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The Self-Mummifying Monk

Subscribe: We tend to think of mummification as either an environmental event or a mortuary act perpetrated by others, but mummification can also occur as an act of ritualized self-destruction. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian consider the Sokushinbutsu of Japan, who once engaged in a process of ascetic self-mummification that spanned years of extreme body modification. Their purpose? To travel through time... #Podcasts #FullPodcastAvailable


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