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Excerpt from the Lost Secrets Of Ancient Hawaiian Huna, Volume
1- Chapter 1
Copyright © 1997, Tad James (Kiaina'auaomaikalani), and Advanced Neuro
Chapter 1: The History of Huna
The Ho'omaka (initiate) had been laid out on a long black solid block of lava rock,
4 feet high, by 6 feet by 3 feet. Around the lava rock in each corner and in the
center on each side was a Kukui nut oil lamp that provided light for the five
Kahuna to do their work. As the initiate lay there the Kahuna Lomilomi massaged
the Ho'omaka for what seemed like days. As they worked, their chants
reverberated into the cool night air:
"Kau ka halia, i ka manawa, He hiamoe kou. Ho ala ana oe, o oe, o O halau lani
o hoa ka lei, He me manu e, e kani nei..."
Each day the Ho'omaka went, he felt, deeper and deeper into himself. During
what seemed like the second day, the images came flooding back. He
remembered a time long ago. He remembered!
The days of The Order of Kane had come to an end. The soldiers of Pa'ao had
arrived, and they were hunting all the Kahuna of the old order, and burning the
temples. In this time, as he remembered, was a young Kahuna, and he feared for
his life. As he hid near the temple, he sensed his doom. All his masters were
dead, his mother, father, wife, and young baby daughter, had all been killed. He
knew that all was lost, and felt he was next. Even though the soldiers of Pa'ao
were all around, he managed to survive through the night. And as the sun rose in
the morning, the Pohaku O Kane (the stone images of the One God who had
created the universe) had laid themselves down. None were broken, none were
damaged. And as he remembered, the sadness came flooding back, and then
the tears. The perfect times were over. That idyllic time of love, peace, and
happiness was over.
When the Ho'omaka awoke the face of the kindly old Kahuna was smiling down
on him. She said, "Welcome back." He said, "We aren't the first. I remembered
when we were here before." She smiled as he continued, "There was a time
when we all lived in harmony. Women were equally honored and could rise to the
highest level with the men." "Yes, little one; you are right," she said. "In the
ancient times it was so. Those times are gone now, but they will return." "But why
did it end," he asked. "Everything moves in cycles, from the highest to the lowest.
The time of balance was over long ago, and we are now in a time of imbalance, a
time for extremes. But the balanced times will return. It is predicted. They will
AN ANCIENT SCIENCE: The science that is now called Huna is a very old
science. We believe that it may be as old as 35,000 years old, and is a part of the
original teachings of the peoples of the earth which were centered here in Hawaii
on a continent which now, no longer exists. All that remains physically of that
land are the mountain peaks of the island chain called Hawaii.
Long after the original teachings of the peoples of the earth were codified, and
were spread out all over the world, the continent disappeared. The teachings
continued in Hawaii and in other parts of 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
system was a balanced system -- one that honored men and women equally.
There were almost no secrets; in fact, there were so few secrets that the
information that comprised the techniques wasn't even organized or formally
taught. It just formed the background of "how it was" in the world.
In Hawaii, this teaching was originally called Ho'omana ("to make Mana, or life
force energy"). The people who practiced these teachings and techniques 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 'Io. In those times, the same
knowledge was taught everywhere else on the planet, too. Around the world
today, however, only remnants of this system survive.
There are only remnants of this system around the Earth, because starting in 325
A.D. (it may have started as early as several thousand years B.C., but the effects
were definitely under way by 325 A.D.) a wave began to sweep around the planet
in an attempt to destroy the balanced systems -- the original teachings of the
peoples of the Earth. The wave hit Hawaii sometime between 750 and 1250 A.D.
At that time, the Kahuna Pa'ao, arrived in Hawaii, and found a very peace-loving
people living in a paradise.
Several years later Pa'ao returned with a number of warriors and priests, and
overturned the original system in Hawaii. When Pa'ao arrived, he installed his
system, and the original teaching was changed. The old order was overturned,
and the current order of Ku was installed.
