"The Code Language"
One of the oldest and best kept secrets in the world has been undergoing thorough, investigative and analytical research during this last century. It is a secret which combines psychology with religion, perhaps the finest and best system of this kind that the world has ever known; and yet, modern man nearly lost this fundamental knowledge.
The pop culture movie “The Secret” presented a simplistic view of just one of the basic tenets of this ancient wisdom. Some of the basic precepts of Huna have been "rediscovered" and presented to us under the label of "positive thinking” or “the law of attraction.” However, most people who try the techniques for awhile and then give up, because the psychology does not work for them.
Why do these techniques often fail to produce the desired results?
An ancient secret supplies the answer.
The people who knew this secret system practiced a very sophisticated, but easy-to-use form, of positive thinking that applies the complete law of attraction with spectacular results. Unfortunately, some of the Kahuna’s most important concepts have NOT yet come into general knowledge. As a result, many people who have read books and have tried to "think positively" have found that practice does not work for them.
At least seven thousand years ago, a group of people knew the principles of positive thinking and the law of attraction … however, they understood the concepts far more clearly than our “modern” schools-of-thought. Their techniques were more sophisticated. With their additional knowledge, the ancient peoples who practiced this secret system performed what we now can only call miracles.
This secret contains much more than a successful method of creative thinking. It offers a philosophy of life that could be classified as a religion. The religious aspect seems to be the simplest, most complete, and finest fundamental system so far developed. It stands on its own merits, and clarifies the basic tenets of many of the world's faiths.
Originally this system was without a name. It was handed down from parent to child through centuries and centuries. As this system was originally "rediscovered" in Hawaii, Huna, the Polynesian word for "secret" was selected. The "u" is pronounced like the double "oo" in moon. The Polynesian word for "priest" is Kahuna, meaning "keeper of the secret."
The knowledge of Huna eventually spread by migration through several parts of the world. The initiatory material of this system was kept within a hereditary clan of priests. It was not written down. Instead, a special language was developed, which provided a means of giving both an inner and an outer meaning to any statement of the teachings.
These dual meanings were similar to the initiatory statements of the lodges and brotherhoods that we have today.
Only an initiate of the particular lodge can understand a particular secret phrase or statement. Similarly, only the Kahuna initiates could understand the inner meaning of a Huna phrase or statement.
Max Freedom Long spent the greater part of his life researching this special language. He wrote several books recording his findings, which describe in detail the "code" as he knew it.
He came upon evidence that there had been such a system of knowledge almost by accident, and then devoted more than fifty years unearthing and correlating the bits and pieces,.
We have only recently come into full possession of the priceless knowledge.
According to Charles Kenn, Max Freedom Long became acquainted with Doctor William Tufts Brigham and they became life-long friends. When they met, Dr. Brigham was the curator of the Bishop Museum of Natural History in Honolulu. When they met, Max had already spent forty years studying the Hawaiians, their society, religion and other aspects of their culture. Hearing that the Hawaiian Kahuna priests had fire-walked on red hot lava as it flowed from a volcano, he asked Dr. Brigham it there was any truth in the reports.
"Yes," he said, "these Kahuna priests lava-walked in my early days here in Hawaii."
He went on to explain how he himself had walked across red hot lava. He had burned off his heavy mountain boots and socks, yet his feet remained unburned. No one had treated his feet. All that the natives did was to pray for protection from the heat, and this protection was given.
Continuing this questioning, Long also confirmed the Kahuna priests had done remarkable healings.
"What have these people got?" he demanded.
Dr. Brigham replied, "A system of psychology and religion, which is pure enough and close enough to its source, whatever that is, to work for them. I have tried for forty years to learn how they perform their magic, but to no avail. The secret lore is very sacred to the native priests."
After this meeting with Dr. Brigham, Mr. Long spent the next sixteen years in Hawaii trying to find the meaning behind the chants and prayers of the Hawaiian priests. He continued the research later in California and, by 1936, had gained a fair knowledge of the basic principles of the secret lore.
Archaeologists have established that the present inhabitants of the Polynesian archipelago originally migrated from the Asian mainland. A study of Huna and its origins agrees with these findings.
In 1948, Werner Wolf revealed the similarity between the Egyptian glyph writings and the "Paddle Board" writings of the natives of Easter Island in the Pacific. He suggested some ancient tie between the Egyptians and the Easter Island branch of the Polynesians. Max Freedom Long's research definitely suggests the Polynesian Kahuna beiefs may have their origins in ancient Egypt.
His first book, "Recovering the Ancient Magic," was published in England. Among those who read it was Reginald Stewart, a war correspondent, who as a young man had learned of this same ancient lore from a tribe of Berbers in the Atlas mountains of North Africa.
An old woman, called a "Quahine." had demonstrated the workability of the ancient system. In fact, she took young Stewart as a blood son and started to teach him, together with her seventeen-year-old daughter, the ancient beliefs and practices. Unfortunately, she had only made a beginning of her instructions when she was accidentally killed by a stray bullet from a battle going on in a valley between two warring tribes. As there was no other teacher to be found, Stewart returned to England, carrying his notes with him. Years later when, reading Max's book, he realized that Long was writing about the same system he had learned, in part, from her.
Many of the special words that his teacher had used to describe her beliefs were almost identical to the Hawaiian. He sent Long a letter and soon was sharing what he knew. Together they managed to piece together the basics of the secret lore.
Among the other things the Quahine or "Woman Kahuna" had told Stewart was the legend of how her tribe had once been a part of twelve sub-tribes who had known and used Huna concepts, and who had lived in the Sahara Desert when it was still a green and fertile land of flowing rivers. As the rivers dried, the tribes foresaw that their lore was in danger of extinction. Concerned, they used their psychic powers to look about the world for a place to which they could move, an area where they would find safety for their beliefs. The place that they chose was the isolated Pacific.
