Type of Spiritual Experience
There is evidence that the Ninja were capable of getting true rebirth experiences. A true rebirth experience is one of the most terrifying one can have, as one experiences a form of purgatory in which one witnesses allegorically one’s own software rewrite! You can feel like you have been stabbed by knives, boiled in pots, dismembered. I do not joke, it leaves you shaken and shattered. The objective is to make you into a shaman – it was quite common in shamanic societies. It still happens today, even in people who weren’t aware it was possible.
Ishikawa Goemon (1558 - 1594) was a semi-legendary Japanese outlaw hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor. Goemon is notable for “being boiled alive” .
A description of the experience
Dr Masaaki Hatsumi - Essence of Ninjutsu
Ishikawa Goemon was described as a wrongdoer by people of later years, but as a matter of fact, he wasn’t. Records say he kept company with respectable persons. He is said to have been boiled to death in a cauldron. But he lived afterwards In picture, Goemon with dotera - by Utagawa Toyokuni 1769