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of the Polynesian mystics, which
has not been written down in any
book before The Bowl of Light.
Randy: Can you describe the
"life roles" Makua discusses in
The bowl of life?
hank: Yes. The Polynesian
system poses a clear understand-
ing of our life roles. We are war-
riors, artists, servers, scholars,
sages, priests/healers, or chiefs.
Each life role has both a posi-
tive and negative polarity. For
example, our politicians, sol-
diers, and sports teams -- our
gladiators -- are all warriors.
The positive polarity, the
function of the warrior, is per-
suasion. The negative polarity is
coercion. A successful outcome
is rarely achieved through coer-
cion. But it is through the nega-
tive polarity that we learn our
lessons; that is the function of
the negative polarity.
The positive polarity of the
artist is the creation of images
of power and beauty to inspire
and encourage us. The negative
polarity of the artist is deception.
How many artists become suc-
cessful because they can imitate
other people who are creative
although they themselves have
no creative ability?
The positive polarity of the
server is to be of service. People
who work in restaurants or banks
or who drive cabs are servers.
The negative polarity of the
server is slavery, bondage. The
people who are in service to us,
who are locked into jobs which
involve endless, joyless striving
their entire lives, or who have
credit card bills, college loans
and mortgages they'll never be
able to pay off, are in bondage.
Makua would say that we have
a new kind of slavery today; it's
economic slavery.
Randy: What is your life role?
hank: I'm primarily a scholar.
The positive polarity of a schol-
ar is knowledge, which can only
be achieved through direct ex-
perience. The negative polarity
is theory because contentious
views and theories that begin in
academies encourage scholars
to go into greed or glory.
Comedians are often sages.
The positive polarity of the sage
is expression. They are teachers.
The negative polarity of the sage
is oration, the filibuster. A lot of
our politicians and many trans-
formational speakers are sages;
they like to hear themselves talk
a lot.
The priests and priestesses
are in the role that Makua calls,
"The Sixth Level," which is also
the level of the healer. Their
positive polarity is compassion.
Their negative polarity is zeal.
Randy: Why is zeal a negative
polarity?
hank: Think of all the people
who have been killed in wars in
the name of God. That's zeal.
They're in the negative polarity.
The positive polarity, like Jesus
of Nazareth, St. Francis of Assisi,
or Hildegard of Bingen -- some
of the truly great mystics across
time -- ran into trouble with the
religious hierarchies of their time
because they were in positive
polarity while all the religious
hierarchies were operating in
the negative polarity.
In the Holy Inquisition up to
9 million people were murdered
because they were in direct
competition with the Catholic
Church. What religious body
with any authenticity could ever
condone something like that?
That's zeal.
Randy: Do we only have one
life role?
hank: We all have a primary
life role, as well as a secondary
life role, and sometimes a ter-
tiary role. But we are all going
towards the Seventh Level, which
is the life role of a chief. That's
the level of the Empress and the
Emperor. Our directors, CEOs,
and presidents are chiefs.
The positive polarity of the
chief is mastery of the self. The
chief is the one who has mas-
tered all of the other life roles.
In positive polarity, the job of
the chief is to create abundance
for their people through their
relationship with nature. Makua
said we need to return to nature-
focused spirituality and mysti-
cism because nature is the true
God and every time we abuse
nature, we abuse God.
Randy: We see that in all the
destruction we've experienced.
hank: Absolutely. The true
chief is in service to all of their
Hank...
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