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
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.
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 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
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
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