Huna Vistas Bulletin 36
LOST CONTINENT THEORY OF ATLANTIS AND MU explodes in our hands like a piece of “bombsky” Emma Goldman’s pie back before Communism. (That is the title of this news unit. It should all be in caps.)
AS YOU ALL KNOW, there seems to be nothing quite so difficult as getting the truth about things after reading materials presented by writers who make their ideas and theories seem so logical and factual. Take for instance all the accounts of the lost continents of Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean and Mu in the Pacific, to say nothing of Lemuria or Gondwana Land in the Indian Ocean. Orthodox Science ignores the theories of all “occultists”, especially those propounded by the psychic occultists who claim to have gone back over the ages to investigate pre-sinking continents. The occultists either fail to tell the same story, or some liar in the charmed circle tells a whopper and all the others accept it as truth and begin to pass out the lie with bits of exciting speculation.
IN OUR BULLETINS, our search for proof of the origin of na kahuna and their secret lore has led us to gaze hopefully into all the dark corners. We have, at the same time, paused to inquire about the Ice Ages, and the climatic changes evidenced by studies of rock formations, sedimentation, fossils, and dates determined by bits of burned wood found in ruins or in lower levels of kitchen middens where cave dwelling peoples tossed out the garbage and trash long ago. We have discussed the delightfully entertaining and quasi-convincing theories of Ignatius Donnelly who argued that the earth had passed through the tail of a comet and had even been hit by one so that the Great Lakes of North America were pushed as vast dents into the earth’s surface. He accounted for no end of clay and gravel deposits as material left by the comet. Ice Ages were explained by the same happening, and all was most impressive. The trouble was, and still is, that when we turn to orthodox books to try to check Mr. Donnelly’s theories, we find practically nothing to give us an alternate set of explanations for the same things.
THEN THERE WAS VELIKOVSKY and his book, Worlds In Collision, which somberly argued that a collision with a comet had caused earth convulsions which made Atlantis sink and played hobb with no end of places around the globe. Following on the heels of this writer came those who hit upon the idea that ice caps at the poles had betimes grown so heavy that gravitational forces caused the earth to flip and arctic regions to trade places with the tropics – an idea which seems recently to have lost favor in some way. At least we no longer see books advertised and offers made to assist others, for a price, to build boats and store supplies against the flip which was silently but surely creeping up on unsuspecting humanity.
THEN THERE WAS HANNS HORBIGER of the earlier years of the Ohl & Ahl Department. He had dreams, psychic insight and, surprisingly enough for his
time, a fine press agent. Horbiger propounded a theory that the planets were made of ice and if not entirely of ice, usually had an ice coating. Ice moons were said to have fallen into earth’s field to become authors of floods, quakes and drowned equatorial regions, while polar regions were left high and dry. Thanks to his book and press agent, a cult of over a million members was formed. He died in 1931, but the cult still retains a few advocates to voice the old cry of, “Out with astronomical orthodoxy! Give us Horbiger!” Some still expect the moon to fall in on the earth, breaking up in the process, and ending all life here.
GREAT NAMES STILL ARE SPOKEN IN WHISPERS in the circles where the lost continents are proven to have existed through the equally lost manuscripts, which tell of them. Dr. Paul Schlieman appears to have had nothing to go on when he claimed to have received secret papers from his grandfather, who had been a recognized anthropologist, famed for digging up Troy and Mykenia. Borrowing ideas from right and left, a fine tale was concocted which was supposed to have been told by ancient writings, and covering both Atlantis and Mu. Mme. Blavatsky wrote of the secret MMS called The Stanzas of Dyzan, and set up a rather reasonable system of cosmology, also adding her bit of the Lost Continents. Col. James Churchward had his Naacal Tablets, which a friendly priest in India had allowed him to see and which he had been able to read because, luckily, he had just been making a study of “the dead language”. These tablets served him as proof source for his several popular books on Mu in the Pacific, to say nothing of much side material. The Frenchmen, Brasseur and Le Plongen pretended ability to read the Troano Codex of the Mayas, and got away with some wild claims until it was proven that neither of them was able to translate the Mayan writings. While not related directly to the Lost Continent theme, the Book of Morman and translations from the plates of gold unearthed by Joseph Smith, and translated by him through the aid of other worldly objects, should not be overlooked in this classification.
THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD AND OF GODS came into the picture via the many mediums and psychics of the time when the theories were flying thickest and fastest. The English Theosophist, Scott Elliot, reported revelations concerning Atlantis and Lemuria, given by Theosophical Masters through “astral clairvoyance.” Another Theosophist of the time, Rudolph Steiner, probed the past with his psychic powers and came into print with detailed information on Lemurians. A contemporary of the Theosophists was John Ballou Newbrough, an American, who acted as the medium through which Oahspe, the New Bible was produced. In this book appeared quite a different version of the steps by which mankind got started and slowly progressed despite such cataclysms as the sinking of Pan or Mu 24,000 years ago. At least a dozen more accounts of similar nature have been given through mediums. Phelon and J.B. Leslie demand mention, the latter’s 805 page book, like Oahspe, giving an alphabet supposedly used in Atlantis and Pan. To cap the mediumistic histories we have the spirits often giving predictions of things to come, such as the rising again almost any day of Pan (Oahspe). In more modern times, Edgar Cayce used his supposedly non-mediumistic powers to look back and report on Atlantis and Mu. In flying saucer circles the saucer men and assorted spirits have given us a steady stream of information on the past, the present and the future.
THE EXPLOSION OF THE ATLANTIS – MU – LEMURIA MYTH has been set off bit by bit in recent years through studies of the floors of the Seven Seas and by more and more information gained concerning geological formations. Careful inspection of the supposed facts upon which the claims for the Lost Continents have been based, have put quite a different face on the whole gaudy picture.
I was fortunate enough to have presented to me a battered copy of a book published in 1954 which contained nearly all the claims in full outline and which told in some detail why each will not hold water. The book is:
LOST CONTINENTS, the Atlantis Theme in History, Science and Literature, by L. Sprague de Camp. Published by The Gnome Press, Inc., New York. 360 pages, with maps, index and source book list. It seems to contain almost all the “no” reasons except the final one given by sea bottom drill cores which show that in the oceans where the continents are said to have stood, there is nothing to indicate that the bottoms had once stood for a long time above water. The silt and other deposits which accumulate on the floors of oceans over thousands of years have a very different composition in comparison to deposits laid down on land surfaces which have been one or more times above the sea. (I discussed this matter in one of the Huna Vistas not too long ago.) Let me claim the reviewer’s right, even at this very late date, and quote a few passages to give the flavor of the studious handling of the history of the theories. I begin with a summary on page 16, after the famous Plato account of an Atlantis has been reproduced and discussed.
“We shall come back to this question later. Meanwhile I will merely point out that, although many of these references to Adantes, Atlantic islands, and submergencies suggest details of Plato’s narrative, and might have something to do with it, not one of them says in plain language that an island named Atlantis once supported a civilized state but later sank beneath the Atlantic waves. Moreover the Atlas myths and the tales of the African Atlantes and the Western Islands are known to have existed long before Plato’s mention of Atlantis.”
On page 37 is an account of Donnelly. “Ignatius T. T. Donnelly (1831-1901) was a man ‘with an extremely active mind, but possessing also that haste to form judgments and that lack of critical sense in testing them, which are often the result of self education conducted by immense and unsystematic reading.’ Born in Philadelphia, he went into law, and in 1856 emigrated to Minnesota, where he settled in Nininger, near St. Paul, and started a small town journal. At the age of 28 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. Thence he went to Congress, and for eight years, when not attending upon the nation’s business, spent his time in the Library of Congress soaking up information and becoming perhaps the most erudite man ever to sit in the House of Representatives.
“When finally defeated in 1870, Donnelly retired to his rambling mansion to write the first of several very successful books: The Antediluvian World, brought out by Harpers in 1882, went through at least fifty printings, the latest in 1949. He followed it with Ragnarok, the Age of Fire and Ice, which argued wrongly that the Pleistocene Ice Age was brought on by the collision of the earth with a comet, and The Great Cryptogram, which undertook to prove by cryptographic methods that Sir Francis Bacon had written the plays attributed to William Shakespear.”
