Huna Bulletin 14
An Advanced Understanding of Unity and Harmony
August 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.
PROGRESS REPORT ON THE FIRE-WALKING BOOKLET: My warmest and heartiest thanks to all of you who have so quickly responded to the call in the last Bulletin for help by way of sending your payment in advance for the booklet ordered earlier. It was ALL my fault. I let Cigbo say on his order form sent out weeks ago, “… about. $1.10 contribution (per copy) … when they are ready.”
So, when plans changed from mimeographing (which I could have handled in the Study) to printing (which takes cash in advance in this case owing to the circumstances surrounding our printer), I was forced to ask for the money before the booklet was ready.
Here is my apology for all of you who have scolded me. Here, also, is my sympathy and complete understanding for all who have had to write in that funds were low for various reasons and that the advance payment could not be made just now.
THE BOOKLET will come out with all the cuts and the pictures will be nearly page-size. We will have a cover and side binding so that later on we may be able to have a few made with stiff covers after all (to be sent to libraries, which might help spread the news of the Huna work). HRA Thomas is doing all in his power to push the printing end along, and the type is all set and corrections made, just waiting for press time. Then will come the printing of the cover, the printing of the pictures, the folding, assembling and binding. After that I will get the envelopes addressed and stamped and stuffed – and off to you. While no promise can be made as to the exact time of completion and mailing, it should not be many weeks off.
IN ROUND ROBIN in the August-September issue will appear an 11-page article by me on the implications of fire-walking and of the larger field of fire-immunity, which includes the mysterious changes of temperature and the control of temperature in many forms of spirit activity in the seance rooms and out of them. This article is intended to give the answer to why such stress is laid on fire-walking when none of us would be interested in learning this art. It may be possible, later on, to have in hand the booklet and the article so that it can be handed to those who refuse to be interested in Huna because they say, “Why should I be interested in fire-walking?” Copies of the August-September issue of ROUND ROBIN may be ordered now (in advance) by sending $.50 in stamps for each copy ordered, to the following address (not to me, please) ROUND ROBIN MAGAZINE, 3524 Adams Avenue, San Diego 4, Calif. (A full year for $3.50, and a grand magazine it is for all of us.)
EXTRA BOOKLETS will be printed, so if you cannot send for yours now, you can send in later. ($1.10 postpaid. For California, add tax to the amount. This tax will be sent in by our printer.)
FROM THE MAILBAG
YOUR LETTERS AND REPORTS on your Huna practice, experiments and results have been very much appreciated during the past two weeks and have all been carefully read. Thanks so much for saying, “No answer required” and for marking “Urgent” on those for Cigbo or needing a reply. I mimeograph a 3/4 page letter giving my personal news each week – what Cigbo sniffs at and calls “tinned letter” and when you write in, if you would like to have one of these and a line or two of personal reply, just enclose a stamped and self-addressed envelope of fair size. I will do my hasty best to get it back to you. The writing and mimeographing of two longer Bulletins a month take up more than half of my time, with reading your letters almost the other half. The answers have to be made when minutes can be found.
THE TELEPATHIC MUTUAL HEALING GROUP WORK takes precedence over everything else, and no matter what has to wait, the braiding of the cord and special ritual goes on beginning at 3 and at 7 California time – not daylight-saving this year. More and more it becomes evident that steady daily work on our Huna prayer-actions is what it takes to get results. Some cases that have been in work for a long time, and that have seemed to get no response at all, suddenly begin to show results. More and more I am convinced that we have to work to get the old and undesirable crystallized future broken down and the new built to replace it. I am also convinced that there is often a worsening of conditions when the old future is broken up. This needs to be endured with what patience one can muster and with confidence that the bright new future is not far ahead. I still am of the opinion that it is the daily or hourly sending of vital force to the Po`e Aumakua of the TMHG that is the primary key to making changes possible and that the secondary key is the sending of the thought-forms of the desired condition to act as the mold for building the new future.
IDENTIFY YOURSELF, PLEASE if you are the HRA who, on the days between July 20 and 27, ha[s] been making contact with me and activating our braided cord so powerfully. Your clock has been THREE MINUTES FAST, and you have been causing a tingling to attract my attention abruptly at the moment of three minutes before four almost daily. I have dropped everything and joined in for several minutes, taking advantage of the flow of power and the cob-webs-across-myface sensation (long familiar when force is flowing with strong contact being made), and have held all of the TMHG members to the Light as well as opening the door to the Po`e Aumakua and asking that our prayer for world peace and blessing be materialized. I am anxious to discover just who is showing this power. We may have a kahuna in the making in you.
MY SUMMER VACATION
MY VACATION PLANS for this summer are not yet formed. I have hoped to be able to take as long as three days away from the Study before the summer is gone, and drive to the nearby mountains one day, camp there the next, and return on the third. As you know, all orders which you send in for copies of SECRET SCIENCE go out in the next mail (with great appreciation of the order, and with the gift book and a free copy of the Huna pamphlet in addition). These orders are few, and to wait three days to be filled would be no great hardship, I am sure. The TMHG work will be kept up, of course.
The car can be parked for the period if I am enroute. I also hope to find time and peace in high places for some extra hours of intensive work with prayer-actions. The Bulletins may be a few days late and answers to letters slower.
Cigbo insists that we go, and will not take “no” for an answer. He thinks he can catch a “desert rat” (not suspecting that these are old prospectors) and that a pine cone may have ice cream in it like cones at the drug store.
Reports have been arriving covering the results obtained with the pendulum. Five HRAs have by now found that they can get correct answers to almost everything they ask where the question concerns such things as the arrival of letters, callers, customers and so on. It seems more difficult to get a correct answer when the question demands a more extended reach into the future, or when several people are involved in the answer that will eventually be made to the question. The coloring of the reply by the desire or expectation, fear etc., in the mind of the operator is marked and must be taken into consideration at all times. The pendulum (I like this word in its Americanized form better than pendulum, thanks to Meade Layne in R R articles last year) is a very valuable tool in our work, as are the boxes.
Will those of you who can do so, begin a series of tests to see what we can learn about our fixations through the use of the pendulum?
Then begin guessing as to what might be the cause of any health defect or lack of funds or harmony with you or yours.
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- Then begin guessing as to what might be the cause of any health defect or lack of funds or harmony with you or yours.
- Talk to your “George” and explain carefully what is to be done. Explain that he may be holding ideas that need to be talked over and may need to have things done to balance them. Begin bringing up things that you guess might be causing trouble. Ask such questions as, “Do you think we should punished for past sins?” “Is there something that you fear?” “Do you think we do not deserve to be prosperous? Happy? Healthy? Why do you think so?” Etc. Get your Aunihipili to tell you who it likes and dislikes and why, what it wants and why.
- As the Aunihipili is not logical, do not be surprised at what is revealed by the answers you get. If any answer is uncertain or needs later checking because of its importance or because of its surprising nature, write it down and make repeated checks in the same way on following days.
Go slowly and make a careful beginning so that you do not cause your Aunihipili to refuse to go along. Do not ask if it has a “complex.” Do not act or show or say anything that might make the Aunihipili feel that it was being blamed. Show that you are working together as dear friends and for mutual benefit. This is rather new ground. Go circumspectly and realize that you are breaking new trails.
Keep a rough record of your work and when you have found out things, report to me so that we can share our findings. Any of us may discover something of great significance about the Aunihipili and its ways, and about the pendulum approach to the complex. Our object is to find a way to find unsuspected complexes which are hindering us.
Two cases have been reported in which a rosary has been used as a pendulum with success when one made in the usual way would not swing. (One rosary Catholic and one Buddhist. In both cases these have been used for years in religious rites by the owner. Yes, we have HRAs of many faiths, and value them all highly.) This might suggest that some object loved and worn for years, such as a locket or ring on a thread would be a better pendulum for some. MFL
SUPPORTING EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT HUNA IS RIGHT IN ITS CONCEPTS WHEN COMPARED WITH PSYCHIC FINDINGS
It is so very easy to slip back into old beliefs and attitudes of mind. I find in the arriving letters the frequent intimation that the writer has allowed to pass from his or her mind the evidence given in SSBM to show why Huna was more logical or more apt to be right in its various concepts than some other set of ideas to which we are accustomed.
I read such things as, “I can’t see why we can’t just pray right straight to God and be done with it.” Or I may read, “I tried the boxes and the pendulum and did not get anything at all out of the practice that would help me. I would go to a kahuna if I could find one to help me, but I can’t keep experimenting with Huna. I need help right now.”
This is slipping back. It is forgetting what was read in page after page of SSBM explaining WHY the mana surcharge must be accumulated, why it must be supplied to the Aumakua to enable them to have the proper amount of strong earthy force to change to their own vibration of mana (mana loa) and uses to cause the desired changes. Also why we must decide what we want and keep a picture of this new condition in mind steadily day by day as the prayer ritual is observed, and as the old future is torn down and the new built in its place.
Yesterday’s feast of new and inspiring ideas found in Huna does not keep one fed today. We are so constituted that we need constant replenishment and renewal. For this reason I am continually peering into this corner or that to find fresh proof and fresh corroboration to feed our confidence in the newly embraced but very ancient Huna system.
In this search I have cooperation at all times from my friends. Not a week passes but that someone reports finding another of the roads that all lead to the Rome of Huna or another straw that shows that the wind of proof is blowing in the Huna direction.
Recently a letter came which said, “No outward change for me but I certainly feel like a different person. I trust the change is on the way. Enclosed are some excerpts a copy of a copy so not word for word. It struck me that they bore out the principles of Huna and you might like to see them.”
The excerpts proved to be from the Stewart Edward White books telling of the psychic explorations of his wife, “Betty” – ACROSS TIE UNKNOWN and THE ROAD I KNOW. (published by E.P. Dutton and Co., and excellent reading for students).
Those of you who have read this series of reports, beginning with the first, THE BETTY BOOK, will remember that Betty reversed the usual process in which a departed spirit comes back into the body of a living medium. She left her body and went over into the spirit realms, observing many things, conversing with many people of advanced learning on the “there living” side of things, and returned to her body on the “here living” side to tell what she had found. The quotes which will follow are part of what she had to say about what she learned and concluded. I believe that we can rely on the integrity of those behind this material, even if we may question the conclusions at some points, realizing that the opinions of the “there living” are only opinions, just as ours here can be nothing more. All opinions can command only a degree of acceptance.
(Quote from ACROSS THE UNKNOWN) “The recognition of the things you desire, (l) the forming of your definite purposes (2), establishes a condition as automatically (3) [the numbers are being inserted to enable comments made later to be expedited by pointing to the words going ahead of the number, M.F.L.] chemical in its action as establishing the arrangement of any other chemical process, such as the release of gases or the carbonization of flame or the boiling of water. (4) It immediately starts toward the fulfillment of the desire (5) in proportion to the strength, fervor and persistence of your effort toward it.”
Now for comment and Huna comparisons. In the item before the (1) we see the thing stressed in Huna practice – the necessity of working with care to come to the conclusion which is to be final as to what is best to begin building into (2) our lives by calling in the help of the Aumakua. We must come to a very definite decision and “recognize” it as the thought-form mold that must be presented telepathically to na Aumakua to be filled with the invisible aka substance upon which eventual materialization is based. Betty was taught that by coming to a decision we automatically set into motion forces to bring about the desired (3) condition. Or, should we say that the Po`e Aumakua automatically accept the picture we make of the desire future and begin to build on it for us. This (4) comparison with the certainty of chemical action leaves out na Aumakua and substitutes a vague “natural law” in which there is a painful lack of the warmth of personality of Huna, also a lack of leeway to allow na Aumakua to guide us as we ask them to do, and perhaps toss in special ingredients known to be needed by us, but which we have overlooked. The (5) statement that the fulfillment of the desire is in proportion to the strength, fervor and persistence of the effort, can be expanded to its very full and great importance through a knowledge of Huna. For “strength” we need to send the mana surcharge on the aka thread, via the mediumship of our Aunihipili itself. The “fervor” calls for an emotional reaction of desire on the part of our Aunihipili, which is alone the one who uses emotion, and who indicates its eager sharing of the desire by giving us the fervent emotion of desire. The “persistence” of the effort matches the Huna command that we present our offering of empowering mana daily or hourly, and with it, send along the renewed and strengthened mental picture of the things desired.
Again a quote, but this time no comment is needed. “It would be ineffectual to eliminate all stress points from your life, for then you would have no experience in producing harmony. … You are not entitled to live with beauty unless you keep trying to lift your own world nearer it.”
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The following passages come from THE ROAD I KNOW, which was the “road” back and forth to the other side of living. “There exists in you, indefinitely developable, an engine of power (1), dynamically creative, capable of impressing and molding your material world according[ly] as you give out from your inner being its creative force (2). This is not primarily the mental creative force (3), which you understand perfectly. It is a higher sense of that (4), the vital principle of life. It comes not from that mere agent of the soul, the intellect, but from the plexus of life itself (5). Mental force can make a mold or plan, but for completion this plan must have vital principle supplied (6). Mental force is the light globe only. True creative force carries with it its own current. It is a matter of the heart (7) as well as the clearly seen concept of the mind.
“If we take from it only what the need of the moment forces upon us (8), our existence is niggardly and hampered. No man need be content with only just enough to get by (9). It is possible to tap the Source of Supply as a conscious and intended act (10). And in so doing he will find that what he can take from that Source of Supply is limited only by his desire-power and the energy with which he is willing to back it! For it is unfailing and inexhaustible. And sympathetic and understanding (11).
“We are not the owner, but the agent (12). We can get everything, unstinted – everything that is good for us and that we have earned and deserve (13). But only provided we know how to give it away after we get it (14). Take no thought for the morrow – all things shall be added unto you.
“Inspiration comes only in attraction to some definite output, some definite production. It cannot come unless it has a container. Inspiration only fills what is prepared for it. It cannot be controlled otherwise. It dissipates unless it meets something that helps its particularization. The force wants to be assisted. It comes for that purpose. Remember that. It is a waiting, undifferentiated force that wants to be differentiated, Your business is now to attach something to it – and so make it practical (15).”
Again, a brief set of comments. Go back and check the items by number to follow them.
(1) The “engine of power” fits the Huna idea of the Aunihipili and its ability to accumulate and use a surcharge of mana or power, this being used to create the future in its invisible form and to materialize it in some way in the physical. The “engine” must, of course, be guided by some form of mentality, and in this case, we have the three selves of the man and the use of the three manas as they work together. The Aunihipili and Aumakua fall under the (2) heading of the “inner being.” The Auhane is the outer being, but cannot make or use the force. It, as the mental force (3), cannot create except on its own level, not on the physical. The “higher sense” (4) is the Aumakua, and the force it uses is the high mana. But all mana is part of the “vital principle of life.”
Huna agrees emphatically that the manas, when used by the Aunihipili and na Aumakua in creating the desired conditions, first in the future and then in the present as materialized conditions, do indeed use forces and consciousness apart from the intellect or Auhane, which can only plan and visualize and will as its part of the work (5). It can, with the help of the Aunihipili, create the thought-form-mold or plan. Mental force (6) without the basic mana and the Aumakua and its voltltage of the force, cannot light the globe. The “true creative force” (7) belongs to the level of the Aunihipili, symbolized by the “heart” or emotions and, in Huna, we add the fact that the low mana becomes creative in the larger sense only when changed to the mana loa and put to use.
In item (8) we see the average life mentioned. In it, things “just happen,” and we are the toys of circumstances. By planning our future and working for it in the Huna manner, we advance (9) and tap the Source of Supply by working with the Aunihipili and Aumakua as a three-part team (10). And Huna heartily seconds this conclusion. The limit is indeed set only by the skill with which we use the things we have come to know. The several statements given by Betty in the paragraphs cited, pull together to make a compact and understandable whole when we apply Huna to them, but not before. The last statement (11) would seem most out of keeping with the illustration of precise and automatic chemical reaction without the understanding that behind all lies the Aumakua with its greater wisdom and ability and with its unfailing sympathy and understanding of us and our problems.
When we come to item (12) we find that the earlier statements are being subjected to limitations – the na Aumakua apparently working, not entirely as by automatic reactions to our prayers, but deciding in some degree what we should be given. Our goodness enters the picture (sin fixations in Huna replace this) and there is a cryptic command to share blessings in order to keep getting them. The idea of “take no thought of the morrow” is contrary to all we have learned., While it may be translated as “take care you have complete faith in all matters,” it must not be allowed to contradict the basic fact that we MUST plan ahead and use all the methods at our disposal to help change things for the better.
The paragraph on “inspiration” (15) calls for no particular comment from the Huna angle. However, it reminds us, despite its personalization of “inspiration” which is a direct prompting from the Aumakua, it is to be supposed, that we must first decide upon the work to be done before we ask for Guidance to help us to do it superlatively well. The “undifferentiated force” of mana, or any other force, remains useless and meaningless until set to work by a conscious being or self or trinity of selves. The moral we can draw from this paragraph of teaching is that we cannot just sit down and wait to be told what to do and how to do it. We must decide these things for ourselves before we ask for help.
I have traced the Huna parallels in Betty’s splendid reports on her findings, perhaps in tiresome detail, but with the desire to show how I go about checking such material and getting from it the supporting evidence that Huna is all that it appears to be. Having gone patiently along with me this time, I will be very brief the next. There are many similar sources of corroboration which I wish to present in later Bulletins.
A LETTER REPORTING ON THE USE OF THE LOW MAGIC came in recently from HRA F.A.P., a resident of Southern California, and one gifted with the ability to collect a large surcharge of mana. He wrote, “We have a neighbor whose husband died a few months ago and left her with two small children. She was forced to go to work.
“… One night I noticed how terribly tired she looked … my wife and I called her over and I explained simply that I thought I could help her if she would let me try … I massaged her back and shoulders very gently while charging myself with mana. Then when I felt ready I willed the force to go into her. I caused it to flow three times … Later she said that for the first time in months her tight and twitching face muscles relaxed and that she had felt great power flowing into her.
“Everyone I have passed the mana to says it hits them in the pit of the stomach suddenly and then travels upward ending in the head with something like a heavy jolt … I use this power in helping myself all the time. All the neighbors around here remark to my face that they wonder where I get all my pep. For a long time I felt myself growing old – am forty. Then, when I began drawing upon this force, I felt myself charged with energy, my figure is not sagging and I honestly do not feel a bit over thirty.”
In former letters the surprising help given his wife by the same method was reported. He plans to practice steadily and develop his power to the limit. This is excellent work and we need more experimentation in this line in which only the “low magic” is involved. A sufficient surcharge might be used in the kahuna way as a “shock charge” to dislodge obsessing spirits or overcome complexes by sheer force.
Use Pendulum to Test Mana Charge
MY PENDULUM TEST OF THE MANA CHARGE before, during and after the TMHG periods has been carefully checked by HRA R.W.S., also of California. My index or normal mana charge gave me 52 clockwise swings, his 50 to-and-from body. My surcharge measured an average of 300 clockwise, his 300 to 330 clockwise. After sending the surcharge to na Aumakua through the “braided cord” of aka threads at the time of the TMHG work, my pendulum swing was reduced to between ten and twenty feeble swings, his to from 25 feeble clockwise swings to 10 straight line swings. In my experiments, the pendulum also makes a few straight line swings during the time when treatment is under way, but resumes the circling later. I am very much pleased to have these findings so similar to my own. I feel sure that we DO accumulate a surcharge and DO send it to the Poe Aumakua for use in helping the world and us. Join in as often as possible. The power increases. We may be preventing a third World War by empowering na Aumakua and opening the door to their help by our invitations. If you do not need help, send along your spare mana to help others. If you need help, join hands telepathically and help build and multiply the powers used to answer our petitions made Huna fashion.
SOMETHING OF GREAT INTEREST TO US
was reported by letter from a reader of SSBM, J.D. Buchan, G.P.C.S., who tells of a new school of healing which seems to be a combination of Aumakua and Aunihipili of na kahuna, and of Chiropractic methodology and theory together with some excellent religious ingredients. He writes:
“Father Placidus Kempf, Prior cf the Monastery at St. Meinrad, Indiana, of the ancient Order of St. Benedict, was given three weeks to live by a recent head of the American Medical Association. A friend prevailed upon him to be adjusted by a Chiropractor, Dr. G. P. Shears. He recovered.”
The story goes on, telling how priest and doctor formed a new organization in which treatment was given to all and donations were requested to keep up the work. This was the “G.P.C. Service Principle” standing for “God, Patient and Chiropractor.” Work under this “law of giving and receiving” prospered and more Chiropractors joined in. A special methodology and theory was developed, put to use and taught.
The theory is that only at the point where head joins neck can the nerves be pinched enough to cause trouble, but if they are pinched by the joint being slightly dislocated, the entire spine may get out of adjustment and many ills develop. It is taught that if the head is replaced squarely on the axis, the other things soon correct themselves.
This is not a new theory, but the thing that struck me was the method used to make the neck adjustment. Again I quote. “… here is the meat of this letter, to my personal knowledge, there are seven of us who no longer use force (to make the adjustment). We beam energy into the patient and the INNATE INTELLIGENCE (“Master Mind” etc.) converts this into force and the subluxation is reduced (adjustment made), (After anterior and posterior X-rays have been made to determine just the degree of subluxation) we find the proper direction from which to apply the energy. The patient is placed in a reclining position according to our findings, and contact is taken over the transverse process of the Atlas. The elbows are brought sharply together much as we use the ‘toggle recoil’ adjustment when using physical force. We are extremely careful that no force enters the patient or the energy would be dissipated … Instantaneously upon beaming the energy, the internal malleolas are found to be even – assuming, of course, that the energy has been beamed in the proper direction … When this new knowledge was revealed, we did less and less to the patient while doing more and more for the patient.
“Our premise is that Universal Intelligence is in all matter, giving it all of its properties and actions.” (This, I gather, is called upon to take the beamed energy projected by the healer and use it as a physical force to put the head back on the Atlas as it should be.)
“I believe that seventy-two of us now have official standing as GPC Servers. Seven are now using the ‘no force’ technique, and one hundred and fifty more are serving their first year necessary to gain official rating. Father Placidus sends a hand-painted emblem to each who gains official standing.”
If any HRA can tell me more of the methods used, I will be happy to pass on the information for the benefit of all of us. It looks to me that we may have here a very fine example of the use of a surcharge of mana which is sent or “beamed” by contact, will, aka thread or whatnot, into the patient to be used by na Aumakua – under other names – to make the adjustment. The manipulation of the elbows may be a physical stimulus of sorts. Patients dying of cancer are listed with other incurables successfully treated. Most interesting. Possibly VERY significant. We must let no stone go unturned in the Huna work. MFL