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Species of trees and janka hardness

Species of trees and janka hardness

The most crucial species characteristic in the wood is the heating value. Certain wood species are denser and, when burned, give off more heat; consequently, these produce hotter coals. Generally, wood is either characterized into hardwoods or softwoods, but there is...

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What is freedom?

What is freedom?

Often freedom is defined to be able to do whatever you want. That freedom is to be able to choose anything out of thousands of possibilities. Then freedom becomes associated with having a lot of money. With a lot of money, you can buy whatever you want. If you have...

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The King and Queen of firewalking

The King and Queen of firewalking

Many people believe that the more worldly power you have, the more freedom you get. But once a person comes to realize, or even sense, his/her full power, he/she becomes like the King/Queen; One with their task, destiny, responsibility and power. The King and Queen...

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Be Angry – on optimism, compassion, and fuel for change.

Be Angry – on optimism, compassion, and fuel for change.

I have a small book sitting on my shelf written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It's called 'Be Angry' and an unlikely subject for a man who has won the Noble Peace Prize and is a global representative of deep compassion and active kindness. But the Dalai Lama shares...

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10 signs of success

10 signs of success

Many people talk about success and getting what they want from life. So we made a list of signs that show success in life. Not acting from fear, especially of what other people would think.  Uninterested in judging oneself and others.  Uninterested in conflicts.  Not...

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Ceremonies and firewalking

Ceremonies and firewalking

In the early 90's the Twisted Hair Society had their meeting held every fourth year in north-eastern USA (Iroquois- country). Twisted hair is a society for elders, shamans, and roadmen from many of the Americas' indigenous peoples. When they meet, they have only one...

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Fake it till you make it

Fake it till you make it

Documentary on Tolly Burkan, by Rolf BeckmanThis video is mostly shot with an iPhone 4. It's from the three months we spent at the Firewalking Center - home of Tolly Burkan - in Sonora, California, February - in April 2015. It's very much a dogma movie. In an intimate...

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A vision for firewalking in 2031

A vision for firewalking in 2031

Let's start with a comparison; the card game of bridge. Two hundred million people compete in bridge all over the world. + ? how many plays at home for fun with friends and family?The US bridge association has 165 000 members. Now, most people don't know how to play...

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You need more energy. Here’s how to get it

You need more energy. Here’s how to get it

Do you know what guards the truth? Yesterday my friend Michael shared something that put all the pieces together inside of my head. In Taoist temples, two dog-lions are guarding the door to truth. One is a paradox; the other is confusion. Paradox and confusion, two...

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