• MUMMIFIED, OR JUST MEDITATING? UNEARTHED BODY OF A 200-YEAR-OLD MONK RAISES QUESTIONS (6 Images)

    2. We’ve Seen Other Mummified Monks Before:

    Over the last 50 years there are said to have been 40 such cases involving meditating. Mummification is a fascinating way to preserve a person’s remains, whether to be worshipped or because they’re planning on using that body at a later date. But some people have gone to incredible lengths to prepare their own bodies for mummification while they were still alive. The most famous practitioners of self-mummification to modern readers are the sokushinbutsu, the Buddha in the flesh, whose bodies have been found in Japan, primarily in Yamagata Prefecture.

  • MUMMIFIED, OR JUST MEDITATING? UNEARTHED BODY OF A 200-YEAR-OLD MONK RAISES QUESTIONS (6 Images)

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