Symbolism - Korean mystic shamanism - Beheading
Type of Spiritual Experience
Beheading can occasionally be experienced during the more gruesome rebirth spiritual experiences – see also the Types of Spiritual experience – however symbolically it has a different meaning.
If we use the approach that requires gradual subjection and suppression of functions in order to subjugate the Will and hence the personality, there is the need to minimise any threats, opportunities, obligations and desires.
One of the major sources of all of these is the body itself. Thus beheading is symbolically the ability to reject all bodily desires -disconnect the mind from the body.