Forming a New Huna Group
SUGGESTIONS FOR FORMING
A HUNA GROUP WHERE YOU ARE
1. Getting members: One or two friends usually have to hunt around for others who are of like mind, see that they have read the two books on Huna and understand what is to be undertaken. Only in larger places are there HRAs who might be willing to join, and these must be invited by card to meet those planning the group. Those willing and able to take part can then join in the work of getting started. There is no secretary here at the Study to sort through all the file cards to pick out the HRAs living in a certain place, then writing to each individually. A group wishing such service should supply money for a secretary to be hired for a day. It is better to form a small group at first amongst friends and go ahead, learning what to do and making ready for a later expansion in which the experienced teach the beginners.
2. Groups seldom can get on without dues and a place to meet. One group in Sunnyvale, California, raised funds to buy a tape recorder and a duplicating outfit. Taped lectures are being made and sent to them for the use of the group, and these can be duplicated and made available to other groups or to individuals who wish them, either on a rental or purchase outright basis. Tape recorders may be had second hand for as low as $25 in larger places. A new Crescent costs around $100. Usually groups can buy on installments. The tapes are 5 inch and of the 3.75 speed. They give on one side a general series of lectures on Huna and on the other more technical information to help group members to learn to use a Biometer based on the Boyle type. Such an instrument may be made up at the cost of about a dollar with materials supplied from the Study.
Some group members are bound to be able to use the Biometer and can than read for the others to see where they need to begin personal work to correct defects or lacks in “will” or “personality.” Outsiders often wish to have Biometric readings to see how they stand, and if a charge is made for this in the form of a donation to the group work fund, the group may soon become self-financing. Experts charge $25 for readings and make a living that way. Group members who aspire to become Huna-type healers should learn to use the Biometer to classify prospective patients and to determine what to do for them in personality and foot-washing rite directions.
At the present time the organization of groups is just getting started, but as the work grows there may be a fine open field for healers and teachers and Biometer readers to work professionally or on part-time or as an avocation. No diagnosis of mental or physical conditions can be made unless one is also a qualified physician, but laying on hands with prayer is sufficient for most needs, with the foot-washing rite to be performed by those qualified to help those complexed or bothered with spirits, known or unknown. (There will be plenty of time later to go into all these promising angles when students are organized and working.) There is no reason why Huna healing should not eventually become as well known as other types.
3. A meeting should be held to organize, once several people are ready. A leader can be chosen and a secretary and treasurer appointed. The organization will be recognized by the HRA and its nane placed on the list. The group should set aside some part of its dues to use as a donation to the work fund here at the center so that the HRA Bulletin can be sent as issued to be discussed in group meetings. All letters demanding secretarial time to be answered from the Study should be accompanied by money to pay to hire secretarial time. Members should own a copy of each book and be encouraged to do missionary work by lending them to friends. When the Biometer is in use, signatures of friends can be run privately to learn whether they are high enough to be able to grasp and use Huna. (Very few are.) All well-financed groups should plan to raise $20.60 to purchase a bound set of the back HRA Bulletins as these contain much material not found in the books and will furnish material for group study or discussion. A group can listen to one side of a tape lecture for 30 minutes, then discuss the lecture or material from the books or Bulletins. Work can then be done on any selected line such as healing, the use of the foot-washing rite with Huna mixed with E Therapy. The Biometer lecture may be given on another evening and Biometric practice and testing carried out. Each group makes its own program.