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 PBS: Holo Mai Pele - Hawaiian Culture
Hawaiians believe they descended directly from the mating of the earth mother, Papahanaumoku, with her brother Wakea, the sky father, from whom were born the islands of Hawai'i, the first Taro plant, and Haloa, the first divine Chief and first of the Ali'i Nui (gods that walked upon the earth).
All native Hawaiians descend from the Ali'i Nui, with commoners being the descendants of the junior lineages.
Hawaiian political leaders were therefore able to learn from historical examples and avoid those pitfalls which had befallen their ancestors.
www.pbs.org /holomaipele/culture.html   (1421 words)

 Cultural History of Three Traditional Hawaiian Sites (Chapter 1)
Religion was the paramount aspect of Hawaiian life, permeating every daily activity, every aspect of secular affairs, and every significant event, such as birth, marriage, death, house construction, fishing, agriculture, and war.
The ancient Hawaiians believed these spirits, who pervaded the world and shaped events, had the power to inflict injury if directed or if angered by the breaking of their kapu, but could be approached and persuaded to act in one's behalf.
They [the Hawaiians] have many temples, which are large enclosures, with piles of stones heaped up in pyramidal forms, like shot in an arsenal, and houses for the priests and others, who remain within them during their taboos.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/kona/history1h.htm   (8901 words)

 Hawaiian Legends - Gods, Goddesses and Demigods
The Hawaiian culture brought forth a myriad of legends, many of which bear strong similarities to those of other island groups in the Pacific.
Hawaiian legends are full of dog men, shark men, rat men, bird men, and hog men.
Much of these stories were lost as the ancient Hawaiian were a culture that passed on their history, beliefs and genealogy orally.
www.nativehawaii.com /hawaiianlegends.html   (577 words)

 PBS: Holo Mai Pele - Hawaiian Mythology
Red was the color of sanctity, as well as the color of menstrual blood, and during their monthly cycles women may have been most kapu, or sacred; certainly it is the time when women were most sensitive to the suggestions of the ancestors.
It is Papahanaumoku who agrees to Wakea's suggestion of a new religion called 'Aikapu, and to the separation of male and female in labor, in cooking, in food and in sacrifice.
The 'Aikapu religion began with the birth of the Hawaiian islands.
www.pbs.org /holomaipele/myth2.html   (1280 words)

 Hawaiian Independence Blog
Hawaiian nationals are not in the same situation as "Native Americans" or "Native Alaskans." Hawaiians are subjects of a sovereign state that has been occupied.
In their view, the bank idea makes great sense, as it gives Hawaiians and supporters a way to participate and to unify (as participants) around an idea that is non-divisive and could/would build solidarity and contribute to an economic strategy for the Hawaiian nation.
Apology resolution, but these have to do not with the U.S. role, but with the apology being made exclusively to Native Hawaiians, when in fact the entire multi-racial citizenry of the Hawaiian Kingdom was affected by the United States' unlawful intervention in their country.
blog.hawaiiankingdom.info   (7161 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin News /2005/02/08/
Hawaiian inmates are fighting for the right to practice native Hawaiian rites at the Diamondback Correctional Facility in Watonga, Okla. Aiding them during a visit last fall to the facility are Hawaiian minister Kekapa Lee, left, the Rev. Rosemary McCombs-Maxey and R. Kamaiki Anakalea, pastor of Waihee Protestant Church on Maui.
Hawaiian inmates at an Oklahoma prison practiced last night for their Sunday Makahiki celebration, an event their supporters hail as a victory for religious freedom.
The crux is freedom of religion and the justice issue," said the Rev. Kekapa Lee, head of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches within the denomination.
starbulletin.com /2005/02/08/news/story3.html   (878 words)

 The Hawaiian Luau - A brief look at the roots of the traditional Hawaiian feast - the Hawaiian Luau
A feast where the King ate with women was the symbolic act which ended the Hawaiian religious tabus, and the luau was born.
Bowls filled with poi, a staple of the Hawaiian diet made from pounded taro root, and platters of meat were set out and dry foods like sweet potatoes, salt, dried fish or meat covered in leaves were laid directly on the clean ti leaves.
Luaus today are not as big as those hosted by Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s, but they are a lot of fun and feature the same traditional foods… and utensils are allowed.
www.hawaii-luaus.com /history.htm   (354 words)

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A “substantial burden” on the free exercise of religion under FRFRA is one that either compels the religious adherent to engage in conduct that her religion forbids, or forbids her to engage in conduct that her religion requires.
Applying this narrow definition of substantial burden, plaintiff was not compelled to engage in conduct that her religion forbade, as her religion did not forbid all photographs.
Defendant claimed he was a spiritual warrior dedicated to restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom and that the religious practice of the native Hawaiian religion required he make pono [right] the illegalities of the past by not abiding by the laws that were made after the kingdom was overthrown.
www.paradigmpub.com /docs.asp?case=drivinglicense   (885 words)

