Huna Bulletin 60
Measuring the Human Aura
August 1, 1951
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.
The “fantastic” beliefs mentioned in a recent Bulletin …
I did not mean to be tiresome and guilty of baiting the hook of interest with mystery when I said that in due time I would tell of my experiences with HRA V.L. Cameron. I know how much I dislike things being withheld after mentioning them as something mysterious and wonderful.
In this case, it was something which, to me, is more fantastic than usual – and in a part of the research field that is filled with findings difficult to accept. What seems still so fantastic to me is that the human aura – or call it the etheric body, astral body, or the body made up of the aka bodies of the Aumakua and Auhane, interblended – has extensions from the shoulders which for all the world resemble wings.
In addition, there is an aura like a large thick doughnut, with a small hole in the center – this aura always remaining above the head.
Those items of discovery at the hands of HRA Cameron, are topped by the most fantastic find of all. In feeling around with his special instrument which measures the shape of the aura by moving back away from it when brought into contact, there was found to be, above the doughnut-shaped aura, and with feet so high as to be almost beyond the reach of a tall man, an aura the size and shape of a human body. A ladder was used to trace its outline with the instrument when first discovered. HRA Cameron and I are planning to get together as soon as we can find the opportunity, and run tests for my benefit. I have a ladder ready and waiting.
MAY BE FINDINGS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
Up to this time we have lacked a true instrument for the measuring of the position and extension of the auras. True, the psychics of all ages have seen the auras and have agreed, on the whole, that they are there. The trouble with psychic vision is that often the visions do not agree – with this sad fact discrediting the findings in a large way.
The viewing screen invented by Dr. Kilner is made up of a light filter of experimentally determined efficiency. It has been a step ahead, but demands some psychic ability and practice to learn to use. Some people see much more than others through the filter. All do not see the same things, forms and colors. What has been needed has been some other instrumental aid which would allow a check to be run on what is seen psychically, with or without the Kilner screen. Of course, the Cameron instrument, like the pendulum and dowsing rods, needs special psychic ability on the part of the one who uses it. There is some hope that the very sensitive electronic instruments may give proof acceptable to official science of the fact that we have an aura – or more than one. Meantime, HRA Cameron may have made a discovery of the first water. More of this later.
Reply to some HRA Hams …
The radio-type test for the body force -mana – has been made already in part …
HRA V.L. Cameron, mentioned repeatedly in the recent Bulletins as a dowser extraordinary as well as an inventor and explorer in this end of the field, replied at once after reading in Bulletin 59 a suggestion made by HRA Clem Johnson that certain instruments be made to test for mana. I quote:
“With regard to HRA Clem Johnson’s request for information from others about measuring the body force with a regenerative radio or Wheatstone bridge, I have used the Wheatstone bridge on body electricity, but was disappointed somewhat about the aura in experiments with the bridge.
“I built a small regenerative radio and tuned it so that the oscillations of the little set made our big console radio in the house two hundred feet distant, howl in response. When I tuned the little one-tuber to where the big set was making a low, guttural sound , I could, by bringing my hand to within two feet of the little set, cause the big set to change its tone in a rising crescendo to a very high pitch.
“This is what we, who used to build early one-tubers, used to call ‘body capacity.’ In this experiment, every movement of my hands or body in the vicinity of the small set was registered by the changing squeals and howls of the big one. While working on this experiment, I was sometimes able to change the tone of the large set from a low guttural to a high squeal without moving in any way, but just by concentrating on projecting force from my hand.
“I am now experimenting with a strange machine invented by Edison in about 1875 I believe. In reading a book about his life, I found mention of this gadget. It is mainly a cylindrical case of heavy steel with a window in it, and a vertical hard rubber rod resting on a crude microphone of carbon plugs, and adjustable by a screw in the top connected to a micro ammeter with a 1 1/2 volt battery. In Edison’s experiments, the light from a very distant star, Arcturus, knocked the galvanometer indicator clear off the scale.
“Edison also said that the ‘heat’ from his hand from across the room drove the indicator off the scale. He was, obviously, very wrong about this, since the heat from his body would have been far greater than that from his hand. If he projected anything across the room to drive the pointer from the scale, it evidently was not heat but something related to mana and the aka thread. The best I was able to do was to influence the instrument in this way from a distance no greater than eighteen inches. I have a more sensitive meter now and believe I will get better results when I continue the tests.”
