Buruburu means popcorn in the African‐Brazilian dialect. In the religious symbology of Candomblé, popcorn is the flower of Obaluaê, the Orisha of disease and cure. The work alludes to a popcorn bath as a source of energy that vigorously cleanses the body and soul. Heráclito’s work analyses ritual, symbolic, and ethnographic issues at the same time as it discusses the relationship between cultural constructions and the spontaneous course of phenomena.