 The Jack of All Subtle Energies - Huna
Such concealed cultures were often forced to keep their deepest religion and mysteries securely hidden after the western settlers came with the intent to "civilize them".
The Hawaiian Huna system of energy work is both a form of laying on of hands and a spiritual path, and comes with a very reasonable price.
The Hawaiian Kahuna were open to other beliefs and the SUN teachers agree that all knowledge does not come from one source.
www.skyhighway.com /~darwin/chapter4.html   (1682 words)

 The Honolulu Advertiser | Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
There are also similarities between Hawaiian sovereignty and the reconstruction of the “Axis” countries after World War II and the “Soviet Bloc” after the Cold War.
In the course of the campaign, he broke with Hawaiian chivalry by using foreign weapons and military advisers.
The Hawaiians must look not only for outside assistance, but must come together and put forth their own effort to make things work.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /2000/Jan/14/opinion3.html   (532 words)

 The Ancient Hawaiian Religion
The rank of kahuna was the second highest rank in Hawaiian society, which employs a class system based on connection to the divine.
Hawaiian priests also had the power of choosing victims for human sacrifices.
The ancient Hawaiian religion is structured similarly to their society.
www.geocities.com /~olelo/cal-hwnreligion.html   (1045 words)

 Hawaiian religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hawaiian religion is a form of the Polynesian mythology as originally followed by inhabitants of the islands of Hawaii.
Vatea (her husband) and Papa then lived there as the first man and woman.
Many other gods and goddesses were a part of the Hawaiian religion, and these are just a few.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaiian_religion   (142 words)

 Religions of the World -- Reference Works:  3 Recommended Titles
World Religions is an easy-to-follow one-volume encyclopedia that explores the wide diversity of world faith and religion.
In The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, readers have at their fingertips a gold mine of information on religions, movements, and cults around the globe and across the centuries.
The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions is the definitive reference work on this subject, the most comprehensive and authoritative one-volume resource available.
www.blavatskyarchives.com /religionsreference.htm   (580 words)

Along the way, it turns out that ethnic Hawaiian “traditional practitioners” regard the use of hula in Christian ceremonies to be sacrilegious to the old Hawaiian religion, and they also argue that the incorporation of hula into Christian ceremonies echoes the history of European and American colonialism and “theft” of land and culture in Hawai’i.
Hawaiian scholar Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa, director of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Kamakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and author of "Native Land and Foreign Desires," sees Christianization as playing a part in the demise of her culture.
I see gods in every aspect of the world." Today's Hawaiian Christians are either fooling themselves about giving up that part of their culture or "they live in a constant state of denial about what Christian churches are asking them to do," she said.
www.angelfire.com /hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/religchristvhaw.html   (2314 words)

 Spirituality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
She was born in 1908 and reared by her Hawaiian elders in an environment where language, fishing, healing, building, and all aspects of life were firmly rooted in nature.
Laura Yardley is part Hawaiian, and she has worked with David Bray, Jr., the son of one of Hawaii's most well-known publicly practicing Kahunas.
This view is, of course, not the way that the Hawaiian culture traditionally views this information, but it was formulated before "new age" kinds of understanding of Eastern spiritual practices became mainstream.
www.hawaiibooks.com /spirit.htm   (1254 words)

 Hawaiian Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Hawaiian Religion is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Eastern philosophies, Native American, pagan and Hawaiian beliefs that view all of nature as divine and interconnected can be said to be pantheistic.
In Hawaiian, Mana-o means "to think", that is, to make use of mana, the elemental force of Nature.
www.experiencefestival.com /hawaiian_religion   (961 words)

 Perspectives on Hawaiian Sovereignty | MetaFilter
The Hawaiians, not recognized as a tribe, or as a nation, and not on a reservation, should be treated like native Americans.
The ancient Hawaiian culture and religion at its worst were very bloody, but Kamehameha II and others had taken great strides towards changing that.
Hawaiians are great people, and their leaders were smart, which is why they wanted to abolish their own religion after one glance at *any* other religion, sigh, even missionary Christianity.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/29673   (3069 words)

 The Woman Who Changed A Kingdom - Hawaiian Queen Ka'ahumanu
She would transform the foundations of a kingdom, while overthrowing an ancient religion and challenging the reigning religion of the west.
The strong taboos of the Hawaiian religion stifled her, the taboos enforced so no one would anger the many gods upon whom life and death depended.
Hawaiian women plunged into the ocean to offer their bodies to the foreign sailors, craving the luxuries as much as potential pregnancies.
www.coffeetimes.com /july98.htm   (1996 words)

 MasterWorks International Huna Bulletin Board and Forum - Let's all fight instead of serving!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
There are still the militant Hawaiians claiming that “Huna” isn’t Hawaiian (it isn’t, the native religion is mostly called, “ho`omana”).
In the teachings of the Huna religion, all life in the Cosmos is on ke alanui e pono ia `o huna, the great path of Huna righteousness.
All the cosmos is on the Path of Huna, all life is evolving higher in the scale used by the Huna religion’s lore of Psychometric Analysis, the Biometric Degree level.
www.masterworksinternational.com /BBoard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=73   (709 words)

