“The History of Huna and the Search for Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality” will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m. This free program will be conducted in the First Floor Reading Room.
Makana Risser Chai, author of two books on Hawaiian healing via spiritual and physical aspects of lomilomi and a soon-to-be published book on Huna, will lead a discussion on this topic.
Chai is also an attorney and founder of a small Silicon Valley training company, and has conducted research on Hawaiian history and culture as a consultant for the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, and as an aide to Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Peter Apo. In addition, Chai is a certified practitioner of Auntie Margaret Machado’s school of lomilomi and is a member of the board of the Hawaiian Historical Society.