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 them. 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.
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 along with an offering of orchids to ask for
This is a free, donation based service to
anyone who would like to send back the lava rocks they have taken.
We choose to offer you this service for FREE via a group of
volunteers. If you wish
to make a small donations for the efforts being done on your behalf, a voluntary donation of $15.00
(or whatever you can afford, no matter how small) would always be appreciated,
but is not required. Any donation will assist us 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 it...you may still send us your lava
rocks. We will still be happy to take care of returning them for
Of course, you could just send the lava
rocks back to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park direct, however,
many people like being able to give the return of the rocks a little
extra attention, and to do so you can send them to us right here in
Volcano. Your lava rocks will then be given to the
volunteers that will take care of the return for you.
your lava rocks to:
Volcano Lava Rock Return
Attn.: Rainbow Moon
P.O. Box 699, Volcano, HI 96785
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 Priority Mail. 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.
frequently post new lava rock stories sent to us on
this website. 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.
As this is a service based
on available volunteers we may not have always time to respond to all
emails we receive or post the stories right away. So again, send your
lava rock with Postal Service tracking, and that way you know when it
has been received back.
Volcano Lava Rock Return
* This web space for the Lava Rock Return is
provided courtesy of VolcanoGallery.com.
This is a private confidential service handled by volunteers. Our
regular gallery staff is instructed to not discuss any information with
any media, no exception. So please don't' call and try to be persistent,
they do not answer questions.
MEDIA INFORMATION: To TV Production Companies, Newspaper Reporters, Magazine Editors, etc.:
often we receive inquires from TV Production companies, Magazine
Editors,and reporters 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, and
trying to ask all sorts of questions.
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 or newspaper articles about Lava Rock Return and the
commercialization of such, no exception.
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 that they feel
comfortable with 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 and posted on volcanogallery.com
are copyrighted. We do not give permission for reprints in
whole or part for commercial or any other purpose.
Volcano Lava Rock Return