Dude, I pet fire. Literally. I sometimes sit beside a moderate sized fire and run my hand thru it. Mind you, I MUST keep my hand in motion while doing this... Kinda like passing your hand over a candle flame. Fire is one of my best friends. Also, I tend fire for sweat lodge, very hot fires. No, a "crippling fear of fire" is not "self explanatory". In fact, that and me playing the Indian flute, is often what I do as a solitary ritual. Oft times it's just me and my wife calling the directions, the god and goddess, sitting by several candles or a fire and me playing the flute. Some times we add the setting of intentions. I admit, your asking about plans inspires me to finish the sweat lodge project in my back yard for Mabon. I have the space ready. The fire pit is ready. I have the tarps. All that's left is building the lodge itself. Thx. I've been casting about for focus on this project, and this helps bring that focus. I'll keep you posted. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!