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From the very first moment I started reading Wise Secrets of Aloha, I felt a resonance within the very core of my being, and a knowing within that these truly are sacred teachings, for which these intuits continued throughout my reading of the book.

 

In the preface of the book there is an invitation for you, the reader, to embark upon a spiritual adventure by entering the sacred world of the Aloha Spirit, in which you’ll acquire knowledge of Hawaiian culture and learn the ancient touch healing process of Lomilomi.

 

Aloha means “the breath of God is in our presence.” Kahunas are “a keeper of the wise and hidden secrets,” ones who “are anchored in knowing God in all life,” and they “serve humanity for goodness and truth.”  Lamentably, they were feared by the missionaries, thusly, like with many indigenous cultures, they were banned from practicing their belief in the 1870’s, causing the Kahunas to go into hiding. Secret initiations continued, enabling the knowledge to continue to the present day. In 1978 the Religious Freedom Act freed the Kahunas from having to hide their beliefs and practices, whereby they were ultimately able to come out of hiding.

 

Kahuna Harry speaks about “the ancient ones believed that all time is now, that we are each creators of our lifestyle and its conditions. We created who we are and everything that becomes a part of our lives.” He also believes that “healing is the inalienable inheritance of each human.”

 

Part one delves into the various sacred levels of Hawaiian teachings, including some of the Hawaiian dialect and its vibrational import, utilizing vertical time instead of always functioning within linear time, blessings, the Aloha Spirit, and the triune being (three selves) that is within each of us as individuals. Each chapter contains healing stories which further supports the context. 

 

Part two admonishes, “Everything is a manifestation of divine energy. Yet we each are responsible as conduits of that power, that divine energy for Aloha, the Breath of God in our presence.”  In this section one learns about the three practical techniques of the Lomilomi hands-on healing.

 

The Hawaiian Rules, which are guidelines that empower one to become free of limiting ties, enabling one to manifest a rich and fulfilling life of abundance, are introduced in part three. Lessons from the Hawaiian Workshop are introduced, in which you learn to create sacred space, consequently transforming your personal beliefs which facilitates positive changes, even if you are not an adherent of Hawaiian ritual practice. You’ll read about how participants acquire the art of shape-shifting energy, how the comfort zone expands, developing the proficiency of emotional evolution, and much more. Some of the techniques for achieving the goals in the Hawaiian Workshop are set forth in the book, such as the Four Declarations, which are designed to bring forth your awareness to the point where you are in the comfort zone for learning. The final chapter of the book provides a plethora of Lomilomi healing stories.

 

A glossary of Hawaiian words and their meanings is provided, which I found most helpful, but I was disappointed in the fact that there was no pronunciation guide, since all words have a vibrational power, thusly, I believe that their proper pronunciation is a requisite to being able to fully achieve the Lomilomi techniques.

 

As you read the book and partake of the exercises, you’ll note that your own inner healer is invoked, paving the way to increased health and harmony, to a greater wholeness within yourself.

 

When practicing this ancient hands-on healing on others, it is hoped that it will not only be beneficial to the receiver, but also by lessening the pain within the receiver, it will consequently alleviate some of the pain in the ethers and therefore via the ripple effect, it will be beneficial to all of Mother Earth.

 

Anyone who is interested in the art of Esoteric Healing will find this book beneficial and a welcome addition to their library.

 

~review by Lone Eagle Eye

Author: Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim and Garnette Arledge

Weiser Books, 2007

pp 150, $12.95

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