"The Overseer of the structure of Hawaiian (Kanaka Maoli)
life was the professional known as the Kahuna.
He is the keepers of ancient knowledge, the keeper of wisdom
and understanding, the professor, the skilled one.
The Kahuna is the Navigator, the Healer,
the Master Builder, the Architect, the Teacher, the Counsellor,
the Keeper of things Sacred, The Meteorologist (Weatherman),
the Geomancer, the Keeper of Genealogy, the Tactical Advisor,
the Strategist, the Priest, Astronomer, Astrologer, Scientist,
Psychic, and Divinator. In all levels of Hawaiian (Kanaka
Maoli) life in general, all levels of Hawaiian (Kanaka
Maoli) life in particular, the counsel and services of
the Kahuna were continuously sought after."
The few living Kahuna are the preservers of the ancient
Hawaiians (Kanaka Maoli) soul and heart, the preservers of
the culture, the keepers of the Principle in the paths known
and unknown, the Sacred Bridge Builder, the keeper of the
Highway beyond roads end.
Kai Hulu Na Kanaka Maoli
The Precious One- The Provider- The Keeper of The Sacred
Principle - .
The Kahuna are more than just priests, medicine men or shamans
as you might find them in other native cultures. Of course
there would have been a Kahuna priest to lead people in worship
and purification ceremonies. But generally the Kahuna is
a master professional in one or more chosen fields.
He acts as the intermediary between the high and the low,
the chief and the people, the liaison with the gods, the
goddesses, humanity and nature.
A Kahuna carpenter would not just be an expert in building
with timber, but would be able to know, by feeling the timber,
what the tree has seen during its lifetime, making for the
strength of the timber.
There are several Hawaiian (Kanaka Maoli) stories today
that indicate that the Kahuna were happy to embrace the Christianity
and its God, although the missionaries perceived the Kahuna
as a pagan, a heathen priest.
Kahuna translated literally means Keeper of (secret). It
would have been an impact within the world society, should
the missionaries have come to understand the vast, if not
unusual, scientific knowledge of the Kahuna.
Humanity, perhaps, would not be the same.
In the past there would have been at least one Kahuna in
every village; we are lucky if now there exists just one
Kahuna in every field.
About (Kahu) Abraham Kawai'i, Kahuna:
(Kahu) Abraham Kawai'i, Kahuna
Keeper of the Maka'i'ole and Kapihe Kahuna Arts
"Te Tia'i Nei'ou Tou Rua I Te Tama"
(Kahu) Abraham Kawai'i is a native born Hawaiian Kahuna of
the Order of Olohe, an adept of innate perceptive ability.
He is the living Kahuna through whose line all Kahuna trainings
in non-Hawaiian Society originate.
Kahuna Training is not a tradition lost, although it has
been in a kind of nebulous shroud for many years.
In reality it has been available to people of all cultures
since the late 1960s with the Kahuna himself, who modified
the methods to suit contemporary western consciousness, to
enable anybody to understand the Source of All.
For thirty years, aside from being trained in many specific
Kahuna Arts, he is also trained in 'Kaona' & 'Ho'okake',
the kahuna use of innate perceptive ability. This ability
translates figurative, symbolic and literal reasoning into
functional Principle, upon which all lectures, workshops
and seminars at Na Pua 'Olohe are formatted, making it possible
to cross over the perspective of time and culture, without
The name (Kahu) Aua'ia Maka'i'ole is the doctorate of his
second Kahuna achievement, known as 'Ike ka', and used the
Masters name of (Kahu) Abraham Kawai'i. He now carries the
title and doctoral achievement of 'ULIAMA', and the 'Nobel
Portal of Kahuna Aua'ia'.