A “near death experience” changed a Colorado cowboy to become a Hawai’ian Kahuna priest. In the spring of 1982, when Arthur Costello was 34 years old, he was in a flooded crawlspace under his home when caught in the grip of 30 amps of electricity powered by 220 volts from an electric hot water heater that had shorted out in the water.
When his ‘lifeless’ body was pulled from under the house his back was broken in 4 places, and his hips, shoulder joints, heart, and brain were all severely damaged. He suffered a second near-death experience two years later when his heart stopped beating properly due to the electrical damage.
On Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 PM the public is invited to attend an amazing NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE lecture by Lono, a Kahuna priest, presented by TIES http://www.tucsoniands.org) of Tucson. It will be held at Unity of Tucson located at 3617 N. Camino Blanco. (Off River Road between Swan and Craycroft) All events (except workshops) are offered for a $5 suggested donation (no one is turned away).
During both of these powerful NDE experiences transformed a man’s life and set the stage for his life’s work. Arthur Costello was born in 1948 in a small mountain town in Colorado called Salida. From his earliest years he knew he was born to be a priest. He talked about it so much that his parents sent him to a Benedictine Monastery when he was 13 years old. When he was 18 he left not only the monastery, but also the Catholic Church. He felt he had to do this because he wasn’t able to reconcile what he had been taught in the monastery with truth as he was beginning to see it.
As transformative as these experiences were for Mr. Costello, there was more to come. After moving to Hawai’i in the early summer of 1992, Costello and his wife Lani were “found” by members of an old world Hawai’ian clan known as the Mo’o.
The Mo’o are the remnants of a nearly forgotten people who thrived for nearly 2,000 years before an invasion from Tahiti in 1,250 AD destroyed their enlightened culture and replaced it with the bloodthirsty reign of the Ali’i kings.
He and his wife were told they were the “new world brother and sister that had been expected by the Mo’o.” The representatives of this ancient clan said they recognized Lono (Mr. Costello) because he was teaching their Message which had never been written before. He was using certain words in certain ways and teaching concepts in ways only members of their priesthood clan knew. Because of this, they not only knew who Lono was, but also that he had been born to fulfill, renew, and spread the ancient Mo’o Message to people across the world.
After three months of living, learning, and sharing with these magical people, Lono and Lani were formally adopted by them, given their names, and ordained kahuna priests. Lono was ordained Kahuna Kupua A’o meaning “Master Teacher of the Light” and Lani was ordained Kahuna Kupua Pule meaning “Master Teacher of Prayer.”
To the Mo’o, Lono was the fulfillment a prophecy. Before the Tahitian invasion the indigenous Hawai’ians had lived in a balanced, happy, and abundant society without kings, war, or much in the way of crime. It was a culture founded upon the principles and skills taught by a system of wisdom they called Ho’ala Huna meaning “The Secret Knowledge of That Which Is Real.” After the invasion, the Ali’i marked all Mo’o priests and their families for execution and this precious wisdom became a closely guarded secret passed down through generations.
The surviving Mo’o made the preservation of this wisdom a most sacred trust. Their prophecy was that there would come a time when a priest from the Light/New World would be reunited with a priesthood brother from the Dark/Old World in a certain place on the Big Island of Hawai’i. This meeting would mark the rebirth of a powerful healing message to a world in pain. It would happen when this message could “fly around the world as if on wings of a bird.”
Shortly, after their ordinations, Lono and Lani were sent back to the United States to lay the foundation for the movement of Ho’ala Huna into the modern world. Since that time in 1992 they have dedicated their lives to integrating these ancient teachings into western society by teaching classes and seminars, leading retreats, writing books and articles, and building an extensive website in preparation to disseminate the wisdom to larger audiences.
Those individuals who take the time to master Ho’ala Huna lessons find a deeply increased sense of personal freedom and peace and an increased ability to make a powerful difference in our world. Ho’ala and Huna are Hawai’ian words that mean “that which causes an awakening to the secret/sacred knowledge of that which is real.
These are websites telling you more about Lono and his organization. http://www.eaglesnestsanctuary.com/ – (information about their holistic wellness center)http://www.hunawisdom.com/ -(information on this ancient system of Hawai’ian wisdom)
TIES lectures are held in the Unity of Tucson sanctuary from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the 2nd Thursday each month from October through May. Unity of Tucson is located at 3617 Camino Blanco (south of River Rd between Swan and Craycroft).
The principle mission of Tucson IANDS* Experience Sharing (TIES) is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for sharing personal spiritually transformative experiences. TIES is an affiliated group of the *International Association for Near-Death Studies http://(www.iands.org.
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For more information go to http://www.TucsonIANDS.org or call Chuck and Susan at 520-395-2365.