Schliemann and Churchward are discussed on pages 46-47 and on. Again, I quote. “Schliemann gushed: ‘You can imagine my excitement; here was the first material evidence of that great continent whose legend has lived for ages.’ He went on to advance the usual arguments, taken without credit from Donnelly and Le Plongeon, for a common origin of New and Old World cultures in Atlantis. Like Le Plongeon he claimed to have read the Troano Codex in the British Museum, though it was in Madrid all the time. The story of the dunking of Mu contained therein he corroborated by a 4,000 year old Chaldean manuscript from a Buddhist temple in Lhasa, Tibet, of all places, which told how the Land of the Seven Cities was destroyed by earthquake and eruption after the star Bel fell, while Mu, the priest of Ra, told the terrified people that he had warned them.
“Schliemann promised to reveal the full story of his discoveries in a book that would tell all about Atlantis. He ended significantly. ‘But if I desired to say everything I know, there would be no more mystery about it.’ Alas, the book never appeared; nor were there any further revelations; nor did the owl headed vase, the Chaldean manuscript, and the other priceless relics ever see the light of scientific investigation. Queried about the matter, Heinrich Schliemann’s collaborator, Wilhelm Dorpheld, wrote that so far as he knew the elder Schliemann never displayed any special interest in Atlantis and had not done any original work on the subject. The evident fact that the whole thing was a hoax has not stopped Atlantists from quoting the younger Schliemann as an authority, sometimes confusing him with his grandfather.
“The last and gaudiest blossom on this particular branch is the late James Churchward, a small wraith-like Anglo American, who in his younger days wrote A Big Game and Fishing Guide to North Eastern Maine for the Bangor and Aroostock R.R., and in later years called himself ‘Colonel’ and claimed to have traveled widely in Asia and Central America – where he was attacked by a flying snake. In his seventies Churchward burst into print with The Lost Continent of Mu, 1926, and other Mu books published subsequently. Deriving his ideas mainly from Le Plongeon and Paul Schliemann, Churchward expanded upon them by assuming two sunken continents, Atlantis in the Atlantic and Mu corresponding with the occultists’ Lemuria, in the Central Pacific, where for geological reasons we can be reasonably sure there never has been a continent and never will be one.
“Churchward shared the favorite obsession of the occultists that there was once a universal esoteric language of symbols which the ancients used in recording their secret wisdom, and that by staring at ancient symbols long enough an intuitively gifted person can conjure their meanings out of his inner consciousness and thus recover forgotten historical facts. Now, the ancients did use many symbols, just as we do our flags and trademarks. But, unless one knows the culture intimately, one cannot tell whether some bit of antique decoration symbolized anything or was just put there to look pretty. If you think you can interpret symbols subjectively, try your skill on a page of written Chinese, without knowing in advance how to read that language. A Chinese ideograph is merely a conventionalized picture – exactly the sort of thing Churchward claimed to be able to interpret.
“For an example, Churchward asserted that the rectangle stood for the letter M in the Muvaaian alphabet, and therefore for Mu itself. As the ordinary brick is entirely bounded by rectangles, you can see that he had no trouble in deriving everybody and everything from Mu. Moreover he misquoted Plato: ‘…in Plato’s Timeus Critias we find this reference to the lost continent: “‘The land of Mu had ten Peoples.”‘ etc., and printed nonsensical footnotes reading, “’4. Greek record.”‘ or “’6. Various records. “‘ When he printed a table of forty two Egyptian hieroglyphs, only six of them were even remotely correct.
“Churchward said that he based his theory upon two sets of ‘tablets.’ One of these appears to exist, being a collection of objects found in Mexico by an American engineer named Niven. The objects look to the uninitiated eye like flattened figurines which the Aztecs, Zapotecs, and other Mexican tribes made in great numbers for religious purposes; but to Churchward they were tablets, and their bumps and curlicues Muvanian symbols conveying esoteric meanings.
“The other set is more recondite: the ‘Naacal tablets … written with the Naga symbols and characters’ which a friendly priest showed Churchward in India. That is, in one book he tells of seeing them in India, and in another book in Tibet. By a lucky coincidence Churchward had just been studying the “‘dead language”‘ with which these tablets were inscribed, and hence could read their account of the Creation and of the submergence of Mu.
