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Mysticism: The Work of David Malo
David Malo (1795-1853) was a Hawaiian born in Keahou, and associated with
Queen Ka`ahumanu (a favored wife of King Kamehameha I - the chief who conquered
all the Hawaiian islands. ) David Malo was intelligent with a powerful memory,
and deep knowledge of the myths, legends and traditions of old Hawai`i. He
was also an authority on Hawaiian songs (mele), prayers (pule) and chants (ole).
Hawaiian Antiquities is a valuable resource for people
Hawaiian culture. It is one of the first Mo`olelo Hawai`i
(Hawaiian history books), which David Malo completed in Hawaiian around 1836. In later years, he
became intolerant of traditional
entertainments and sports, probably due to the influence of Christianity. Some
of his comments were considered highly questionable at that time, such as his
suggestion that Hawaiians were descended from Israelites.
However, his book Hawaiian Antiquities is an
excellent source information on old Hawaiian myths, traditions, ceremonies and
culture. This contents of this well-organized book include many topics of
interest to people studying pre-contact Hawaiian mysticism and traditional Hawaiian healing.
His topics include ancestral deities (aumakua),
worship of statues (tiki), forest deities, descriptions of heavens, treatment of the
sick, birth and funerary rituals, sacrifices and offerings, purification rites,
prayers for forgiveness, games and entertainment, mythical places, the kapu
system, death prayers ('ana'ana), divination (kilokilo) and spirit possession (akua noho).
He also includes commentaries on genealogies, eating taboos, slaves,
names and uses of animals, preparation of food, drinks, tools, classes of
people, morality, construction, agriculture, hula dancing, etc.
Although David Malo was strongly influenced by his conversion to
Christianity, the editor’s notes clarify many of Malo's distortions. This book is valuable to
our students of Hawaiian traditions and
Polynesian mysticism, and is annotated by another Hawaiian historian,
David Malo's Hawaii - Awaiku
Awaiku are sometimes described
as equivalents to Western angels (anela in Hawaiian) yet the
differences are much more than ideas about haloes or wings. 'Aumakua can
also mean 'guardian angels' although 'aumakua are more like deified
Awaiku were spirits that acted as the
messengers, spies, and agents to do the bidding of Kane. They were also guardian
spirits, shielding and warding off from people the malign influences of
mischievous sprites. Awaiku managed the rain, the winds and the weather and a
great many other things, and were beneficent in their conduct.
From Hawaiian Antiquities by David
Interpreting awaiku messages, according to Aunty Miriam Baker, who was
known in Kau district (Big Island) as the Angel Lady, was not easy, as you
might add your own words or meanings. She said to keep your mind silent,
to enjoy the symbolism and to meditate on it. We also learned advanced ways to summon, communicate with and dismiss awaiku.
Aunty Miriam also warned us of the unpleasant consequences of trying to steal
awaiku teachings and blessings. Angels can be demons.
My friend Kawika David Blaikie was a
close friend of Uncle George Naope, our teacher
of Hawaiian chants, hula and traditions, and we had all studied with
Papa Henry Auwae of Hilo, Uncle John Kaimikaua
of Molokai and other native Hawaiian kumu. I was huna alaka'i
then, and David and Patti were already kumu - and we enjoyed sharing and comparing
our thoughts, intuitions and insights.
As I expanded my horizons to include angelic
realities, I found that awaiku could help people change their habits,
emotions and beliefs ... and change their lives! Soon I was developing and
teaching this ho'oponopono and
ho'omanamana in Canada,
Germany, Czech Republic, Croatia and Poland.
Effective changework - including awaiku
energy work - requires
finding and following personal missions, which means defining life goals,
making plans and dealing with conflicts. Within this hidden Hawaiian knowledge
(huna means hidden), awaiku provided inspiration that
grew as I explored the experience of connectedness and developed a
basis for what I would later call
Soulwork systemic solutions.
The kumulipo chant mentioned by Malo describes the creation of
reality. If you click on
you can hear a little of the beautiful old Kumulipo chant.
