Lecture series to cover healing
The power of prayer to affect physical and emotional healing and resolve life problems will be the topic of lectures next week sponsored by the Christian Science churches on Oahu.
Fujiko Signs of Tokyo, a University of Hawaii graduate who lectures internationally about Christian Science, will describe her personal experiences of healing in the free talk on "Love Without Limits, Life Without Fear" at the following locations.
» Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center Manoa Ballroom, 2454 S. Beretania St. She will speak in Japanese in this appearance only.
» Friday, noon, Downtown YWCA, 1040 Richards St. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch.
» March 30, noon, Christian Science Society-Kailua, 55 N. Kainalu Drive.
Signs will speak on "The Universal Power of Prayer" at 4 p.m. next Saturday at the Christian Science Church-Wahiawa, 1637 California Ave.
"Healings are the natural outcome of a better understanding of our true being as God's loved children," Signs said. "Individuals have reported to me healings from headache, flu symptoms, injured foot, lifetime resentment, long-standing depression."
Signs grew up in Japan with a background in Buddhist and Shinto teaching and she draws some comparisons between Christian Science teaching and Buddhist principles. During a time of personal health problems, she began studying the teaching of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."
"I love the psalms, also the parables Jesus used to teach lessons. Even his simple ones inspire me to think and dig deep," she told Ralph Burr, local coordinator of the lectures.
For information, call Burr at 521-7178.
Speakers to talk of divine femininity
Three speakers will explore feminine facets of divinity in a program at 7 p.m. Friday at the Punahou School Chapel.
"Return of the Sacred Feminine" is sponsored by Ala Kukui retreat center in Hana, Maui, and the Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii. The speakers:
» Pualani Kanahele will talk about Haumea, the mother of Pele, and the concept of Mother Earth in Hawaiian culture. She is kumu of Halau O Kekuhi and director of Hawaiian Programs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
» The Rev. Matthew Fox will talk about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and a traditional depiction of her as the Black Madonna. The Episcopal priest is founder of Wisdom University in Oakland, Calif., and the author of "Original Blessing" and other books.
» Luisa Teish will describe African-American traditions of woman as the vessel of creation. She is the author of "Jambalaya: the Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals."
Tickets are $10, or $5 for students, available at Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse, and at the door. For information call 596-8885.