A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.: Huna, Ho’oponopono, and the Nature of Forgiveness
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., and Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways, explore the Huna concept of ho’oponopono and the nature of forgiveness. They also discuss Isa’s upcoming workshop on the Big Island of Hawaii, where students visit sacred sites, including Kīlauea, the active volcano on the island.
By Gerri Ravyn Stanfield
I was introduced to Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. through a mutual student and friend who told me “You two are up to the same things.” Through our email correspondence, I came to agree, the Foundation of the Sacred Stream is a place where spiritual seekers and healers can find education and inspiration from a variety of spiritual traditions. I spoke with Isa Gucciardi in September of 2012 regarding her work in the study and practice of soul retrieval.
Ho’oponopono is a mediation technique found in the Huna tradition, which is generally used in community or family groups to bring peace or harmony to a situation. It is a simple, direct and profound way of working with conflict. In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses Ho’oponopono and its role in our Relationship and the Inner Self workshop as a process for mediating internal conflict.
By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian word which refers to a process of mediation which has been used to bring peace among family and community members in Hawaii for centuries. Ho’oponopono is a key component of the larger school of psychology and healing called Huna.
Huna is a very ancient psychology, which has roots in mystery schools beyond the Hawaiian Islands. Many of the important elements of these mystery schools were relatively well preserved within the shamanic practices of Hawaii until the arrival of Christian missionaries in the early nineteenth century.