Whats the difference between private and public suspensions?
Private Suspensions are typically done for the sake of the person suspending whereas public suspensions are done for the sake of the audience. Normally, private suspensions are done for some form of spirituality or personal insight whereas public suspension is primarily entertainment and recreation. Of course, the distinction is not entirely clear in all circumstances. With private suspensions the focus is primarily on the energy the suspendee creates. It allows for a very enriching meditation without the distractions of money and audience or even just trying to explain or justify why you are suspending. SECTION THREE – HISTORICAL CONTEXT What has suspension generally been used for? Historically, suspensions have been performed as rights of passage, vision quests, healing rituals, penance, rituals of deity devotion or as means to gain visions by leaving the body and/or communication with the spiritual realm. They have been used for testing the endurance of the mind and body, or even ju