The Pacific Ocean has long been home to a great
seafaring race. Moving eastward from Indonesia, people now called Polynesians discovered
and colonized islands scattered across a huge ocean. They brought their language,
customs and gods to live in delicate harmony between land and sea.
I studied with native Hawaiian elders ... I thank Papa Henry, George Naope, Miriam Baker, Margaret Machado,
Mona Kahele, John Kaimikaua, Lanakila Brandt and (through his students) Daddy Bray for their incredible knowledge and
Awaiku - Hawaiian Angels
Kumulipo: Origin of Life
Kumulipo (kumu li po or kumu uli po) is a Polynesian word, which can be translated as
beginning in darkness or source of life or basis of
existence. The old Hawaiian chant called
Kumulipo describes the creation of
the world, and the relationships between humans and other forms of life.
Kumulipo is a story of the lipo (dark depths) of the
past to the lipo of the future. The chant describes the origin of the
islands, the dawn of life and the birth of the first humans. The Kumulipo chant begins ...
Kumulipo Chant (opening fragment)
* 20 second
excerpt from Ho`oluana
Makaha Sons of Ni'iau 1991
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
I heard this chant explained
during a seminar by Rubellite Kawena Johnson in Kailua-Kona around
1991. She was professor emeritus of Hawaiian language and literature, born on Kaua'i
(she was named a Living Treasure
of Hawai'i in 1983.)
Special symbols are associated with Hawaiian creation
myths. Some are found in the pokaku i'i (petroglyphs) carved into
the lava by the old Hawaiians. A few more are recorded by Kahuna Daddy Bray,
in Kahuna Religion of Hawaii; and others by Leiani Melville in his book
Children of the Rainbow.
Further south, near Tahiti, an old chant of the Tuamotos
Islands recorded by Kenneth Emory (1897–1992) refers to a place called Tumu-po (t
often replaces k in southern Polynesian words). Tumu-Po has the same roots and meaning as Kumulipo ...
the creation of heaven and earth.
Tumu-Po, source of the night world ...
Source whence human beings spring,
Source whence 'Atea sprang.
I sometimes help people explore and experience the kaona - the hidden
messages - of Hawaiian chants and symbols (kahuna symbols that reflect creative processes).
Hawaiian mysticism can take you into and through Kumulipo,
and help you explore a deep awareness of creativity and of life. If you connect
to your 'aumakua and perhaps 'awaiku (angelic
beings), you can allow yourself to experience ever deeper
levels of integrity and connectedness. You can follow the old Polynesian mystics
who explored these levels -
including the Alaka'i, Kumu and Kahuna (leaders, teachers
and experts) of old Hawaii, the Tahua of Tahiti and the Tohunga of
Based on their experiences, we help people explore and change their
hihia (confused relationships and emotions) that prevent happiness
success. Awaiku and
'aumakua can reveal ways to heal lives
and reveal the hidden integrity of
forgiveness, healing and redemption.
Do you want to experience your
true nature? Below your chattering personality you can explore deep truths,
transcend duality and merge into a shared consciousness of
connection. Your individual soul and family soul
can gently interact in the experience of 'aumakua.
Through this work I strive to honor the genuine Alaka'i, Kumu and Kahuna;, and their equivalents
in other cultures - those exceptional individuals who help people move from disconnection
to connection, from conflict to peace, from separation to wholeness.
Kumulipo - The Ultimate Dream
Po is your source, and can be your Kumu
Your many generations of dead ancestors,
without whom you would not exist, and your unborn descendents can support and empower you. We are all
eternal in the Po - both the accepted and the rejected - both
the past and the potential.
The ancient Hawaiian Po was mysterious and
infinite. Po is the ultimate kumu (source) of all Hawaiian
preceding even Io. Po is the ultimate origin of all
life ... and life's ultimate destination. To this day, many native Hawaiians use
the phrase, mai ka po mai (from the night, or since time
immemorial) to indicate the divinity, wisdom and traditions that originated in
Hawaiian akua - gods and goddesses - originated as male
and female principles generated in the Po. The Kumulipo chant
refers to Kumulipo - male night and Po'ele
- female night. (See Hawaiian Mythology by Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa). Other
traditions call them Kane and Wahine (and in south
Polynesia Te Ira Tane
and Te Ira Wahine).
Po and Potential
Explorers of the Po will also find fearful heroes,
angry victims and sad, hungry spirits ... as through the Po you
can enter Milu (the world of the dead, the land of shadows)
where you can find, reclaim and redeem your lost ancestors and other dead relatives.
Death is a great equalizer, yet only what was born
can die and Soul is not born. No-one can be a hero or a victim
except by choice, and no one is forgotten. The Po
includes all beginnings ... and all endings. And the Po is
forever a hairbreadth from our everyday reality.
dedicate their lives to helping the dead!
This can trap living people to become entangled
with dead people.
Some recent (not traditional) sources refer to a great soul,
Po'e 'Aumakua, in which all 'aumakua (family and tribal
spirits) gather and merge in the Po (primeval darkness).
Milu: World of Dead Spirits
Milu was a traditional chief of
valley and Hawaiian legends record that Milu became the ruler of the land of
the dead. The final journey of many Hawaiian people was to enter Milu. Two
traditional entrances to this Hawaiian Hades were at Waipio valley
and Ka Lae - the north and south points of Big Island, Hawaii. Worse alternatives for
the spirits of dead people was to be captured by sorcerers, or to roam the hillsides as lost ghosts, eating spiders.
