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A man is hung from a very tall post with the help of two or more metal hooks pierced through the skin of back then the person is rotated at high speed. People enjoy and celebrate this kind of crude and gruesome religious practice of inflicting pain on one’s own body.It is a rural culture of India.

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Comment by A Former Member on April 20, 2009 at 1:37pm
I can understand your objection to these kinds of practices based on the religious supersition surrounding them. However, to me, it is very intriguing. I once participated in a "modern primitives" ritual in which sleigh bells the size of tennis balls were sewn to my chest and back with fishing line, and then we danced for about 45 mintues to the beat of a drum. It was a very poerful experience. I don't have a problem at all with body modification or rituals such as these. I have a problem with dogma.

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