Kahuna - On bridges and 'mainu'
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Recovering the Ancient Magic – Max Freedom Long
What they use, however, when at a distance, is the well-known maunu, translated " bait." This is a finger-nail, hair or a garment touched with the perspiration of the subject, or in fact anything once a part of the body.
With this the kahuna seems to make a contact perhaps analogous to that made by a dog given a scent and set on the trail of a fugitive.