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Hew Len and Joe Vitale have been mentioned in some threads on alleged Hawaiian spiritual teachings. I was wondering if anyone has info on the so called founder of the organization Hew Len says he learned Hooponopono from:
Her name is Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a "kahuna lapa'au" (keeper of healing knowledge) and I wonder if she has any Hawaiian blood as many people have been given Hawaiian middle names but aren't Hawaiian. The SITH (R) teachings are said to have based on her teachings but note they also say "updated" process so to me this is a clue it's not authentic Hawaiian practice and following is a copy of their claims from the website:

Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono® (SITH®) is an updated Hawaiian problem solving process
to release memories that are experienced as problems. SITH® was created and developed
by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa’au. She was recognized by the State
of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983.

The purposes of the corporation are (i) to preserve and promote, as well as maintain the integrity
of, the spiritual teachings of Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona; (ii) to teach instructors how to teach
the SITH® process so that those instructors can teach others how to achieve their self-realization
through the SITH® process and to teach co-coordinators how to organize and conduct
SITH® conferences for those that wish to study Ho’oponopono; and (iii) to obtain and maintain
a facility for the storage of the teachings of Ms. Simeona and for conferences and meetings regarding SITH®.

I answered my own question. I did a search and lo and behold Simeona was on Wikipedia. It makes it plain she decided to modify and blend Hawaiian teachings with a lot of other teachings and promoted her own brand of so called Hawaiian teachings. Sorry, but to me if you modify it to the extent she did you shouldn't claim to be teaching Hawaiian healing or lapa'au. It's fine if you want to call it your own, but don't make it out to be Hawaiian and it seems to me she capitalized heavily on her ethnicity and now Hew Len is carrying on the capitalism. Note the Living Treasure thing is from the Japanese mission not any State of Hawaiian Nation recognition.

Morrnah was born May 19, 1913, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Kimokeo and Lilia Simeona, both native Hawaiians.[1] Her mother, Lilia, was one of the last recognized kahuna la?au kahea or priest who heals with words.[2] Morrnah was a practitioner of lomilomi massage and for 10 years owned and operated health spas at the Kahala Hilton and Royal Hawaiian hotels.[3] Among her massage clients at the Hilton spa were Lyndon B. Johnson, Jackie Kennedy and Arnold Palmer.[4] In 1983, she was recognized as a kahuna lapa?au (healer) and honored as a "Living Treasure of Hawai'i" by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i.[5]

In 1976 she began to modify the traditional Hawaiian forgiveness and reconciliation process of ho?oponopono to the realities of the modern day. Her version of ho?oponopono was influenced by her Christian (Protestant and Catholic) education and her philosophical studies about India, China and Edgar Cayce. The combination of Hawaiian traditions, praying to the Divine Creator, and connecting problems with Reincarnation and Karma resulted in a unique new problem solving process, that was self-help rather than the traditional Hawaiian group process. She had no qualms about adapting traditional concepts to contemporary applications, though she was criticized by some Hawaiian purists. "Her system uses ho?oponopono techniques to create a working partnership among the three parts of the mind or self, which she calls by Hawaiian names, as well as by the terms subconscious, conscious and superconscious."[6]

She presented trainings and lectures on ho?oponopono to the United Nations,[7] in nearly a dozen states in the U.S., and in more than 14 countries, among them Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Russia and Japan.[8] She presented to schools of higher learning, such as the University of Hawai?i and Johns Hopkins University, to medical facilities, religious institutions and business organizations. In 1982 she organized the First World Symposium of Identity of Man.[9] A reporter noted: "There was something very calming and soothing about Simeona's presence and her voice, a sense of serenity about her, as she talks about teaching people how to relieve stress and attain peace of mind."[6]

To spread her ho?oponopono process, she founded Pacifica Seminars in the 1970s and in 1980 The Foundation of ‘I’, Inc. (Freedom of the Cosmos). In 1990, she started Pacifica Seminars in Germany. Simeona wrote three textbooks Self-Identity through Ho?oponopono, Basic 1 (128 pg), Basic 2 (to use after two years of practicing) and Basic 3 (to use after five years). The recommended waiting times for Basic 2 and 3 was for developing deep respect for the "Divine presence." In 1990, the English original of Basic 1, 8th edition, was officially translated and printed in German and French.[10][11]

In late fall 1990, her last journey for lectures and seminars took her through Europe to Jerusalem. On January 16, 1991, she came back to Germany, where she lived quietly at a friend's house in Kirchheim, near Munich, until her death on February 11, 1992.

Sandy S:
Hawaii-based Chuck Spezzano and his Psychology of Vision has the distinction of exploiting both First Nations and Hawaiian cultures. Follow the links:


--- Quote from: Pono Aloha on September 19, 2012, 06:37:57 pm ---Hard to find titles are often available at
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That site is now about "useful points … as you prepare to write your PhD dissertation". On the front page there is also a link to an essay mill where you pay to have your academic papers written for you. Academic fraud, in other words.

Seems this site is where you now find Native books (and other items) from Hawaii:


--- Quote from: Sparks on February 19, 2019, 04:20:28 am ---Seems this site is where you now find Native books (and other items) from Hawaii:
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The Facebook page is gone. The other site now redirects you to:


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