10 Brutal And Shocking Religious Ceremonies
Many religions teach that purification can only be achieved through self-induced pain. The best example would the town of Phucket in Southern Thailand where people stab themselves through the cheeks with anything from gun barrels to umbrella handles in order to put flowers through the holes.
The ceremony of sparagmos was a ceremony reenacted by the Greeks in order to commemorate the event of the god Dionysus being torn apart by Titans. The participants use different creatures such as bulls and goats and sometimes even babies in order to rip them apart.