A religion that supposedly embraces pain, and specifically its release through crying, as a means to move to a higher state of being.
This religion is supposedly practiced by all the members of the heavy metal group Tool
, but since it is nearly impossible to find any writings about Lachrymology that aren't related to Tool, it is obvious that Lachrymology was a hoax made up by Tool.
Since several of Tool's songs attack the cult Scientology
, it is likely that Lachrymology was made up as a satire of Scientology, especially since Tool has claimed that Scientology has drawn many followers away from Lachrymology.
Anyone who claims to practice Lachrymology is simply a Tool fan that hasn't put two and two together.