Huna - Secret Hawaiian Wisdom
Teachings of the ancient Hawaiian people
Huna, in Hawaiian, means "secret." Huna, in its purest form is ancient knowledge
enabling a person to connect to his or her highest wisdom within. Understanding
and utilizing the fundamentals or "seven principles" of Huna is intended to
bring about healing and harmony through the power of the mind.
This healing art and earth science is spiritual in nature, experiencing its
concepts gives us the opportunity to integrate mind, body and spirit. One might
acknowledge Huna teachings as one of nature's tools helpful in development of
inner knowing and enhancing innate psychic abilities.
Seven Principles of Huna
IKE -The world is what you think it is
KALA -There are no limits, everything is possible
MAKIA -Energy flows where attention goes
MANAWA -Now is the moment of power
ALOHA -To love is to be happy with
MANA -All power comes from within
PONO -Effectiveness is the measure of truth
MODERN APPLICATIONS OF AN ANCIENT WISDOM
BY TAD AND ARDIE JAMES
The Ho' omaka (initiate) had been laid out on a long solid block of lava
rock. All around the lava rock were kukai nut oil lamps that provided light for
the five Kahuna to do their work. As the initiate lay there, the Kahuna massaged
him for what seemed like days. As they worked, their chants reverberated into
"Kau ka halia, i ka manuawa,
He hiamue kou. Ho ala ana oe, o oe,
a O halua lani o hua ka lei
He me manu e, e knai nei . . . "
As the initiation continued, the images came flooding back. He remembered a
time long ago. He remembered!
The days of The Order of lo had come to an end. The soldiers of Pa'ao had
arrived, and were hunting everyone of the old order and burning their temples.
In this time, as he remembered, was a young Kahuna, and as he hid, he sensed his
doom. Even though the soldiers of Pa'ao were all around, he managed to survive
through the night. As the sun rose, the Pohaku O Kane (the stone images of the
Creator of the universe) had laid themselves down. None were broken or damaged.
And as he remembered, the sadness came flooding back, then the tears. The
perfect time, that idyllic time of love, peace and happiness was over.
The Ho 'omaka awoke to the face of the kindly old Kahuna smiling down on him.
She said, "Welcome back." He said, "We weren't the first. I remembered when we
were here before. It was a time when we all lived in harmony. " "Yes, in the
ancient times it was so. Those times are gone now, but they will return," she
said. "Why did it end?" he asked. "Everything moves in cycles. The time of
balance was over long ago. We are now in a time of imbalance, a time of
extremes. But the balanced times will return. It is predicted. They will
HUNA - AN ANCIENT SCIENCE
Huna is as old as 35,000 years, and is the original art and science of healing
and spiritual development of the Hawaiian people. All that remains of the
ancient continent are the mountain peaks that now form Hawaii. It is believed
that the continent disappeared long after the original teachings of the peoples
of the earth were codified and were spread out all over the world. For a long
time prior to 750 A.D., there flourished a system of personal development,
healing, and spiritual discipline that was known by "everyone." The information
was so prominent that it wasn't organized or formally taught, and just formed
the background of "how it was" in the world.
Maui Hawaii Sunset photo by Keth
In Hawaii, this teaching was originally called Ho'omana, "to make Mana or life
force energy." The people who practiced these teachings and techniques of
empowerment knew that all power and all life force emanated from the One, the
source of all - all life - all energy - which in Hawaii was called 'lo'. The
purpose of the original teaching was, and is to learn the ways to increase life
Around the world today only remnants of this system survive. A wave began to
sweep around the planet several thousands of years B.C., in an attempt to
destroy the balanced systems - to destroy and eradicate the original teachings.
In Hawaii, the original teachings were hidden in the chants and Hula of the
Ancient Ones. During this period, they went underground and have waited, hidden,
for a long, long time.
Change began in 1979 with me passing of the Native American Religious Freedoms
Act. It wasn't until 1989 that we believe the final law against the practice of
the ancient ways was repealed. But it was predicted that this would happen. Today, the entire planet is experiencing a revival of the old teachings, where
once again we will experience the return of the balanced systems of teachings.
ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
Any teaching or training in esoteric studies should increase positive character
traits in the student. Above all, it should bring increasing balance of body,
mind and spirit. The result of any esoteric study should then bring into balance
physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects to produce the stability
that comes from having symmetry and harmony in life. Huna offers several
teachings and techniques to assist and guide the initiate.
Throughout the world, the ancient teachings agree any Kahuna, Shamanistic or
magical discipline requires that the Kahuna be able to enter an altered state
rapidly at will. In Hawaiian, the word Na means "quiet, calm, centered." This
ability is necessary, but it is just the first step.
The Kahuna lived in a state of active meditation called Hakalau. One meaning
of Hakalau is "to stare at, as in meditation, and to allow to spread out." This
is a real eye opened Try it.
- 1. Ho'ohaka: Pick a spot on the wall just above eye level.
- 2. Kutu: "To let go. As you stare at this spot, just let your mind go
loose and focus all of your attention on that spot.
- 3. Lao: "To spread out." Notice that within a matter of moments, your
vision begins to spread out and you see more in the peripheral than you do in
the central part of your vision.
- 4. Hakalau: Now, pay attention to the peripheral. Pay more affection to
the peripheral than to the central part of your vision.
- 5. Ho'okohi: Stay in this state for as long as you can. Notice how it
feels and the ecstatic feelings that begin to come to you as you deepen the
state. (If you are a student of Yoga, you may notice some similarity.)
Hakalau is the means in the Hawaiian system for entering a rapid trance state
at will. In our Huna Intersive Trainings, we suggest to the Haumana (students)
that they use this technique inside and outside of class, all the time, until it
becomes automatic. This is the state you can be in as you go from place to
place, in all of your activities. And as you do it more and more, you will also
find that it is impossible to hold a negative state in consciousness when you
are in peripheral vision.
ANCIENT WISDOM - MODERN APPLICATIONS
Learning the ways of the ancient ones holds much promise for healing, harmony
and happiness in modern times. Huna offers several methods to clear and heal intrapersonally and interpersonally. It offers ways to renew, maintain and
direct "Mana" or life force energy. Huna also offers guidance to connect with
and live your purpose, your magnificence, and the elemental forces of nature
while living in harmony with the environment and other living things. We
encourage your continued curiosity, study and discovery of all the richness that
this ancient wisdom offers. Techniques for modern application are available
today for easy integration into everyday life. We invite you to be a part of
this healing resurgence that is sweeping the planet.
lames, M.S., Ph.D., and Ardie James are two of the most knowledgeable and
dynamic international teachers in the field of Accelerated Human Change
Technology. Tad is a Certified Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming
(NLP) - creator of Time Line Therapy (tm) techniques, President of the American
Institute of Hypnotherapy, and Director of Training and Research for Advanced
Neuro Dynamics, Inc. Ardie is a Certified NLP Trainer and President of the Time
Line Therapy Association. Together, they are accomplished authors and respected
teachers of the healing and Shamanistic science of Hawaiian Huna.
Keth lived in Maui Hawaii
and did classes with several Kahuna and absorbed much from the land and sea.