Kahuna is the Hawaiian term for an expert in a given profession. There are various classes of kahuna, including priests, healers, engineers, and artisans. Literally, the term means “keeper of hidden knowledge.” With Western contact, “kahuna” was stereotyped as a superstition-based sorcerer. This class examines the spiritual aspects of Hawaiian healing, which go beyond such a stereotype. The sermon will trace how the Hawaiian art of healing survived decades of colonization and persists in the 21st century. The objective is for followers  to develop an understanding and respect for the Hawaiian art of healing.

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