-the rebirth of the prospector-

“…the honest truth, insofar as this suggests absolute fidelity to historical fact, is inaccessible…. for memory cannot do the necessary work independently of fantasy…” — Frank Kermode

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Reaffirmation Carpet

Walking over hot coals, whether using mind over matter or pure adrenalin, supposedly bestows one with an invigorated belief in ones abilities and self reliance. It is thought that by inventing an anchor for this achievement one can summon this feeling of power, at will, during ones day to day challenges....What better way to affirm yourself daily than by symbolically re-enacting this ritual every time you cross your front door threshold!

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