 Re: "Hawaiian Religion"
In the western world religion is organized with a structure, with doctrine, with rules, with a central diety and a body of faith/beliefs.
This is not necessarily religion, but it is great spirituality and recognizes our connection to the aina and its resources and our responsibility to the aina because the aina comes from the gods.
You will notice that the people who promulgate this religion are not kanaka maoli, but na haole who claimed to have learned "these hidden secrets from the kanaka maoli".
www.moolelo.com /talkstory/messages/2782.html   (1743 words)

 Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act of 1993
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1.
Northwest Indian Cemetery Association creates a chilling and discriminatory effect on the free exercise of Native American religions; the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Employment Division v.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.--The Indian tribe, Native Hawaiian organization, or Native American traditional leader acting pursuant to paragraph (1) may also provide the agency with information as to any Native American traditional leaders or practitioners who should be included in the notice and consultation requirements of this section and section 104.
www.lectlaw.com /files/ind03.htm   (2640 words)

 Names of Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A Hawaiian chant, the Kumulipo which consists of 2102 lines, links the royal families to the gods.
The Hawaiian religion was greatly altered by the missionaries, yet strong beliefs did not die.
Impish mythical figures are the Hawaiian cousins of Ireland's leprechauns.
www.spiritsouthseas.com /gods.htm   (380 words)

 PEACE PARTY - Author's Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It is all story, all literary torque, all metaphor and analogy and personification of emotion and spirit, a way for the human animal to elevate toward greater and greater levels of compassion and love and mutual understanding and enough with the pipe bombs and the indignation and the hatred already.
I think it would be more accurate to say it is between rationality and a few activists who try to invest themselves with the mantle of ancient Hawaiian religions in order to inflate their political power.
Reader Brent Meeker denounces Native Hawaiian religion as "superstitions that no one really believes" and says "'sacred' means nothing more than somebody saying so." I assume that also applies to such superstitious religions as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
www.bluecorncomics.com /primtive.htm   (1088 words)

 Resources in Hawaiian Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant, translated and editied with commentary by Martha Warren Beckwith with a new foreword by Katharine Luomala.
Kingship and Sacrifice: ritual and society in ancient Hawaii.
The Kahuna Sorcerers of Hawaii, Past and Present: with a glossary of ancient religious terms and the books of the Hawaiian royal dead.
library.wcc.hawaii.edu /class/hawnrel.html   (169 words)

 Ho'omana - Hawaiian Religion
When Christianity came to Hawaii and the Hawaiians attempted to "fit" their beliefs into the "new" religion, Kanaloa was expelled from heaven and became the devil.
The Hawaiians worshipped thousands of other demigods and lesser gods, such as Pele and her family.
Pele of the volcano was an earthbound goddess who could take on may transformations as a woman and who was bound by certain powers and limitations in each transformation.
aloha.150m.com /hoomana.htm   (402 words)

 State v. Fergerstrom
It is very difficult to separate the Hawaiian from his land, his religion, or the politics that engulf him.
The precedent from other jurisdictions distinguishes (1) the mode of dress at trial of (a) a lawyer representing a party, (b) a party, and (c) a witness for a party, and (2) situations where the religious principles of the lawyer, party, or witness required the mode of dress.
the court of necessity limited defense counsel's right to free exercise of religion in that he was compelled to remove the symbol of his religious calling, a requirement of his calling which is not unconditional or beyond dispensation.
www.state.hi.us /jud/ica25579.htm   (8919 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Hawaiian Magic and Spirituality - Scott Cunningham - Paperback
Hawaiian Magic & Spirituality (previously published as Hawaiian Religion and Magic) by famed author Scott Cunningham changes this for good.
The gods and goddesses were an important part of Hawaiian life.
He shares the techniques of spell casting and divination, along with the secrets of Hawaiian plants.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=BQv18c9ySO&isbn=1567181880&itm=1   (396 words)

 Adherents.com: By Location
Over 42,000 religious geography and religion statistics citations (membership statistics for over 4,000 different religions, denominations, tribes, etc.) for every country in the world.
The tabu system was not broken until the widow of Kamehameha I, Kaahamanu, confronted the old gods and smashed their powers in the 1820s.
"The traditional Polynesian religion, which declined in the 19th century with the arrivial of Christian missionaries on the islands, was animistic, based on a belief in numerous gods and spirits...
www.adherents.com /adhloc/Wh_124.html   (2325 words)

 MasterWorks International Huna Bulletin Board and Forum - Hawaiian o` Ho`omana religion vs. Huna
Then the Hawaiians themselves threw down all na heiau (Temples), killed all the Kahunas they could find, and freed themselves of the human sacrifices upon which the Hawaiian religion depended.
The revolt and overthrow of the native religion, before any white na Kahuna arrived, on January 20, 1820, the native hawaiians overthrew the old Hawaiian religion, and prepared to accept Christianity, as soon as the first Missionaries arrived.
Cook was killed by the Hawaiian Kahunas, gutted and cleaned, cooked on the sacred Imu, and eaten in the highest tradition of Hawaiian religious cannibalism of `o ho`omana..
www.masterworksinternational.com /BBoard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=99   (415 words)

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