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As could be expected, there has been a considerable “buzz” generated by the Firewalking Video which was posted here at the Crossroads earlier. A number of comments were left and some emails sent which asked a couple of questions and expressed a lot of curiosity to understand firewalking better, and learn how I became involved […]

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In this video, Deaf participants walk across red-hot coals at a firewalking workshop conducted by Ocean - who is the world’s first and only Deaf individual to be certified as a firewalking instructor by the Firewalking Institute for Research and Education (F.I.R.E.)
The workshop took place on New Year’s Day of 2005 in […]

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Ocean reflects over the past six months and shares her thoughts about blogging, the creation of Deaf Pagan Crossroads, and the various posts she has written:
It seems like just yesterday that I was joining the Deaf Blogosphere and putting up my first post here at Deaf Pagan Crossroads.
That first post, Out of […]

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In October of 2005, I traveled to Massachusetts to do an empowerment/firewalking workshop for DEAF, Inc. - a nonprofit organization serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Boston area. We had around 40 people in the group…while most were Deaf themselves, there were a few hearing individuals participating as well; most were members […]

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As I mentioned in my earlier blog (”On Being Deaf…and Pagan”), I am a certified Firewalking Instructor.
Now, you can imagine what happens when I go to Deaf Clubs or Deaf Events or whatever…
“So, Virginia - what do you do?” “I teach people how to walk on fire.”
“Huh??? Repeat that?” “I walk on fire, and I […]

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“Deaf People Can Do Anything…Except Hear!”
How many of us have heard this quote? Indeed, it is probably one of the more popular “rallying cries” of the Deaf Community.
But how many of us truly believe it…and practice it?
Of course, we all want to say that we do indeed believe in and practice this concept; but in […]

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Not too long ago, I had the chance to view the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” which of course stars the well-known deaf actress Marlee Matlin. Now, I am not here to critique this movie. You might have liked it…or you might have dismissed it as little more than “New Age Bullshit.” I […]

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