The Sawau dauvila (literally, experts in firewalking
) preserve their ancestral ability, a sine qua non to maintain their solidarity and ethnic identity within the matrix of identifies constituting Fijian society, where different groups possess different traditional knowledge and cultural properties ?
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "There had been a party going since yesterday evening and it appears some of the men decided to give firewalking
In the evening, we will be entertained while we watch a unique Fijian Indian religious firewalking
activity held in the temples.
Classroom-tested as a read-aloud by this reviewer's (spellbound) sixth-grade English students, this is a truly "awesome" collection of science essays and mystery stories about 16 intriguing phenomena: Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, Black Holes, dinosaur extinction, the Easter Island statues, firewalking
, ghosts, lightning, the Loch Ness monster, sea serpents, Stonehenge, life on Mars, time travel, origin of the universe, UFOs, and "warp speed." Displaying his dual-career talents (he's a scientist and a full-time storyteller, now), Haven presents a compelling narrative based on each strange event and follows up each story with the relevant scientific facts, as we know them.
A cross-cultural study of the ideologies justifying firewalking
illustrates the manner in which ideas are shaped by their environment.
I did, however, draw the line at firewalking
. Tania had organised this "treat" as an anniversary present, but I was damned if I was going to get my trousers singed.
More meditation, crystals, firewalking
and sacred communing with dolphins?
4321) and tightly organized fishing village located on the west coast of Sri Lanka 75 miles north of Colombo, the Hindu inhabitants, most of whom belong long to the Tamil-speaking Karaiyar fisher caste, celebrate an annual firewalking
festival for the goddess Draupadi which also attracts devotees from other parts of the island.
A Boston Globe article on a firewalking
seminar profiled its creator as follows: "Self-help guru Tony Robbins made his first million before he was 25; he perfected his you-can-do-it shtick with firewalk seminars en route to real estate deals and late-night television infomercials." Time cited astrologically minded stockbrokers and an investment banker who speaks of her past life as evidence of the illegitimacy of New Age beliefs.
Highlights include a 16 foot spider stalking the streets, monster petting zoos, Little Monsters Ball and even firewalking
. There's even a very special Harry Potter day too.
The event is being hosted by coach, hypnotherapist and firewalk instructor Cliff Mann, who is the most experienced firewalking
instructor in Europe.
Other speakers include serial entrepreneur Ketan Makwana, trainer and motivator Terry Careswell of Ignite Firewalking
, and didgeridoo 'therapist' Gregg Chapman.