The Huna that we teach predates the teaching of Pa'ao. So it is very ancient --
from before 750 A.D. We believe that before 750 A.D. the balanced order that
existed was a balanced system that could be called The Order of 'Io. This is true
all over the world. The balanced Male/Female system in western Europe was
called Wicca, and like Huna it was attempted to wipe this teaching out. The Holy
Inquisition conducted by "The Church," for example, reduced the population of
Spain by more than 50% in 200 years, killing hundreds of thousands of people. In
India, too, a system called Tantra was attempted to be wiped out by the newer
system called Vedanta. Although Tantra fared better than Wicca, both systems
were subjected to much persecution. The situation was the same all over the
world, from the Native Americans, to the Aboriginals of Australia, each of the
peoples bearing the original teachings were (and, be sure, still are) subjected to
an attempt to eradicate the culture, and the teachings. In Hawaii, fortunately. the
original teachings were hidden in the chants of the Ancient Ones -- when the
original teachings were overturned they went underground. The original
teachings were hidden inside of the chants and the Hulahula (Hula dances), and
they have waited. They have waited, hidden, for a long, long time. The newer
arrivals adopted chants and Hulahula which contained mysteries hidden to them
but which were simply waiting for a rebirth of the original teachings.
The teachings were buried again (to a second level) in the ancient chants when
the Missionaries arrived from Boston in 1820. Their arrival was not accidental,
since the more modern Hawaiian system (order of Ku), called the Kapu system
had been ended by King Kamehameha VI in 1819.
Once again the new priests brought their new gods, and the original teachings
were buried even deeper. The Missionaries began to do away with the old
"superstitious ways." In 1820, they passed the first of the laws that were
designed to eradicate the ancient teachings:
"'Section 1034: Sorcery -- Penalty, Any person who shall attempt the cure of
another by the practice of sorcery, witchcraft, ananna (sic), hoopiopio,
hoounauna, or hoomanamana, or other superstitious or deceitful methods, shall,
upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than one hundred dollars or
be imprisoned not to exceed six months at hard labor.' There is also another
section of the law which classes the kahuna with bunco men and defines him as
one posing as a kahuna, taking money under pretense of having magical power,
or admitting he is a kahuna. For this the fine goes up to a thousand dollars and a
year in prison." -- Long, 1948
So, in a Pacific Island nation influenced by American Missionaries, the people
were disallowed from practicing their original teachings until the federal
government of the United States passed the Native American Religious
Freedoms Act in 1979. Amazingly, in 1953 the Kahuna, Daddy Bray, was
arrested for chanting a chant in the Hawaiian language at Hulihee Palace in
downtown Kona -- a chant quite similar to a chant we teach at our Huna
seminars in Hawaii.
That a country whose pride lies in, among other things, freedom of speech the
practice and teaching of Huna was illegal in Hawaii from 1820 to 1979, is
absolutely inconceivable. How could that have happened? What did we not see
that allowed us to disenfranchise the dear, sweet, loving people of this land?
Further, we shall see that this has not been, even as of today, been fully
We believe the final law against the practice of the ancient ways was repealed in
1989. 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 teaching.
The older, male dominant, patriarchal systems are finding it harder and harder to
survive. Look around you, the world is changing. Old systems are disintegrating,
the most notable of which is the Communist system which wasn't vanquished by
armaments, but which fell apart of its own accord because it denied the rights of
women and because it denied spirit.
This offering is part of the revival of the original teaching that was predicted right
from the arrival of the first newcomers in 750 A.D.
THE PROMISE OF HUNA: The teaching which is now called Huna was originally
called Ho'omana. Ho'o means to make. Mana means life force, equivalent to Ki
(as in Aikido), Chi (as in Tai Chi) or Shakti in the Sanskrit language. Taken
together the word Ho'omana means empowerment or to empower. The purpose
of the original teaching was, then, learning the ways to increase life force.
