I saw a woman jump into a fire and not get burnt. She had been dancing in a trance for hours in a packed
hut. The fire was blazing. She was gone, in a dream of some kind. That was in Africa and I was fifteen
years old. Since then I've learned anyone can do it.
Nearly fifty years later I'm teaching fire-walking for fun. Last year
kids were doing it. The grown-ups had huddled together waiting to see who would go first. It was an
eight-year-old with a big proud grin on his face. The other kids, from four to fourteen, quickly
followed. Eventually one or two adults stepped across the coals. My gods you should see their faces.
There is nothing in this entire life-world like the overcoming of fear.
When I was a young man, a soldier, I wanted a glorious death...but not enough, clearly. It was in my
thirties, on leaving the army, I realised it wasn't going to happen. Then found myself wanting a glorious
life. At first it was riches and success, health and happiness. Later it became success, health and
happiness. Then health and happiness. Actually, happiness is for me the best result. I have it.
I live the life I designed, doing what I want to do, being where I want to
be, with who I want to be with. I just had to want it enough.
What's the connection?
I think the answer is trance. I just spent a week training with Paul McKenna, learning about the power
of trance. New ways of learning ancient miracles.
Life is so cool! You go into a dream and make it come true.