Higher Human Forms

Higher Human Forms: Hook Suspension

Robert Lamb explores the history and science of hook suspension, another means to modify the body and elevate the human soul.

Higher Human Forms: Ritual Tooth Extraction

Explore the strange world of ritual tooth extraction as a means of transforming body and soul...

Higher Human Forms: Voluntary Trepanation

Voluntary trepanation seeks to alter the functionality of the human brain through direct alteration of blood flow -- by drilling a hole in the skull.

Higher Human Forms: Bagel Heads

Higher Human Forms: Corpse of a Buddha

Higher Human Forms: Cut my Arms into Wings

Higher Human Forms: The Self-Mummifying Monk

The practice lasted from about 774 C.E. until the 20th century, and aside from 19 mummified members of the 12th century Fujiwara clan, it constitutes the only mummification rite in Japanese culture.

Higher Human Forms: Balinese Tooth Filing

Higher Human Forms: Foot Binding

Higher Human Forms: Skull Elongation