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Richard...thanks for the explanation.  I had never heard of this before.
I'd like to hear the personal story you mentioned.  If you feel it is not
"list-worthy" please contact me off list.
Mary
kandart@yahoo.com



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From: Richard Minsky <minsky@MINSKY.COM>
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Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Off Topic..."Breathing....."


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> Mary Godfrey wrote:
>
> >are the ceremonies  you mentioned of Hawaiian culture?
>
> Yes. Morrnah was a Kahuna Lapa'au, or healing master. I studied with her
in New
> York and Hawaii in 1983-84. She died in 1992.  In traditional Hawaiian
culture
> these practitioners performed as doctors, psychiatrists, social workers
and
> priests.
>
> Centuries before Freud and Jung, these practices evolved to balance the
> relationship of the unconscious (unihipili), conscious (uhane) and
> superconscious (aumakua), with the aid of the group unconscious (poe
aumakua, or
> council of aumakuas) and the Divine Creator. Early Hawaiian-English
dictionaries
> translated all these Hawaiian words as "a god or spirit." In the 20th c.
the
> vocabulary of psychology was applied to these terms as a closer match.
There are
> books and websites on the Huna and Ho' oponopono that you can find on a
google
> search. I haven't reviewed any of them or I'd have included a link. As
with
> anything, one expects there are better and worse ones.
>
> As a total system it provides a practical understanding of many events,
> experiences and practices that are sometimes viewed by other cultures as
> supernatural, sorcery, or parapsychology.   To my limited knowledge and
study,
> the practices and principles are not in conflict with any personal
observations
> of reality, or with Qabalah and other systems of religious mysticism.
>
> If you have further interest I could tell a personal story.
>
> --
>
>  Richard
>  http://www.minsky.com
>  http://www.centerforbookarts.org
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