“From these sources Churchward learned that Mu was a large Pacific continent, stretching from the Hawaiian Islands to the Fiji Islands and from Easter Island to the Marianas; low and flat because mountains had not yet been invented, and covered with lush tropical vegetation. In its days of glory Mu supported sixty four million souls, divided into ten tribes and ruled by a priest emperor called Ra. While Muvanians came in several colors, the Whites dominated the rest. They not only possessed a high civilization, but also practiced a pure Aryan monotheistic religion, which Jesus Christ later tried to revive. Savagery had never existed, for Churchward, who had no use for “‘monkey theories”‘ favored by science, held that man was specifically created, fully civilized, in the Pliocene …
‘No fervent believer in Mu, it seems, will give up his belief merely for the sake of a few facts. Thus Churchward’s pseudo scientific masterpieces have begotten progeny, in the pamphlets published by Dr. Louis R. Effler, who flies about the world looking for the Muvanian spiral symbol, and in the Alley Oop comic strip, whose hard boiled hero is a skin clad native of a dinosaur infested Mu. And in 1947 F. Bruce Russell, described as a “‘retired Los Angeles psychoanalyst,”‘ announced that he had found mummies eight to nine feet tall, from the lost continent of Mu, near St. George, Utah. Evidently Mu, despite anything we can do about it, marches on.
I comment: It is a shame that this book has been allowed to go out of print. It is the best round up of the many theories which I have seen, and the debunking of these theories on a by and large basis, is most delightful reading for those of us who have been taken for suckers and lied to in print so many times by the crafty boys who are out to take the public for as large a profit as possible. I admit, of course, that at times I have been taken in and have been long discovering the lack of truth in assorted statements which I could not prove or disprove – I am thinking especially of Donnelley and his books. One so often becomes impatient with the slow progress of official Science in arriving at a satisfactory answer to a host of questions. One tends to be too hopeful when a new and interesting set of answers is concocted and put into print, or is “revealed” by some waggish spirit to a trusting psychic who is soon commanded to make a book of the things given by various means.
ON THE OTHER HAND, the men of science have all too often given us the last and final answer to a question, only to have it turn out to be the wrong answer after all. For instance, in our long search for the answer to the question of where the Polynesians and their Huna lore came from originally, we have the anthropologists giving us answers which fall far short of fitting the few facts which we, as amateurs have discovered. One must be continually on the watch for “blind leaders” even in scientific circles. They often make their answers fit by leaving out a large part of the evidential material. As Robert C. Suggs wrote in his recent book on the origin of the Polynesians (I reviewed it not long ago in one of the Huna Vistas), the Polynesians came from the coast of South China. On the fly leaf of his Mentor book one reads:
“Tapping the scientific resources of archaeology, oceanography, botany, zoology, geology, and physical anthropology, Robert C. Suggs reconstructs the prehistory of the Polynesians, perhaps the greatest mariners the world has ever known. He traces their origin to Eastern Asia, and step by step, he follows their migrations to the scattered islands of the Polynesian triangle. He studies the warfare, the agriculture, the religion, family life, sexual customs, political and social organization of these adventurous people who journeyed into the unknown centuries before Columbus set sail for the New World.”
Mr. Suggs prefers to trace the Polynesians through language similarities back to the Li and Thai languages still spoken in a section of South China across from Formosa. A very few word similarities are pointed out. Why he almost ignored the evidence found in the language of northern Madagascar, I cannot understand. On Madagascar they speak a dialect of the general Polynesian which contains almost no words that do not belong to the common tongue, but Suggs seems never to have thought of the possibility that the Polynesians came originally from that far place instead of South China. Nor has he taken the trouble in his book to tell us of the very many words which are found to be almost identical in Maori dialects and in the dialects of some parts of Africa and in the early Egyptian, especially the Coptic, (as Judge Fornander pointed out in his books long ago when he was giving evidence through language similarities of the Egyptian origin of the Hawaiians, and, pointing to the fact that Coptic was the nearest in similarity of any, the world around, to the Polynesian).
