fire walking

  1. a religious rite in which people walk barefoot over white-hot ashes, stones, etc

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How to use fire walking in a sentence

  • The following legend, relating to the fire-walking ceremony, is recorded by Bishop Whitehead.

  • Fire-walking does not form part of the festival, as the goddess herself sprang from fire.

  • See the newspaper accounts of fire-walking in the presence of the Prince of Wales and about a thousand witnesses mostly European.

    Caves of Terror | Talbot Mundy
  • Of course, the writer is not maintaining that there is anything ‘psychical’ in fire-walking, or in fire-handling.

  • As in ancient Italy, so in Fiji, a certain clan have the privilege of fire-walking.

    Modern Mythology | Andrew Lang