Sacred PainsStreaming Video - 2010
Among the many religions of the world one can still clearly observe the shamanic imperative to enter the realm of the sacred-and some practitioners will do whatever it takes to reach that elevated state. This program looks at rites and rituals designed to achieve spiritual awakening through physical pain and bodily injury. A village in Nepal welcomes the New Year with a tongue-boring ceremony. In Bali, the faithful turn knives against their own bodies. And in Thailand, some religious devotees climb ladders with razor-sharp steps to please their deities.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (41 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Sacred Pains