The Cry of the Huna
The Ancestral Voices of HawaiiBook - 2005
"The Cry of the Huna invokes the author's personal history as he recounts the decline of his people's spiritual tradition as a result of colonization. The breakdown of the Hawaiians' ties with their sacred land led them to forget not only the teachings of their ancestors, but also the chain of na aumakua they form, which connects this people to both the earth and the realm of the gods." "The Cry of the Huna shows how the rupture of this chain has led to widespread alienation. The loss of the Hawaiians' spiritual birthright fuels an endless cycle of resentment toward the invading culture and a preoccupation with thoughts of revenge. The connection to the aumakua, however, can be reforged, but only by untying the circular cords of revenge, allowing forgiveness to occur in the present so that healing can take place in the future."--Jacket.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2005
Branch Call Number: 299.92 K96c 2005
Characteristics: xi, 196 pages ; 23 cm