Wailea Daily Photo

Wailea Daily Photo

Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii

3/20/08

Still Doing The South Maui Beach Walk

As we mosey along on our South Maui Beach walk, we look to our right, and we see a beautiful wedding chapel located on the grounds of the Grand Wailea Resort. I've posted photos of this building before on my blog from other angles.
Continuing on our winding walk past the gorgeous resorts, we notice a stone honored with leis and a sign that translates to Sacred Area. The name for stone is pohaku, and stones were of vital importance in old Hawai'i.

The old Hawaiians believed stones possessed mana and some pohaku had deities residing within them. A stone could also be a temporary resting spot for higher beings. There are all kinds of sacred stones: stones for birthing, healing. fertility, etc. The shape of the stone often determined it's special mana. Stones even possess gender. What do you feel about this one? Male or female?
We've been walking for some time now. Don't you want to take a rest on this lovely lounge chair made for two and look out to sea and dream a bit before resuming our walk tomorrow?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Destitute Rebel said...

The chapel is just amazing

March 20, 2008  
Blogger Jilly said...

Beautiful chapel - the stone is female. She's resting on her arm in a feminine position, it seems to me. this walk is lovely but yes, let's stop and chat in that chair. It's a double chair I think. That'll do me fine. On to tomorrow...

March 22, 2008  

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