The processes of creation, preservation and fragmentation
occur in different time flows. Causes and effects often become confused. We
can escort you to Milu, to the Hawaiian world of the dead - so that
you can complete outstanding business with dead ancestors and
relatives. They watch each other, and they watch you. Some are free and fluid;
while many are lost in guilty dreams or are frozen in grotesque postures.
Few amongst the dead seem motivated to create phenomena
in our everyday reality, yet some of the dead, driven perhaps by guilt or anger, impact the world of the living. Sad ghosts or angry poltergeists
may strive to balance some betrayal or injustice. If you accompany
us on our journeys to sacred and mysterious places, you may
encounter strange energies - for example those of dead warriors and their
victims. And if you wish, you can learn how to set them free.
Awaiku: Hawaiian Angels
'Ike no i ka la o ka 'ike, mana no i ka la o
There is a time for knowledge, and a time for power
The awaiku of Hawaii are
vaguely similar to Western concepts of angels. Awaiku are considered to be
powerful, without the limitations of bodies, and able to fulfill wishes. I
was told that the awaiku can move amongst us - not knowing (perhaps not
caring) whose bodies are still living and whose bodies have died.
For Hawaiians of old, communication could continue
between the living and the dead ... during dreams, prayer or by kilikilo
(divination). But spirits may not know that their bodies are dead; or not notice that time has passed since the death of their bodies.
Sometimes the living need blessings from the dead, so that
they can truly live. Sometimes the dead need blessings from the living, so
that they can truly die. Both the living and the dead may wait for the
ho'oponopono and kala (cleansing).
Awaiku can follow intent and amplify mana
(power) ... hence angels can be demons and blessings can be curses.
Consequences don't seem to care how good were your intentions. Great
care is needed.
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Moe Uhane: Dream of the Spirit
Between the dreamer and the dreamed is a space of raw
creativity. Dreams while the conscious mind is asleep and the spirit free (kino
wailua) were called moe 'uhane (soul dreams), while dreams
with an alert conscious mind were called aka-ku (shadow
stuff). Ho'omoe included ways to dream dreams that can change reality, which
I incorporated into the methodology I called Soulwork.
Pieces of Hawaiian Spirituality
From a talk by Rubellite Kawena Johnson
The Hawaiians conceive of the spirit as
able to leave the body and
reenter the body during the life of a person. Usually this spirit when it is
up and about is called the kino wailua, or wailua, the ‘second stream’,
meaning of consciousness, which when the wailua is active and when we
are asleep constitutes the activity in our dreams (moe ‘uhane).
When our conscious mind is also actively
engaged in the activities of the
wailua, then we travel with it and experience this part of ourselves
so that Hawaiians travel in the spirit, called ‘uhane hele’, and the dream
is experienced in two sets of experience, one as the dream of the person.
For this reason Hawaiians did not bury
the body when it was make,
‘faint’, because the soul may be wandering and will return to the body,
through the tear ducts and reentering through the big toe. They would wait
as least four days to make sure that the ‘second soul’, the kino wailua,
was not coming back, that the ‘uhane, the spirit that quickens life,
and consciousness in the kino had gone.
Thus, the ‘second-soul’ wailua,
kino wailua is still the same as the
as the wailua does not exist without the ‘uhane. One may say
are one and the same, except that the ‘uhane is the ‘spirit’,
the kino wailua is our experience of the ‘uhane
Some Hawaiians feared losing themselves during the dream
that we call death. They feared that their uhane (spirits) would
roam the hills and forests as lost ghosts; eating spiders and moths. Even worse,
they believed that their spirits could be captured by a sorcerer, fed filth
and forced to do unpleasant acts such as a death curses (ana'ana).
And some Hawaiians of old were deified by their descendents as 'aumakua.
We can help you find your lost family members - and change destructive
family habits and family tragedies. Peace comes with the realization
that you can serve something greater than the demands of your ego, something greater
than the laws of your politicians. You can serve your family spirit - your
lineage - your 'aumakua - beyond your
conscious intentions, your fears, your hopes, your dreams and your plans.
Our moe uhane includes connections
to 'aumakua (sometimes called power animals) to contact lost or missing
parts of yourself, to communicate with them and perhaps to assimilate and
We can help you to find yourself, and redeem your lost ones and yourself, by
humbly taking your place in the whole. Restore your sense of life as you restore
your self-esteem and honor. Free yourself from negative emotions as you
find deep self-respect.
. Traditional Ho'oponopono
Huna Healing and Ohana .
E komo mai. Welcome.
We teach in many countries - usually on secluded beaches, forests or parks.
Or we can meet and work online - or you can come to us.
We teach this
wisdom under the name of Huna Kalani.
Do you want to heal
your life? Do you wish to reclaim this ancient magic?
Training in Ho'oponopono & Ho'omanamana
Ohana, aloha and ho'omana
Ho'oponopono, kala and Hawaiian healing
Hawaiian prosperity chant
Ho'omanamana, Honua, Ha, Ahi & Wai
Ele'ele eke and Hawaiian healing
Hawaiian chant for controlling water element
Moe uhane, lucid dreaming and dreaming
Dreams that change reality and health
Hawaiian Dreamtime chant
I'o and Creation
Advanced huna: Awaiku, I'o and Kumulipo
Aumakua and Akua
Hawaiian cleansing chant
Visit special and sacred places in the
Kona, Kohala and Kau districts of Big Island, Hawaii.
Online Huna & Ho'oponopono .
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