Max Freedom Long realized that the Hawaiian Kahuna must have had special words in their language to use to teach their beliefs to the younger priests. He began to study any words in the Hawaiian dictionary which might have to do with man's mental or spiritual nature.
He immediately found unmistakable words which describe the "parts of mind," as they are called in modern psychology.
After years of searching, he had started to learn the secret lore. Years passed before he found a "code" hidden in their language which told what they believed. This "code" aided him in discovering similar beliefs in other civilizations.
This code was built on a language which must have been identical phonetically to the language of the Huna tribes while they were in Egypt. In some of the lands visited by the migrating Huna tribes words of their language were left behind. Often these words became modified.
Fortunately, the Kahuna in Hawaii preserved their language with great care, because within their language lay a "code" which described their secret system.
If the language had been changed, key words would have been modified and the code would have never been preserved.
In order to keep their language pure, young Kahuna were trained to memorize long chants covering the history of the people and the genealogy of the chiefs on the surface. The deeper, hidden meaning behind these chants revealed the secret system translated by the Esoteric Code of the Kahuna. So if, while chanting these genealogies and legendary histories, a young priest changed a word, syllable, or a pronunciation, he was immediately corrected by the older Kahunas. As a result, the language in Hawaii remained unchanged over thousands of years.
Language modifications occurred in New Zealand and, to a greater degree, in Tahiti. But the Hawaiian language remained the purest and was the language Long used to find the key words to break the code and recover the ancient techniques of the Hawaiian Kahuna. His findings have been confirmed and supplemented by the work of Leinani Mellville.
The Hawaiian, like other Polynesian dialects, is a simple language. It is not agglutinated and does not change words to make tense or gender or number, instead it uses special words to show these changes. Hawaiian words are built from short root words, which together describe the full meaning of the idea. Since many root words have multiple meanings, it was ideal for a code language.
Max found that by translating each root, he could find the hidden meaning, or code meaning, of the key words in the Kahuna chants.
What complicated the breaking of the code is that certain words were used as the symbol of some part or element of the Huna system. If the symbolic meaning was not known, the true meaning of the statement could not be understood until recently.
For instance, in early Egypt the little pictured glyph of a grasshopper is to be found in the tombs with the mummy.
In Hawaii , the grasshopper was also a symbol for the same concept.
The Hawaiian word for grasshopper is unihipili. The definition given in the Andrews "Hawaiian-English Dictionary" of 1865 is "one name of a class of gods, while Aumakua is another. They were departed spirits of decomposed persons." Only by translating and considering the meaning of the roots of the words can one get at the real Huna meaning. It was the word used by the kahuna to indicate what we call the subconscious. None of the roots have anything to do with a grasshopper or with spirits or with a mummy of the deceased, but they all describe some characteristic of the subconscious mind.
The root pili means "united or joining" or "belonging to a person," and "to adhere to something." The subconscious is "joined to" and "belongs to" the body of the man. The root nihi describes "secretiveness, working silently and softly." The subconscious mind is certainly silent. The root u means a self, an "I."
The priests had an alternate word, uhinipili, for the subconscious, which repeats some of the root words, but contains others which provide additional meanings.
Uhi carries the meaning of "a weak voice, which is smothered by another voice." Another meaning is "to hide or be secretive." All these descriptions aptly describe the subconscious mind and the way it works. They show that it is secretive, that it is closely attached to the conscious mind, that it will do things only when it wishes to do so, and that it also hides things, such as complexes, and is the center of the emotions.
Uhane is Hawaiian for the conscious mind. U means a "self” and hane means "to talk." The root words gave the description of the conscious mind, the self which talks. The human being is the only animal which is able to talk to convey ideas.
These examples show the method used in finding the hidden meanings in words used by the Kahuna. The code was really quite simple. The separate meanings of the root words describe the idea that is hidden in the word.
The Hawaiian code word for the Super-conscious is Aumakua.
Makua means "parental" or "a pair of gods," and it is the "parental" part of man. The roots also mean "very old." The translation for the word aumakua given by a student of Hawaiian lore is "utterly trustworthy parental spirit." The Hawaiian dictionary translates the word as "one who can be trusted as a child trusts a parent."
One could call the super-conscious: "God who is trusted to love the subconscious and conscious with whom it is connected." It will help us and guide us throughout our life.
© 2008 Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD