HUNA WORDS AND CONCEPTS
Because there are many Huna words and concepts that have no English language counterparts, this glossary lists commonly used Huna words and concepts with their definitions and pronunciations.
– A –
`aka (AH-kah) Dark Matter, substance of consciousness
akua (ah-KOO-ah) a god
akua makua (ah-KOO-ah mah-KOO-ah) godly gods who assist in the administration of the Created World
alanui (ah-lah-NOO-ee) path, way
ali`i (ah-LEE-ee) chief, ruler
aloha (ah-LOW-ha) compassion, divine love, awareness of inter-connected-ness of all things
`ano`ano (ah-no AH-no) lit. seeds, prayer forms
auhane (ow-HA-neh) conscious self; soul that thinks, plans and analyzes; responsible for thought, decisions, planning, analysis.
Aumakua (ow-mah-KOO-ah) Divine Nature, Guardian Angel, High Self. One’s divine nature. The oldest of the three Selves. It is the oldest and most evolved of the three selves. It is composed of both male and female souls; the utterly trustworthy parental spirits.
aunihipili (ow-nee-hee-PEE-lee) subconscious self; soul that is in charge of our bodies, emotions and stores our memories; responsible for memory, the body, all emotions, everything physical and telepathic. It is the youngest of the three Selves.
– H –
hala (HA-lah) to miss the mark; a hurt or a sin.
ha`ole (ha OH-leh) foreigner; literally, breath-less
haumana (how-MAH-nah) student, devotee
heiau (HEY-ee-ow) church or temple
Heiau Institute of Huna Studies -the theological seminary of the Huna Heiau (Church)
hewa (HEY-vah) to make a mistake
hihia (hee-HEE-ah) entanglement, difficulty
ho`ohiki (ho oh-HEE-kee) vows
ho`oikaika (ho oh-ee-kah-EE-kah) strengthen
ho`okama (ho oh-KAH-mah) genealogical adoption
Huna (HOO-nah) is the name given by Max Freedom Long to the religion and collective Lores of the Huna Kupuna (Elders). It has its parentage in both the old
Ho`omana Religion of ancient Hawaii and Western New Thought Religion.
Huna Heiau (HEY-ee-ow) is a Church founded by Kahuna Lani based upon the teachings of Max Freedom Long, with his support
Hunian (HOO-nee-un) The language of Huna, based on the Hawaiian language as captured in The Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language by Lorrin Andrews, published in 1865, and developed by Kahuna Max and Kahuna Lani. Also used as the name for a member (lala) of the Huna Heiau Church.
HRA – Huna Research Associates – group of people who read and contributed to Kahuna Max’s research into Huna and its Lores
– I –
ino (EE-no) anything that is contrary to the general good
Io (YO) The Maori name for the All Source, God, as used in the Kumu Lipo (KOO-moo LEE-poh) or Creation Chants.
– K –
kahuna (kah-HOO-nah) minister, priest, or professional in any of the Huna Lores
Kahuna i ke Umu Ki (ee key OO-moo key) Volcano/Firewalking Kahuna
kahuna nui pule (kah-HOO-nah), priest; nui (NOO-ee), great; pule (POO-leh), prayer. Max Freedom Long was the Great Prayer Priest of Huna.
kala (KAH-lah) cleansing, removal of dark shadows
kalo (KAH-low) Tarot Cards, whether the 52-card Poker deck or standard 78-card Tarot deck
ke alanui e pono ia `o huna (keh ah-lah-NOO-ee eh POH-no ya oh HOO-nah) Path of Huna Righteousness
ki`i (KEY ee) image
kino (KEY-no) body
koa (KO-ah) warrior, courage, strength
kumu (KOO-moo) foundation, source; hence, teacher
kumu honua (KOO-moo ho-NOO-ah) foundation
kupuna (koo-POO-nah) elder
– L –
lala (LAH-lah) member, as a branch of a tree
lokahi (low-KAH-hee) unity, harmony
– M –
makahiki (mah-kah-HEE-kee) Hunian Holy Day celebrated on March 21st
malama (mah-LAH-mah) nurture, service, guard
mana (MAH-nah) life force, or vital force; supernatural power or Grace
mana`o (mah-NAH oh) wisdom
mo`i (MOH ee) one in whom is supreme authority; leader of the Huna Heiau
– N –
na`au (NAH ow) belly, solar plexus
na`auao (nah OW-a-o) wisdom or enlightenment
nui (NOO-ee) great, large
– O –
oia`io (oh-YAH ee-o) fundamental truth; Io is Truth.
`okina (oh-KEE-nah) glottal stop
`ole (OH-leh) not; negates word that precedes it
– P –
po (poh) darkness, void
po`e (POH eh) group, club, guild, association
Po`e Aumakua (POH eh OW-mah-KOO-ah) Great Company of Aumakuas
pule (POO-leh) prayer
– T –
TMHG Telepathic Mutual Healing Group; the Great Ritual Prayer of Huna
– W –
wale (WAH-leh) warrior’s attitude of acceptance of reality with no opinion or expectation