ALSO, IDEAS AND BELIEFS MAY TRAVEL instead of tribes or races. This is all too often overlooked in searching for race origins. Consider the Nestorians who went from the Near East all the long way to China as missionaries and left there the Huna or secret version of Christianity, now preserved in the Chinese classic. Secret of the Golden Flower (recently reviewed in the H.V.).
AN OUTSTANDING AND CHARACTERISTIC BELIEF of early Egypt may have been carried to Polynesia by migrating Polynesians, or may have traveled as ideas. Only in Egypt do we find a systematized belief in the human being as made up of a body, a shadow and two spirits or selves. The belief was part of their lives, and in The Book of the Dead one may read of all the precautions which were taken to preserve the shadow body and the souls to keep them safe and to keep them united in an afterworld. This was a very peculiar idea. In India, where ancient religious ideas evolved and were preserved in writings, there was nothing like the specific divisions of the man, all named and set in definite order. Such vague divisions as we find in the Bhagavad Gita, with its higher and lower self, fails to include the shadow or aka body of Huna, and only in Theosophy do we find the Vedic and other writings combed and an effort made to identify man and his invisible parts. But in the resulting Seven Bodies of Man, there was but one shadowy body instead of the needed three to house each of the three “selves” as in Huna. The emotions were given a “body” instead of being recognized as actions of the mind typical of the Aunihipili of Huna. A mental body and a spiritual one were vaguely described.
In Egyptian lore there was recognized a danger of having, after death, one’s bodies and selves separated, and from the inner Huna knowledge there appears to have grown up an outer dogmatic belief that after death a “self” part of the man or his shadow or even his name, might be eaten by a ghostly creature and thus destroyed forever. From this belief in the several parts of the man apart from his body, there grew up a very interesting practice on the part of witch doctors.
A SURPRISING OUTLINE OF AN AFRICAN BELIEF, almost identical to that of na kahuna in far Polynesia, caught my eye some time ago when I was reading a rare book sent me as a gift by HRA George Stone of Wales. The book is, Devilman’s Jungle, by Gustaf Bolinder, (1944, Published by Dennis Dobson, Ltd., and translated from the original Swedish). I quote from pages 157-8, where the author is discussing religious beliefs in Rhodesia.
“All these spirits of nature (he has just told of a mine that was closed because of the evil pranks of nature spirits) are only dangerous locally. A python oracle in the vicinity could have told them what should have been done. To counter the evil spirit influences, however, the mine, police station and store all had to be abandoned and the entire valley left to the possession of the jubilant spirits.
The spirits of the dead, however, are not dangerous. People have two kinds of soul, the one, shave, is a sort of shadow of the other and more impersonal in character. (Note how this fits the Aunihipili and its entirely impersonal shadowy body.) The personal soul, mudzimu, continues after death as part of the family circle giving advice and assistance. The personal, proper ancestral spirits have with the passage of time acquired an element of divinity. (As has the Aumakua of Huna.) They devote themselves to the family, to the village, or to an entire tribe. The impersonal soul, which during the person’s lifetime was not to be distinguished from the other, is abandoned on his death by the true ancestral spirits. While the personal soul manages by itself and can help those who come after it, the shadow spirit lives a sort of parasitic life, being incapable of getting along without going into some animal, some object or a person. A dead person’s shadow is not buried with him, but remains in the village. The shadow and the spirit have the same name.
A man can shut his shadow up in a little pot and by doing so hope to live longer. It is, however, a risky thing to do, for if the pot or horn is lost, then he is without his shadow and must die. (Note that this is a remarkably similar belief when compared with the degenerate kahuna practice of pretending to have caught the Aunihipili of a person in its aka body, and to hold it for ransom. If not released, the victim was threatened with death. One may well ponder the answer to the question of just how the Egyptian basic beliefs came to travel across much of Africa, and then arrive in Polynesia, if the Polynesians with language and physical characteristics came from South China. It is evident that we are thrown upon our own resources, such as they chance to be. Men and spirits lie to us and Science evades the facts.)
