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“Hawaiian Legend”

Ranked #376 of 524 things to do in Oahu
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Owner description: Stones on Waikiki Beach representing mystical qualities when positioned a certain way.
Gilbert, Arizona
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“Hawaiian Legend”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Read up on the wizard stones online as the plaque is very hard to read. Very near the Duke statue. It is free and it is a great little bit of Hawaiian legend.

Visited November 2013
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Ruskin, Florida
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“Great Hawaiian Legend.”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you like legends this has to be the best Hawaiian legend place and it is free. Very accessible from must Waikiki hotels and it doesn't require a bus tour. Just read the legend online and enjoy.

Visited April 2013
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Chester, VA
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“REIKI teachings allow postivie enegry”
Reviewed June 7, 2009

Having studied Reiki, and now preparing for my Master of Reiki, the visit to the Wizard Stones of Kapaemahu Waikiki was a very symbolic journey for me. Some of the local population did not even know of the stones. This astounded me, to have such a powerful connection to healing in your back yard and not realize it. The more people I talked to and asked about the stones the stranger the looks. My journey was complete, I could not reach any of the stones to feel their energy, but I was drawn to them and felt the energy they emitted. There was a white dove sitting on the tall stone when I arrived, This stone needed to be washed. Not knowing the rules for approaching I just made the assessment and left. Several of my friends wanted to know how I found out about the stones, and they felt they were just a tourist attraction, the monks would be displeased with this turn of events. Commercialism seems to destroy many important landmarks.

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Newfoundland
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“Visit to the Wizard Stones on wakiki Beach”
Reviewed October 15, 2006

I found the original referance to these stones on an older website. It indicated they might be hard to locate and often have tourist towels drapped over them to dry. This is no longer the case.They are located immediatly beside the Wakiki Police Station on the Diamond Head side of the beach. They now form a small sort of mini-park. They have been surrounded with a small circular path of crushed gravel and an alter stone has been added for offerings.The whole thing is surrounded by a low iron fence with a locked gate. I asked at the police station, and was told, that normally the gate is only opened for native Hawaiians when they come to make an offering at the stones.
There are 2 beautifull bronze plaques near the alter. One describes in detail how the stones came to be placed there. The second plaque, appears to be an identical copy of the English version,but in Hawaiian . I passed the stones several times over a two week period and there were almost always fresh leis draped over the alter stone. It is said that the stones contain the "mana" of the 4 great healers who had them erected on the site. An offering at the stones is suppose to ensure a long and healthy life. I don't know if it's true, but I did get a beautifull yellow lei made and left it at the alter. The people who erected the stones believed in their power,hopefully they were right. In any case, it is, in my opinion, a great example of native Hawaiian culture.The monument is simplicity itself, but it speaks volumes about a culture, that appears to be being slowly smoothered by outside influence. definitly worth a visit if you're interested in learning about the real Hawaii.

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