Huna Bulletin 71
Another HRA Birthday!
February 1, 1952
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.
OUR H.R.A. BIRTHDAY HAS COME AGAIN
Cigbo, whose birthday it is in particular, has four candles on his cake. As he tells you in his letter, he is sending you each an index for the HRA Bulletins to the end of 1951. As you look over the index, I believe you will share my feeling that we have come a very long way in four short years. Not only have we made good progress in better understanding of the ancient Huna system, but we have gathered much related information from many sources. At the same time we have watched the rise of such things as Dianetics and have been able to take their measure quite accurately by comparing what they had to offer with the information which we have recovered from Huna. If, as in the case of Dianetics, there was left out a clear understanding of the Aumakua, of the manas, and of the functions of the three selves and their shadowy bodies, we could confidently expect that the system would still have to be worked over and the missing elements accounted for to some degree.
HUNA AND DIANETICS
These are in the same box in one respect, as of this writing. In both systems, we are trying for a working method of self-help and self-healing. In Huna, for four years, and of necessity, we have been trying to arrive at a working system which would be effective without a kahuna or someone to act in that capacity, especially to administer the kala or cleansing, and to help get the fixations up into the light and drain them off.
In Dianetics, the kahuna was replaced by the “auditor.” The auditor took charge of the work and pushed it forward energetically during the periods when the “pre-clear” was in a relaxed state called “reverie.” In passing, it may be noted that in all the cults and systems which grew up as a result of Quimby’s experiments and discoveries (see page 316 of SSBM), those which have obtained the best results in healing body, mind or circumstances have employed a second person in lieu of Quimby, a kahuna or an auditor. This second person is the “practitioner” of course and, as such, serves two purposes, the secondary purpose being that of keeping a church organization going and financed, also augmented by new members.
THE “SELF ANALYSIS” system described in the book under that title (by L. Ron Hubbard, price $2.50 post paid from Hubbard Dianetics Foundation, 211 West Douglas Ave., Wichita 2, Kansas) is, as the author points out, not a method of getting at engrams (fixations) or draining them off, but is a self-training method which he says will enable an auditor to work faster and better with one. The Aumakua and the mana-aka mechanism is included in no workable degree in this new system. It is based largely on aids to the stimulation of memory. I am not saying that this is not entirely worthwhile by itself, but what we all need is a method which will free us from the grip of our fixations, and we may need a priest, kahuna, auditor or ERA Kitselman’s “observer” to help us. Much more work in this part of the field is needed. What we should have is a Huna laboratory in which to run our own tests.
This is the title of what is called by Helen and Richard Curry (of 4581 Starling Way, Los Angeles 65), “An Immediate Method,” and this method applies also to the general problems seen by Hubbard in Dianetics.
The Hubbard methods are based on the assumption that the one great driving force in each life is the desire to survive and to help with the survival of the family or larger unit upon which the individual’s survival depends. Any threat to this survival, if it comes in one of several ways, may form an “engram” or complex. These are locked in with the energy that drives the man, and must be uncovered and rationalized to release the drive energy, correct various bodily and mental ills, and/or enhance the mental powers of the one who has been “cleared” of the subconscious blockings of normal action.
The “Creative Integration” method of the Currys carries the survival urge a step farther. We are told that the human being not only exerts himself to the limit to survive but, once this is seen as fairly certain, he has the urge to act in a creative way – to create something. The creative urge makes for originality. One does not copy the other fellow’s paintings, verses or weapons. One experiences a wave of the great basic creative something that is half power and half higher inspiration. The thing created is unlike copies in that it has a stirring effect on others. There is a contagion of released creative energy. An example is set up and the group imitates and shares the sudden individual growth. The na kahuna had a name for the inspiring entity. It was none other than a guise of the Aumakua, but in this aspect they called it “The god who inspires.” In their lives, the great instances of such divine inspiration were often in orations, dance or prophecy.
Helen Curry has generously sent me a copy of their mimeo article describing their discovery of this theory and a technique to go with it. She writes (as of December 31st, last):
“I have just finished reading SSBM and like it very much. I am sending you a copy of a technique which I stumbled onto about five months ago. This technique, in Huna terms, establishes – it would seem – a condition whereby the Aunihipili and Auhane can contact and cooperate with the Aumakua. This is done without relinquishing free will. Strangely enough, it works even for people having strong guilt complexes. It does not work easily for people whose Auhane cannot contact the Aunihipili, in other words, for those people who have decided that the whole of the Aunihipili and/or body is evil, or for those people who have rejected the Auhane as evil. Perhaps the reason the Creative Integration (method of “processing”) works is that it demands action and stresses a positive purpose toward which the triune self can work.”
