What can fire teach us? During my trip to South America, I met contemporary voyagers. That is, people whose task it is to keep the ritual fire alive. They were shamans chosen for this purpose year-round in Guatemala, in the Maya, or homestead graveyards, and in Varanasi burning the holy fire of corpses. Their dedication and attention to the fire always fascinated me, but I could not understand it. What’s so hypnotic about that? What can the Maya learn from fire knowledge? Why do they believe what the fire says? And what can we recall?