University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Paul G. Brewster

The Strange Practice of Firewalking

By: Paul G. Brewster

Of all phenomena, the ability of certain individuals to walk barefoot through fire without being burned is perhaps the most spectacular and unquestionably the most puzzling. Where and how the practice originated can only be a matter of conjecture. According to some firewalkers, it had its beginning in Central Asia, the ancient birthplace of manĀ­kind. […]