Shri Jasnath Asan, Rajasthan, India
Photo © Shri Jasnath Asan, 2016
27 DEC 2016
Just in case if you wondered what a fire dancer does on his down time...
A few weeks ago when we were starting to scatter after Puja, friend and fire dancer, Jogesh Beniwal, sauntered over to a pile of red-hot coals, carefully picked through them and then popped one in his mouth. He then tilted his head up and started blowing out red hot sparks. I saw him do it at the Fire Dance last month but to see it up close was unbelievable. I did the best to capture the event but an iPhone only can do so much.
What do you do after you put scoarching red-hot burning coals in your mouth and spout sparks? Well you take a selfie of course. I just love this place.
To learn more about famous Jasnathi fire dancers see my November 13th post on my blog at http://skydanceblog.weebly.com/ or visit YouTube at https://youtu.be/7EvWXThm98A to view a short film made at the ashram by Quark Films in collaboration with Shri Jasnath Asan.
Don’t worry, I will introduce you to more of the dedicated, talented staff in the next few weeks. You will meet some wonderful people I promise.
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Sharon K. Schafer
I paint, photograph, and speak about wild places in an act of reciprocity that is as vital to me as heartbeat or breath.
My interest in the magic and mystery of the natural world lies at the intersection of art and science.
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