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In the News (Mon 13 Nov 17)

  
  An Interview
Because Nestinarstvo belongs to those ritual systems whose roots were deeply implanted in the very origin of Man's concept of secular and sacred.
If we start with the ancient times' nestinar in his position of priest, who was the mediator between the world, God and the world of afterlife, and finish with the modern psychoanalyst, we would conclude that human society has always needed its mediators.
Fortunately, the ritual system of Nestinarstvo has remained intact throughout the centuries, in terms of its philosophical and notional aspects; and it has kept its thorough meaningfulness.
library.thinkquest.org /C0130033/interview.html   (891 words)

  
 Sunny Villas Ltd. - Real Estate Agency. Offers for residential and commercial properties in Bulgaria.
This region is the only one famous for the so-called nestinarstvo/ dancing on live coals /which is one of the most ancient pagan rituals on the Balkans and lays a bridge between the past and the future, thus revealing a slight fragment of the cultural heritage of our nation.
One can trace the history of nestinarstvo tradition back to the Thracians - the ancient inhabitants of Bulgaria who paid their respect to the Sun as their God and believed in immortality.
The nestinars in Bulgaria, however, insist that they have inherited this ritual from their ancestors as a truly Christian duty which, if observed, would bring the believers health and rich harvests and, if not respected, would bring their community a period of ailments and poverty.
www.sunnyvillas-bg.com /en/sity.php?grada=11   (1978 words)

  
 EQUESTRIAN TOURS, horseback riding
The ride continues via the small village of Bulgari to the Saint Trinity Chapel.
At Bulgari village the riders will get in touch with the millenary Bulgarian tradition - nestinarstvo - an ancient, magnetic and mystical ritual dance onto fire.
Break and lunch- at the village of Bulgari.
www.balkandom.net /arkan-tours/equestrian_tourism2.htm   (939 words)

  
 Fire dancing, nestinarstvo - Park Strandja
Fire-dancing called Nestinarstvo extends a bridge between the past and the future, and shows a tiny fragment of the cultural heritage of our nation.
It is something unique and almost unknown though it has existed in the heart of Europe for centuries on.
If they observed it they stayed healthy and harvested rich crops, if not, disease and poverty befell the community.
www.discoverstrandja.com /the-people/nestinarstvo-fire-dancing   (393 words)

  
 The Nestinarstvo Phenomenon
Nestinarstvo is a unique, almost unknown phenomenon, an enigma representing a tiny fragment of the Bulgarian cultural heritage.
The ritual of the dance on embers (today often commercialized) is only a facet of an intricate complex, in which the central position belongs to the never-changing values of the human spirit and the eternal search for happiness.
Nestinarstvo is a unique phenomenon, which still remains veiled; a mystery posing many unanswered questions.
www.bulgarianproperties.com /Bulgaria_articles/The_Nestinarstvo_Phenomenon_1065.html   (1054 words)

  
 FONTAIN - folk formation, Sofia, Bulgaria, Balkanfolk
It was in 1993 when Ilian first danced on embers with the icon of St St Konstantin and Elena (the protectors of fire-dancers) in his hands.
Nestinarstvo (fire-dancing) was a pagan tradition, which Christianity preserved till nowadays.
Big fires were lit and, in order to propitiate St Elena, the nestinari performed their mystical dance on the embers.
www.balkanfolk.com /catalogue_FONTAIN_-_folk_formation,_Sofia   (338 words)

  
 Malko Tarnovo - Strandja – The Mountain Of The Ancient Thracians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The fire-dancing ritual, called “Nestinarstvo” is typically regional.
There are saved icons in the Strandzha churches where St. Iliya leads a team of horses with sun rays bridle-reins and under him worshipers greet him with raised up hands, opened arms and outspread fingers (the most widespread greeting while exercise solar cults).
Constantine and St. Elena (the Roman emperor Constantine the great and his mother) are patrons of the fire-dancing (Nestinarstvo).
malkotarnovo.yes.bg /en/?itype=116   (981 words)

  
 SEFweb-revue/année
Cet article est consacré au nestinarstvo, danse sur le feu pratiquée jusqu'au début du XXe siècle dans des localités à population grecque et bulgare de la Strandzha (dans l'est de la Thrace).
This paper is concerned with the nestinarstvo, a dance on fire practiced until the early 20th century in villages of the Strandzha area (east of Thrace) inhabited by Greek and Bulgarian populations.
The rite was preserved until the sixties in Bulgaria in the only village of Balgari, while it is still alive today in northern Greece in areas inhabited by Greek immigrants from the Strandzha.
www.culture.gouv.fr /sef/revue/01_2/01_2_07r.htm   (378 words)

