How strange hokey ! I always thought about that. No coffin and a tree above me. Be one with it. I'd love to, but in my country is forbidden. So I would like to die in an explosion, and be gone with the wind ! LOL!
Hokey, I do not think you will be allowed too. Special provisions must be required, and still that is heavily guided off the laws of your state. Supposing you are an American. Americans long lost the freedom to freely be buried and to the rights of certain burials.
That's beautiful Hokey. I've always loved the idea of the body going on to add something to the world, as I hope to do in life.
IMO, the burial is much more about the living than the dead. I do believe the deceased's wishes should be respected, but the needs of the living for their grieving process should be considered to. I'd want my loved ones to have someplace to grieve, should they need to, but I always thought a stone was a bit depressing... I'd hope that eventually, people would remember the happy memories they had w/ me, rather than my end. A tree would be a lovely place for such a memorial.
(Side note - This is why a friend has said he would much prefer a wake to a traditional american funeral... He hopes people will realize that he no longer has any sadness, and that they will be able to take the time to celebrate the good times they had together.)
Can I be frozen and blasted into space? Would love for some advanced alien race to find my body and analyze the dna and maybe even clone me some several million years after the extinction of the human race thus being the last remnant
If not, then maybe mummification? Or being turned into a diamond for a memorial ring for those I leave behind.....
I believe we return to our beginnings. You may call it God, Source, Energy, the Oneness, etc: It all comes down to: the more we are aware of our moments on earth and the manner in which we treat each other, the more we are in tune with what is in our heart. The closer we come to remaining in an aware state of being the more we open ourselves to spiritual awakening. The more we awaken spiritually the closer we come to God. I really don't have this all figured out but then I guess thats the point.
Coincidentally I just did a hub on Tibetan Sky Burials...(beware, there are some graphic photos) the idea is to offer what is now believed to be simply flesh back to nature. They place the body of the deceased out in the open and let wild animals feed off of it, mainly vultures. The process through most cultures eyes may seem grotesque, but after understanding their cultural beliefs, I've learned to respect the idea. That said, I'm not sure if that's how I'd like to be "buried" or even if my loved ones would want to witness something like that. I like the cremation idea and to be spread over the ocean as the sun sets, on a beach that I went to frequently growing up.
Cremated, then poured into a cardbord ship with sail, like a Viking. then set afire, pushed out in the water, and blown up, to go out in a "Blaze of Glory." Don't feel like dying like that. Dead, would be cool to watch. Daughters agree.
I'm curious as to what people prefer to have done with their bodies after they die.I'd guess that burial is still widely preferred by most people but I think cremation is gathering steam. (No pun intended!) (That's a...
I just read somewhere that the tiniest, until now undiscovered connections in the brain might cause near death experiences, meaning you could acually still be alive, (your hair and nails are still growing) when...