Do you remember the Big Kahuna in the Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello
movies in the late 60's? In the humor of that name, we may be closer to the true
meaning than we realize. The Big Kahuna was someone who was good at
surfing -- he knew something about surfing that other surfers didn't know. He was
WHAT IS A KAHUNA: "Ka" means "the," or "light," and Huna means "secret,"
but it doesn't mean secret in the sense that it did when you were a kid. It means
secret in the sense of "esoteric," or "hidden." For example, if you were going to
have a meaningful conversation with a Quantum Physicist, you'd probably have
to study Quantum Physics for 4 or 5 years. So Huna means knowledge which is
not secret as much as hidden from view. Huna means knowledge which is
"concealed," or wisdom which is "protected like a treasure." If we divide the word
differently (a common practice in discovering the deeper meanings of Hawaiian
words), "Kahu" means "honored servant" or "high servant who takes charge of
persons, property, or knowledge." "Na" means to care for, to settle difficulties, in
a legal sense; quiet, pacified, as an aggrieved child; calmed, quieted, as one's
passions -- calm and centered.
Today we would translate the word Kahuna as being roughly equivalent to Ph.D.
-- a specialist in some field. So, in ancient times, there were Kahuna of fishing,
farming and planting; there were Kahuna of philosophy, negotiation, and
government; there were Kahuna of canoe building, navigation, and tiki (statue)
carving; and there were Kahuna of child birthing and rearing; none of those types
of Huna will be covered in this book. There were also (and this is our main
interest in Huna), medical Kahuna called La'au Lapa'au; predictors called
Kilokilo, or those who did divination; psychological healers called La'au Kahea;
and mystical initiators, called Na'auao.
The Kahuna Kapihe in Kona in 1850 may have succinctly captured the essence
of the Science of Huna in the saying,
"E iho ana o luna. E pii ana o lalo. E hui ana na moku. E ku ana ka paia."
Which means, "Bring down that which is above by means of the light.
"To ascend take from darkness into light that which is below by means of light.
"This will transform the spiritual energy as it flows from the source and integrates
all the islands (inside you), giving peace.
"This will affect you profoundly, and change your life bringing illumination, and
you will feel the delightful supreme fire."
Notice the similarity to the Hermetic axiom from the Emerald Tablet
(approximately 1500 A.D.), "That which is above is like that which is below, and
that which is below is like that which is above." -- Hermes Trismegistus
THE SCOPE OF HUNA: Huna is as broad based as any other shamanistic
system, and it is important to know that there are correspondences from Huna to
all other shamanistic and magical teachings. We can think of the origins of
thought in Huna to be the same as Wicca, Alchemy or Hermetics in western
Europe; the same as the Native American tradition; and the same as the
Aboriginal teachings in Australia, the Maori teachings in New Zealand, or the
original teaching of Tantra in India.
So whereas there was the tradition of the Holy Guardian Spirit in Hermetics,
Alchemy and the Native American Tradition, so also in Huna we have the
tradition of the Higher Self.
Where there was the tradition of the 5 elements in Hermetics, Alchemy and
Tantra in India, so also in Huna we have the 5 elements.
Where there was the tradition of the Dream Time in the Native American
Tradition, Maori and Aboriginal traditions so also in Huna we have Moe Uhane
(Dream Time) in Huna.
Where there were Herbs used in healing in the Native American, Chinese and
other traditions, so also in Huna we have a tradition of herbal healing.
Where there was energy healing in the Philippines and in Reiki, so also the use
of symbols for energy healing in Huna. Where there was a tradition of using the
numbers and the stars for making predictions in Astrology, the Cabalah, and in
Numerology, so also in Huna we have a tradition of using the stars and numbers
And where there was a tradition of chanting i n the Native American Tradition, the
Aboriginal, the Maori traditions, and in the tradition of Tantra, so also in Huna we
have a tradition of chanting.
