By Hank Wesselman
As smooth curiosity in indigenous knowledge grows, extra and extra non secular seekers are turning to Hawaiian shamanism for its awesome skill to bare our internal divinity to us. With The Bowl of Light, paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman, PhD, presents a unprecedented glimpse into the guts of this custom as he unveils the lessons handed right down to him from the good Kahuna elder, Hale Makua.
Before his passing, this respected shaman and knowledge keeper granted Dr. Wesselman permission to proportion sacred non secular wisdom seldom imparted to outsiders, including:
* The "Bowl of Light"--the vessel for our divine essence and the way we needs to take care of it to maintain our usual radiance
* the 3 directives of the religious warrior--love with humility, stay with reverence, and comprehend with self-discipline
* infrequent descriptions of rituals utilized by Hale Makua for communing with nature, receiving knowledge from the spirit global, purifying our awareness, and more
* The Ancestral Grand Plan--exploring the trail our ancestors set in movement millennia in the past and the way the Plan is enjoying out the world over this day
In the oceanic islands the place the movement of primal energies has created remarkable typical attractiveness, one of many world's so much complex religious cultures continues to be mostly unknown to the West. With The Bowl of Light, Hank Wesselman bargains a privileged and intimate view into the brain of an actual Hawaiian kahuna--for the time has eventually come for the realm to listen to the knowledge that this profound culture bargains.
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The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman by Hank Wesselman