There is a place in the Philippines called Alfonso in Cavite where they have a tradition of fire walking.
I became interested in this practice primarily because I couldn’t see myself walking through fire. Just the thought of incredible heat touching my skin set my imagination running wild and my feet seeking the cooler confines of a cold bed or the bathtub.
The Philippines isn’t the only country with this kind of tradition. There are the Firewalkers of Beqa Island in Fiji and even Firewalkers from Bulgaria. Which begs the question, did they at one point in history come from one group of firewalkers who brought the tradition with them when they started forming communities?
This became my inspiration for the creation of the Firebinder. My firebinders do not walk on fire or hot coals. They’re blood is infused with fire. Literally. This fire calls the disease out of a person to heal them, but they must be near earth so that they can embed the disease into the ground where it is destroyed. Faith Hannah, Zac’s mate is a Firebinder. So are Marek, Lia, Rogue…
and now Fleur.
So If you want to know more about my Firebinders, you can start with Firebinders:Marek and you’ll read where they came from.