Working With the Aumakua
FROM THE HRA LETTER PILE
You certainly said a large mouthful in the January Huna Vistas. I am going back over it bit by bit to try to get the meat from each page, but sometimes you leave us dangling. What ever became of the man you said you had read a P.A. on and found to be lacking a Aunihipili?”
COMMENT: I heartily agree that in H.V. 29 we covered a number of the most important angles yet to be considered. I have written to HRA Dr. Westlake to ask for more information concerning the shape of the wooden patterns he tells of learning to use for very excellent healing in his new book, The Pattern of Health. In the matter of the gentleman whose P.A. reading showed no Aunihipili, I certainly had not forgotten. On the other hand, I have been greatly helped in my study of this strange reading condition by HRA Dr. E.E. Rogers, of Vancouver, Canada, who is excellent with the P.A. readings and who, by the way, recently had published in The ABERREE one of the finest and sanest articles to appear in that little magazine where men and women of all brands of belief and disbelief find a soap box waiting. Read more
Instant Healing & More Taro & P.A. Readings
AFTER YEARS OF WAITING, A SPIRIT KAHUNA IS FOUND
It is great news and a most interesting story. One of the newer HRAs, living in Chicago, is a busy doctor, but he has found time to investigate mediumism and has been having seances with a woman medium who seems to have come from Algiers, and who calls herself “Princess,” but who speaks good American English at all times, even when giving messages (in the same voice without change) from great men of the past such as Plato, and moving on down the list to Abraham Lincoln.
A TAPE RECORDING was sent me on loan by Dr. O., when, at my request, he had asked the medium to see if she could get more information from a spirit who had been located at the request of Dr. O. and who had made some remarks about the healing methods of na kahuna. I had asked that some information be given by the spirit in one of the eleven dialects of the basic tongue of the Polynesian. In earlier years I had made the same request where other spirits who claimed to be na kahuna were communicating, and in no case were the spirits able to do more than make excuses. (It goes without saying that the “messages” given by these pretenders threw no fresh light on Huna.) Read more
Psychometric Analysis & Taro Card Meanings
A MOST UNUSUAL PERSONALITY is available for our test and mutual comparison purposes in learning to make and to interpret Psychometric Analysis readings. In TIME magazine for March 28, 1960, on page 89 under the heading of the department dealing with EDUCATION, we have set before us the head of a school called “Temple Collegiate School.” He is described as “His Grace, the Most Reverend Monsignor,” also bearing the title of “Archbishop John I.” This gentleman appears to be another of the self appointed “teachers” who, in some strange way, are able to convince numbers of people that they are what they claim to be, and to get a following and the needed financial support to carry on. Read more
More on Tarot and Tarot Readings
T. LOBSANG RAMPA, author of The Third Eye and of Doctor from Lhasa, furnishes us our test person for readings this month, using the PSYCHOMETRIC ANALYSIS methods as laid down in my book of that title. In his book, Doctor from Lhasa, will be found a picture of this author in his Tibetan lama’s robes. A less clear picture of him can be found in the March issue of FATE magazine (see ad on page 100).