THIS METHOD is delightfully simplified. Instead of going into reverie and recalling any pleasant past experience, the direct effort is made to discover some past experience in which the rare moments of creative and inspired drive were experienced and something done, created, or produced. Once this type of incident is recalled, it is used as a springboard. The trick is to prime new periods of integration of the three selves in the way one primes a pump with a little old water to get a great supply of fresh water. I am anxious to see the Currys and A.L. Kitselman compare notes. Perhaps they already have. The inclusion of the Aumakua is inevitable, to my way of thinking, and once the proper approach is made, even in part, the path should be cleared of hindering complexes and the drives of those so aided should become normal, strong and creatively direct. With the normal condition of intercourse reestablished between the three selves of the individual, the psychosomatic ills should vanish as snow in the sun.
SOME NEWER PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE
A neatly printed 8-page pamphlet by Francis I. Regardie, D.C., Ph. D, which deals with his late discoveries and theories in the psychoanalytic field of approach. As always, Dr. Regardie writes with surpassing clearness and, as is to be expected from him, he documents his sources of information with most satisfying care. While Dr. Regardie has not included the Aumakua as yet in his theories or methods, I feel that he may in due time. (I must find his address, write to thank him for the pamphlet and suggest that he consider adding the Aumakua, for few are more familiar with the materials of the occult than he.) This method which he has worked out and has found to be effective, uses what we would call a “physical stimulus” – a very large one. The patient to be treated for fixation troubles is made to gag by using a tongue depressor. This causes a strong action of the diaphragm and stirs the Aunihipili to marked action. The nature of the fixations can, at least in part, be judged by the degree of repression or open violence of the regurgitation which is brought about, and the end result is an emotional reaction. Physical action is much to be desired here, and objects are provided which the patient may pound. Words are brought forth, submerged ideas aired, and the process of rationalization set into motion. This, by the way, is entirely apart from Dianetics, and the technique which is described was in use before L. Ron’s first book was published.
THE MECHANISMS OF LIFE
Sent to me this week by the author, Dwight H. Bulkley, of 350 S. Mills Ave., Claremont, Calif. ($2 from the author, 112 pages of offset printed reproductions of drawings and typed MMS reduced to half size.) This work has sold widely in type-sheet form and it is a pleasure to see it in the present edition. It tells, in condensed and tabulated form, all the various things covered in what we may call “Orthodox Hubbard Dianetics.” It gives most elaborate and exciting information from the fields of physiology, biology and chemistry – showing the reasonableness of the idea that a simple cell can remember what Mother said to Father in the prenatal or even preconception periods. As yet I have not had time to get out my magnifying glass and try to read it, but it looks most impressive. I have a hope that in it I may discover something to stand as the Aumakua, at least in a degree, in the processing methods which are described.
On the paper cover of this book one may read in the subtitle: “A preliminary release of discoveries inaugurating a revolution in the life sciences – with the physicochemical secret of life itself, mechanisms of integration, mind, memory, responses, psychosomatism, telepathy, and techniques for perfect HEALTH and SANITY.”
Whether the conclusions given are right or wrong, I may not be able to determine, but from a hasty glance through the pages and at the material offered, I anticipate delightful and informative reading when I can find a little time.
EARLIEST TO USE HUNA WITH DIANETICS WAS, so far as I know, Dr. Nan McCurdy, HRA and able psychologist, closely associated in her pioneering with her husband, Gordon McCurdy, M.D. and HRA, both of Florida. Already deep in the use of Huna when Dianetics appeared, the work of combining the two was at once tried out with excellent results. Dr. Nan introduced Huna at the recent Dianetics conference at Wichita, Kansas, and turned the thought of a number of leading auditors in that direction. There seems now to be a “gathering of the clans” in progress in which the findings of the most progressive workers will eventually be pooled to give us a more perfect method of handling fixations and other blockages.
THE BACH REMEDIES
Mentioned in Bulletin 70, [these] have caused much interest, and several letters have asked me what flowers were included in the list, and how one “potentized” a remedy made from a flower. My local pharmacist never heard of the remedies, and I have no information as to which flowers are included or where the 38 remedies may be purchased, or the charts to go with them.
