Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as fire-walk.
“Future adventures include a trip to Haiti with Sean Penn, a tour of Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas, a sit-down with a Hasidic Jewish family, fire-walking with Tony Robbins and a voyage to India with Deepak Chopra.”
“Ask the 28 people who suffered serious burns during an attempt to break the fire-walking world record in New Zealand.”
“Built in 1827, it's a popular venue for Hindu weddings and hosts a fire-walking ceremony each in October or November.”
“No, "Braise" did not seem fitting, but forthcoming it became, as would be the fire-walking ...”
“No, "Braise" did not seem fitting, but forthcoming it became, as would be the fire-walking...”
“It will help to “prove” your faith in “Bob” by mastering an impossible feat like fire-walking, snake-handling or levitating.”
“The people of Fiji until a comparatively recent date were cannibals; but their islands are now British possessions, most of the natives are Christians, and most of their ancient customs have become obsolete, from which I deduce that the fire-walking rites described in this article must have been performed by natives who had retained their old religious beliefs.”
“At a signal from the head priest, who acted as master of ceremonies during the curious succeeding function, the ascetics who were to perform the first exhibition of fire-walking gathered at one end of the bed of coals, which by this time was a fierce and glowing furnace.”
“Mr. Reid's closing statement is that "no solution of the mystery can be gleaned, even from high scientific authorities who have witnessed and closely studied the physical features of these remarkable Shinto fire-walking rites.”
“[Footnote 2: See the newspaper accounts of fire-walking in the presence of the Prince of Wales and about a thousand witnesses mostly European.]”
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