Huna Kupua “Hawaiian Principles”

These are the Hawaiian Principles also known as “Kahuna Magik”. This is part of ancient Hawaii spirituality known as Huna Kupua.

This wisdom has been passed-down and was Kapu for thousands of years. At the end of the last millenium, Kahunas throughout the Islands began feeling compelled to share this with the world.

This is the basis of the Curriculum and Syllabus.

1. ike- “The world is what you think it is.”
2. kalo- “There are no limits.”
3. makia- “Energy Flows where attention goes.”
4. manua-
“All power comes from within.”
5. manawa-
“Now is the moment of power.”
6. aloha- “To love is to be happy with (someone or something).”
7. pono- “Effectiveness is the measure of truth.”
8. mahalo nui loa- “Thank you from the heart.”

Huna is a Hawaiian word meaning “secret,” but it also refers to the esoteric wisdom of Polynesia. Kupua is another Hawaiian word and it refers to a specialized healer who works with the powers of the mind and the forces of nature. In that respect it is very similar to the Siberian Tungusic word “shaman.”

The understanding of Huna described here comes from the kupua tradition of the Kahili family from the island of Kauai, through Serge Kahili King, who was adopted as the grandson of Joseph Kahili and trained in his tradition .

The Three Selves (or Four)- Another set of wisdoms used in Huna is that human behavior and experience can be explained and changed through the interaction of three (sometimes four) selves, aspects or functions:

1. The High Self (Kane, Aumakua), inspires.
2. The Conscious Self (Lono) imagines.
3. The Subconscious Self (Ku) remembers.
4. The Core Self (Kanaloa) wills.


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