Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fire Dragons

Last night, we drove to the Goddess Temple in Chico, CA to participate in a firewalk. Under the guidance of Claudia Weber, we watched a huge pyre of cedar wood burn down to coals, and then walked across the coals to the sound of two assisting drummers and the natural sounds of the surrounding forest (the frogs from the nearby pond were competing with the crickets and the drummers for audial supremacy).

The night was clear -- with the moon and stars giving the whole experience a most perfect atmosphere - and the setting at the temple was beautiful. We can't wait to go back to the temple to camp in their tee-pees or participate in other events there.

The coals were certainly hot but we survived (albeit with slightly tender soles).

It's definitely a fun experience so we recommend giving it a try if you get the chance.

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