Category Archives: Polynesia

Great Barrier Bleach

Reef on the brink
The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare
By Michael Slezak, 7 June 2016

Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. Using exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been devastated – and what can be done to save it

It was the smell that really got to diver Richard Vevers. The smell of death on the reef. “I can’t even tell you how bad I smelt after the dive – the smell of millions of rotting animals.” Continue reading

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Jezus Starfish to Die for Man’s Sin

Great Barrier Reef Photo: The crown-of-thorns starfish is one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef, destroying around 40 per cent of the reef from Cooktown to the Whitsundays. (Reuters: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority) [But no bigger threat than the man in the suit. 7M]

COTSBot: New robot aims to terminate crown-of-thorns starfish destroying Great Barrier Reef
By Kathy McLeish,31 Aug 2015

Queensland researchers are close to completing work on an autonomous robot that will cruise the Great Barrier Reef and inject the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish with a toxic solution. The starfish is no bigger than a dinner plate, but collectively it represents one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef, already destroying around 40 per cent of the reef from Cooktown to the Whitsundays.

The COTSBot underwater robot looks like a sophisticated remote control toy submarine. But it has been designed to cruise around a designated area of coral reef, seeking out and destroying the predator crown-of-thorn starfish or COTS. Using GPS technology and powerful thrusters, the robot is designed to cruise about a metre above the coral surface and using visual recognition technology, it will look for the pests. When it sees one, an injector arm will shoot out and stab it. Continue reading

Hawaii Zodiac Signs

HAWAIIAN ZODIAC

Makalii
DEC 22 TO JAN 19
Capricorn – sea goat
Makalii is a sea goat-ambassador, the researcher. It was during this month that volcanic eruptions formed the Hawaiian Islands and from the depths of the ocean came Koa, the great goat with a fish tail and no horns. Through compassion from the god Lono, Koa was given two horns. His tail withered away which then made him a land creature. Persons under this sign are ambitious and likely to become successful.

Kealo
Jan 20 to Feb 18
Aquarius – water bearer
Kealo is the water bearer-truth seeker or scientist. This is the month in which the oceans, streams and Continue reading

Mana from Heaven

Mana

Mana is a word in several Austronesian languages which has many meanings. The concept is especially important in Polynesian cultures, and is a major part of contemporary Pacific Islander culture. The term has also entered the Western academy, where scholars of anthropology and comparative religion have written about it extensively.

In Polynesian culture

In Polynesian culture, mana is a spiritual quality considered to have supernatural Continue reading

Ka Huna Symbols

Symbols
By Tad James

Na Ao Opua – Kilokilo, Ka Haiki A Na Lani

FOR ENLIGHTENMENT: It seems that the symbols are of much greater scope (although we probably will not have realized the full scope for quite some time) than just basic level Kilokilo. Further research into the scope of the symbols allowed us to discover that they are extremely powerful. As the research continued, we found that meditation on the symbols in a certain order caused a shift in consciousness, as well as dramatic openings in the energy circuitry of the body. The symbols seem to do what the tradition suggests — they enlighten!

THE SYMBOLS: As we look at the names of the symbols 1, 2, and 3, we find that the name Uli appears in all three. Continue reading

Mana from Ka Huna

What is Huna
By Tad James

In Hawai’i, the teaching of Huna was originally called Ho’omana (to make “Mana”, or life force energy). The word H’oo means to make.

The word “Mana” means life force energy. Equivalent to Ki (as in Aikido), Chi (as in Tai Chi) or Shakti or Prana in the Sanskrit language. You may use another word that you prefer, meaning Life Force Energy. The Hawaiians call it Mana. Taken together, the word Ho’omana means to empower or empowerment. When you have Life Force Energy you are empowered, are you not?

The people, called Kahuna, who practiced these techniques and teachings knew that all power and all force emanated from the One, Continue reading

Casting Spells

Fire Heart CDCasting Spells
By Tad James

Most people are unaware that casting spells is something that goes on all the time. People cast spells on a regular basis. When you imagine something with a great amount of desire, when you visualize it over and over again, when you dwell on it, think about it and ruminate on it, you’re actually doing a similar process to that of casting spells. Of course the ancient Hawaiians cast spells.

The process in Huna for casting spells involves more than just producing certain results in the immediate universe; Continue reading