O ka lipolipo, o ka lipolipo
O ka lipo o ka la, o ka lipo o ka po
Po wale ho 'i hanau ka po
Hanau Kumulipo i ka po he Kane
Hanau Po'ele i ka po he Wahine
From depths of darkness, deep darkness
Darkness of day, darkness of night
Of night alone did night give birth
Born Kumulipo in the darkness a Man
Born Po'ele in the darkness a Woman
(* 20 second
excerpt from Ho`oluana
Makaha Sons of Ni'iau 1991)
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Angels can be Demons and Blessings () can be Curses (Kuamuamu)
One man's blessing is another man's curse
One man's drink is another man's thirst
One man's pleasure is another man's pain
One man's loss is another man's gain
According to tradition, Awaiku dwell in Lanikeha,
the breath of heaven, the realm of angels. But great care was needed to
summon them. Awaiku can magnify your power and intent - are you ready for this?
you ever blessed or cursed someone? Most people have, but lacked power and
intent. Examine this kuni-pule (death prayer) used on Molokai and
recorded by David Malo around 1836.
From Hawaiian Antiquities, by
A kuni-pule (death-curse) used on Molokai
Ia Awaiku ka ua i Lanikeha
Ka ua ma'awe au e Kane
E Kane pakanaka
Mahana kaua ia oe e Kane
E make ka mea nana i kolohe a'u,
Make emoole, naha ke kua, eu ka ilo,
Popopo a helelei,
Kau make, e Kane.
Awaiku send rain from Lanikeha
Your fine rain O Kane
O Kane who touches us
Kane who warms us
We warm to each other O Kane
Send death to the one who hurt me.
Fast death, broken back,
Rapid decay, rotting to
Such a death, O Kane.
Hawaiian shamanism offers access to mana or power. This form of
ho'omanamana (literally making great power
but for Malo it was witchcraft) is useful throughout Hawaiian huna. We
often use it during our
huna coaching, especially
ho'omanamana, for untangling ancestral
enmeshments, ending curses, possession and soul loss.
Why Connect to your Aumakua
'Aumakua were ancestors. The spirit of a dead ancestor first
might serve as an 'unihipili, who could grant requests for mercy and warn of pending disasters. An especially deserving 'unihipili
could become an 'aumakua, an ancestral deity.
In a shadowy place called Po, the ancestor spirits lived with
the primary gods (akua) as godlike spirits, whose mana, or power, was
almost as awesome as that of the akua.
'Aumakua could be called upon for protection, wisdom and
spiritual support. Chiefs could call on the principle Hawaiian deities (Ku,
Kane, Lono and Kanaloa), but all people could call on their 'aumakua.
An 'aumakua could manifest in many forms (kino lau), and
might give guidance or power in dreams. 'Aumakua could also intervene with the
primary gods to impart their mana, that enabled living people to develop unusual
Na ‘Aumakua (Traditional Aumakua Chant)
Nä ‘aumäkua mai ka lä hiki a ka lä kau
Mai ka ho’oku’i a ka häläwai
Nä ‘aumäkua iä Kahinakua iä Kahina’alo
Iä ka’a ‘äkau i ka lani
O kïhä i ka lani
Öwë i ka lani
Nünulu i ka lani
Käholo i ka lani
Eia nä pulapula a ‘oukou
‘o Nä Lei Na’auao
E mälama ‘oukou iä mäkou
E ulu i ka lani
E ulu i ka honua
E ulu i ka pae’äina ‘o Hawai’i
E hö mai i ka ‘ike
E hö mai i ka ikaika
E hö mai i ke akamai
E hö mai i ka maopopo pono
E hö mai i ka ‘ike papalua
E hö mai i ka mana
‘Ämama, ua noa
Ancestors from the rising to setting of the sun
From the zenith to the horizon
Ancestors who stand at our back and our front
Who stand at our right hand
‘ A breathing in the heavens
An utterance in the heavens
A clear, ringing voice in the heavens
A voice reverberating in the heavens
We are your descendants,
the garlands of wisdom
Safeguard and take care of us
Let the heavens grow
Let the earth grow
Let the islands of Hawai’i grow
Grant us knowledge
Grant us strength
Grant us intelligence
Grant us understanding
Grant us second sight
Grant us power
So be it, it is free
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