Mana Cards: The Power of Hawaiian Wisdom
written by Catherine Kalama Becker, illustrated by Doya Nardin
44-card set with 194-page book
"Beautifully illustrated, these cards take the reader on a journey through Hawaiian symbols, images, and wisdom to a place where anyone, anywhere, on any path, may find rejuvenation and new perspective. These cards inter-weave Hawaiian images with interpretations designed to expand consciousness and can be used by individuals, couples, and groups to improve communication and foster healthy ways of being and relating. These cards honor the culture and spirit of aloha that gently comes from Hawai'i Nei to cast its net of love like a lei around the world. The set includes a 194-page book with stories, detailed cultural information, and expanded interpretations."
"About the Author: Dr. Catherine Kalama Becker is an assistant professor of communication studies at University of Hawai'i, Hilo, specializing in intercultural and organizational communication. Catherine began studying Hawaiian cultural and spiritual traditions while living in the islands attending graduate school and teaching at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa."
"Author Kalama Becker and artist Doya Nardin have respectfully approached this work with care not to offend the Hawaiian culture in erroneous Western misconceptions and interpretation. In the very difficult and patient process of researching, writing and editing this work, Kalama has empowered herself with a keener understanding of Hawaiian culture rarely understood by her predecessors of Western Schools of Huna."
~Patrick Ka'ano'i (Author of The Need for Hawai'i)