  
 BGGLOBE - Bulgaria travel guide, аccomodation in Bulgaria, tourism, landmarks, holidays, vacations, sea, mountain, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Charming are the numerous chapels spread in the mountain.
Very interesting is and the traditional and cult ritual “nestinarstvo”, in the Balgari village and also the original architecture, legends and myths.
Veleka – Occupies the upper stream of the Veleka river.
www.bgglobe.net /viewer.php3?lang=eng&Obj_ID=932&alone=no   (402 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Nestinarstvo représente une ancienne coutume, une danse sur la braise.
En Bulgarie, au XIXe siècle, le nestinarstvo s'est répandu dans la Thrace de l'est, plus tard il ne s'est conservé que dans la région de la montagne Strandja.
Selon la légende, pendant les grandes invasions, les Protobulgares étendirent le nestinarstvo aux les quatre coins du monde: en Grèce, dans les pays arabes, dans le Caucase et sur les îles japonaises.
www.chez.com /geso/LIEUX1/DANSE_FEU/danse_sur_feu.htm   (948 words)

  
 About Bulgarian Music
Folk music in Bulgaria has a lot to do with celebration and holidays such as Christmas, New Year's Day, and midsummer, apart from the various feasts and fairs along the year.
One clear example is the Feast of St. Lazarus, along with the Strandzha region's unusual Nestinarstvo rites.
These rituals are famous because dancing villagers fell into a trance and danced on hot coals as part of the joint feast of Sts Konstantin and Elena on May 21.
www.informationbulgaria.com /bulgarian_music.html   (789 words)

  
 Villages in Strandja   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This small village (population 318) 17 km inland from Tzarevo is the only one given the status of "folklore reserve" in the Strandja mountain.
It is renowned for the ancient custom of nestinarstvo (fire-dancing), associated with the feast day of the saints Konstantin and Elena on May 21.
The nestinari (fire-dancers) performing the ritual fall into a trance and dance on hot embers to furious bag-pipe and drum accompaniment.
www.bourgas.org /bapci/greentourism/engstrvill.htm   (2282 words)

  
 Nestinarstvo » Propeller
Religion – An interesting ritual about dancing on burning embers in the name of religion.
Tags: nestinarstvo, orthodox religion, christian religion, christian orthodox
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religion.propeller.com /story/2007/06/03/nestinarstvo   (49 words)

  
 Horseback riding along Strandja mountains & Black Sea cost
The ride continues via the small village of Bulgari to the Saint Trinity Chapel.
At the village of Bulgari the riders will get in touch with the millenary Bulgarian ritual “Nestinarstvo” - barefooted dancers performing on burning embers.
Overnight stay in the open air near the Saint Trinity Chapel.
www.motoroads.com /tours-bulgaria-horse-riding-strandja.html   (576 words)

  
 Nestinarski igri
The holiday is mostly observed in the South-Eastern part of Bulgaria where the Strandja mountains meet the sea.
The most impressive feature of the holiday is dancing on hot coal called by local people “Nestinarstvo”.
After the prayer to the Saints a special melody is performed using a pipe and a kettle-drum, musical instruments typical for the region.
www.nestinarstvo.hit.bg   (231 words)

  
 Bulgarie : Voix d'hier, paroles d'aujourd'hui par - PUF - BiblioMonde   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Cependant, telle sera ici notre hypothèse, les formes mythologiques ne sont pas conservées au seul plan de la forme, elles le sont également au plan de l'engagement corporel dans les rituels où ces formes musicales sont proférées.
Ivanichka Georgieva — Le feu et la croix : un rite en l'honneur de saint Constantin - Cet article est consacré au nestinarstvo, danse sur le feu pratiquée jusqu'au début du XXe siècle dans des localités à population grecque et bulgare de la Strandzha (dans l'est de la Thrace).
Les observations conduites durant quinze années dans le village de Balgari montrent que le nestinarstvo est un ensemble rituel total, organisant le temps et l'espace villageois.
www.bibliomonde.com /pages/fiche-livre.php3?id_ouvrage=4016&texte_aff=table   (1451 words)

  
 ‘Fahrenheit 451’ on Flickr - Photo Sharing!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
I am Bulgarian and we are still quite pagans strong in our traditions like fire dancing rite, known as "nestinarstvo".
The fire dancing (nestinarstvo) is one of the oldest pagan rituals in Bulgaria traced back to the Tracians, Bulgaria's most ancient inhabitants who worshiped the sun and believed in immortality.
In a trance-like state, the fire dancers from the tiny mountain village of Bulgari still dance barefoot on burning embers, just as their ancestors did thousands of years ago.
www.flickr.com /photos/pentimento/42108018   (471 words)

  
 Bulgarian Properties: Property for Sale in Bulgaria, Property Management in Bulgaria
The Strandja mountain is declared as a national park and has many rare flora and fauna species and a walk there will let you experience the best relaxation.
The local people have preserved many authentic customs including the unique dancing on embers at special Christian holidays, called “nestinarstvo”.
This is an agricultural land plot of 1891 sq.m.
www.bulgarianproperties-tnt.com /list_properties.php?id=5366   (137 words)

  
 Airbound Inc - The Smart Traveller's First Destination for Tours, Cruises and other travel specials
In the afternoon the ride continues along the gorge of the Veleka River to the village of Brodilovo.
At Brodilovo, the riders will get in touch with the millenary Bulgarian tradition - nestinarstvo - an ancient, magnetic and mystical ritual dance onto fire.
Ride from the village of Brodilovo along the gorge of the Veleka River to the village of Kosti.
www.airbound.com /bulgaria4.htm   (395 words)

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