By Keith R. Lindsay
Filled with anecdotes at the most unearthly funerals and ultimate resting areas internationally, this guidebook is a tongue-in-cheek romp to a facet of lifestyles that frightens most folks. Discussing the burial practices of the past—from the embalming practices of historical Egyptians to the funeral pyres utilized in India—while having a look heavily at how dying and funeral providers are practiced this day, this humorously macabre advisor solutions questions resembling what sort of celebration could be held at a funeral rite? Who could be invited to talk? should still flora be despatched? and What track might be performed? a full of life dialogue at the heritage of being buried alive and 10 rules on the right way to cease it from taking place to you is usually incorporated.
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In some cases the family of the deceased merely needed to inform the doctor of death in order to obtain a certificate. It’s just as well we no longer allow the calling in of death, because if lack of movement, lack of reaction and simply looking like death were the common criteria for obtaining a certificate then a hell of a lot of teenagers would be at risk of being buried alive. So which age do you think was the time of mass ‘buried alive’ hysteria? Yes, you guessed it, the 1900s. And people went to really extreme lengths to make sure the ultimate nightmare didn’t happen to them.
It was your duty to be laid out in the family home’s parlour so that all those relatives who couldn’t be bothered to visit while you were alive could come round to say how much they miss you now you’re stiff as a board. indd 28 20/9/06 11:30:52 am A Little Light History – Part II Of course the poor didn’t necessarily have a parlour so they were obliged to lay out their dead wherever they were able. And if that meant little Albert and his brothers having to share a bedroom with dead Daddy then so be it.
This is where the new wrinkle of Purgatory came in. It added a middle layer of management requiring even those on the Heaven side of the balance to pay for their sins. indd 22 20/9/06 11:30:51 am A Little Light History – Part II Basically, they will let you go upstairs but will first do nasty things to you in the basement because you lied, cheated, coveted your neighbour’s ox and wife, that sort of stuff. It wasn’t as simple as a punishment per sin, though. There was a tariff, and the worse your sins in life the longer and more painful your stay in Purgatory.
And in the End: A Guide to the World's Weirdest Funerals by Keith R. Lindsay