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July 11, 2007, 09:08:31 AM
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What is Huna? The word itself means "secrets" in the Hawaiian language. Huna itself is not a religion but a system of beliefs. The most significant thing that stands out to me with Huna is that these are beliefs passed down for several thousands of years without being written down and they knew things that modern psychology, still in its infancy, has just recently discovered and classified. It works for anyone regardless of their religious beliefs to demonstrate that we are all powerful in our own right and we can harness that power. Since this is my own interpretation of all that I have learned in the last several years I will be taking out the Hawaiian language in most cases and translating it into terms we use in the psi-palatium for instructional purposes. I do urge you to do some research and homework on your own to complete a better understanding. My intention is to make a cliff notes version of what I know and to cut out the lengthy stories and go straight to the more important concepts.

I learned about Huna form several different sources, most notably Max Freedom Long and his many books on the subject. Not everyone that reads about Huna will be interested in where it came from. Tracing it back to its starting points is one of the things that fascinates me the most. Max Freedom Long (MFL) started learning about this secret in Hawaii when he traveled there as a teacher in 1917 and was hearing rumors and stories from the local people. The stories are incredible and include healing broken bones, fire walking and the death prayer but when he asks for someone to talk to about the stories, no one is willing to say a word. The code of silence is so strong to hide and protect the kahunas that even after meeting Dr. William Brigham to compare notes and stories of the kahunas and working several years to figure out how this huna works, they make almost no progress and MFL goes back to the main land in 1931, 14 years after starting on his quest. Over night MFL gets an idea in 1935 that the kahunas had to have names and words for their magic to pass from generation to generation. He took out his Hawaiian/English dictionary and remembering that the Hawaiian people had believed in having 2 souls insted of the customary one that most of use believe in, he looked up the words.

The Hawaiian language is made up of short root words to make longer more descriptive words. Each root adds to the meaning and the words can be translated by separating them into the smaller roots to find their original meanings. By takeing the words for the 2 souls and translating them down to their roots he found the functions and properties for what we in modern psychology classify as the conscious and subconscious selves. Later on, 6 years down the road he also cracked the code for the Super conscious/high self. The only serious block MFL had was that the kahunas kept their secrets well hidden by the use of symbols and that took him a great deal of time and effort to crack.

After MFL came back to the mainland, he had to share his findings with the world and published a report of all his findings. By chance a retired English journalist read it and wrote back to MFL about the incredible similarities between the Hawaiian magick and that of the Berber tribe in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa where he studied in his youth. The Hawaiian words were the same except for small dialect differences. There seems to be a starteling connection between the Berbers and the Polynesians because the languages are not at all related. The two peoples had either been a part of the same stock or had contact somewhere in ancient times.

The tribal history of the Berber's told of that of 12 tribes of people each having kahunas. They had lived in the Saraha Desert when it was fertile and green land with flowing rivers. They moved into the Nile Valley after the rivers dried up. These people used their magic to help cut, carry and place the building blocks of the Great Pyramid. From there, the kahunas had forseen a time of darkness approaching. To preserve the secret of the magick, the 12 tribes decided to hunt for new fertile lands to occupy until the time was right to again emerge into the world. Eleven of the tribes set out, their kahunas using psychic means to locate a new land and moved alone either the African coast or India and after a period of years with no word, the 12th tribe assumed they were lost. The 12th tribe now set out to find new land instead going north to settle into the Atlas Mountains. Here they lived for centuries preserving the secret of the magic but as modern times approached the kahunas had all but died out.

This tribal history linked the Polynesians up with North Africans and possibly Egypt. The oral legend of the Hawaiian's people contain little information with the exception of the Polynesian people coming from a far away land. They set out to find the lush fertile lands their kahunas had clairvoyantly seen. They do tell of moving along the "Red Sea of Kane" which corresponds with the idea that they came from Egypt by way of the Red Sea.

Tracing the Hawaiian origins thru customs and languages has been largely unsuccessful. Of the eleven Polynesian tribes, all with different dialects, all have been traced to India, the Near East, Madagascar and even Japan. In India, a number of kahuna concepts have been found but greatly mutated over the many years and are of no practical use today.

Without the help of this retired English journalist, MFL would never have made the important connection to crack the secret code thru symbols that he and Dr. Brigham had begun many years earlier. It is also interesting to note that there is little to no dependable literature about kahunas on the Hawaiian islands themselves. What little information that is available completely missed the basic mechanisms MFL reported. The studies of MFL and Dr. Brigham only recently became more open and available. They had been hidden away in the libraries and one had to ask for that specific information to get access. The secret today is still actively being kept secret as well as that of complete denial of the existence of kahuna magic.
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July 11, 2007, 09:10:41 AM
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The word huna means "secret" and a kahuna would be a "keeper" of the secret now commonly referred to as an expert in any field in modern Hawaii. It is very difficult to explain what Huna is, perhaps in part because of the tradition of secrecy. Huna is a powerful and transforming system of practices, teachings philosophy, energy work and more. Huna may be referred to by some as a religion only because of its prayer like aspects but it is not a religion by definition and is more often classed as shamanic. Huna uses a life force energy called "mana" for use in learning skills very parallel to psionics. What is most notable is the Huna teachings of the subconscious, conscious and superconscious centuries before modern psychology even began discussing them. Also interesting is that the Hawaiian words have many layered meanings, which ultimately lead Max Freedom Long to deciphering the secret system used by the Polynesians and traced back to the 12 tribes of man and possibly Atlantis.
Central to Huna is the break down of a person into 3 distinct and separate selves that work closely together.
The Lower self: The unconscious/subconscious self that is home to the animalistic emotions and the shadow part of a person that works closely with the middle self. The Lower self is the mechanism that makes mana for use of all 3 selves.
The Middle Self: The part of us that is the conscious reasoning rational self. In the Huna View, the middle self has no memory, the memory is retrieved from the lower self which works so closely that its regarded as a brother. The middle self has imagination, and will and instructs the subconscious. The middle self is the only part of a person that is capable of doing harm to their self and others.
The High Self: This is the part of us that is the super conscious soul or God self because if communicated with properly, this self is what manifests all desired things into reality. The high self is the trusty all-wise guide that is capable of communicating to the god source or with other higher/god selves.
The goal in huna is that all 3 selves are taught to communicate with each other in harmony. Huna does a great deal of work on developing qualities of heart and character. The huna practitioner becomes more and more aware of the nurturing and loving aspects of the Earth and feels loved and supported by nature.
Huna teaches a connectedness to all of life and the ability to direct energy to assist the Earth in return for that support.
Seven Huna Principles
Awareness: The World is what you think it is.
Freedom: There are no Limits.
Concentration: Energy Flows where attention goes.
Persistence: Now is the moment of power.
Love: To love is to be happy with.
Confidence: All Power comes from within.
Wisdom: Effectiveness is the measure of truth.

In Huna practice, one of the very first goals is becoming the kind of person who's prayers are answered not just once but on a regular basis.
In the process of Huna prayer you learn to, with careful focus, form the thought forms you want to manifest. After you have a clear picture in your mind of what you want, you build up a surcharge of mana or energy by doing a Ha Ritual (energy building exercise) and send the thought forms, also called seeds along your aka cords to the lower self. The lower self then carries these on to the high self and Aumakua to produce a rain of blessings in answer to know that your prayer has been received and an answer will be forthcoming.
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July 11, 2007, 09:12:35 AM
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Hakalau is the Hawiian technique of entering rapid trance. Students of Huna are encouraged to do this technique as often as possible and in as many places as possible until the state becomes comfortable, familiar and automatic. The more you practice this state, the more you find it impossible to be in a negative state. You can also deepen this state by using it with a sitting meditation.

Hakalau is one of the active meditations of the kahuna and in the altered state, the awareness of the surroundings is heightened. To try this technique, pick a spot on the wall in front of you above eye level. You don't want to be looking so high that your eyes cut off your field of vision but you want to be looking up at an angle so that your field of vision seems to be bumping against your eyebrows.

As you stare at this spot on the wall, let your mind drift and go loose. Focus all of your attention completely on that spot. Within a matter of moments, your vision begins to spread out and you start to see more in the peripheral vision then in the middle of your vision. Pay close attention to the peripheral and do not try to center your vision as this defeats the state. Try to stay in this state as long as possible. Take careful note what you feel and pay special attention to the ecstatic feelings that radiate over and through you as you continue. It has been compared to Pantanjali's description of the yoga sutras of Dharma, Dhyana, and Damadhi leading to the ultimate state of Samyama.
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July 11, 2007, 09:13:53 AM
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The Ha Rite is the very cornerstone of Huna. It is comprized of gathering energy in in the lower self, using the middle self to project the desire and then connecting by an aka cord to the higherself and sending that energized thoughtform to the higherself. The thoughtforms build on eachother like a chain or a cluster of grapes, connecting and sticking together to form a framework in the spirit and energy body in which to manifest into reality.

The title of this particular rite comes from the hawaiian word "Ha" which has many layers of meanings. It is also fortunate that these meanings have another secret, they tell us exactly what to do. Ha in the hawaiian dictionary means among many things breath and the numberal 4. Taken literally, we gather energy by breathing 4 times. You start by inhaling thru the nostrils sharply and quickly, filling the lungs. Then exhalation with the mouth slightly open in a slower haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa method. This is to be done in 4 sets and a nice warm feeling can be flet in the abdomen. The word "ha" also means water. Water is the huna symbol for mana or energy. So what we have with the word Ha is that we produce energy by breathing hard 4 times.

As the subconscious mind is busy with the task of gathering energy, the conscious mind should have decided what it wants to achieve. The Conscious mind will project what it wants in pictures in the mind as a visualization. Once this is complete, we visualize an aka cord going from the abdomen to above therown connecting to the higherself. The energized thoughtform will be sent up this cord and if everything has gone correctly, the "rain of blessings" will be felt to be translated as a light dew or mist felt on the skin.

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July 11, 2007, 09:15:04 AM
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Most of us are familiar with the Huna concepts of the 3 minds- the subconscious, conscious and higher self but not much has been mentioned thus far about the 4 bodies that encompass the Huna philosophy. The idea of bodies outside the physical range are not unfamiliar if you have looked into the eastern arts. Almost all of them have some concept of how the bodies connect from the physical to the mental, emotional and spiritual and some inbetween.

In the Huna system, the means of a person's individual spiritual growth is to integrate fully the developed functioning of each body as they mature. And because everyone developes and matures at different rates, not all the bodies are available for development at the same time.

We all know people who think and are only functioning on the physical plane with only material interests. We would say this person is not very spiritually evolved because they leave out the development of the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Other people have developed the emotional and physical bodies and are in touch with their emotions but are not very intellectually developed. Yet while others may leave out the emotional aspect and therefor are disassociated with their feelings and the understanding of emotions in others. Many combinations are possible. All the great thinkers and healers of our time would have all four bodies functioning and developing at the same time.

The physical body is, of course, made up of flesh and blood and starts development at the moment of conception and continues to develope through puberty to when it has grown to its adult stage.

The emotional body exists in the psychic or astral plane. Ths body encompasses the desires, instincts, and passions. The development of this body starts when a person is born and reaches its half way point during puberty, the age at which we see increased emotions and the beginning stages of consciousness. Maturity of this body usually happens in late teenage years but can extend far beyond that in a person who has not developed.

The mental body is located on the mental plane and starts to develope when concrete thought begins. This person will begin to develope focused thought and understanding and sets boundries and limits. The mental body reaches its halfway mature point by the mid to late 20's. The developmental process begins to mature when abstract thinking with both deductive and inductive thinking processes are worked with. Full maturity usually happens in the mid 30's. The usual process is that halfway through maturity of the mental maturity, the spiritual nature of the individual will speed up and the person may feel some urgent sense that something is pressing. The maturity of this body can bring about a spiritual awakening where one's path in life is reevaluated and defined.

The spiritual body completes man's evolutionary process as the person returns to his beginnings of the spirit. Although many people are never aware of their spiritual body, an individual who is developing all their bodies and integrating them in maturity around the age of the late 40's and completed during the 50's. Halfway through the maturity of this stage, a person's true spiritual nature will assert itself

It's important to remember that the various bodies can develope at different times and at different speeds. Some one may develope spiritually very early in their 20's while others may never develope spiritually. In the Huna system, it is extremely important to balance through each stage of development. Balance is achieves with various techniques like Ho'opono and practicing Ha breathing.
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July 11, 2007, 09:16:35 AM
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The basic concept in Huna of Ho'oponopono means "to make it right". The idea is that we align ourselves with people who represent different parts of our selves. This idea is similar to Carl Jung's ideas on archtypes. In the Hawaiian culture, it is important to not only respect ancestors but to also have harmonious relationships with them, especially relatives.

This idea can be especially trying if there are patterns in your family that you might wish to discontinue. Ho'oponopono allows you to respectifully mend the patterns while still honoring the family traditions. Families have a way of creating a generational pattern of carrying sadness, anger or any number of other traits. Not only does Ho'oponopono allow you to align yourself with your ancestors and to make it right, but you can clean up the geneaology and the relationship with others in your life. This is extremely important because when you help others, you benefit as well. With Ho'oponopono, you bestow forgiveness on relationships and realise that people have faults and are unique in their own ways but you also bestow forgiveness on yourself clearing the path or blockages to many other things.

How do we begin the Ho'oponopono process? Start by thinking about any relationship you don't feel good about or one that you don't feel in alignment with. In your visualization, construct a small stage below you and imagine an infinite source of healing and love coming from the higherself above the top of your head that flows down into the body. Fill the body completely up and let it overflow out through the heart into the person on the stage below you to heal and connect with them. Please remember that it is ok for you to heal the person and that they not only allow the healing but accept it. When the healing is completed, you need to have a discussion with this person and forgive them and have them forgive you in your visualization. Now you must let go of this person and see them floating away and in this process you need to cut the aka cord that connects you to them and vice versa. If you are healing a current relationship, take this person inside of yourself and blend them with your 4 bodies on all levels.

This process should be carried out with each person in your life with whom you feel an incompleteness. The test of fire is if you can encounter this person or think of them without encountering negative emotions you know you have been successful. If you do encounter negative emotions, then you know you must continue the process again and again until you are successful.
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