According to Hawaiian shamans, the stuff of which everything in the Universe is created and connected. A vast web of aka threads connects all things.

These connections can be created with thoughts or intention. Aka threads are receptacles and/or conductors for mana. They can be activated with attention and sustained concentration. The Hawaiian kahuna (shaman) manifests
change and affects the desired outcome by establishing aka threads and working through those connections.

The Hawaiians perceived of a level of action where everything is connected through aka threads. This is a second level of existence beyond physical reality, that includes the subjective level of thoughts, emotions, and psychic phenomena. See also Hawaii.


An Encyclopedia of Shamanism written by Christina Pratt – Copyright © 2007 by Christina Pratt