The author is what might be called “The controversial figure of the occult year.” He is an Englishman who claims that his body was so completely taken over by the spirit of a dead Tibetan lama, once a resident of the Potala Monastery in Lhasa, that he has by now become that lama, with all his memories. The blurb on the dust jacket of the book just mentioned, admits that the claim may seem “palpably absurd to many,” but continues hopefully, speaking of his first book, “yet few people have read the book without acquiring a very real respect for the author’s undeniable sincerity, his intimate knowledge of Tibetan life which experts have been unable to disprove and, most of all, his story’s strangely convincing ring of truth.” Read more
Psychometric Analysis & Taro Readings
“THE MEN WHO RIDE IN SAUCERS” article by Max B. Miller in the February, 1960, issue of FATE magazine, will supply us with the pictures this month on which to make psychometric analysis practice and comparison readings. The article in question is on page 32 for the start, and runs through page 38. Allowing for the transfer of aka threads and the possible psychometric contact with the wrong person when using the photo reproductions as the basis for the reading, check tests may be made. It must always be kept in mind that the reading I give is possibly wrong and for this reason calls for checking by all hands, and reports on variations. Recently, by the way, I made a reading on two people who crashed in a small plane and were, no one seems to doubt, killed a few months back. I could get no counterclockwise circle of the pendulum over the picture of the woman, although I got one at once over the picture of the man. In all honesty I had to report what my Aunihipili gave me, but ventured the opinion that my “George” was feeling too gallant to report such a tragic happening where a lady was concerned. Not only had you HRAs who are making P.A. readings better watch your step, BUT you had better help me watch mine as well. Read more
New Books & Taro Cards
Greetings and A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! My thanks to all of you who have added to the pleasure of my Christmas with your letters and cards. Cigbo sends his finest meows and purrrrs of thanks for the gifts sent for his cigar box. He reports himself solvent and adds that he has managed a new impression roller for his Mimeograph as well as repairs on the typewriter used to cut the stencils. (All the “e”s chopped out on the last four stencils for the November number.)
A KAHUNA HAS WRITTEN A BOOK!
He is David Bray, of Honolulu, long an entertainer, and in recent years in charge of the Throne Room of the old Palace in which the last of the Hawaiian royalty held court before the establishment of the Republic.
Mr. Bray, who is half Hawaiian, has been the accepted kahuna of official Hawaii for some years. He has been called upon to recite the old prayers and chants, to take the curse from ships and public works which were evidently suffering from “bad luck.” He has gone to bless the starts of new buildings, and has carried on his healing ministry with much confidence. In recent years he has spent much time on the Mainland and has lectured in full regalia, often with his son assisting and standing by to take over the high office of kahuna when needful. Read more
Present Study: Taro Cards
THE NEW MASTHEAD FOR HUNA VISTAS makes its bow with this issue and without either the benefit of skill or artistry. It is supposed to suggest a grass house of the early days in Hawaii when na kahuna were still important people. If you admire the idea (if not the execution of it on the stencil), the grass house will remain safely empty. If you join Cigbo in making uncomplimentary remarks, a kahuna may materialize inside the house casting a little spell or something. That is an outrigger canoe on the water, even if the supports for the outrigger seem a bit long. Cigbo is entirely wrong when he insists that we of the HRA should have a “KATamaran.” If anyone can, and will, draw a better Hawaiian VISTA on a mimeograph stencil and send it to me, I will trace in the lettering and put it to use. Read more
Present Project: Tarot Cards
A CHANGE IN OUR MASTHEAD has been made for this issue of our magazine (with “I’m sorry” said in all six directions) from New Horizons to HUNA VISTAS and, if six letters arrive to say this name has been used by six other magazines, Cigbo is going to be spanked with a folded Confederate dollar bill. (He always has to take the blame, being little and never quite sure what is his fault and what is not.)
ABOUT 200 OUT OF THE 946 HRAs whose names have been on the lists since 1953 have responded to the invitation in the last issue to join up afresh and take part in the promising work of tearing apart the lore surrounding the Tarot Cards, then putting the good pieces together again to get something new, delightful, and possibly closer to the truth. While this is not a large mailing list for our “magazine,” it is fair, and it is bound to grow as the fun becomes fast and furious. Read more
We seem to need rather badly a means of keeping contact and so, if we are to have a Newsletter or Bulletin, it seems to me that we might as well make plans for it and see if we cannot make each one stand as a step forward in works of study and of research in which we can all take part according to our various accumulations of information and experience.
With this issue we have a new name for our publication, NEW HORIZONS. And, for convenience sake, we start again with Number 1. I believe that, with more and better material, there will be more donation support for Cigbo and his box, and that issues can be sent out more often, more books purchased for editorial needs, and some illustrative material printed for us by the offset process as it is needed. Read more