December 16, 2017

Huna



Huna is a Hawaiian word…it was adopted by a person named Max Long to describe his theory of metaphysics…he called the religious system that he developed from these revelations 'Huna'…which is the Hawaiian word for secret…he wrote his first book in 1936 to document his beliefs…actually there are no accepted Hawaiian sources that refer to the word 'Huna' as some kind of a tradition of esoteric learning…by the way, Long wasn’t Hawaiian…the practice of Huna emphasizes practical living and harmony…there are seven principles of Huna;

Ike (ee-kay) - The world is what you think it is.
Kala - There are no limits.
Makia (mah-kee-ah) - Energy flows where attention goes.
Manawa (man-ah-wah) - Now is the moment of power.
Aloha - To love is to be happy with (someone or something).
Mana - All power comes from within.
Pono - Effectiveness is the measure of truth.

Some of these words used do not reflect what the actual meaning of the word is in Hawaiian…nor are they a part of any actual Hawaiian beliefs…many Hawaiian scholars have remarked that although the concept is interesting, there is nothing remotely Hawaiian about it…some liken it to a New Age philosophy parading around in a cheap Aloha shirt.

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