Comment on the above letter…
I cannot stress too greatly the importance which I attach to the underscored lines in the report given above. In our work with Huna we face the same problem as in the measurement of radiations in dowsing and in testing for brain waves to determine the level of intelligence. This is the problem of finding methods of making mechanical or instrumental tests of the kind acceptable to orthodox science. While men of science may refuse to accept even instrumental tests and measures because they do not understand the basics of living forces, they cannot ignore entirely the data and tangible results obtained. As a matter of fact, the experiments and accomplishments in this part of the field are already so far along that the time approaches when denials will no longer satisfy the increasingly suspicious public. Perhaps the official denial that ANYTHING out of the ordinary has been seen along the lines of the Flying Saucers, has done more than any other thing in recent years to put “science” on the spot and cause the average man to realize how reactionary it has become.
Kii Pohaku Wahine and Kii Pohaku Kane are now available
It is with pleasure that I am able to announce that HRA Mrs. H.C. St. John, Box 83, Solana Beach, Calif., artist and student of unusual ability, is now ready to take your orders for reproductions of Kii Pohaku Wahine (“Female Stone Image”), copied directly from the picture sent out for Cigbo’s last “birthday cerebration” and from a picture secured later from the museum in Australia, showing her back. The reproduction is amazingly complete and accurate to the last line and circle.
I was sent the first one finished as a gift, and with it the “Kane” or male companion piece as illustrated in the museum papers but not in our set of pictures. Both measure a bit over six inches in length, are made of pinkish pottery and have been glazed with dark flecks to give the effect of old stone to a degree. They are too cute and clever for words, and already so much a part of the Study family that I could no more give them up than I could Cigbo.
On pages 5 and 6 of Bulletin 58, I told of tests made with HRA Cameron to see what aka-mana power could be poured into the little figures, and of the results as measured by his special instrument. My “Kii Wahine” has been kept near my little prayer “shrine” and when Mr. Cameron calls again, will be tested to see what she may have picked up or retained by way of aura and radiations by then.
Mrs. St. John has been experimenting also, and promises to do her best to empower each little image through a special ritual of blessing before sending them out. Several HRAs have reported strong psychic impressions of force and good radiating from the picture, so the little images should be even better to work with.
The price is $2 each for unglazed images or $2.50 glazed. Add sales tax in California, and 50 cents for packing and postage whether for just “Mama Kii” or for “Papa” as well, as they can come together in the same box of packing at about the same rate. This figures out to $5.50 for the pair in the glazed finish. (Add 20 cents sales tax in California.) Allow time for the Kiis to be made up, glazed, blessed and packed off to you. Please order direct, not through me.
A big stone Kii in a museum in Fiji has just been tested…
HRA George Sandwith, who last reported to us in the Bulletin on his finding in Tonga Islands, has gone to Fiji after being told by the spirit connected with his Ethiopian ikon that he would find things of interest on Huna lines there. He went at once upon his arrival at Suva, to visit his friend in that institution and asked to see such images as might be there. He was shown several, some large, some small, but only one in rough human form. This large one, made from rough lava stone, was inside a glass case, but as he approached it with his pendulum to test for any polarization points or indications of male or female natures in the kiis, the pendulum began swinging in a most impressive way and he sensed a strong radiation of force. His findings indicate that stone, ebony and black opal are excellent materials for holding whatever force it may be that is poured into things made of them. Ebony is much used in Africa for images and icons.
The Ethiopian icon, which is a wooden carving of the crucifixion scene, was tested in Tonga before he left for Fiji. A friend who has an English “AVO” electric test meter of late model, used the instrument.
The first set of tests showed a number of micro readings which interested them at once as they were not what might be expected from a wood and paint object. Unfortunately, no record was made, and upon making ready for more elaborate tests and the keeping of a record, the icon went dead on them in so far as radiations were concerned.
Mr. Sandwith then asked the spirit of the icon what this meant, and was told psychically that she had had enough of being tested with “a tin box” and so had withdrawn. All that would register was writing in ink on a square of paper on the back of the icon. The conclusion was reached that the spirit could stop the radiations due to her presence, but not those latent in Mr. Sandwith’s writing on the paper.
Our electricians are hot on the trail of mana …
HRA George Sandwith’s friend is Mr. N. R. Mortensen, Box 45, Nukualofa, Tonga Islands, South Pacific. He is a radio man there, and I am sure that our HRAs who are running down this angle for us would find him a delightful fellow “ham.” Write by air mail if you write, (25 cents for 1/2 ounce) as long mail may not get there for several months.
Mr. Mortensen (who is hereby elected an HRA, if he will accept), writes, “As the entity (connected with the icon) confirms the fact that it is a radiation (in conversation with Mr. Sandwith), why not try to measure the frequency or wave length? This could be done by using a ‘grid Dip. Oscillator’ – or alternatively a signal generator and a grid dip, oscillator adapter, as made by McMurdo Silver? Providing the frequency is not too high (tests to run from 10 cycles to the second up to 300 megacycles). If a still higher frequency is to be tested, an instrument similar to a Geiger Counter will have to be used…. (We may ask) Do mana, the Aumakua and the icon entity all have basically a different natural frequency?
If so, it means one must query (perhaps the icon spirit) what are the natural frequencies of each. I suspect mana to be somewhere in the lower frequency spectrum, the Aumakua extremely high, and the icon type entity somewhere between the two.”
Dr. Oscar Brunler says of “Brain or Soul Radiations…
They begin in the range of visible light and run well up into the range of invisible, ultraviolet. He considers these radiations of a “dielectric” or non-magnetic nature and says they are, therefore, best measured by the biometer – which has for its basic part, a pendulum in the hand of a trained operator. In passing, it is interesting to recall that electromagnetic microvolt currents or discharges have been picked up from the body and brain for some time. The “a” wave makes a tall, slow wave form on the recording tape while the “b” wave is much smaller and of greater frequency. Both intermix on the graph. One may be the mana used by the Aunihipili (“b”) in giving the memories or recording new ones, the other (“a”), the middle mana used by the Auhane in directing the thought process in which the Aunihipili plays such an important part. As cats and dogs have both types of waves, this theory, if it is to hold water, must grant them conscious and subconscious types of mind similar to the human. In light human sleep, the “a” waves die down. In heavy sleep or during artificial sleep, both types of waves flatten down to give an almost straight line on the graph made by the instruments used in such tests – the electro-encephalographs.
The object of the study of the manas with instrumental measure, also brain waves with the Pendulum or biometer…
As some HRAs may wonder why we are so eager to make instrumental tests and measures of radiating forces of the body and and of icons, stone gods and all such things, it
may be well to explain the objective.
We are (1) trying to learn whether na kahuna were right or wrong or whether their findings fell short, in the belief we have assigned to them that there are three manas, three grades of consciousness and three shadowy bodies – “etheric bodies.” All progress along lines of investigation has depended on finding a way to measure things and forces. Once we have learned to measure a thing, we have been able to test it in various ways and find out what it is, or at least how it acts and how it can be used. If we find a way to get a measure of the mana, we may be able to work more to the point than with the present pendulum measure which varies with the ability of the operator and which has little chance of scientific recognition. (Not that such recognition is indispensable.) The measurement of the aka bodies or auras by the Cameron instrument may give us a far greater knowledge of them – a knowledge upon which we can build. We may learn how best to project an “aka finger” and pass mana through it. We may learn best how to heal by laying on hands. With the instrument apparently able to give us the outline of a thought-form and test its strength and duration, we may have a way of checking on healing done by laying on hands and implanting a thought-form of the healed condition into the patient. We might learn how best to do a lot of things.
The efforts are being made (2) for the sake of accumulating information. For centuries humanity has had to take most of its religion on pure faith. When prayers were answered, some data were accumulated, but of an inconclusive nature. We have had to take the dogmas of religion on faith almost entirely, having no way to measure the exact results of the performance or rites. By getting all possible information as to the capacity of substances to hold mana or to have an aura or to act as a point of contact with spirits, we make ourselves ready to meet the challenge of the time when we learn to measure accurately the things with which we work in this field.
And, where does the complex come in?
The same explanations apply in a way to our search for more light on the complex. We need to know whether na kahuna were right about their beliefs and methods – and whether we have the proper understanding of what they believed and did. This goes for modern psychology and its beliefs in fixations, Dianetics and its “engrams,” and all the indications that the mind may be the cause of many physical ills. Of course, na kahuna had the field almost entirely to themselves in their open belief that spirit attack and obsessional contacts of the multiple personality sort were to blame for much physical and mental illness – for endless obscure forms of physical abnormalities on action and reaction.
HRA N.B. recently wrote, “Do we all have to have a complex or two? Do I have to have some? If I do, I’m not aware of any. (She read of the “writing down” method of finding and draining off fixations in recent Bulletins.) … I sat down and wondered about myself and my ‘George,’ and I do not think we have any. Maybe I once did. Maybe I just lived them out by trial and error so that at our age were ‘larned our lessons’ eh? Maybe if we live LONG enough, we drop them by the way and barely notice it. In the case of mental illness, that is different. But DO you really think the average person has complexes? Now honestly? I’m worried in case I ought to have some hidden something – and haven’t. Of course, I remember incidents through childhood which were not so nice, often related to my folks, but while remembering, I am not grieved, or ever have been.”
The mistake made most often is that of considering all fixations bad ones. It is also a mistake to consider all fixations of the same strength. One must consider all habits of thinking and of reacting as more or less fixed. From childhood, we learn and form habits, social or antisocial. Life DOES teach us which habits are good and which are bad. We DO gradually learn to force ourselves to do proper acts and to refrain from the improper. Fortunately, the average normal human being has no fixations which cause bad reactions on a dangerous scale. Most of us can live with our fixations and like them. But, now and then there is a complex which shows in bad physical reactions or in such reactions as indicate to our friends (if not to ourselves) that the rational thought process is missing where certain reactions are brought about. Less often, the individual may become aware that his reactions under certain circumstances are not normal. In either case, there is need for work to find the fixation and drain it off. If illness is of an obscure origin, a fixation may be suspected and steps taken to find and remove it. In the various degrees of obsessive compulsions, the symptoms are overlooked unless the trouble becomes pronounced.
Cures for spirit attack or intrusion, unwanted voices, etc.
I have on my desk at the moment letters from two different friends asking what can be done to stop “voices” which intrude. As yet we cannot use the methods of na kahuna. Nor can we use the methods of the later Dr. Wickland. In both cases, a psychic was needed to recognize the intruding spirit. A mana shock or control by hypnotic use of middle mana, or an electric or chemical shock was used to dislodge the spirit. It was invited into the body of a psychic and then given rationalizing instructions or was ordered to stay away from its victim or was handed over to other spirits to keep away. Ignoring the voice steadfastly often helps. In some cases companionship and sleeping with lights burning will help.
Dr. Oscar Brunler, in his practice, found the best remedy was to have his patients go daily to sit for a time in prayer in a Catholic Church where mass was said regularly. His theory is that all entities who cause this form of trouble are of low mentality and are evil more or less, who seem to dislike the atmosphere or aura of churches where regular rituals are observed, and to tend to leave a victim, sooner or later, if churches are frequented and prayers are made for help. It makes no difference whether the victim is a member of the church or not. It seems to me that this is a very good remedy to try. The Aunihipili usually tolerates the intruding spirit for some reason or other, so, by giving it the training it cannot avoid getting through the daily prayer sessions in the church, it may do a large part in helping drive away the intruder. (Dr. Brunler will be giving a series of lectures on color discoveries and therapy, to be followed by other series. Los Angeles HRAs may get details by phoning him. Mrs. Brunler will also soon give a series of lectures on child guidance. Brain radiation readings at private sittings may also be had. The fee, I believe, is $25. This includes information on one’s talents, characteristics and the stage of “soul evolution,” as a more precise term than “brain radiation measurement.”)
Correction on “Hoo-la“ and Jessie Curl work…
A letter has come to tell me that Jessie does not go into trance when her spirit helper, the Samoan spirit, works with and through her to heal. This is good news. It seems to me that conscious cooperation between the here-living and the there-living should get better results. Mrs. Curl has recently been working with Rev. Lois B. Washburn and her church at 1517 Glenarm, in Denver. Huna has been discussed by her and by a visiting HRA from Greeley, north of Denver, who leads a small group in which Huna and spirit healing has been combined successfully. Mrs. Curl will continue her tour, moving now to Bellingham, Wash., and soon to be in the Los Angeles region. Spiritualistic churches have been slow to take up Huna, but those which have, report much interest on the part of various members.
Stand in the grass while you pray…
HRA Alice Harrison, magnetic healer, who likes to hear from other HRAs, has changed her address and is now at home on her farm, “Rolling Meadows,” Rt. 2, Box 161, Elkhart Lake, Wis. She combines Huna methods in so far as possible, with transfer of mana through her hands and the aid of spirit helpers. Her great vitality stands her in good stead in her work and she has a large practice. In a recent letter she spoke of reading in one of the back Bulletins of the findings of Dr. Brunler and others that we pick up radiations from the earth through the feet. The practice of walking with bare feet in grass wet with early morning dew has long been found beneficial. She made the test, then tried standing in the wet grass while at her prayers. She wishes to pass on to us her strange experience so that others can repeat the experiment and see if the same results are obtained. She found that during the time when she was praying, the bottoms of her bare feet seemed to become hot. Before and after the prayer period, they felt only the coolness of the wet grass.
Only two reports have come in on pendulum tests of the radiations of fruits and vegetables
I had hoped for more reports to help me check my own experiments, but more will perhaps come in later. Thus far, one HRA reports getting the crosswise or parallel swing at twice the distance from the objects as the other. How did your test come out? Another test I would like to have you run for the good of the HRA, is this: set up a photograph of a friend, if possible, with his writing on front or back in ink. Begin three inches from it, starting your pendulum to swinging and waiting until it settles down to one back-and-forth direction. Now move back until the swing is parallel with the picture. Mark the distance. Then move back farther to see if you find more points where the swing is parallel. Mark them. Also make notes as to where the strongest swing is registered. I get three points, usually within a distance of 9 inches from the photograph.
As you will already have guessed, I am wondering whether or not one can, in this way, get a reading for the three selves. The first point may be the reading for the Aunihipili, the second for the Auhane, and the third for the Aumakua of the person – that is, if you have held in mind the desire to pick up separate radiations for each in turn. Try it also on your own picture. I have had some interesting results with pictures of dead friends and relatives. I am not at all sure that the point closest to the picture should stand for the Aunihipili. Logically, the shorter the distance of the points, the higher the frequency or shorter the wave length, and the Aumakua should have the shortest of the three. I may have gotten started backwards.
The proofs of Huna in Christianity….
The Nestorian cross of the 2nd century, A. D has been reproduced on a little folder sent in by an HRA. Inside is the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic – the language which Jesus may have spoken, (Aramaic Research of P.O. Box 7233, Philadelphia, Pa., which also provides a Bible translation from the Aramaic in so far as the words of Jesus are concerned).
This cross, shown in the rough sketch at the right, is a real work of art. It is outlined in gold so that if all the black lines shown were trace in gold, the reproduction would be more accurate. The small circles are filled with red, and the background color elsewhere is deep blue.
The Huna concept of the three selves is easily seen in the three circles at the top of the cross ,the middle circle being divided into two circles which are joined and which would represent the dual male-female Aumakua or parent pair.
At the left and right are three circles, none divided. These are possibly the three manas and the three aka bodies of Huna. At the bottom is a single circle to represent the living physical body used in life by the three selves – by the triune man. In the center we have the earth in the central circle and the four directions or elements of earth, air, fire and water, recalling the care of na kahuna to guard ritualistically the “four corners” in their work.
The lines of the figure repeat the number THREE, and also point to a stylized symbol of a pyramid opened out flat as if made of four sides and left hollow.
In the form of cross now in use in the older Christian churches, the top and sides of the cross have been given a three-arm end without the three circles, but still indicating the three selves, three manas and three aka bodies. The lower limb of the cross has been lengthened and the human body exhibited there to represent the body used in earthly life. Behind the tradition of the death of Jesus on the cross – be it historic or be it historicized tradition as many insist – we can, in any case, read the symbolic story of every man – that of final death in the physical. For the after life in spirit levels, however, we have no symbol, only the tradition of the rising again of the man, Jesus, in THREE days or with the three selves, three manas and three aka bodies still intact.
In ancient lore we find man described as made in the image of God, one being triune in nature, so the other being formed in the same way.
Again – my hearty Thanks to you all …
for your indulgence in the matter of having your letters unanswered and for continued support for Cigbo and for sending in your reports. The time you have in this way given to me has been well spent on the research preliminary to the writing of the book. You are all very thoughtful and very kind. Thanks and more thanks. M.F.L.