By Zach Royer
Please cast aside any notions you may have from Hollywood movies or TV of what the term Kahuna represented in the past, and still represents today. They were not witch doctors, but some were ( and possibly are ) practitioners of dark arts.
The word Kahuna is derived from Kahu, which means caretaker. Also, huna means secret; so together, a Kahuna was the keeper or caretaker of secret or sacred knowledge. In other words, a Kahuna was a professional expert of a given field of knowledge and practice. They were much like the guild masters of Medieval Europe, or indeed the Freemasons, in that their expertise was kept away from the prying eyes of the general public, and thus was kept secret.
Beyond being the leading practitioner of his or her craft or profession, each also acted as the interface between his “guild” so to speak, and its Patron and or Matron Spirits. Prayers and offerings were regularly made to the Spirit or Spirits in order to solicit Mana. This would include asking for special powers or energies, and solutions to problems of a technical or spiritual nature.
The Kahuna nui advised his Ali’i on spiritual matters, and conducted rituals in order to invoke spiritual help and guidance. The Luakini was the principle Heiau, and thereby the largest and most elaborate, where these rituals would usually be performed.
The Luakini Heiau were the Heiau of the Ali’i and were dedicated to Ku as the patron Spirit of politics and warfare. Food offerings were presented at the Luakini for Ku on a regular basis, because it was believed that if a spirit was not fed on a regular basis, he or she would drift away. When it was deemed necessary, the gift of a man was offered to Ku. An enemy slain in battle, or a convict or slave were the most common of these rare gifts. Only a healthy man was ever offered, not a woman, child, deformed man, or one of old age.
Submitted on May 21, 2014 by Aisha L.
Type of Sighting: Ghost or apparition (child)
Details: "at 23 flats cliff. a lost mischievous boy about 7 years old with a bowl style hair cut."
Written by Zach Royer
On 12/12/12 there was an alignment of UAVs (Unidentified Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as UFOs) over Maui, Hawaii that can only be compared to the famous “Phoenix Lights” event that took place over Arizona and Nevada in the United States, and Sonora, Mexico on March 13, 1997.
Hawaii is a known UFO hotspot, with many stories of lights in the sky, both modern and ancient. Even in traditional folklore there are what’s called Akualele - which translates to " godly fireballs" - often referred to as flying gods or spirits. They have also been viewed as omens, and what took place on 12/12/12 is no exception.
Just nine days before the legendary “end of the world” date (the world didn't end of course, just the end of an Age), there was an alignment taking place much closer than the celestial ones above. KRG was contacted by an eye-witness who happened to record a small portion of the event on his iPhone. We’ve been authorized to release the following images on our site with hopes that other witnesses may come forward.
We understand that labeling these as UAVs or UFOs is the last resort, for surely there is an explanation, right? Chinese lanterns perhaps, or maybe swamp gas? You decide.
This is certainly not the first time strange lights in the sky have been seen in Hawaii. Probably not the last time either.
After some research, we found that on Friday, March 27, 1998, at 2:40 a.m. Honolulu time, a mysterious explosion of bluish-white light, accompanied by a roaring sound, lit up the night sky west of the Hawaiian Islands.
It seems Hawaii is a hotspot for such activity.
The most recent account of strange lights was just last month, with an article making the West Hawaii Today titled “Look, up in the sky, it’s a….” (click here to read that article)
Sure, most sightings have a logical explanation, however there are some that defy logic. The image above seems to be one of these, with objects in near perfect alignment. Comets, meteors, planes, helicopters do not line up like that, let alone at night!
This, folks, is the reason we do what we do. There are things out there that can’t be explained, let's face it. If you have witnessed something of a paranormal nature, like lights in the sky, fireballs, or anything else we would like to hear your story. By sharing your story with us you allow us to see the bigger overall picture which may end up helping someone down the road. If we can help just one person, then we’ve done our job.
The following video is a cell phone recording (iPhone4?) filmed on Maui by a stunned eye witness. It has not been altered or edit in any way.
If you know anything about this event, or you have additional footage to contribute to this ongoing investigation, please contact us.
No portion of the following video or above article may be reproduced or rebroadcast without the written consent of Kahuna Research Group.
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