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The Secret Science Behind Miracles

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Most Esoteric authors look to Western occult traditions, or possibly to borrowed Hindu or Buddhist concepts. Max Freedom Long, on the other hand, was fascinated with the shamans of Hawaii, the Kahuna. This book is not, an ethnographic account of Hawaiian healing, it is informed by anecdote and personal experience in the islands. Long spent many years in Hawaii, and besides ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Createspace (first published 1948)
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Max Freedom Long was the preeminent western scholar on Huna, the psychological philosophies of the ancient polynesian culture that incorporated "miraculous" events such as hands on healing, fire/hot lava walking, spirit communication and management, and psychic occurances. This text is a compilation of his case studies and field work that flesh out these spirtual theories. MFL arrived in Hawaii in 1917 as a teacher and became fascinated by accounts of "magic" and the beliefs of some of his Hawai ...more
These books by Max F. Long changed how I did things, and looked at the world and changed my life. I was able to take out the christian concepts and put it to use, changes your whole outlook at prayer and magic for healing and other things.
Great exploration of the intangible experience in our humanity.
The first I read by MFL, the one that made me want to read more of his work
Another seminal work
An important book, one of the first of it's kind.
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