Sunday, January 13, 2013

What is Huna or The Secret Science?

(These are the notes from my first Huna Class.) 

Origins of Huna

Early in the 20th century, Max Freedom Long became fascinated by stories of Miracles being performed by the native Kahunas. Especially fascinating was Fire-walking, where the natives would walk across burning lava without harm. He also was intrigued by other stories of the Kahuna - miraculous healing, seeing the future (and changing the future!), and even a "Death Prayer". 
This started his investigation into how they did these things. 
After several years of study, he stumbled upon a way to discover the how and why of these miracles. 
He traced it back to the language. 
Using his work with the language, and the work of Dr. Brigham, who studied the Kahuna for 40 years prior to meeting Max Freedom Long, he developed the Huna system.  
In the 80s, another important milestone in Huna work happened. This is when Serge Kahlil King started to produce his works on Huna. He move more toward Huna as a type of Shamanism, and incorporated extensive visualization work, as well as Shamanic concepts and practices to the System, including the four worlds, and the seven principles.
And finally, about 6 or 7 years ago, a student of his, Pohaku, did a marvelous pod-cast exploring this work, and bringing the ideas to a whole new audience. 

Where did the Kahuna come from? 

Max Freedom Long traced Huna ideas back to Egypt around 5000-6000 years ago. He also found Huna concepts and root words in ancient Greek. (He postulates that they may have originated in Atlantis, but take that as you may.) He found that Hawaiians came to the islands around 2000 years ago, or about the time of Christ, who he also felt was initiated into The Secret Science. As a matter of fact, he found a great many references to Huna teachings in the Gospels. 
There was a modern genetics study done, which indicates that they actually did arrive in Hawaii around 2200 years ago. “… Polynesians left S.E. Asia 11,500 years ago and departed from the Taiwan area 6000 years ago. They spent 3,800 years in Alaska/Canada before travelling South West to Hawai'i 2,200 years ago…”
 So, in essence, there was a great system of belief that was remarkable for its use or totems, and taboo magic. It was codified by the original Kahunas and recorded in a pre-polynesian language so that it would not be lost. We know it influenced Egypt, the middle east, and possibly many other cultures and their religions. 

Elements of Huna 

}The Three Selves
Low Self – Unahipili, Ku
Middle Self – Uhane, Lono
High self - Aumakua
}Aka Bodies
Aka Body
Aka Cords

Later Additions

}Seven Shamanic Principles
The World Is What You Think It Is.
There are no limits.
Energy Flows Where Attention Goes.
Now Is The Moment Of Power. 
To Love Is To Be Happy With (someone or something).
All Power Comes From Within. 
Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth.

}Four Levels of reality
Objective reality - physical world
Subjective / Psychic reality - everything is alive
Symbolic reality - when we look at the world as a dream / Dream world
Holistic level - everything is going to work out fine - everything is working out perfectly


}Max Freedom Long
The Secret Science behind Miracles
The Secret Science at Work
The Huna Code in Religions
}Serge Kahili King, Ph. D.
Urban Shaman
Mastering your Hidden Self
}Hank Wesselman, Ph.D.
The Bowl of Light
}MKFenn? : Genetic Evidence on the Origins of the Polynesians

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