Heiau

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High above Waimea Bay on Oʻahu we went to see the Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau, driving along a twisty and winding dirt road to climb up there, even scraping the bottom of the car at one point!  Once there, my brother Dan and I got out to walk around while Mom stayed in the car.  I did not want to approach the Heiau as a tourist, tramping around within its consecrated borders since that space had been made sacred by those who built it; as a priest myself, I am sensitive to such things.

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Sacred space has nothing to do with whatever particular denomination to which one might belong.  Sacred space is a part of the physical world that has been dedicated for no other purpose than for meeting the Divine.  Through ritual and purification, a spot on the earth…

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2 Responses to Heiau

  1. ilerlily says:

    So much evil explodes when mankind attempts invade and diminish the Divine. Thank you for sharing this, it has a special meaning for me.

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