By Keith R. Lindsay
Jam-packed with anecdotes at the most unearthly funerals and ultimate resting areas across the world, this guidebook is a tongue-in-cheek romp to a side of existence that frightens most folks. Discussing the burial practices of the past—from the embalming practices of old Egyptians to the funeral pyres utilized in India—while taking a look heavily at how loss of life and funeral prone are practiced this present day, this humorously macabre advisor solutions questions equivalent to what sort of celebration may be held at a funeral rite? Who could be invited to talk? should still plant life be despatched? and What tune will be performed? a full of life dialogue at the background of being buried alive and 10 rules on how you can cease it from occurring to you can be integrated.
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Additional resources for And in the End: A Guide to the World's Weirdest Funerals
In certain arctic and sub-arctic areas, the prehistoric practice of simply leaving the body to its own devices was alive and well long after the world became merely historic. Well, you try digging a grave in permafrost. In Central Asia the old Mongol method of letting the wild things chomp on the body transmuted into them keeping their own hairy funeral directors called dogs to devour the meaty morsels after inhumation. On the Indian sub-continent they had their own little funeral peccadillo, until the British Colonial powers put a stop to it.
You don’t have to be a master craftsman; it’s only a box after all. indd 55 20/9/06 11:30:58 am And In The End meant that it didn’t come to pass before he did. The idea was less of a problem for one London widow who happily had a friend construct her husband’s coffin on the kitchen dining table. Her story also clearly illustrates one of the problems with self-build, though happily they managed to spot the box was some 6 inches too long for the grave before the actual day and modified it accordingly.
Nor do you want to have to journey to Indiana, USA, just to buy a double oversized casket or end up like one poor Cincinnati woman whose relatives had to sit on the lid to try and get it closed, and failed. So if your taste is for the traditional (though in Italy you’re pretty much restricted to the wood and tin-lined variety anyway) then simply check out the Internet and let your fingers do the walking or catch the ads on TV or radio. You’ll find that some coffins even come with a lifetime guarantee.
And in the End: A Guide to the World's Weirdest Funerals by Keith R. Lindsay