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Wise Secrets of Aloha by Harry Uhane Jim
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Feb 21, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, healing-arts, spirituality

This is great - a good point of view on the Hawaiian healing arts from a modern, practicing kahuna. Gives practical excercises (breathing, visualization, etc) that anybody can do. I'm involved in studying Hawaiian healing arts right now -- the author is native Hawaiian, and these practices were carried on by his family through the ages. He himself was growing away from that way of life and was in law school at the university of HI when he was "called" back to his family's Huna roots.
This book is great for any healing arts practioner wanting to add an extra dimension to their work, and also just for those who are seeking personal spiritual devlopment.
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Punksy Thanks for commenting. I have read Max Freedom Long, which is at once tantalizing and massively discouraging, as you get the feeling that it the traditions are all lost. If there are people who still maintain the practices from their families, that is very cool. I will have to read this one.


Jessi Yeah, check it out! I totally agree about the feelings that surface when reading MFL. We'll never know how much was lost in translation as the polynesian culture was overcome and these traditions were cruelly "stamped out" -- made illegal, marginalized, and dismissed as superstious or's interesting that not only are miracles possible, but that there used to be a way of understanding and creating miracles, and that if it's existed before it can be uncovered again...

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