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Sacred Sites of Hawaii

Sacred Sites of Hawaii2-Disc Documentary

Hawaii has been held in reverence as being a sacred place that provides all people a means to connect with their own spiritual pursuits and give them a meaning to being. Those powerful connections and personal spiritual quests are fulfilled within the Sacred Sites of Hawaii.
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Featured Sacred SitesReligion in Paradise

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Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

Unique geological configurations in the center of the island, known as the piko or navel, mark the sacred site where ancient Hawaiian Ali’i (Royalty) would witness the birth of their heirs.

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St. Andrew’s Cathedral

This Gothic styled cathedral, established by King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma is home to the islands Anglican Christian Church.

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 Kaumakapili Church

Built at the request of the Maka‘ainana (commoners), a fusion of the Hawaiian language and American Calvinist Christian worship flourishes here to this day.

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Keaiwa Heiau

The ancient medical center of the island where medicinal practices were perfected and the ancient healing arts were organized and perpetuated.

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Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Byzantine Greek architectural elements, intricate hand made mosaics and didactic iconography have been incorporated into this Hawaiian inspired design.

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel

Built to commemorate those who gave their all on December 7, 1941, this facility caters to many different faith traditions in the military.

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The Healing Stones

Two distinctively shaped stones with supernatural powers have been venerated by people with differing and sometimes conflicting spiritual traditions.

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International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Located in Nuuanu valley is a place of peaceful tranquility conducive to devotional joyous practices of KRSHNA devotees.

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Makiki Christian Church

Filled with biblical symbolism this sanctuary is modeled after a medieval Japanese feudal castle.

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Puu O Mahuka Heiau

This islands largest open air temple was used for interisland communication, a variety of sacred functions and perhaps as an occasional luakini heiau  (temple for human sacrifices).

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Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Mission

With its eastern golden altar, western style pews and organ, this unique temple provides Japanese Buddhist teachings and links the past to the future.

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Stones of Life

Four stones memorialize four mystical healers from the ancient land of Moa‘ulanuiakea (Tahiti) that administered miraculous cures throughout the islands.

Trailer Video ClipsSacred Sites of Hawaii

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Sacred Sites of Hawaii, Religion in Paradise: Oahu — Trailer
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Sacred Sites of Hawaii, Religion in Paradise: Oahu

Since time immemorial, humankind has looked to the lands, the seas, the heavens, and all of its immediate surrounding environments in attempts to make sense of what this mystery called “being alive” meant. As the questions addressing this mystery accumulated, the methodologies that humankind sought to employ to understand this and other mysteries accumulated and evolved as well.

These methodologies became the belief systems organized into the numerous world religions that we see today.

RARE FILM AND ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

The first documentary of its kind to feature Hawaii’s accessible sacred sites. 

TWELVE INCREDIBLE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND OF OAHU

Explore unique religious architecture, symbols, art, devotional objects, and sacred spaces.

2-Disc DVD Set

Easily navigate the menu to any sacred site featured.

149 MINUTES OF FASCINATING FOOTAGE, INTERVIEWS, AND MUSIC

See inspiring images, listen to edifying spiritual teachings, and hear the uplifting music of faith.

A UNIQUE VISUAL AND EDUCATING JOURNEY FOR EVERYONE

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