The tribes left Egypt and went in large double canoes down the Red Sea into the Indian Ocean, and eventually made their way to the far Pacific Isles. There were, she said, twelve tribes; however, her tribe remained behind as a rear guard lest the others be detained by the rulers of the period. They eventually reached the Atlas mountain area where they were able to preserve the secret lore. The eleven tribes which got away divided. At least one tribe traveled along the coast of Africa to Madagascar. Some evidently settled there, since half of the island today, over two thousand years later, is inhabited by a light brown people, who speak a language which is one of the Polynesian dialects, called Malagasy.
Other Huna people migrated through Arabia and into India. In India they left traces of their ideas, but little of their language. Whereas in Madagascar the language provides the evidence, in India it comes from the ideas which were left behind. The Kahunas must have made friends with the religious men of that period. Apparently, the teachers of Yoga were initiated into the Huna beliefs. Unfortunately, the beliefs gradually became contaminated. As an example, breathing exercises, vital to the practitioners of Huna, are also important in Yoga. However, the yogis began to experiment and over the years most of the Huna concepts became mixed and muddled, until finally very little of the practical application of the original system exists in Yoga today.
On the other hand, the original Huna beliefs were still pure when Buddha established his doctrine as a reform of the Brahmanism of his day. Obviously, there was a knowledge of Huna on the part of Buddha and his followers, because there are esoteric elements of Buddhism which can be understood only by knowing the Huna system. For example, the concept of attaining Nirvana, ordinarily understood as blending back into the source of all life and thus ceasing to exist, takes on an entirely different meaning when one understands Huna.
From India the ten remaining initiate tribes migrated through the Sumatra and Java straits. The Madagascar tribe did not join them. In the islands of the Pacific are ten different dialects of the Polynesian tongue represented in New Zealand, in Hawaii, in Tahiti, in Samoa and in the smaller islands of the Pacific area.
Because of the remote location of these islands, the people were able to preserve their beliefs and practice them for over two thousand years, free from the influence of other beliefs.
The Huna people evidently settled in the Polynesian Islands before the writing of the Four Gospels because when the missionaries arrived in Hawaii, they were surprised to find that the natives knew all the main stories of the Old Testament, but knew nothing that was contained in the New Testament. Their legends told the story of the creation of Adam and Eve and the Garden. They had a close account of Noah and the Flood. They even knew of Jonah and the Whale. These were stories that had come from Chaldea and Babylonia, when the Jews were in captivity there. However, in none of the Hawaiian legends can be found even a trace of the story of Jesus or Mary or the Crucifixion.
The missionaries, who arrived in Hawaii in 1820, could not understand how the natives had learned the Old Testament stories. If early explorers had taught stories of Adam and Eve, they certainly would have told of Jesus and his disciples.
Following the migration to Polynesia, the system flourished.
The Kahunas who knew the secret system were healers. They could heal broken bones, often in an instant. They were also able to look into the future.
Then the missionaries arrived. The Hawaiians were impressed by their claim that Jesus performed healing miracles and, quite naturally, assumed that the Christians knew all about the Huna system. The missionary doctors, however, could not heal their sick as readily as the Kahuna healers. So the natives eventually realized that these Christians, while they had the outer semblance of some Huna, did not know the complete working system.
As the missionaries obtained political influence over the chiefs, and the Kahuna were outlawed.
The younger generation, the daughters and the sons who normally would have taken initiation and would have learned the secret, dill not undertake the necessary training. Gradually, as the older Kahuna began to die, the secret lore began to die as well.
Huna, after having been kept pure and intact throughout all the centuries, almost became lost.
The “Kahuna Motto” was the rule.
* "Conceal in Secrecy."
* "Preserve in Silence."
* "Disguise our Inner Teachings with a False Outer Mask."
* "Those who are "born into our house" are entitled to know the secrets of our
* "Those who do NOT belong are not entitled to know what we know."
However, our brother King Kalakaua summoned all of the most accomplished of the Kahuna Class from throughout the islands to the palace. He gathered everyone of importance, including High Temple Priests skilled in the arts of divination, philosophers, historians, doctors of spiritual medicine, etc.
The secret knowledge passed down orally in the priesthood through the generations was finally recorded in writing and locked away in the King's palace.
Then, on January 17, 1893 ... the day Kalakaua's sister, Queen Liliokalani was dethroned ... drug dealers and smugglers broke in to the palace and burned the former King's filing room.
Only Nana Mary Julia Glennie Bush survived to preserve the "secret treasure" of the Hamatua strong-hold. These teachings were passed-down to Leinani Melville, who alone preserved the Lost Secrets of the Kahuna.
Before he died, Leinani gave the only existing copy of the "Lost and Hidden Secrets of the Esoteric Code of the Kahuna" to Morrnah Simeona to keep it secure until she could pass it on to “The True Legacy of the Kahuna."
With the blessing of the living Kahuna Elders at the time, Morrnah gave that manuscript to Dr. E. Otha Wingo, to whom Max Freedom Long entrusted his entire life’s work, to preserve the Authentic Kahuna traditions until the time was right.
Dr. Wingo, who I call “Dad” gave that manuscript to me, and it is my charge to reveal the Authentic Kahuna Traditions to you.
... as it said above the door to The House of Teave …
"Ahuwale Ka Nane Huna!" ...
"Let that which is unknown become known."
Because many new and exciting things will become known to you, and when the student is ready, the teacher will appear before you.
© 2008 Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD