Psalms The instances closest to "ritual killing" in the criminal history of modern society would be pathological serial killers such as the Zodiac Killer , and mass suicides with a doomsday cult background, such as the Peoples Temple , the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God , the Order of the Solar Temple or the Heaven's Gate incidents. During the Warring States period, Ximen Bao of Wei outlawed human sacrificial practices to the river god.
One of the main factors that drives a human being — that is the instinct to procreate, and the pleasures involved. In the northern parts of West Africa, human sacrifice had become rare early as Islam became more established in these areas such as the Hausa States. They do this in such a rough a manner that the unlucky sufferer experiences horrible pain and burning sensations.