Access to mysticism through pain is a way that man has explored since we can remember, however, for a “civilized” western thinker is probably difficult to understand how traversing the body with metallic elements can guarantee that someone gets to be more close to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. And yet millions of bodies each year come to events like this around the world determined to torture his flesh in the hope of achieving a higher state of consciousness. Some might see this as a twisted psychological cannon to clear the fault, others may say that thisi is nothing more than a strange superstition to prentend having control over the future or maybe is just a way to keep a tradition rooted in time. The fact is that there is much more than a minority practice, but a proposal generally accepted by many religions around the world.
March 12, 2016