I KEEP GOING BACK TO GERALD MASSEY. Let me quote from page 17 of his A Book of Beginnings. He was just telling of Huxley’s conclusion that the native Egyptians closely resembled Abos of Australia. Massey writes:
“A vocabulary of Maori (Polynesians of New Zealand) and Egyptian words is given in this work such as will corroborate his (Huxley’s) statement with the testimony of another witness. This list of words by itself is sufficient to prove the primal identity of the Maori and Egyptian languages. The evidence from mythology is if possible still more conclusive and unique.” (The word list here mentioned is most imposing, and comes in the back part of the second volume of this tide. In addition to the similarity of the myths, shared also with the writers of the Old Testament and to a lesser degree with African tribes, we have the strange evidence of the Huna in Bible code which employs the Polynesian tongue. Then there are several customs held in common, such as circumcision and the marriage of brother and sister in royal or chiefly circles to keep the blood line unchanged.)
DR. WESTLAKE’S “PATTERNS”
SEVERAL LETTERS RELATING TO DR. WESTLAKE’S “patterns” and the theories advanced in H.V. 35 in an effort to explain in part what has been found, have come commending this angle of the work and expressing the hope that the healing service can be extended to us in the U.S.A. If this becomes possible, I will be quick to mention it in the H.V. In the meantime the exploration of this new part of the radionics and healing field is being pressed by Dr. Westlake and his fellow workers. In passing, it is most interesting to see the psychic skill being used in the work. The pendulum is used to diagnose the nature of the illness and to determine the often complicated steps to be taken in the treatment – the treatment using medicines and colors in connection with the proper pattern. For one, like myself, who has no schooling in medicine, the pendulum simply hangs without moving over a chart when I ask my Aunihipili to indicate what the trouble may be with myself or a friend whose signature is being placed in the TMHG healing work.
“PSYCHIC DESERT”, is a term used recently by an HRA in a letter. It is most expressive of the strange periods when one finds the psychic sense dormant. I have reported from time to time the progress of the effort I am making to try to get pendulum contact with the Aumakua and to be able to get Guidance via the pendulum in writing a book or two. The pendulum gives fine indications of the mana being sent and the contact made, but recently I can get no answer to speak of to questions about what should go into the books, or how. On the other hand, the ability to make Psychometric Analysis readings seems to be much as usual. Perhaps we all need a psychic fallow period for some reason or other. However, at this point in our research work, it seems necessary to divide the psychic work with the pendulum into two types. First, we work only with the Aunihipili (or so we now suppose), asking it to use the pendulum in making for us a P.A. reading or perhaps do some dowsing for us. In the second type of work we ask the Aunihipili to stand by and register our contact with the Aumakua, then pass on to the Aumakua our comments and questions. In waiting for the Aunihipili to get and present via the yes and no method such answers as the Aumakua may see fit to give, we follow a far more complicated procedure. As yet we do not know just what the Aumakua may wish to do in the way of giving advice. Up to this time, in my own test runs, I seem to be left to follow my own judgment, perhaps to learn by trial and error. On the other hand, Dr. Westlake and his group have been able to get answers from what I take to be na Aumakua, and to learn when presenting a suggestion whether the right lines of exploration are being followed, the patterns already having resulted.
I SEEMED TO BE DOING WELL and getting Guidance at first. But the Guidance that came through the pendulum was so very strange that I began to distrust it. The answers via the pendulum indicated strongly that I should go all out to do a very large and dry book on Huna in Bible, or even put out three or four books as a set: reprinting the old Hawaiian Dictionary in its entirety, giving a word and symbol list in addition, then giving as many passages as might be found with the coded material …. perhaps including the passages in both Hawaiian and English, even including the Hawaiian-English New Testament in the set of books necessary for a complete study of the material. The whole thing seemed so impossible to manage that I distrusted the genuineness of the Guidance. I then discussed the matter with my partners in writing and publishing, and they were firmly of the opinion that no one would wade through all that dry material, to say nothing of laying out cash to purchase the full set of books. Moreover, they were not inclined to accept my pendulum given Guidance as genuine. They recalled several instances in which HRAs known to them had depended on pendulum instructions and had later discovered that the pendulum had led them astray. After this conference, my next session with the pendulum seemed to run into a wall. I could make the contact, but I could get no answers to questions concerning the book which I contemplated and on which I had already started working. I find myself caught between the horns of the dilemma. If I were to go all out with blind faith, I just might be following genuine Guidance. If, on the other hand, it was not genuine guidance, I could waste no end of time and effort and end up feeling the complete idiot. One question, by the way, and rather an important one, to which I got no answer at any time was that of where the funds were to come from to publish the advised several books. From the almost entire lack of interest, on the part of the Christians of various sects, in the finding of the Huna code in the New Testament, it seems rather insane to expect more interest to be exhibited should an elaborate presentation be offered.
