Topics: Hawaii, Native Hawaiians, Huna Pages: 3 (706 words) Published: October 1, 2008
Huna is a Hawaiian religion started in 1936. Its is described as “the secret science behind the miracles”. Max Freedom Long founded Huna Research Associates, which is what its called today in 1945, and the Huna Fellowship and the Huna Church were started after his discovery. It is not only a church and fellowship but it is also a non profit organization. The Huna Fellowship International organization coordinates the teaching, research, and practice of the works of Max Freedom Long who died in 1971.The current head of the Fellowship organization is Prof. Otha Wingo who is in charge of organizations annual “World Huna” conference.There are many different sects within Huna such as Huna Heiau Church, Huna Life International Church of James Venable Alexander, Aloha International of Serge Kahili King. The principles and beliefs of Huna were written by Max Long and are the core of the religion. Huna has a concept of the Three Selves: the low self, the middle self and the higher self. The Huna term is the 'unihipili, the 'uhane and the 'aumakua. Other Huna teachers also refer to the Three Selves but give them different names. Serge King has articulated 7 principles of Huna:

1.The world is what you think it is.
2.There are no limits.
3.Energy flows where attention goes.
4.Now is the moment of power.
5.To love is to be happy with (someone or something).
6.All power comes from within.
7.Effectiveness is the measure of truth.
One of the primary themes in Long’s books is that the kahuna were not unique to Hawai’i. They were the Hawaiian version of an esoteric priesthood that was also found in ancient Egypt. Indian yogis, Christ and Buddha were adepts in these universal principles. These beliefs are similar to other New Thought philosophies of the same era, including Unity Church and Religious Science. In fact, Long recommended reading Unity’s Daily Word in his Secret Science book. In some ways, he took New Thought ideas and gave them Hawaiian names....
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