- Causing death by fire. The act of burning someone or suicide by fire. History Burning at the stake was a practice of immolation. Popular during accent times. Many cultures held versions of this public execution display
- Thought to burn the accused to purify or cleanse the demon’s from the soul Immolation sacrifice was also a practice to ward off evil spirits
- Buddhist monks have held immolation displays as a severe protest
- The act of setting themselves on fire has left lasting impressions in the minds of people for many years.