Papa Ola Lōkahi is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Kāhuna, Traditions of Hawaiian Medicinal Priests and Healing Practitioners, by Rev. Malcolm Nāea Chun, Ph.D.
Whereas earlier publications by Dr. Chun have focused on plant medicine, this volume focuses on the priests and practitioners who developed and prescribed treatments through prayer, ritual, medicines, and more. Beginning with the origins of Hawaiian medicinal kahuna, it brings the reader to the present day realities facing practitioners.
More works by Dr. Chun, and supported by Papa Ola Lōkahi, can be found here. Kāhuna is available at local bookstores.