So, on the pretext of our mutual interest in hula heiaus
and petroglyphs, I wangled an introduction.
Day trips to beaches and heiaus
, ancient Hawaiian sacred sites, with meditation, chanting, and educational component included.
E, from Southeast Asia, Polynesia, and Tahiti (with arrows of various colors for different time periods), and second, by their heiaus
or religious sites, spread out across the Hawaiian island chain.
After death, these powers were locked away forever with their bones in the sacred temples called heiaus
And a circle of palms at the far end of a lawn, planted on a platform of soil and edged with stones, recalls the heiaus
(ancient Hawaiian temples) still standing throughout the islands.
The topography usually determined the orientation, the heiaus commonly facing the sea or valley" (1931:35; Emory 1924:62).
Unfortunately, these scholars are largely silent on the question of heiau orientations.
Now restored, the place of worship, one of Hawaii's largest heiaus
, sits on the edge of the state's finest remaining intact forest of hala, a native tree with a distinctive crown and exposed spiderlike roots.
Because it is the youngest in the chain, it holds open many windows to the past, through heiaus
or ancient temples, a sacred "place of refuge," and petroglyphs--messages from the ancients carved into the lava flows.
For decades, a devoted archaeologist has worked to preserve Hawaii's sacred heiaus
On the Big Island's northern tip, the sleepy North Kohala Coast is flecked with historic heiaus
among great snorkeling beaches.
One reason for the formal variability was discovered when Kane'aki Heiau
on O'ahu was excavated and shown to have been remodelled, often substantially, several times during its history (Ladd 1973).