Huna Bulletin 26
Cigbo’s Birthday is Coming!
February 15, 1950
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.A.
CIGBO TAKES A BOW
Cibgo thanks you all for your appreciation of his “brithday presink.” The many birthday cards and presents sent in return have marked the month-long celebration, and when it ends on February 28th – which is the actual date of the setting out of the first cigar box to serve as our “kitty” – Cigbo will unveil, with much pomp and ceremony, to say nothing of purrs, meows and rubs, a brand new PIGGY BANK to hold his individual savings against the next year’s birthday.
CIGBO WISHES TO EXPLAIN how he came to get to be such an “espert” kahuna and succeeded in lopping off some years on the picture he sent out of “boss.” Here is his explanation: “All you Aunties and Uncles remember how this year I asked Sandy Claws to send us a clock that would run backwards. Well, he DID, by way of Auntie M.C., who sent me a real gold watch. She explained with devystating logic how, This watch will not run. But, as time cannot stand still, IF it does not run forward, it must be running BACKWARD!!!!! That was logic just like in most of the books boss has on his shelves, so it had to be true and so I let it work. Because I only had one pitcher of boss which was a large head, I put that pitcher and the watch together on my shelf a while – and there you are! Me, Cigbo, kahuna nui! By next year [I mite] be able to send you a pitcher of him back in rompers! If any of you want to be fixed up in the same way, just send me in your pitcher and I’ll put it on my shelf with my backwards watch and let nature take its course.”
NOTICE PLEASE that this Bulletin is No. 26, and that, as was announced, Cigbo’s birthday present would replace the Bulletin which would ordinarily have come out under the date of February lst. All HRAs are asked to note that there was no February 1st Bulletin and not to write in asking for one.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PSYCHIC SCIENCE, by Dr. Nandor Fodor, and which is constantly mentioned in SSBM, is still available. The price is $7.66. If you plan to get one and wish to start saving in a teapot on the top shelf against purchasing one of these expensive but invaluable books covering the field of psychic phenomena, write to me and I will arrange to have one sent to me here at the Study to be held for you – lest the supply give out too soon for you. I now have an extra copy in hand for anyone who wishes it. If you order direct from Dr. Fodor, (Park Sheraton Hotel, New York 19, N.Y.), be sure to say you are a fellow HRA as he may also have a few put aside just for us.
THE NEW MIMEO BOOK ON FLYING SAUCERS, called ETHER SHIPS, by Meade Layne and his associates of BSRA, gives all the theories covering this fascinating subject, stressing the one that they come out of the etheric planes etc., is now available. $1 each or 3 for $2 – to give you extras to lend. It seems very important to spread the word of the etheric theory of origin as given often by the Mark Probert spirit communicators and as accepted by occult students of many ages. The material enclosed in this new book promises to be most exciting. As you who get ROUND ROBIN know, it has been predicted that soon we may have new and important appearances of these strange objects, and that certain events might start a panic of the first order. It is what people do not understand that stampedes them.
SPEAKING OF ROUND ROBIN
(Address Meade Layne, H.R.A., 3524 Adams Ave., San Diego 16, Calif.), its first article in the January issue has resulted in a flood of comments via letters arriving at the Study. This article is by Meade Layne, and is titled, THE FISH AND THE NET. It boils down into 3 pages the wealth of a great mass of material from the there-living friends given for us, the here-living. The veil does grow thinner. The exchange of information and opinion assumes ever increasing importance. Until we began to recover the knowledge of Huna, and until this knowledge was freely discussed with the communicating spirits, there was no end of ideas which were all but impossible to get across to us – because of the almost complete inability on this side to understand such things as the aka thread and the manas when mention was made of them in the few over-used and warped words available for such discussions. Let me give a few lines from the communicators to show what I mean.
“From every person’s [body], innumerable threads go forth. The object you see or hear or touch comes into connection with you; call these threads, if you prefer, stresses, lines of force – - or the AKA threads of the Huna. Influences go forth along them; they are all lines of influence.” The title of the article comes from the following. “Man, the weaver of threads! Man, the spider at the center of the mesh of living threads! Man is the fish in the net! But he is the fisherman also, casting forth, drawing in, weaving the meshes coarse or fine. To forsake the figure for hard and literal fact, let man learn to sound the Calls (mantram). Out of Sound, the worlds were born, and your world of objects, and your own bodies. This even your science is beginning to glimpse, as through a glass darkly. There is a sound for health and for illness, for wealth and for poverty, for increase and dimunition, for life and death, for joy and sorrow. With the sound, as has been said, must go the creative thought, the clear-cut wish, the clear, firm visualization of the change one seeks. This is the Mantram, and this is prayer, and the Mantram is scientific prayer.”
A STRANGE COMMUNICATION
A strange communication in a Polynesian dialect, has been received a page or two at a time by automatic writing by one of the HRAs who has no knowledge of such a dialect. Different HRAs have been able to report a few such words, but this is the first time such material made a degree of understanding possible. The form is the familiar one of the poetic and veiled Huna prayer of na kahuna. HRA Charles W. Kenn made the translations for us. Here are a few lines with the rough translations:
Below is more from another sitting. I give only the translation as few HRAs can translate from the original.
- Living from the time immemorial (with) the Aumaku
- A fond recollection follows in the mind
- The secret prayer is above. (Prayer of thought-forms? MFL.) Like a hair (aka thread? MFL) vibrating or whispering softly
- The declaration made with the little (lesser) power. (Low mana) With Huna to guide us all (or “is well”?)
THE REASON for giving these inconclusive things coming through automatic writing in this way is that in our HRA work we are still very much in the experimental and exploratory stage. While we have had most exciting and satisfactory results in using Huna, we still have much to learn before we can duplicate the instant healing and other feats of na kahuna of yesterday.
We cannot afford to overlook even the smallest clue to what may be a larger meaning. Open your copy of SSBM and read on pages 395 and 398 what I had to say about the words ano, hoano and We know that these words symbolized the things done with thought and mana to cause (with the help of the Aumakua) a CHANGE IN FORM or CHARACTER or NATURE (as good or bad) in the part of the future which had already been CRYSTALLIZED or set in our lives.
We know that we must make the mold of the new condition in the aka substance of thought-forms, that we must send these molds to the Aumakua along the connecting aka threads or cord, and that we must keep sending along each day or hour the mana to be used in TEARING UP THE OLD AND UNWANTED CONDITION SHOWING IN OUR LIVES, and then planting, sprouting and GROWING TO MATURITY the NEW or CHANGED condition.
In leaving no stone unturned in our search, we make sure that we will not miss learning any little trick of the trade – any small but potent way of doing the job of ano or “transforming” through our prayer-actions. I say “prayer-actions” to get away from our old concept of prayer – which is a matter of wording a request to a Higher Being and doing NOTHING more.
Many HRAs, especially those newly into the work, fail to realize that UNTIL we learn to use the Huna methods expertly and with the greatest possible schooled ability to concentrate (make the sound thought-form molds) and to collect and use the mana surcharges (in a rounded and completed prayer ritual, and to drain off fixations or to repel spirit attacks), we cannot expect to make a high score in instant healing. There must be patience and more patience as we learn to use the slower “low” magic. A condition of body or purse or circumstances which has been years in building may take a long time to TEAR OUT as a growing plant in the garden of the individual’s future. We must allow for this part of the work. And when the ground is cleared, we must plant and patiently carry water (mana) so that na Aumakua can water the tender new plant and grow it for us to the fruiting stage. Doubt pulls up the tender little plant and we must then begin with a fresh seed. Faith knows that the seed has been made and is, in itself, the THING in ACTUALITY as it rests in the future. Faith leaves the little plant in the ground and watches in full trust as it grows there behind the veil of our vision.
In working with Huna, we need to know all we possibly can of the three basic things: CONSCIOUSNESS, the MANAS and the AKA substance as a “thread” or as a vehicle for consciousness, or as a conductor of mana flows. In Christianity and related religious systems, the stress was laid on consciousness in man and God. In Theosophy, the stress was divided between the concepts of karma and reincarnation, with a secondary consideration of prana, the seven bodies of man, and the several forms allotted to consciousness. In our work, we must include also the instruments of measuring the basics, as with the pendulum and biometer.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Food for the Soul has been recognized as a great human need down the centuries. In this case it is the Auhane that is fed on concepts, much as the Aunihipili is fed with food.
Within almost all of us there is, very evidently, a store of deeply, secretly and silently held concepts which we may call TRUTHS for want of a better word. What is truth to one may not be to another, but most of us seem to have a deep inner sense which rouses and moves within us when certain ideas are presented. The Holy Writs of the ages contain these concepts. Men and women of all the ages have voiced or written the ideas for their friends.
In a recent Bulletin I promised that I would share with you some of the things which gave me this inner food or inspiration. In doing so I must warn you that often the concept will not be very logical – often will seem to make little sense on this level of being. But, as you read, here and there you may come upon a bit of tinder that will kindle to your individual spark and burn for you with a fine clear flame – a flame that may momentarily illumine your inner shrine which stands so much of the day in shadow. The right word, or the right rhythm or rhyme, be it in prose, verse or intoned form, may cause the key to turn, the switch to close, and the tingling contact with naAumakua to be made, blessing us with some mystical communion in which stirs the seed of deep certainty – of that ecstasy that touches the senses ever so softly and is gone.
HRA Olga Rosmanith, is one who walks with sure steps in the dim realm of inspiration of which we speak. In her little book, FIXED STARS (which I shall draw upon often), she has pointed out the inspirational bits which stand as bright stars to lighten the realm which she knows so well. In her preface, she quotes William James in pointing out the lasting and real value in all such material. He wrote, “The ultimate test for us of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires.” Let us keep this test in mind as we go along this path with the mystics, saints and sages.
O.R. in F.S. (Olga Rosmanith in FIXED STARS), gives us the following bit from Soeur Therese of Lisieux which keynotes the inner, hard-to-define thing that we all feel when we find the right lines in our reading:
“Sometimes when I read books in which perfection is put before us, the goal obstructed by a thousand obstacles, my poor little head is quickly fatigued. I close the learned treatise, which tires my brain and dries up my heart, and I turn to the Sacred Scriptures. Then all becomes clear and lightsome – a single word opens out infinite vistas, perfection appears easy, and I see that it is enough to acknowledge our nothingness, and like children surrender ourselves into the arms of the Good God.”
O.R. writes: “Pride of the intellect is the hood upon the lantern.”
We cannot go back far enough in time to find a literature whose priceless gems were not tinctured with the perfume of the inner quest. O.R. in F.S. gives us this from the Egyptian BOOK OF THE DEAD.
“0 blind souls Arm thyself with the torch of the Mysteries and in the earthly night, thou shalt discover thy luminous Double, thy Celestial Self. Follow this divine guide and he will be thy Genius. For he holds the key to thy existence, past and future.”
In my recent preliminary search for more Huna information in Early Egyptian writings, I came upon the following material, selected from the compilations of Dr. Brugsch. (Pg. xcii, The Book of the Dead. Budge.):
“God is one and alone, and none other existeth with Him – God is the One, the One who hath made all things – God is a spirit, a hidden spirit, the spirit of spirits, the great spirit of the Egyptians, the Divine Spirit – God is from the beginning, and He hath been from the beginning. He hath existed from old and was when nothing else had being. He existed when nothing else existed, and what existeth He created after He had come into being, He is the Father of beginnings. God is the eternal One. He is eternal and infinite and endureth for ever and aye. God is hidden and no man knoweth his form. No man has been able to seek out His likeness; He is hidden to gods and men, and He is a mystery unto His creatures. No man knoweth how to know Him – His name remaineth hidden; His name is a mystery to His children. His names are innumerable; they are manifold and none knoweth their number. God is truth and he liveth by truth and he feedeth thereon.
“He is the king of truth, and He hath established the earth thereupon. God is life and through Him only, man liveth. He giveth life to man. He breatheth the breath of life into his nostrils – God is Father and Mother, the father of fathers, and the mother of mothers. He begetteth, but was never begotten; He produceth, but was never produced; he begat Himself and produced Himself. He createth, but was never created. He is the maker of His own form, and the fashioner of His own body – God Himself is existence. He endureth without increase or diminution. He multiplieth Himself millions of times, and He is manifold in forms and in members – God hath made the universe, and He hath created all that therein is; He is the creator of what is in this world, and of what was, of what is, and what shall be. He is the creator of the heavens, and the earth, and the deep, and of the water, and of the mountains.”
From the vast and almost too-distant concept of God-the-One, man has always moved inward to that smaller and closer concept in which a fragment of God becomes his own – his Aumakua, his Guardian Angel, his Ultimate Self.
We stand on the mountain top and intone in deepest voice the glories of God and the heavens, but we come down from the thin air of such spiritual heights to serve our own small flame on the near and intimate altar of our hearts.
It matters little where or how we get our beam of Light, so long as we get it, and so long as it is sufficient to our need.
Conversely, the small flame which is our lamp, may serve to illumine the way for our next step – and perhaps that of a neighbor – as truly as all the flames of the sun – for whose rising some of us may not be able to wait. However, if your neighbor chances to be blind, he will not thank you for your light. He will thank you only for standing clear and refraining from placing stumbling blocks in the path along which he has learned to feel his slow way. MFL
THE KAHUNA PICTURE in the set sent by Cigbo for your copy of SSBM, has excited much comment. In an effort to get a line on the powers of the kahuna, I tried holding my pendulum over his picture in the usual way, instructing my Aunihipili to give me, via the pendulum, a reading for his brain or spirit radiation – whatever it may be.