POTENTIZING, thanks to Dr. Brunler, has been explained. The theory is that when a drug or chemical or flower extract – anything – is dissolved in water, its molecular parts are in some way changed, and the more the solution is watered, the greater the change that is brought about as the molecules in solution are more widely separated. Homeopathic remedies have long been made up under this theory, with poisons cut with water to the extent that one-to-a-million parts of potentization are not uncommon. Much chemical reseach has been done on the effects of “traces” of chemical elements or mixtures of them found in the natural state in plants or animals. In animal, as well as plant life, a “trace” of some substance may make the difference between life and death.
An experiment was carried out by Dr. Brunler in which he potentized a drop of blood taken from an aged and impotent bull in India, then injected back into the veins of the bull a dose of the solution. The bull was renewed in an amazing way and was put back to herd use for some further time. The same experiment was tried on an aged and dying man in England, his health and strength being brought back for more years of life. Dr. Brunler also tells of his experiments in potentizing certain chemicals for use as fertilizers, and of the amazing results obtained by the use of these in little more than “trace amounts.” He tried to interest manufacturers of chemical fertilizers in his findings, but failed. They wanted ways to sell more fertilizer, not less.
The farmers, on the other hand, who find that the land is poisoned by the parts of fertilizers which remain after the growth-stimulating elements have been used up, would undoubtedly be greatly interested in a system which would give better results and avoid the poisoning. In “organic” gardening, the trend is back to nature in so far as possible, but I do not know whether potentizing of fertilizing elements has been tried, although I have come to look upon the angle worms who throw up their little piles of earth on my lawn, with potentized interest. In fact, I have worried about them during the recent rains which have kept my garden beds and parts of my lawn covered with water. I noticed that some worms migrated across the walks – to what new place, I have no idea – so hope that they all were able to find the more sloping places where the soil would be less saturated and the chances better for the little fellows (who are so much like the subconscious, keeping below the surface, but pushing up dirt.)
REV. JESSIE CURL AND “HOO`LA”
These two have created much interest in HRA circles. Recently she and Mr. Curl have been in San Francisco and HRAS from miles away often braved the rains to attend the healing services. I have had a number of letters telling of the healing results. There are those who report no benefit, those who report some benefit, and those who have either had a complete healing or very marked betterment of conditions.
HRA L.W. reports, “we saw an instantaneous healing of a woman whose arm was crippled so that she could only move it forward a bit, but not back or up. She raised her arm up straight and also swung it backwards, and her facial expression was one of surprise, then joy. Another woman, with a foot condition so painful that she would not let anyone touch it, walked and stamped her foot hard on the floor.
“There were two sinus sufferers who obtained relief, one a woman whose face was swollen under her eyes from her sinus affliction. One stone deaf woman heard Rev. Curl faintly two times. All the healing was done very simply and there were many smiles exchanged, showing the influence of love.
“Rev. Curl had spent the whole day in healing and had not had time to eat. I am sure that those who saw her work would be glad to share their surcharge of vital force with Hoo`la. Would you suggest it in your next Bulletin? Rev. Curl looked so tired on Sunday Morning.”
(My comment: I have on my improvised prayer table at the Study, the picture of Hoo`la”and at each TMHG period I invite him to use some of the mana which is sent in and to do all that he can to help us with the healing. I have no way of knowing to what extent he has helped, but it may be considerable. A friend and her husband in Florida, reported that as soon as they placed 6 similar pictures in their home, and began to hope for help from Hoo-la their luck changed for the better and many good things came to them while health remained normal. The picture, as I explained in an earlier Bulletin, is a photo copy of a larger crayon portrait done by psychic sight of the spirit, by Frank Leah in London in 1950. My copy was presented to me. I do not know whether other copies are available, or at what price, but will ask next time I have the opportunity.
At this writing, Rev. Curl is in San Jose, Calif., but I expect her back in Los Angeles in time. Rev. Curl told me, at the time of our visit, that some people were so constituted that if they stood near her while she worked, the power was greatly augmented and the healing much better. “She worked on my sore left shoulder (one treatment) and the pain was less noticeable the next day and continues that way. W. had three treatments on his paralyzed cheek and during the first two treatments there was no reaction at all. On the third treatment he said there was a normal feeling in the cheek for a period of about 10 seconds. That was Sunday. Today, Wednesday, there is some kind of action taking place as there seems to be pain in the scar, which is directly over the injured nerve. I will report later on further developments.”
