The 7 Principles of Hawaiian Huna

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Huna means "secret" in Hawaiian. Huna, in its purest form, is ancient knowledge enabling a person to connect to his or her highest wisdom within. Understanding and utilizing the fundamentals, or "seven principles," of Huna is intended to bring about healing and harmony through the power of the mind. This healing art and earth science is spiritual in nature. Experiencing its concepts gives us the opportunity to integrate mind, body, and spirit. One might acknowledge Huna teachings as one of nature's tools helpful in development of inner knowing and enhancing innate psychic abilities.

Seven Principles of Huna

  1. IKE - The world is what you think it is.
  2. KALA - There are no limits, everything is possible.
  3. MAKIA - Energy flows where attention goes.
  4. MANAWA - Now is the moment of power.
  5. ALOHA - To love is to be happy with.
  6. MANA - All power comes from within.
  7. PONO - Effectiveness is the measure of truth.

The seven principles of Huna shown here are attributed to Serge Kahili King, founder of The Aloha Project, an organization that evolved to bring people together who are aligned with Hawaiian culture, spirituality, and healing.

About the Founder of Huna: Max Freedom Long

Elementary teacher Max Freedom Long was intrigued by Native Hawaiian healing practices. It became a passion for him to explore and theorize on these methods in his collected works. He founded the Huna Fellowship in 1945 and published several books about Huna.

Huna Reference Library

Many of these titles are difficult to find in print, but fortunately there are ebook or Kindle editions that can be found. 

Growing Into Light by Max Freedom Long

Huna, The Secret Science at Work: The Huna Method as a Way of Life by Max Freedom Long

The Secret Science Behind Miracles by Max Freedom Long

The Huna Code in Religions: The Influence of the Huna Tradition on Modern Faith by Max Freedom Long

What Jesus Taught in Secret: A Huna Interpretation of the Four Gospels by Max Freedom Long

The Heart of Huna by Laura Kealoha Yardley

Earth Energies: A Quest for the Hidden Power of the Planet by Serge Kahili King

Imagineering for Health by Serge Kahili King

Kahuna Healing: Holistic Health and Healing Practices of Polynesia by Serge Kahili King

Urban Shaman by Serge Kahili King

Mastering Your Hidden Self: A Guide to the Huna Way by Serge King

Huna: A Beginner's Guide by Enid Hoffman

Huna: The Ancient Religion of Positive Thinking by William R. Glover

The Story of the Huna Work by Otha Wingo

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