Return Lava Rock to Hawaii!

It is a common belief that taking lava rocks from Hawaii results in being followed by bad luck. 
Just in case!... You might want to return your Lava Rocks to Hawaii. 

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lavarock3d.JPG (7498 bytes) Here are some sample photos & stories of previously returned Lava Rocks :

Lava Rock Stories   Lava Rock Stories II    Lava Rock Stories III
Lava Rock Stories IV

Lava Rock Return Photos       Lava Rock Return Photos II
Lava Rock Return Photos III        
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It is an old legend that taking lava rocks from Hawaii results in being followed by bad luck.  You may believe this , or you may not, there is no scientific proof, but many people believe that lava rocks that have wrongfully been taken from Hawaii should be returned by the person who took it.  If you can't bring them back in person and you would like to mail lava rock back to Hawaii you can mail them to us.  We gladly help.   Aloha!

Comment of the Day: "After seeing a story on the CBS show "Sunday Morning",  I knew I had to return a lava rock and black sand which was taken in 1977 while on a visit to the Big Island  via a Navy ship on a dependent's cruise.  I never in my wildest dreams ever associated so much bad luck with the items we took from Madame Pele.  I am returning them tomorrow along with a donation for your assistance in this matter.  Your ceremony sounds so lovely and is much nicer than being thrown in a pile behind the Visitor Center. Thank you so much!!!!  Joyce, Jacksonville Beach, Florida".....

Once we receive the returned lava rocks we will carefully wrap them in a leaf of the "Ti-Plant" which is commonly associated with "Good Luck".  Your lava rock(s) will be returned at a special location in Volcano close to the home of Pele, the Hawaiian Fire Goddess and Creator of Lava.  The  lava rocks will be returned to Pele along with an offering of orchids to ask for her forgiveness.  

For taking care of returning your lava rock, a voluntary donation of $15.00 (or whatever you can afford, no matter how small) would be appreciated, to cover our volunteers cost for transportation, gas, ti leaf, and orchid, to return your lava rocks.  If you can't afford to make a donation, don't worry about may still send us your lava rocks.  We will still be happy to  take care of returning them for you!

Of course, you could just send the lava rocks back to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park direct, but as far as we have been told, their general practice is to just throw them out onto a big pile right behind the Visitor Center.  We believe the return of your lava rocks and your "good luck" deserve more respect and attention than that, and that is why we would like to help you and offer you our service as an appropriate alternative.

halemm3.JPG (16413 bytes)Mail your lava rocks to:
Rainbow Moon
Attn: Lava Rock Return
P.O. Box 699, Volcano, HI 96785

Additionally we will frequently post new lava rock stories sent to us on this website.  This will over time, build an interesting library of lava rock stories. 

If you would like to know when your lava rock has been received back to Hawaii we recommend that you send your lava rock with United States Postal Service and a Delivery Confirmation receipt Request ( costs 75 cents extra ).  This way you can check on-line with the Postal Service and know exactly when your lava rock has reached home.  Please note that we can not return phone calls for inquiries, as we do not have the time to log every package we receive and keep a list of names and addresses, so sending it with the delivery confirmation is the best thing to do if you want confirmation that the rocks where received back in Hawaii.

If you like you can send your story via email to us, so posting it will make it much easier for our volunteers and we don't have to type it from a handwritten letter.  We welcome any stories that you would like to share in regards to the impact of lava rock taken or returned to the islands.   Your personal information will always stay confidential and we do not release any identifying information to any third party.

Rainbow Moon

....  Dear Rainbow, Thank you for returning the green sand to Green Sand Beach and since you did so, it appears good fortunes are on the horizon. TGSMW"....


To TV Production Companies, Magazine Editors, etc.:
Very Frequently we receive inquires from TV Production companies and Magazine Editors from all over the world wanting to produce a documentary or  story about the lava rock return and requesting information from us including copies of letters and contact information of people that have send lava rocks back to us.. 

We appreciate anyone's interest regarding this matter, however, it is our policy to not participate in any commercial TV production projects and /or magazine articles about Lava Rock Return and the commercialization of such. 

The return of the lava rocks is a confidential personal service handled by volunteers to give people that can not return the lava rocks in person to Hawaii an option for still doing so, and giving them at the same time the piece of mind of haven taken care of this in an attempt to reverse the believed negative impact of having taken rocks from Hawaii from their mind. 
Additionally, we keep all contact information regarding people that returned lava rocks and their identity confidential, and any stories sent to us are posted as time is available at are copyrighted.  We do not give permission for reprints for commercial or any other purpose.


Rainbow Moon Lava Rock Return


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