One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The practice of walking barefoot over a substance such as hot stones or wood ashes, often as part of a traditional ceremony.
- ‘Later, thousands of devotees took part in the fire-walking ceremony.’
- ‘By contrast, the fire-walking ceremony draws heavily on cosmological notions even though the humanistic dimension is not absent.’
- ‘It was she who brought my attention to the practice of fire-walking in Northern Greece.’
- ‘It takes several hours to prepare a 10-foot by 30-foot fire-walking trough.’
- ‘He promotes himself as the creator of the U.S. fire-walking movement, which he says dates to 1977.’
- ‘It is the mix of insights from these diverse contexts, and perhaps for some these incompatible traditions, that makes the fire-walking rite a different and exciting phenomenon.’
- ‘To show their enthusiasm for the corporate team, the employees were asked to engage in the ritual of fire-walking - literally to walk barefooted across a bed of white-hot coals.’
- ‘Early on Cliff told us why fire-walking works and I was relieved to hear that it was to do with physics and not faith.’
- ‘A fire-walking festival held at Katagarama attracts pilgrims from all over the island, as do other sacred centers of Buddhism.’
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