King, Serge Kahili

Serge Kahili King – Leading proponent of the Hawaiian Huna tradition. The addition of the family name Kahili to his name derives from his adoption by a kupua, or “shaman of the Hawaiian tradition,” at the age of 18, three or four years after his father had initiated him in Huna. King also studied with West African shamans. His many books and lectures convey his stress on down-to-earth practicality and his rooting of shamanism in urban reality. Like most neoshamans, he portrays shamanism as helping others to know themselves better, a form of healing entirely fitted to modernity.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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