The Heiau Institute of Huna Studies offers to anyone wishing to learn more about Huna – the religious tradition of Kahuna Max Freedom Long and the other Huna Kupuna.
- To preserve, expand and disseminate Huna lore and knowledge.
- To provide professional levels of Huna training.
- To continue the empirical, research-orientation of Huna as instituted by Max Freedom Long.
- To preserve our direct genealogical lineage through the development of a succession of kahunas from each of the Masters of our Lores.
Founded 1984 the Heiau Institute of Huna Studies together offers courses in the Huna Arts and Sciences. These courses are offered to anyone interested in Huna and its Lores.
Courses have been scheduled throughout the United States and in Europe, and are held in weekend, evening, week-long intensive, and correspondence/on-line formats.
Classes are taught by the Kahunas of the Huna Heiau and assisted by class graduates.
The Associate of Huna Theological Arts and Sciences Degree is awarded upon successful completion of courses in all four departments and takes about three years. A residential program is also available.
The Institute has its administrative offices and classroom facilities in Concord, CA.
Dr. Donna Keonaona Forman, the Dean of Studies, is a Kahuna of the Huna Heiau.
The following courses are available for 2007:
Huna Conformation (Initiation)
Become the kind of person whose prayers get answered
Huna Prayer Courses
Making Effective Prayers
Prerequisite: Huna Conformation and Membership in the Huna Heiau
Huna Heiau Prayers and Kapus
Prerequisite: Making Effective Prayers
Huna Lore of the Kalo (Tarot)
Mental Acuity and the Kalo Cards
Kalo Reverie Meditations
Prerequisite: Mental Acuity and the Kalo Cards
Kumu Level Kalo Training (Tutorial)
Prerequisite: Kalo Reverie Meditations
Huna Lore of Firewalking (i Ke Umu Ki)
Prerequisite: Firewalk Initiation
Firewalk Priest training
Prerequisite: Conformation, both Huna Prayer Courses, Advanced Firewalking, Mental Acuity and the Kalo Cards, one year membership in Huna Heiau, and Malama vows.
Please contact Courses@HunaInstitute.org if you are interested in any of the above courses. Most of these courses are available online and are supplemented with email and telephone support.
P.O. Box 21253
Concord, CA 94521-0253