2011-06-22

Self mummification




Monk Kukais practice of self mummification was settled a thousand years ago on the holy mountain of Koya (Wakayama Prefecture).On his own experiences he developed a system step closer to the ideal, the passage which took a decade …

Initially, it was necessary to radically change the diet.Monk was allowed to eat nuts and seeds, which he sought out in the woods that surrounded the temple.This first stage lasted for a thousand days, that is about 3 years.
In addition to limitations in food monk had to suffer the brunt of daily work, prolonged physical activity, religious vigils.As a result, body fat almost disappeared.It rids the body of the substance, the most rapidly disintegrating after his death.

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