Of course, there should be correspondences between Huna and the other
disciplines if they all came from the same origin. While most, if not all, of what
comprises the major esoteric disciplines has been written and published,
upwards of 80% of what is really Huna has not yet been published.
This book is the beginning of the reclaiming of what, in this revival, has been
ESOTERIC STUDIES: As you begin your study of Huna, or whatever esoteric
discipline you choose, please consider the following:
The spirit of any esoteric training does not lie solely in the information being
taught, but in the influences that come from the teacher and which, over time,
tune the pupil to higher and higher levels of vibration. An esoteric school is
different from all other schools in that, although its intent is to communicate
wisdom, its real power lies in its contacts with the unseen, and in essence inner
worlds. Unless it has these contacts, it cannot give its pupils the power to put the
intellectual theory into practice. All of the different schools of the original
teachings generally share the same principles but they differ very much in how
they gather their power and in their ability to apply and share that power.
Any training in esoteric studies should increase positive character traits in the
initiate. Above all, it should bring increasing balance of the mind. If it does not do
this there is something wrong. What could possibly be the purpose if a student
experiences the heavens open to him, and yet loses his reason, his livelihood,
and his friends? To put it clearly, training in Huna should not cause a person to
loose his job, relationships, and all that is dear to him. The result of any esoteric
study is, and should always be Balance. Remember that you have four parts to
your personality: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual; and any method
of training should take into account all four of these. It should then bring them
into balance if it is to produce the stability that comes from having symmetry and
harmony in life.
"Unless the study of esoteric science yields fruits of practical application it is
unworthy of the pursuit of any serious minded person, and unless these fruits be
the fruits of the spirit it is unworthy of the study of any spiritually minded person."
-- Dion Fortune
Please remember that any teacher (Kumu) of the esoteric sciences cannot reveal
his entire system to one who is uninitiated, and the more the teacher knows the
less he will be inclined to reveal immediately. But no real teacher would ever
withhold knowledge from anyone who was worthy to receive it. On the other
hand, for his own protection, he cannot accept as a pupil someone who would be
likely to abuse that knowledge or betray that trust.
"The true trainer of souls knows that it serves no useful purpose to require an
oath, for unless he is prepared to carry his pupils bodily into the Kingdom of
Heaven he must teach them to walk on their own feet, and he can never do that
as long as he keeps them in the splints of an oath... What is required of the
neophyte is not a blind obedience but an intelligent comprehension of
principles... that he shall have reached such a degree of self- discipline that,
when a principle is explained to him, he will immediately be able to put it into
practice... If the light that is in him be so dim that he cannot understand the
principles involved, he should not be placed in the position of having to deal with
problems beyond his powers... never surrender your will, never surrender your
judgment." -- Dion Fortune
Remember this there is no one other than you who has the power to give you
initiation or the power to refuse it to you; as soon as you are ready for initiation
you claim it by your right, not your grace.
"A great body of tradition exists, though scattered and concealed and the student
in whom the inner eye is open can penetrate its significance when he studies it ...
an initiator ... should codify this knowledge and reduce it to an intelligible system;
the value of an occult school depends in a large measure on the manner in which
this purely mundane work has been done.
"If we seek the roots of living spiritual experience, we are unwise to look for it
along the lines of organized... tradition... In every record of the foundation of an
Order we read of a meeting between its founder and an illuminated teacher who
gave him his contacts by virtue of his personal magnetism." -- Dion Fortune,
Four years in the making, this book reveals the philosophy and many of the
practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahuna.
Lost Secrets of Ancient Hawaiian Huna is a must for anyone on a spiritual
journey, or anyone who wants to integrate the spiritual studies of several
disciplines. Tad James pulls it all together and present for the first time in print,
the ancient Hawaiian system which reveals, what some are calling, "the secret of
all secrets" of spiritual evolution