Mastering Your Hidden Self : A Guide to the Hun a Way by Serge King pdf
has been actively engaged in the fields of parapsychology, paraphysics, bioenergetics, and social technology for more than twenty years. His studies have taken him to many parts of the world, including most of North and South America, Europe, and Africa. During seven years in West Africa he conducted an in depth study of the magicoreligious systems, while at the same time carrying out broad programs of socioeconomic development. For his latter work he received a medal from the President of Senegal.
The Rediscovery Of Huna
Anyone who uses his eyes to see and his ears to hear must come to the conclusion that our world and the entire universe operate on some very basic principles. Some very few enlightened people have, from time to time, discovered all or part of these principles and have attempted to present them to the rest of humanity. Invariably, however, the simple principles they expounded were expanded, padded, and distorted by the less enlightened ones who came after them.
The Buddha outlined eight clear steps to self-realization, but Buddhism became one of the most elalmrately ritualized religions the world has ever seen, and the simple teaching was almost forgotten in the process. Moses presented ten commandments to the Hebrews, and an immensely complicated religion was the result. Jesus reduced the whole of the Law to two commandments, and the vast, world-wide complex of Christianity grew out of it Mohammed channeled the Koran and developed a simple and straightforward religion based on the acknowledgment of Cod and five prayers a day, but to that was added the highly detailed codification of Islamic law.
It is as if a man were given a clear blueprint for happiness and then purposely blinded himself so that he would have to find his way by trial and error.
In addition to the outer teachings of the great religious leaders, it has long been held by thoughtful persons that secret teachings were passed on from teacher to close disciple, teachings that revealed the true nature of God and the universe. Lao Tse carefully veiled the real meaning of his teaching in The Way Of Life (Tao Те Ching) by using language so simple that it could be interpreted in many different ways, and the Chinese author of The Secret Of The Golden Flower did a similar thing, using the technique of allegory.
Bodhidharma is supposed to have brought the secret teachings of Buddha into China. The school he developed was Ch’an Buddhism, which later became Zen Buddhism in Japan. Far earlier, the secret teachings of Yoga were brought together by Patanjali in his Aphorisms, and much later the Sufis claimed to hold the secret teachings of Islam. Secret teachings are supposed to be contained in the early Hebrew writings, as well as in the language of the Old Testament itself, and the early Christian writers of the Gospels made it clear that the outer meaning of what they wrote was not the whole of what they had to say.
Several times Jesus states that he will explain to the disciples in secret the meaning of the parables, and he even tells the crowds that his meaning will be clear only to those able to understand. To add further to the mysteries, tales are still told of hidden Tibetan monasteries where the secrets of life are contained, and secret societies like the Rosicnicians continue to claim possession of untold truths. But even obvious facts can seem like secrets to those who are not trained to see them.
One thing that binds most religions together is a belief in the spiritual nature of man. But unfortunately this nature is all too often thought of as tainted, if not evil Even when that is not the ease, the spiritual is emphasized to the detriment of the physical. Not only that, but those not of the same religion or religious practice are considered more evil and unworthy. The result of all this is either a desire to escape from reality while still living in the physical world, or a tendency to ignore or degrade the physical by directing the attention to the goal of ultimate happiness in a future, spiritual world. And from this has come general misery, bloody wars, and little hope for happiness on earth.
At a certain point new possibilities appeared on the horizon: science and technology on the one hand, sociology and psychology on the other. Together they would change the earth and make it a better and happier place in which to live. However, the byproduct was a complete disbelief in the spiritual nature of man and a concerted attempt to bend inanimate nature to man’s will by whatever means seem necessary.
For the great majority of scientists, technicians, sociologists, and psychologists, man is a physical being only, a random conglomeration of chemicals and machinery that tends to break down a lot and needs to be carefully monitored and controlled. Furthermore, their belief is that both man and nature are subject only to physical laws, that these laws are already known. Whenever they run up against something inexplicable in their accepted physical terms, they either ignore it pronounce it a fraud, construct absurdly complex physical explanations which are no more than wild guesses, or try to destroy it.
And from this has come general misery, bloody wars, and little hope of happiness on earth.
In desperation, because of the failures of traditional religion and modern science, people are resurrecting medieval practices such as witchcraft and various forms of occultism that promise the individual control over his or her environment.
These practices contain elements of truth and can be either fun or dangerous, but the results are usually haphazard. Another path being taken is that of positive thinking and its derivatives, which contain much good, but they are limited to personal transformation, and their results are also haphazard. Finally, of course, there is the drug culture, but this is escapism pure and simple, and the results are nearly always disastrous.
Into all this darkness comes the shining light of Huna. It is religious in the sense that it inspires man to attain spiritual perfection. It is scientific because it deals with the physical here and now and its techniques produce repeatable effects on people and the environment Huna is a philosophy of life with a strong but simple code of ethics.
Some consider it to be occult because it works with forces that are unseen but very real. It is all embracing because every religion contains parts of it and science is beginning to recognize its principles in the workings of the universe.