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Richard L. Paglinawan & Lynette Paglinawan

Hawaiian belief in the spirit of an individual, upon his or her death, remaining in contact with living family members

About Richard L. Paglinawan & Lynette Paglinawan

Lynette Paglinawan has a master’s degree in social work, and was mentored by the legendary Mary Kawena Pukui in the practice of ho‘oponopono. Her husband, Richard, is also a social worker who helped recover the ancient Hawaiian martial art of “lua.” Both are on the faculty at the University of Hawaii Manoa.

Tribal Affiliation

Native Hawaiian


O‘ahu, Hawai‘i


Traditional Healers, Educators, and Historians