photography-bonfire-camping-montana-theresa muncy-swittersbBonfires (Bone Fires) go way back and a little research reveals they rate right up there for fertility, Beltane, (crops/humans), keeping bad spirits at bay, welcoming positive, seasonal changes, celebrating the pending victory over a rival (combat, sports) and on & on.  The campfire usually stays contained and lower (suitable for conversation, day dreaming, warmth) But, the bonfire draws out images of pagan energy and perhaps intoxication? Watch those sparks! Almost looks to be headless torso rising up out of the flames.