Max Freedom Long




Max Freedom Long

The last volume of HRA Newsletters & Research Bulletins done by Otha Wingo and Dolly Ware is now available on the website and includes Max’s Final Bulletin from May, 1971.
These will be
posting once-a-week (on Thursdays) through the middle of November.

Currently being added are the “Interim Newsletters” that Max wrote during 1958-59 while working more on the books than on the Newsletters. These will be posting once-a-week on Mondays. There are only 5 of them, but they are full of good information and we’re very happy to be able to bring them to you.

 We are working with the people at Valdosta State University Archives in Georgia, which houses the MFL collection. If you visit the Archives website and see
something you’re interested in, please let us know.


Shortly after graduating from UCLA in 1917, Max Freedom Long moved to the island of Hawaii to teach in elementary schools. When he arrived, he claimed that some Native Hawaiians were practicing what he called “magic.” Long wrote that, at first, he was skeptical of this magic, but later became convinced that it worked. He devoted the rest of his life to creating theories about how the Native Hawaiians did what he claimed they did, and teaching those theories through the sale of books and newsletters.

Long decided to call his compilation of teachings Huna, because one meaning of the word is “hidden secret.” He wrote that he derived it from the word kahuna, which is a  priest or master craftsman who ranked near the top of the social scale.

Long founded the Huna Fellowship in 1945 and, starting in 1936, published a series of books on Huna, many of which are still in print.

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