I wholeheartedly support the study of Hawaiian spiritual systems because the Hawaiian people are beautiful, loving, generous and spiritual people with much to offer. That is just one of the reasons I passed though all three of the known Orders of Kahuna you may have heard about in Huna prior to advancing.
Before Max Freedom Long revealed his discoveries, Hawaiians did not call their spiritual system "Huna," which merely means "hidden" when used in simple every-day conversation.
The Ancient Hawaiian spiritual beliefs were completely woven into the fabric of their lives ... and there was no single Hawaiian word for their religion or for their religious practices.
But that all changed with the publication of "Recovering the Ancient Magic" ...
... one of the most important books you can read if you want to make some amazing discoveries for yourself.
Because so many have overlooked the original work on Huna, a number of mis-conceptions arose about Max Freedom Long and Huna which are still perpetuated today by well-meaning Hawaiians who follow some of the old ways.
You might even be able to find differences between "Huna" and some parts of Ancient Hawaiian Religion, culture, beliefs, etc. This is especially true if you looked only on the surface.
But Huna is not a Hawaiian Religion.
HUNA was the name given by Max Freedom Long to the SYSTEM he recovered and synthesized during over fifty years of research with the help and cooperation of Kahuna
on various islands and with the help of volunteers throughout the world.
HUNA was developed FOR people raised within Modern, Western culture as a practical system of psychology and magic ... so it is based on PROCESS ... the process behind the TECHNIQUES rather than the specific outer teachings, rituals, and stories of the Kahuna of ancient Hawaii, who for centuries kept them as their closely guarded secrets.
Max chose the word Huna (the Hawaiian word for "secret") in the 1930's to describe the psychological/religious METHODS used by the Kahuna ("Keepers of the Secret") in performing their particular kinds of "miracles" or "magic."
So Huna was developed to teach MODERN MAN in Western Culture how to perform the same kind of miracles ... such as:
- Healing the Sick.
- Solving personal problems.
- Untangling financial and social difficulties.
- ... even changing the future.
Certified Huna Practitioners perform these same functions.
... which is especially important to understand given renewed interest in Morrnah Simeona's updated Huna technique of Self I-Dentity Ho'oponopono.
Huna, as properly defined and shared, is all about sharing workable techniques you can easily use to guide you in the process of uncovering and mastering your own hidden resources ... instead of playing following-the-leader.
That means the real teaching comes from within yourself ... and not from ANY so-called "authority."
So ... as I'm always emphasizing ...
... "you choose!"
© 2008 Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD