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Old 09-11-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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7 Hawaiian Legends Not To Be Ignored

I read a book which mentioned not taking the lava rocks home with you.

Surely the people who did take the rocks home knew of the curse. There is supposed to be a postal station in the area of the volcano with a hill in the back of it consisting solely of the rocks that people returned due to their bad luck upon returning home.

Maybe it's not a legend, but I think the people who took these things would not have if they were the sort who believed in legends and curses, so I doubt if the bad luck arrived by the power of suggestion.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Uh-oh....
I have Hawaiian sand...I did not take it, it was sent to me.
Don't seem to be having any worse luck than usual.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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Uh-oh....
I have Hawaiian sand...I did not take it, it was sent to me.
Don't seem to be having any worse luck than usual.
Well, I never tested it and would not want to, frankly.

I would wonder about the person who sent it to you, though.
Was it a gag? Did you both know the supposed curse?

I don't especially believe in that tradition, but on the other hand . . .
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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Well, I never tested it and would not want to, frankly.

I would wonder about the person who sent it to you, though.
Was it a gag? Did you both know the supposed curse?

I don't especially believe in that tradition, but on the other hand . . .
It was a thank you gift, came with shells too...so maybe the sand was inside the shells and inadvertently sent.
Don't think she knew the curse, but I don't know and didn't know.

Your last comment reminds me of when my son was in Bahrain and went to see The Tree of Life. The lore is that if you touch it, you will eventually return. My son was tempted and then thought, 'I don't want to come back here.'
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Uh-oh....
I have Hawaiian sand...I did not take it, it was sent to me.
Don't seem to be having any worse luck than usual.
You wouldn't have bad luck, the legend says if you take it, not if it's sent to you.

I always have found Hawaiian legend and lore fascinating.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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the hawaiian sand that comes in a sealed plastic bag with shells is not really hawaiian sand. yes, many people have bad luck that take lava rock.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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the hawaiian sand that comes in a sealed plastic bag with shells is not really hawaiian sand. yes, many people have bad luck that take lava rock.
Mine came in a sandwich bag, from someone who lives in Hawaii, the shells were hand collected so the sand was too.
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