Mo'okini Heiau - Huna Kalani Adventure
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Mo'okini is not the end of the world, although
you may feel close to it. After a long drive to Hawi, and a dusty walk
from Upolu, you find yourself on a grassy hillside with a wind
that can make conversation difficult. Behind you is the wild Maui Strait
and above you are rushing clouds. In front of you is an ancient
luakini heiau - an old Hawaiian temple (luakini means many graves
- and indicates human sacrifices).
Mo'okini Heiau, Kohala, Hawai'i 2004
Remains to be scene
The old stones bear silent testimony to ancient power.
Traditions say that the stones for the heiau were carried from Pololu Valley,
about 14 miles (22 km) away, by a living chain of men, in only one night.
Mo'okini heiau is a temple
where people were sacrificed to the old gods. It is one of the most significant
historic sites in all Hawaii ... and one of the most sacred. Mo'okini helped the
kahuna (priests) and ali'i (chiefs) communicate with their
aumakua (deified ancestors) and their akua (gods) ... and consolidate
power. In older times,
entrance was kapu ... forbidden to ordinary people ... to
living people that is.
Luakini heiau were dedicated to the god Ku for political
warfare. Offerings were presented at the luakini to prevent hungry
spirits becoming vampire-like - or leaving. The human sacrifices were often
criminals, kapu-breakers, enemies or slaves - with a preference for healthy
Mo'okini heiau is huge. The main building is about
125 by 250 feet (40m by 80m), with walls up to 30 feet (10m) wide.
The temple is about 1000 yards (1 km) from the birthplace of Kamehameha,
who used this heiau until he built and dedicated the heiau at Pu'ukohala
to his war god - Kukailimoku (Ku the taker of islands). Kamehameha
later became the first chief to unite all the Hawaiian islands under one ruler.
According to a Mo'okini family chant, this heiau was
built under the direction of Kuamo'o Mo'okini around 480
AD and was dedicated to the god Ku. This heiau was
rededicated by Pa'au, a kahuna-chief from Samoa, whose
arrival (or invasion) of Hawaii in about 1000 AD commenced the kapu
system used by Hawaiian chiefs until 1819. (In 1819 the old Hawaiian ways
were abandoned following the disruption and disease precipitated by Captain
Cook's "discovery" of Hawaii.)
The local kahuna, Momi Mo'okini Lum, said that in every generation, a descendent of Kuamo'o
Mo'okini became kahuna for the heiau. She was once a police sergeant in Honolulu. She added that she
can trace her ancestry back before Kuamo'o Mo'okini to ancient temples in
Fiji, India and Kapakapa'ua'a'kane, which Momi Lum said refers to
the Persian Gulf.
Kahuna Momi Mo'okini Lum with Martyn
(Could Mo'okini heiau be a link with Mohenjodaro and the Harappa culture of 2800 BCE India?
I would welcome
any research on this. Please email me if you have any references.
The previous kahuna was Momi's father - Dewey Mo'okini.
Before him was Momi's uncle Heloke Mo'okini, who temple trained Momi Lum. Momi
told me that one of her first acts as kahuna was to free the
temple of an ancient kapu (taboo) that made the temple accessible
only to chiefs ... at pain of death.
The pretty town of Hawi is close by, home of Raylene
Lancaster, a hula kumu and wonderful chanter. Raylene is a master of
story telling - she often talks story about the old Hawaiians and their
chants. Raylene taught us a lovely chant
I ku mau mau (Do it
together) that was chanted by native Hawaiians
when they were pulling trees down the mountain to make tiki (sacred statues). (See Hawaiian
Antiquities by David Malo for more about this chant.)
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Magic, Mystery & Ho'oponopono
The Mo'okini temple of Kohala maintains an atmosphere of
dark mystery. When I take people here, many report strange and
unusual phenomena. Generally, I tell people very little about the history of
the Mo'okini heiau - I prefer that they walk around, meditate, experience
... and then we discuss their experiences. It does not matter if you
believe in ghosts when something unusual communicates to you.
Many people invite dead and undead entities into their bodies
and into their lives - usually with nicer names. Beware of huna, New Age and
other rituals which weaken you to the darker sides of life.
Of all the familiar spirits which
a kahuna [sorcerer] summons to
execute his wishes, the most dreadful is an Unihipili.
JS Emerson - speech to the Hawaiian Historical Society in
(Huna Kalani includes the possibility of communicating with dead
ancestors, perhaps with awaiku as intermediaries.
I often use these skills during hooponopono
with dead family members, to bring
peace and balance to families - especially after untimely deaths such as suicide,
murder or abortion.)
The Unihipili was a deity that was
... induced by incantation to take up its residence in an image, a dead body, or
bundle of bones, and that was endowed
with mana, as a result of ho'omanamana,
prayers and sacrifices.
David Malo, Hawaiian Antiquities (written around 1840)
One woman refused to enter the heiau - she said
that she could see dying, naked people being lead to a large rock
to the right of the makai (sea-side) entrance. She said that the people
looked as though they had been drugged. I had not told her that this large
dish-like rock (Papanui Oleka) was used to prepare sacrifice victims
for the altar (a Hawaiian told me that only people with a death wish
will lie on that rock.)
Human sacrifice victims were often drowned or strangled, so
that their bodies would look better on an altar. However, a local Hawaiian told me that some sacrifice victims were poisoned
with blowfish. (Many blowfish contain tetrodotoxin - a paralyzing poison).
A businessman became agitated at the heiau, and later described
a dream warrior who wanted to sacrifice him - so that the ghostly
warrior would gain enough mana (energy) to gain his freedom from
the heiau. This warrior seemed to know that his own body was dead,
but the spirit was compelled to stay close to the heiau - unless and until he could find
a replacement. Maybe he's still looking for someone ...
Mo'okini heiau is an eerie place. One
gets a sixth sense feeling one is trammeling on sacred ground. If you ever get
to the big island, go there. Feel it. Texas
A university professor from Prague told me that she definitely did
NOT believe in ghosts. Yet at the heiau, she described a sudden coldness in her
lower abdomen - she described a cold darkness that strengthened with each step
around the heiau, to reach a maximum by the entrance to the main temple. She said that
this coldness began to speak to her, and told her that she would be sacrificed.
She asked me for help. During ho'oponopono she said
that the coldness answered that it did not know that it was disembodied,
and did not know that time had passed since the human sacrifices.
(Ho'oponopono often includes strange conversations.) This lady professor had
no prior knowledge of the Mo'okini heiau - and very few people know that on the
right of the entrance to the main temple was the Hale Mu - the
dwelling of a kahuna who selected and executed sacrificial victims.
In these (and many other cases), a combination of old Hawaiian
ho'oponopono and ho'omanamana ended the strange symptoms. Were
they ghosts? Or dehydration? We help people from all over the world who
feel stuck or trapped in similar experiences. The most common symptoms seem to
be feelings of irrational sadness or coldness that don't go away.
The old Hawaiian remedies included the rituals ho'omoe
(dreaming together), moe uhane (dreams of the spirit) and ho'oponopono
(literally "creating righteousness"). We integrated these rituals into Soulwork,
and we teach and use them regularly. If you might be entangled with a dead
person - why not contact us?
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