HRA Don K. reports, “During the first 20 minute private treatment by Rev. Curl, January 16th, there was a feeling of warmth in my left ankle in which the arthritic condition was centralized. The usual pain was greater the rest of the day, increasing at night and interfering with my sleep. On the 17th the pain was still sharp. About 10 A. M., approximately 24 hours after the treatment, while writing a letter, there came a sudden feeling of tingling through my fingers like an electric shock so sharp it caused me to jump up. I felt a sense of lightness and walked across the room. The pain was less than half of what it had been a few minutes previous. I could bend the left ankle farther each way without wincing from pain. By evening the pain was nearly 75% gone. Through the 18th the condition was much the same, but by evening there was a slight decrease of the remaining pain.
On the 19th I had another treatment, and by this time my friends who had heard of the treatments agreed that they had noticed a change in my walking and that I looked healthier and happier. On Sunday, January 20th I had very little pain. I attended Rev. Curl’s services at 8 P.M. and got a short treatment. Walked home in the wet without feeling a pain. Monday the 2lst, no noticeable pain upon arising and setting foot on floor. First time in several years. Up to 10 A.M. – at which time I write this -there is so little pain that it hardly is to be counted even if I bend the ankle sharply in all directions. Quote this as a testimonial if you wish, for other HRAs. I am so thankful to have been directed to Rev. Curl.”
HRA J.D., who was treated several times while Rev. Curl was in Los Angeles about a month back, reported by phone as of January 25th, that the arthritic condition beginning in the spine and causing much worry has completely gone. The painful condition in the hands has almost completely gone and she has high hopes of a complete and lasting cure in every respect.
HRA E.D. also treated about a month ago, was entirely relieved of a gall bladder condition and enabled to stop medication.
(Note: The two HRAs last on the list have also had TMHG and other help from HRAs engaged in healing, but both incline to give the lion’s share of credit to Jessie Curl and Hoo`la).
THE TELEPATHIC MUTUAL HEALING GROUP
This group work continues steadily at 3 and 7 P.M. California time. Many report no results. Many others report partial or complete healing of body or circumstances. Here is a letter from HRA H.D. of New York state, who began work with TMHG in August of 1950. It is one of the kind that makes my work of acting as the head and center of the TMHG so very worthwhile.
I quote. “I am tingling all along the Aka Circuit. You must receive it at your end of the line this time. And Cigbo, that dear little guy, words fail to describe him. He was adorable (in his Christmas message), although I don’t suppose he’d appreciate being called adorable, but he is. This last year has been remarkable in its changes, so subtle, so unseen, yet so real. The gloom has passed, there is harmony and understanding; my eyes are so improved. My son has finished his thesis and I am able, with the help of the Great Healing Spirit, to do the typing for him.
“He has been offered a fellowship in the graduate University of Wisconsin. My daughter is succeeding well in school and is the happiest, gayest mortal now. My husband is changed. There is no greater thing than the power of Love. A million thanks for your attention and your efforts.”
THE HRA BULLETINS HAVE BEEN HELPFUL
HRA George Wallace, writes, “It has occurred to me, Max, that you might like to know the effect – for good – you have been on one person at least, this past year. I am that person. I might say it this way. I have trained in the orthodox manner and have prided myself, smugly, on this. Your acceptance of the “ZNO” has completely changed my opinions on many things.
“It has given me an objective to live for and a calm assurance that I am not entirely alone in my stand against evil forces and the ignorance of others. Better still, I am prompted to investigate, with resultant acceptance, the other great religions and philosophical systems. This is poorly stated, but it all adds up to a grateful attitude packed with excitement as I face the future.”
(Comment: Such warm praise as this is most encouraging to me and allows me to feel that what I am able to do to share the little I know of Huna and related subjects, is well worth the candle which I burn at both ends here at the Study. Hardly a mail comes in but I have a letter or two that warms the cockles of my heart, for student after student, often in very far places, write in the first flush of their discovery of Huna through SSBM to tell me how wonderful it is to find at last a system that helps to make head and tail out of the vast mixture of truths and dogmas in other systems – in other religions and psychologies. More than that, I often am given in turn the most priceless findings in their particular lines of psycho-religious testing and experimentation.)
A RARE GIFT HAS ARRIVED FROM HRA MRS. KINGSLEY TARPEY OF LONDON
In an earlier Bulletin I mentioned the fact that Mrs. Tarpey had for years healed by contact and had used the Bovis Biometer in diagnosis and in the measurement of radiations from objects as well as people. She also painted pictures in oils, blessing the healing power into the materials used. These pictures proved to have very definite and continuing powers of healing for those who sat and looked at them.
Mrs. Tarpey, unable to paint enough pictures to go around to those who, like myself, begged for one, set about experimenting to find what other thing would hold the healing radiations and be easier to provide. A certain kind of woolen blanket cloth was found admirable for the purpose, and she generously offered to make ready a piece of it and send it for our HRA testing and use. It came in the mail a week ago with this note:
“I am enclosing a square of the woolen blanket I am using in radiesthetic treatments. I irradiate the fabric by contact, and measure by means of the Bovis Biometer until the material seems to have ‘soaked up’ as much of my quality as it can take. This piece goes up to 500 degrees Bovis. My own measurement this morning on what Bovis called the ‘psychie’, and Dr. Brunler calls the ‘Brain Radiation’ is just over 600 degrees. I test sensitivity by letting a patient hold an irradiated piece in the left hand while putting the right hand thumb point on the stud of the Biometer. I am sure you will have many ways of finding out what this way of sending the influence can do. I will try to think up other experiments to send you. I am deeply interested in all you tell in your Bulletins about your work.”
I am personally much indebted to Mrs. Tarpey, and am sure that the entire HRA membership will join me in my delighted thanks. I ran preliminary tests with the Bovis Biometer and found that when someone held the 8×10 square of gray material, their Biometer reading rose sharply. I am now waiting until the next visit with HRA Cameron to get him to run a check on my several tests with the Aurameter. The “ikonized” square of cloth seems to send out rays according to how it is folded. In a roll, it sends out a ray that pushes the tip of the Aurameter away strongly even at a distance of three feet. At the sides there seems to be a pulling force, and over the square when laid flat, there is a large and extensive aura structure. I am using it, together with the ivory ikon from HRA George Sandwith, and a specially treated sponge given by Rev. Jessie Curl (Hoo`la’s invention), in the TMHG to try to send out these additional radiations of healing to all those who have written a letter to go into the TMHG collection and have thus established an aka thread of contact for this use. The cloth itself seems to have a prickly feeling or tingle hardly to be expected even from a fabric of roughish, felted wool.
HRAs John and Nada Anderson, at whose place we held HRA group meetings for over a year, dropped in to join me at the afternoon TMHG period just after the cloth arrived. Mrs. Anderson is a gifted psychic and was able to sense a fine golden light around the ivory figurine, also a spirit of very high grade connected with it. The cloth and sponge gave no such impressions, but when the prayer action was under way and my hands and the objects were in contact with the letters in the box, she saw a very white light gather over them, and then many hands appearing above my own as if taking part in the healing work that was being attempted. She feels that we have a very fine and very strong force center here.
I have been corrected by several HRAs who are astrologers of long experience and who speak with authority. They all assure me that if the horoscope is correctly set up, and then correctly read, it is highly reliable. Manley P. Hall said once in a lecture on the subject, that he considered the score of hits about 50-50 with the good readings of horoscopes. I fear my own failures in reading my horoscope come from very poor reading. It is probable that I read expecting to find definite events in my progressions instead of general trends. How much there is that we need to know more completely and in finest detail.
MAY I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY to express my deepest and most sincere appreciation of those of you who have been with HRA and me for the greater part of the four years since we began our work together. I wish there were some special form of recognition I could offer to show what your unwavering understanding and support has meant to me month by month and year by year. There are only a few of you, and there have been perhaps a thousand who have come and quickly moved on to other things.
On the list of those who have been aboard the good ship HRA for three years, there are many more, and these of you are almost as greatly appreciated. Of course, the length of time is not the real measure of the quality of the membership, and some of the most recent arrivals promise to be unfaltering pioneers to stand long beside us. So, shall I say that all of you who have gold stars due in your records as HRAs are, at this birthday time, extended my warmest greetings and renewed thanks. I have a strange inner feeling that we have just been passing some unseen landmark in our work together, and that something new and highly illuminating is on the way to us. Perhaps we will soon find ourselves beginning a new and broader phase of the research and testing. Last week I asked for a dream to symbolize what was ahead. I got one of clearest water – spreading far and wide.