I am plodding along, hoping to learn something even yet of this possible method. Perhaps I shall let the CODE material ride for a time and try some other line. We need a book to bring all our research up to date, but it could not be one of general interest to the public at large unless I stopped in it to tell all over again the nature of Huna. The big problem now is how to get past this difficulty of having to repeat what has already been told at length in the earlier Huna books. I am not too discouraged as yet, but I must admit that I am well stymied. It is very evident that something is badly wrong with the ingredients of this line of tests and experiment. Perhaps the big fault is in myself rather than in the theories being tested.
I STRONGLY SUSPECT that my Aunihipili, being illogical and like a small boy, found that it could please me with an answer when none was forthcoming from the Aumakua (if contact actually was established each sitting). Seeing my surprise at a “yes” answer to my probing question as to whether I should reprint the entire Hawaiian English Dictionary, it happily followed up by “yes-ing” me for the fun set of books. I now would say that the only safe line to take is to use my best judgment and the best advice to be had, then proceed with circumspection and caution. Perhaps it is enough to ask the Aumakua for the Guidance that comes as inspiration betimes.
THE “DEAD WOOD” has been cleaned from the HRA list after long hesitation, and letters have been sent to 90 HRAs telling them that they have had their address stencils removed from the box so that the H.V. will stop being sent. So far, only four have responded to my invitation to send help to cover their share of production expenses. Many get on the list who do not belong and others cease to be interested and are too indolent to write a post card to ask me to take them from the list. These are always discouraging times for me and Cigbo, but we simply cannot go on carrying so many who do not do their part. The many loyal friends who cheer me on so well and who help carry the load are, at these cleaning times, all the more appreciated.
AN INDIAN REMEDY FOR ARTHRITIS was recently mentioned in the ABERREE magazine published by Alphia and Alice Hart (P.O. Box 528, Enid, Okla. $2 the year). It is tea made from the desert creosote bush. Harold Kinney, P.O. Box 3146, Inglewood 2, Calif., cured himself with this Indian remedy, and as a service, he now makes periodic trips to the desert to gather the materials for making the tea. He will send you a package, and perhaps instructions if you will write. I suggest that a dollar or more be sent with your letter to help. If you try it, please let me know after a bit what results you get. I understand that there are several kinds of arthritis. The TMHG work has helped some, but not all. There also may be a mental cause of the trouble, it is said.
(A letter just in as I write, comes from Mr. Kinney saying he will send instruction sheet and free packets if the sufferer cannot donate to the expense of the work)(I also have received a 3-sheet set of instructions. Send $2 for two bags of leaves.) MIND OVER MATTER is discussed in a reprinted book by Charles W. Littlefield. (Title: M M M. $3. De Vorss & Co., 843 So. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 140 pages with many illustrations.) This classic was sent me on loan by one of the HRAs. It tells one how Littlefield made solutions of the 12 “tissue salts” and placed pure drops or mixtures of salt solutions on micro slides, then used his mind and the chanting of mantras to cause the crystals formed by evaporation to take special and significant form, giving letters, pictures and symbols. Mantras were composed through the use of Numerology. If you wish to try something, interesting and rather simple, try the method. All mixed up with “Masters, Yoga Meditation” and Christian texts. The author uses “mantras” for the control factor, “here, in the border land, where mind and matter meet and blend in that union we call life.”
A STRANGER RECENTLY WROTE AFTER READING MY BOOKS: “I was cured instantly by my Aumakua. When I knew I was in contact, I asked to be cured. I simply talked to it as if to another person. In five minutes or less my trouble had disappeared, and has never returned.” (I am often told of encouraging things like this.)