ʻAno Lani; ʻAno Honua: A Spiritual Guide to the Hawaiian Lunar Calendar
Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva
Hawaiian Cultural Services
Softcover, 76 pp.
The changing faces of the mahina guided the magical practices of the Kahuna and influenced the daily lives of Hawaiʻi’s people. ʻAno Lani: ʻAno Honua is the only book of its kind exclusively dedicated to the spiritual significance of the Hawaiian lunar calendar. The author, Kahu Wendell Kalanikapuaenui Silva, is a highly respected practicing kahuna, provides a fascinating in-depth perspective of the belief system of the indigenous Hawaiian people, their pre-Christian view of a person as a living spirit being and the underlying concept of mana, or innate spiritual energy that manifests in all things. Experience the time when the nightly phases of the moon governed almost every aspect of the daily spiritual lives of Hawaiians.