Sunday, December 28, 2008
Not pictured here, but the Waipi'o Valley, home of a black sand beach, and a spectacular waterfall is said to be a source of great Mana, or spiritual energy. You can certainly feel it when you are there. I can see why video game designers think that such Mana can be used to power magical spells, though I'm not sure if eating the dead is the best way to obtain it. Similar Mana can be found at the Pu`uhonua o Honaunau Place of Refuge where neat statues watch over the holy place where hawaiians could escape the dealt penalty for breaking oft-times capricious kapu laws, like in Highlander. Oh, and of course great food (even at the obligatory lu'au)!
Posted by Ben Ho at 5:33 PM