That is a question I probably ask myself every single day.
I asked myself many times during the initiation experiences throughout my 40+ years learning Huna,* it's a question you've undoubtedly asked yourself, and so has everybody who's forged-on along the pathway of self-discovery to recognize Huna.
The language and mystical concepts are equally bewildering to the beginner.
So people ask, "What is Huna all about?"
After you've become familiar with the techniques and rituals, and you've learned something of the basic practices and their meanings for you, you might still discover that Huna as a whole ... apart from the mystery of any one part or detail ... can appear to be something almost too complex to grasp.
Even though you know Huna is simple and profound.
When you've become accustomed to the teachings of Huna and no longer have that first sense of "strangeness," you might occasionally or suddenly discover something totally new you've never known before ... perhaps something of the antiquity, the universality, or the profound power of Huna.
For all your familiarity with Huna, you may find yourself "in the dark" about Huna in its entirety.
- What is Huna?
- What can Huna do?
- How did it come into being?
- What are it's central and permanent teachings?
When you learn Huna, you become heir to a rich tradition.
Books and classes provide access to something that was NOT put together in a day, and it will not profit you very much if you make no effort to acquire the at least a portion of the sacred entitlements you've inherited.
You must learn something of the history of Huna.
... of its achievements.
... of its outstanding teachers and what they taught.
... of its ideas, principles, and spirit.
Reading alone cannot, and no classroom could, confer this modern knowledge and ancient wisdom in its entirety.
You must "strive" for yourself to make your own inexhaustible riches out of Huna. You must discover for yourself its higher purposes because you are the most valuable member of this world-wide Huna Ohana.
There is no "authorized" interpretation of Huna.
You will not find a ready-made Huna creed waiting for you or any ready-made explanation of our practices.
- You must think-it-through for yourself.
- You must feel-it-through for yourself.
- You must see-it-through for yourself.
Huna is very simple.
It may not be "easy" going-it-all-alone. It is certainly not easy to do without guidance and assistance, and THAT is why the Huna Ohana is here for you.
Our "sacred family" is a world-wide gathering. Over the past 65 years it required untold sums of money and human effort to sustain and manage such a society. Now, with the blessing of 'Io and the world-wide-web, we are beginning a New Era for the Huna Research Associates.
You are a part of this and important story.
Tell your part of this story.
And keep studying!
© 2010 Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD