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is a practical system of Psychology based on the wisdom of the
Kahunas of ancient Hawaii, who for centuries have mainted strict
the psycho-Religious methods of the Kahunas or keepers of the
secret, is used in performing the Kahunas' particular kinds of
Miracles or Magic. Some of these miracles were healing the sick,
solving personal problems, untangling financial and social difficulties,
and. changing the future for the better. Max Freedom Long's reconstruction
of Huna is not a replica of the practices of old Hawaii. Rather,
it is a synthesis of some of the universal principles of what
he called "workable magic"
can be practiced by anyone- you don't have to be Hawaiian or Haoli
and it does not require any religious dogma. Huna is no longer
secret. The universal principles of Huna are open to all who are
willing to investigate and use them. The basic test is whether
it works. Huna considers the power of the mind to be natural and
inherent in everyone. It is not an "occult" system.
It is based on knowledge of how to emphasize normal living in
every way. The Huna Way of Living may be conceived as "The
Hurtless and Helpful Life."
is an action - something that you do. Each one learns to use the
principles and does not need to depend upon some one else to do
things for them. As Max Freedom Long frequently said "If
you are not using Huna, you are working too hard."
Basic Principles of Huna
is based on the concept that we are three spirits in different
stages of development: the UNIHIPIILI, UHANE, and AUMAKUA; or
the subconscious, the conscious, and the superconscious. The subconscious
or companion spirit contains memory and emotions and is the least
devel-oped. It is like a child that is still in contact with the
GOD WITHIN. It is the go between the conscious and the superconscious
and in the successful use of Huna it is very important .
conscious is the Persona, the rational mind. It is the spirit
that makes all decisions as to what we do and how our life works
out in this turn in this world. The decision it makes effects
our progression to higher levels of spiritual evolvement.
superconscious - the God within - includes our past, present and
the crystallized part of the future. It is our guardian Angel.
It tries to interpret our wishes in accordance with that which
is in our best interest. We send out so many mixed signals, it
often has a hard job sorting them out. If our contact between
subconscious and conscious is in good condition, we are sure and
constant in our request, and we send enough mana, we find that
our lives become more and more in harmony with the desires and
wishes we want. We learn in time that our needs are always anticipated
Elements of Huna [#1]
first element of Huna that we must understand is the Sub-Conscious,
the Companion spirit, the Unihipili. The understanding of its
role is essential to being able to make use of the Magic, or benefits,
of mak-ing your life easier by using Huna. The first thing is
to learn how to contact Unihipili and understanding its role in
our every day life. The Unihipili is the spirit where the mem-ory
is stored. It is also the place where the emotions are controlled.
It looks after all our unconscious or involuntary bodily functions.
For example, the conscious mind can decide to walk the Unihipili
and tells the legs to move [left foot right foot] until we have
reached the goal. This is a semi-automatic function and is controlled
by the memory of what we have learned over the years. There are
also other functions that the cons-cious mind does not remember
hav-ing to learn - the heart beat, breath-ing, and all other bodily
functions that we could not live without and which are in the
also have other needs which the Unihipili is needed to provide
for: for example, if we want to add 1+1, the Unihipili shows all
the possible solutions because 1 apple and 1 orange is not 2 apples
or 2 oranges but are 2 fruits or 2 objects, 1+1 of the same things
are 2 of the same things and the logical Uhani makes the choice.
Emotions are also con-trolled by the Unihipili. When emotion gets
out of control and we laugh or cry for no apparent reason, an
understanding of the practical implementation of Huna can help
us to know when to express emotions. Our daily lives are always
a two way conversation between the Uhani and the Unihipili. Our
lives are enriched through Huna as it also strengthens our connection
between the Uhani and the Amakura [the god within]. This connection
can make our lives easier.
order to make the most out of this phase, we must first learn
to contact it. We first must make friends with the Unihipli and
give it a name. We do this by going into an alpha state through
meditation, saying a mantra, saying our "Hail Mary"or
what- ever way of praying we are used to.
must be aware that the Unihipili is very sensitive to criticism
and will withdraw if it is criticized. We must always congratulate
it for doing thing right and if it is not right, just ask it to
try again. This is much like the gentle way we use to train an
animal or child. Once we have gained their con-fidence, we must
always try to stay positive with our dealings with people and
in our activities. This is not easy to do as their negativity
will cause us to react in a nega-tive way so we must learn to
always turn their negativity into something positive.
other thing we have to do is remove the blockages we have build
up over the years, such as unfounded dislikes of people and things
which years of learning have in-grained into our life style. This
is a slow process and cannot be done all at one time, but as long
as there is a small hole, the light of the Amakura can get through
and the Unihipili will take our prayer to it.
reason our life does not run smoothly is because a garbled message
is sent as a result of these blockages. Only a disjoined prayer
gets through. There are many ways to remove the blockages: a change
in our outlook on life, doing penance of some kind, or being more
forgiving. Doing penance means doing something over and above
that which is required in a given situation. The ideas is to let
Unihipili know that you are aware of the error in judgement and
Unihipili also gathers the [cosmic energy] Mana to be shared by
all three spirits. It breaks it down to three different energy
levels, Mana, Mana Mana, and Manaloa for their use. Mana is for
itself and is used for many things [to be discussed with psychic
energy] in its daily function. There is a lot to understand and
we will try to clear up any misunderstanding as we go on.
Eye of Kanaloa
with permission from www.huna.org
the mythology of old Hawaii, Kanaloa was the god of the ocean,
a healer god, and the close companion of Kane, the god of creation.
They would journey together, share the sacred drink of 'awa, and
use their staves to strike the ground and cause springs of fresh
water to burst forth. Rare statues of Kanaloa feature him with
round eyes unlike those of any other representations of the gods.
According to a Kauai tradition, if you could look into the eye
of Kanaloa you would see the pattern above. In the Hawaiian language,
"kanaloa" is also used as a word that means a sea shell;
the young stage of a certain fish; an alternate name for Kaho'olawe
Island; and secure, firm, immovable, established, unconquer-able.
A root translation of the word kanaloa means "the great peace,
or the great stillness." The word also has the connotation
of total confidence. In the esoteric tradition of Huna Kupua,
Kanaloa represents the Core Self, or the center of the universe
a whole, the pattern represents the Aka Web, or The Web of Life
- the symbolic connection of all things to each other. In this
respect, the star at the center is the spider/shaman, or the individual
who is aware of being the weaver of his or her own life - a dreamweaver.
In another respect, the eight lines represent "mana,"
or spiritual power, because another meaning of "mana"
is "branching lines" and the number eight in Hawaiian
tradition is symbolic of great power. The four circles represent
"aloha," or love, because the "lei" or garland
- a symbol of love - is circular and is used figuratively in Hawaiian
to mean a circle (as in "Hanalei Circular bay") the
word "ha" is also a part of the word "aloha"
and means "life" and the number four. Together the circles
and lines represent the harmony of Love and Power as an ideal
star pattern is composed of a dot in the center representing the
Aumakua, or Higher Self; a ring representing Lono, or the Mental
Self; the seven limbs of the star representing the Seven Principles
of Huna; and the ring around the star representing Ku, the Physical
or Subconscious Self. One point of the star is always down, aligned
with a straight line of the web, representing the connection of
the inner with the outer.
Eye of Kanaloa symbol generates subtle energy known as "ki"
in Hawaiian. This energy can be used for healing, for stimulating
physical and mental faculties, and for many other purposes. Most
people can sense the energy which may feel like a tingle, a current,
a pressure or a coolness, by holding the hand, fingers, cheek
or forehead near the symbol. By itself the symbol will help to
harmonize the physical, emotional and mental energies of a room
or other location. The energy may be accessed more directly by
meditative gazing or by holding the symbol near something that
needs harmonizing. The symbol can also amplify and harmonize other
energy sources by placing it behind or in front of the energy
with permission from www.huna.org
is a Hawaiian word meaning "secret," but it also refers
to the esoteric wisdom of Polynesia. Kupua is another Hawaiian
word and it refers to a specialized healer who works with the
powers of the mind and the forces of nature. In that respect it
is very similar to the Siberian Tungusic word "shaman."
understanding of Huna described here comes from the kupua tradition
of the Kahili family from the island of Kauai, through Serge Kahili
King, who was adopted as the grandson of Joseph Kahili and trained
in his tradition .
The basic assumptions of Huna are these:
1. The World Is What You Think It Is.
2. There Are No Limits.
3. Energy Flows Where Attention Goes.
4. Now Is The Moment Of Power.
5. To Love Is To Be Happy With Someone Or Something.
6. All Power Comes From Within.
7. Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth.
Three Selves (or Four)
Another set of assumptions used in Huna is that human behavior
and experience can be explained and changed through the interaction
of three (sometimes four) selves, aspects or functions:
1. The Superconscious or High Self - Inspires.
2. The Conscious Self - Imagines.
3. The Subconscious Self - Remembers.
4. The Core Self - Wills.
Four Levels of Reality
A third set of assumptions coming from the kupua tradition divides
all experience into four levels or frameworks of beliefs about
reality which can be summarized as follows:
1. Everything is objective (Scientific reality).
2. Everything is subjective (Psychic reality).
3. Everything is symbolic (Shamanic reality).
4. Everything is holistic (Mystical reality).
kupua (Hawaiian shaman) learns to move in and out of these realities
in order to change experience more effectively.
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