Many of you may not be familiar with the philosophy and way of life known as Huna. It is an ancient tradition of the Hawaiian culture practiced by the kahuna or priests/priestesses of long ago. The word "huna" means hidden or secret and "kahuna" means keeper of the secret. The kahuna, also considered to be a shaman or a mystic, could heal illness, walk on hot lava without getting burned, and perform other "magic" such as influencing the weather or divination.

In 1936 a teacher named Max Freedom Long wrote a book called Recovering the Ancient Magic, sharing his 18 years of research into the secrets of the Hawaiian kahunas. He had lived in Hawaii for 14 years, observing and researching firewalking, spiritualism, levitation, mind reading, instant healing and changes in physical material. He spent more than fifty years in recovering the ancient magic of the kahunas and started the Huna Research Association to share and test his findings with others. This organization is now known as Huna Research, Inc.

I first became a Huna teacher in 1983 and continue to teach it today. My novel, The Huna Warrior: The Magic Begins, is intended to introduce readers everywhere to the philosophy of Huna and to get a glimpse of how to apply its principles in oneís everyday life. I hope that after reading The Huna Warrior, you will want to find out more about the way of life known as Huna.

There are many books on Huna available on the market, but most are non-fiction. One of the best non-fiction books is William Gloverís, Huna: The Ancient Religion of Positive Thinking. Of course, the newest and one of the rarest fictive books on Huna is The Huna Warrior: The Magic Begins. It is dedicated to the thousands of Huna practitioners worldwide who are keeping the magic alive.