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Anyone who has researched into the history of the Ninja will know that they are closely linked with the spiritual sect called the Yamabushi. Yamabushi literally translates as "One who lies/hides in the mountains". Yamabushi are Japanese mountain ascetic hermits with a long tradition as mighty warriors endowed with supernatural powers. They follow a path called Shugendō which translates literally as 'magical powers through spiritual trials.'

It is from this tradition that Ninja draws its traditional tests such as standing under waterfalls or walking on hot coals. Firewalking to the Yamabushi is a trial associated with overcoming and mastering the fire element.

Of course, all powers and abilities should be used to do good which is why on the 11th of November I am taking part in a sponsored firewalk for the Break charity.

Break provides a variety of high-quality services to a range of vulnerable children, adults and families, including:

  • Respite care  
  • Short breaks & holidays  
  • Residential Care  
  • Mentoring and Transitional work  
  • Mental Health Services  
  • Residential Assessments  
  • Learning & Development

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I will post a video of it all after the event.

About Martin

My life's work has been to learn and master the art of meditation. To do this I have practiced and studied meditation with unbroken, daily discipline for over two decades as taught in the works of Franz Bardon. However, just like Bardon himself, I have also dedicated my life to gathering what is of use from different traditions around the world - whether hidden in the Japanese mountains, Egyptian desert or with the Indian yogis.

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