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AGHORI by mistertrece AGHORI by mistertrece
Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, 3 coffee, 1 cigarette. OST: SIX FEET UNDER " Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane" [link]

The pic sucks as usual.

Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. It is also called anthropophagy. The expression "cannibalism" has been extended into zoology to mean one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food, including sexual cannibalism.

Cannibalism was widespread in the past among humans in many parts of the world. One of the most unknow cases are the Aughads, a Shaivite Hindu sect – mostly composed of ascetic sadhus – believed to have split off from the tantric Kapalika order (which dates from 1000) in India in the 14th century

The Aghori are known for their extreme and outlandish violations of typical Indian and other social mores, as well as their unorthodox, taboo rituals which have caused many mainstream Hindus to condemn them as non-Hindu. They are, for instance, known to engage in post-mortem ritual cannibalism (necrophagy), urophagia and coprophagy ( drink and eat urine and excrements).

They also often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting skull bowls (which Shiva and other Hindu deities are often iconically depicted holding or using) and jewellery.

Many Aghori gurus command great reverence from rural populations as they are supposed to possess miraculous healing powers gained through their intensely eremitic rites and practices of renunciation and tápasya.

Aghoris are monists who adhere to the common Hindu belief in liberation, or moksha in Hindu parlance, from the cycle of reincarnation (samsara). This liberation is a realization of the self's identity with the absolute. Because of this monistic doctrine, the Aghoris maintain that all opposites are ultimately illusory.

The purpose of embracing pollution and degradation through various customs is the realization of non-duality (Advaita) through transcending social taboos, attaining what is essentially an altered state of consciousness an perceiving the illusory nature of all conventional categories.

The Aghoris distinguish themselves from other Hindu sects and priests by their alcoholic and cannibalistic rituals. The corpses, which may be either pulled from a river (such as the Ganges) or obtained from cremation grounds, are consumed both raw and cooked on open flame, as the Aghoris believe that what others consider a "dead man" is, in fact, nothing but natural matter devoid of the life force it once contained.

Therefore while for ordinary people cannibalism may be seen as primitive, barbaric and unclean, for Aghoris it is both a spiritual resource and a subversion of taboos. In the Aghori view, nothing is profane nor separate from God, who is hailed to be all and in all. In fact, the Aghoris see it as a scientific approach in trying to discover how matter converts from one form to another.

Aghoris believe that a maximum of seven human murders will be forgiven. Human sacrifices do not count towards the murder total but are themselves very uncommon.

The Aughad sect still exists.
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redsamsix Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Looks like the fucker from Zombie Flesh Eaters.
iKestrel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
*sudders uncontorably* *twich twich* Ima go lie down for a while... Really crazily scary creepy interesting as always...
mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha thank you, best comment ever!! :D Like i said, real life is more creepy than a horror movie.
iKestrel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Mech-HAN Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
You always bring so many knowledge and history alone with your amazing work...
On the other hand,I always have some difficult try to understand cannibalism...It really helps...
mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for to read it all and for your words, is the best compliment for my art!
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
*jaw drops to floor instantly, eyes open wide, body trembles with fear and surprise*
mistertrece Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´re more creepier than me, dude :D
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I would have also accepted 'macabre,' if you know what I mean. But nonetheless, thanks!
davy-downpour Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
.....odd how i think this is beautifully grotesque
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