is an old legend that taking lava rocks from Hawaii results in being
followed by bad luck. You may believe this , or you
may not, there is no scientific proof, but many people believe that lava rocks that have wrongfully been taken from Hawaii should
be returned by the person who took it. If you can't bring them back in person and
you would like to mail lava rock back to Hawaii you can mail them to us.
We gladly help.
of the Day: "After seeing a story on the CBS show
"Sunday Morning", I knew I had to return a lava rock and
black sand which was taken in 1977 while on a visit to the Big Island
via a Navy ship on a dependent's cruise. I never in my wildest
dreams ever associated so much bad luck with the items we took from Madame
Pele. I am returning them tomorrow along with a donation for your
assistance in this matter. Your ceremony sounds so lovely and is
much nicer than being thrown in a pile behind the Visitor Center. Thank
you so much!!!! Joyce, Jacksonville Beach, Florida".....
receive the returned lava rocks we will carefully wrap them in a leaf of the
"Ti-Plant" which is commonly associated with "Good Luck".
Your lava rock(s) will be returned at a special location in Volcano close
to the home of Pele, the Hawaiian Fire Goddess and Creator of Lava.
The lava rocks will be returned to Pele along with an offering of orchids to ask for
For taking care of returning your lava rock, a voluntary donation of $15.00
(or whatever you can afford, no matter how small) would be appreciated, to cover our
volunteers cost for
transportation, gas, ti leaf, and orchid, to return your lava rocks. If
you can't afford to make a donation, don't worry about it...you may still send us your lava
rocks. We will still be happy to take care of returning them for
course, you could just send the lava rocks back to the Hawaii Volcanoes
National Park direct, but as far as we have been told, their general practice is to just throw them out
onto a big pile right behind the Visitor Center. We believe the
return of your lava rocks and your "good luck" deserve more
respect and attention than that, and
that is why we would like to help you and offer you our service as an appropriate
your lava rocks to:
Attn: Lava Rock Return
P.O. Box 699, Volcano, HI 96785
Additionally we will
frequently post new lava rock stories sent to us on
this website. This will over time, build an interesting library of
lava rock stories.
If you would like to know when your lava rock has been
received back to Hawaii we recommend that you send your lava rock with
United States Postal Service and a
Delivery Confirmation receipt
( costs 75 cents extra ). This way you can check on-line with the
Postal Service and know exactly when your lava rock has reached home.
Please note that we can not return phone calls for inquiries, as we do
not have the time to log every package we receive and keep a list of
names and addresses, so sending it with the delivery confirmation is the
best thing to do if you want confirmation that the rocks where received
back in Hawaii.
If you like you can send your story via email
to us, so posting it will make it much easier for our volunteers and we
don't have to type it from a handwritten letter. We
welcome any stories that you would like to share in regards to the impact of lava rock
taken or returned to the islands. Your personal
information will always stay confidential and we do not release any
identifying information to any third party.
.... Dear Rainbow,
Thank you for returning the green sand to Green Sand Beach and
since you did so, it appears good fortunes are on the horizon.
To TV Production Companies, Magazine
Very Frequently we receive inquires
from TV Production companies and Magazine Editors from all over
the world wanting to produce a documentary or story about the
lava rock return and requesting information from us including
copies of letters and contact information of people that have
send lava rocks back to us..
We appreciate anyone's interest
regarding this matter, however, it is our policy to not
participate in any commercial TV production projects and /or
magazine articles about Lava Rock Return and the
commercialization of such.
The return of the lava rocks is a confidential personal service
handled by volunteers to give people that can not return the
lava rocks in person to Hawaii an option for still doing so, and
giving them at the same time the piece of mind of haven taken
care of this in an attempt to reverse the believed negative
impact of having taken rocks from Hawaii from their mind.
Additionally, we keep all contact
information regarding people that returned lava rocks and their
identity confidential, and any stories sent to us are posted as
time is available at volcanogallery.com are copyrighted. We do
not give permission for reprints for commercial or any other
Rainbow Moon Lava Rock Return
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