take photos so should be accepting if others wanted to take any of me, not that I had any desire to take part in the main event.
. So why would someone want to do this? There are many different reasons to suspend, from pure adrenaline or endorphin rush, to conquering ones fears, to trying to reach a new level spiritual consciousness and everything in between. In general, people suspend to attain some sort of "experience". Some Native American tribes have been using it for several hundred years and still use it today along with some Hindu sects. The exact dates from the Native Americans are unknown since there are no written records left by these people, just what settlers heard and saw in the late 1700's and early 1800's. One of these rituals was performed by the Mandan, a tribe that lived in villages along the Missouri River (now North and South Dakota). This suspension ritual was called the O-Kee-Pa, and was a rite of passage for all young men, as well as a vision quest ritual for the shaman. This ritual was performed by piercing two hooks into the chest and two hooks into the back of a young man about to enter adult life. This young man was then suspended for about twenty minutes to seek communion with "The Great White Spirit", under the guidance of someone who had taken the journey before called a Ka-See-Ka, or guide.
She then swung from side to side, even seeming a little dreamy as she obviously enjoyed her experience. Her suspension position is called a 'crucifixion'.
And after that, Lady Number 2, for another 'suicide'. This time, the suspendee felt the need to feel freer than usual and went topless. Whatever butters yer biscuit, anything goes here, and no one batted an eyelid.
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