Huna Bulletin 8
Experimental Results from the Pendulum Test for Mana
May 1, 1949
For Huna Research Associates
Covering the experimental approach to the use of Huna in HUNA
and related religious and psychological fields.
From Max Freedom Long
P.O. Box 2867, Hollywood Station, Los Angeles 28, California, U.S.
REPORTS ON THE BOX EXPERIMENTS
Reports on the box experiments have been slow to come in, but those who have had time and energy to drive ahead in this important approach to a better working understanding with the Aunihipili, have made excellent progress.
The primary purpose of practicing with the boxes is to become acquainted with the Aunihipili and to learn how it works with and for one, also how to work with it when considered as a separate entity and NOT as a part of ONE consciousness.
The warm thanks of all HRAs goes to those who do such careful work in the experimentation along various lines and, through their findings, add greatly to what we know. HRA Macabe’s findings will bear close study. He has definitely determined the fact that the Aunihipili loves to work with associated ideas – thus giving us the “symbols” found in the study of dreams and in “free association” when efforts are made to find what hidden or “translated” complexes are harbored by the subconscious self and are causing trouble.
Psychoanalysis has been the chief method of discovering the complex so that it may be drained off, and any short cut, especially if one can use it on oneself in spare time, would be a boon. The work with the boxes seems to promise such a method. Everything depends on finding a way to communicate directly with the Aunihipili as a separate entity, not when so closely blended with the Auhane that it reacts to all intents and purposes as a PART of the Auhane and, therefore, gives no inkling of its submerged thoughts, complexes, desires and so on.
One cannot see what time it is with the watch left in the pocket, and one has similar trouble “seeing” what is in the mind of the Aunihipili when it is merged into the complete and dual unit which makes up waking consciousness. Through work with the boxes (and possibly with the pendulum – of which we will have more in the course of our investigations), we soon come to get the watch – the Aunihipili – out of the pocket.
In addition to the promise that we may become well acquainted with “George” as a separate entity who lives in the same house with us, there is the goal of being able to get the Aunihipili to look at the crystallized part of the future which may be seen through contact with na Aumakua, and bring back a report on what is ahead, in much the same way as on what is in a box.
A still more shining prospect is that we can, by patient practice, now that we have proven so much of the Huna theory at this point, teach the Aunihipili to act as messenger so that we can ask questions of the Aumakua and get answers. This was demonstrated as entirely possible by the elderly woman kahuna in Honolulu who helped me sell my store and adjust other matters of great importance to me. She used a slightly different method (see SSBM, Case 29, beginning on page 336), but we know that it CAN be done, and our job is to find methods suited to us which will achieve the same ends – perhaps not as swiftly, but effectively.
Undoubtedly, the use of symbols will be continued by the Aunihipili in telling us, in terms of our personal past experiences, what it learns from the Aumakua concerning the future, or by way of guidance in our lives. First learn to identify objects in the boxes, then explore the way ahead. We progress swiftly. MFL
PENDULUM TESTING EXPERIMENTS FOR THE MANA SURCHARGE
Up to March, 1949, we relied on the Baron Fersen method of testing a surcharge of vital force, to see if one had been successfully accumulated. The hands of the charged person were laid on the shoulders of the uncharged friend and then were slowly withdrawn. IF the friend happened to have a considerably smaller charge of vital force, and IF the accumulated charge were sufficient, there was a distinct “pull’ exerted on the friend when the hands were drawn away.
This method had its obvious faults, not the least of which was the need of a friend or, in practice, a group, for the testing.
The pendulum seems to be the answer to our testing needs. For some years the experiments have been going on to test the many strange uses apparent in this field of psychometric phenomena. The water dowsers have been known down the years, and the success of the British campaign against the Germans in North Africa in War III, was made successful by the finding of water along the route of march.
The pendulum has various forms and there are electrical machines which are used as a mere modern substitute. For our purposes, at least at this time, a very simple “bob” serves well enough.
MAKING A PENDULUM
Making a pendulum is easy. To a five inch piece of strong thread or light string, a small weight is fastened. It may be a small marble of glass or pottery, or a roundish button. One of the easiest to make is formed from a three-quarter inch piece of red sealing wax such as is used for sealing letters. (Any color will do.) The wax is heated until the end of the thread can be pressed into the soft end of the piece of wax, and the wax is then melded with the fingers around the protruding part of the thread to fasten it mere securely.
TO USE THE PENDULUM
To use the pendulum, hold the thread about three and a half inches from the wax bob (more or less) and suspend the bob a half inch over the upturned palm of the free hand. The elbow of the arm supporting the pendulum is pressed lightly against the side to steady it.
The pendulum will usually begin to swing. For me it swings clockwise in a circle about 22 inches in diameter. It swings (after getting a fair start) about 52 times and then slows down to a step. This is my average or “index,” and if the swing is less, I know that it is an indication of a lowered charge caused by the long hours or other wearisome activities.
Tests made on others show that each has his or her particular pendulum reaction and “index” number of swings or movements back and forth in a straight line, the line falling as the diagonal across an imaginary circle drawn en the palm. A few people get no movement of the pendulum, and these are supposed to be poorer hands at using the method than the average.
Tests can also be made by holding the pendulum ever a signature written in ink. I have found that the signature produces the same type of swing and the same number of swings or gyrations as the palm of the person owning the signature. The signature of a person who cannot make the pendulum react gives little reaction when tested by another. These are averaged findings, and there are exceptions. Passes may be made ever the table before placing the signature on it to be tested. The passes, made with the right hand – about five of them, back and forth – seemingly clear away the influence of other signatures tested at the same spot. Tests made over the palm AFTER accumulating a surcharge, should at least double the swings. My index of 52 rises to over 200. Signatures written when a surcharge has been accumulated, show the same multiplication of swings.
Max Freedom Long