Incas - Macchu Picchu - 'Funerary rock'
Type of Spiritual Experience
Lots of people have guessed about the use for this, but given that one mechanism of achieving spiritual experience is simply to be placed in a drugged condition undergoing hyperthermia, hypothermia and dehydration, then this may have been the place where it was done - my guess is a good as everone else's!
Except that from this site I have a lot of observations from other cultures such as the Native American Indians and Australian Aborigines that show that some benign methods were used - suppression methods - and some very very non benign methods - fear, overload of emotion, pain, you name it, it was used.
They found a few skeletons here. They do in many places where the candidates are initiated via overload methods. Some simply don't make it.
A description of the experience