I originally read this about 20 years ago, but had the wrong author. I have saved it for all of these years on a piece of scratch paper in a box.now its filed in my "hell yeah" folder. funny how life changes, yet what holds true to you does not.
The honi is a Polynesian greeting in which two people greet each other by pressing noses and inhaling at the same time. This is a very honorific as this represents the exchange of ha--the breath of life, and mana--spiritual power between two people.