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Mellified man (wikipedia.org)
35 points by pmoriarty on Feb 14, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments

For a similar practice that we actually know happened, Japanese self-mummification is fascinating and gruesome:


The first time I heard about this term and practice was in Ian McDonald's "the dervish house"[1]. It's definitely one of my favourite sci-fi books of the past couple of years. I'd suggest that you check it out if you're into this kind of stuff.

1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dervish_House

Related to the voluntary aspect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokushinbutsu

Just an ancient urban legend. I flagged this.

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