Stone is very important
to the ways of the Hawaiians. Healing
stones, such as the Hauola Stone, were in areas designated
as holding powerful forces of nature that stilled
the spirit and healed the soul, thus restoring health.
Kahunas (spiritual leaders) used herbs, diet, massage
and healing stones to alleviate their patients' ills.
Labor pains were eased by sitting on water-washed
stones, and umbilical cords were often buried underneath.
wall has been built over the stone, but this photo
shows how clear the water is, even in a busy harbor.
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