As a result, my pendulum swung off merrily in a strong, horizontal swing that continued steadily for a little over 500 counts. By my scale of measuring, this is considerably higher than the count for the average intelligent person. It is peculiar in that the pendulum movement was back-and-forth and not clockwise as I had expected. My small experience in such matters makes me think that this type of movement indicates a very great power of will and determination – of concentration on a single effort.
If those of you who are making such pendulum measures will try this test with the old kahuna and with the firewalking chief’s picture as well, and let me know whether they are high or low by your personal “convention” or system, I will be much pleased. A few such tests have already been made and reported, and they agree, in the main, with mine.
A very odd thing has come up about my own picture which is in the set – the large head. My test gave 126 clockwise swings over it. HRA S.P., who is good at the work, ran a check for me and got 146. Perhaps we are measuring something besides brain radiations. It might be that only my Aunihipili is measured. I ran a series of tests with a friend recently in which we first took our mutual brain radiations with the pendulum held over the right thumb tip. We then repeated, asking first for the Aunihipili and then for the Auhane reading. In both cases what we got was a reading split exactly in half for each self. We also tried in various ways to get a reading for the Aumakua of each of us, but could not get the pendulum to move. My friend asked his pendulum if it was possible to get a reading on na Aumakua, and got a “no” answer.
In making tests on pictures or ink signatures, a good strong magnet is often used to brush across the table and the thing to be tested so that it may be cleared of other radiations. This has been done in my tests with the pictures in the Cigbo set – in case you run a check on them.
ON ZONE THERAPY, authorities disagree, I find. Four different writers have been called to my attention (including Dr. Brunler), each saying that different parts of the hands, feet or other limbs have a connection with particular organs of the body and that the organs may be helped by treating the corresponding parts. Some give points in hands and feet which may be treated (usually by manipulation) to correct systemic troubles involving several organs, or as in the case of colds and disorders seemingly not focused on special parts of the organism.
The older theory divided the body into ten zones, as if slicing downward from front to back the full length of the frame. Thus the little finger of the hand and the little toe of the foot, both being far out from the body center, were supposed to correspond with the outside organs, as the ears, for example. The next layers might correspond with the eyes. The organs would fall into the five zones on each side of the body in line with the toe divisions, and organs lying on the middle line of the body would be represented by spots on the bottoms of the feet – as a central spot on the sole of the foot might indicate the organs of sex.
When authorities fail to agree, I think it wise to take their several findings with a grain of salt and make what checks are possible to an amateur. Dr. Brunler says that the best check he can recommend is to use the pendulum and keep asking about correspondent parts and organs until the needed information is obtained.
On my part, I suggest that we keep strongly in mind the fact that the Aunihipili is very prone to accept suggestion and, IF A PHYSICAL STIMULUS IS USED as a part of any treatment, the suggestion may be very powerful. For instance, if I believe that by rubbing the inner front angle of my left great toe, I am opening a closed absorption point so that needed earth radiations can be picked up and carried to my sick right eye, there will be brought into action both of the all-important elements known and used in Huna for so many centuries.
I may be all wrong or partly wrong about my guess in this matter, but from my impersonal survey of the books and my talks with three HRAs who have tried out the various systems, I have come to the tentative conclusion that the field is still very much open for exploration in the light of the Aunihipili, the mana, the aka and the effects of mentation – be the latter suggestion, belief or something else again.
CONFLICTING OPINIONS have been met in my efforts to find out for us just how the various instruments are constructed, such as the biometer which uses a pendulum for indicating radiations, and the “electronic” instruments, such as the Abrams “Pathoclast” in which the operator substitutes a rubbing plate for a pendulum and tells from the feel or sound of the fingers, when rubbed on the plate, what the reading may be. The pendulum swings back and forth from the body of the operator of the biometer in getting a correct reading of certain things. The sound of the fingers vibrating when rubbed on end on the glassy surface of the rubbing plate, may cease to indicate a similar point for reading on the electronic machine.
Where the major conflict of information comes is concerning the mechanisms INSIDE the box of the instruments. An HRA who owns a Bovis biometer (as well as many other of the Bovis instruments), tells me that inside the box there is nothing. Another HRA tells me that under the lid the biometer is “wired for dielectric radiations and there is a dielectric condenser under the lozenge” – under the square plate over which the pendulum is swung. I saw the inside of a “Patholast” instrument and checked with one who knows them well. There was nothing inside the case but the back of twelve simple ten-point switches, all connected in a regular circuit with metal wire, and the wiring attached to the rubbing plate at one end, while being extended, a clip and handle at the other [end] to contact the patient or a “specimen” from a patient, to be tested or used to send out the radiations of the “treatment.” I should very much like to have anyone who can, furnish me with information as to the wiring, condensers, coils etc., of which they may have knowledge. MFL.