian over a century ago. [Two centuries ago now.] From the roots of the word comes a meaning quite unlike the Christian idea of �reverence�. The meaning derived is, from (ho) �to transfer something from one place to another�, and from (ano), �seeds�. To transfer seeds symbolizes sending thought forms of prayer along the shadowy cord to the High Self. (Ano) also has the meaning of �immediately� which connects this prayer process with immediate or instant healing.
(Hoo-la) means to heal. From the roots it translates, �to cause light,� and this causing of light or restoring the normal relation to the High self, symbolizes the basic element in healing. Two very similar words are used for �to pray for something desired,� these are wai-ha and wai-pa. In both may be seen the word for water, wai, symbolizing vital force. In the first word the root (ha) means the tube or channel through which water is made to flow, showing that prayer is a process in which vital force flows to the High Self, and the expanded root (a-ha) gives the meaning of the thread or cord. In the root (pa) as used in the second word given for �to pray for something desired� we find the meaning of �to divide,� which is the symbol of dividing or sharing vital force as between the low and Higher selves.
There are many, many other words in the language used by the kahunas, which contain the direct or symbolic root meanings. One may safely conclude that such a closely interlocked set of meanings could not have been accidental. Modern usage [even today] 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 used in this study.
[We�ve written the following example given by Mr. Long in a previous newsletter, but it as it adds more understanding to �aumakua it bears repeatting again.]
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.�
Next Week: More on High Self / Higher Self.
With Light, Pamela and Dr. Hugh
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