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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2011, 09:36:13 PM »

ooooh do we HAVE to wait til you die?
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2011, 09:51:29 PM »

yes.  i don't want to actually SEE the lampshade or pillow or whatever you make.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2011, 10:52:36 PM »

http://www.greenburials.org/

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2011, 10:58:26 PM »

http://www.eternalreefs.com/

Lol or make me into a reef!
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2011, 05:09:22 AM »

On that topic, I never understood why "grave robbing" was seen as such a bad thing to do.  The dead do not own anything.  Not saying I would actually dig up graves but I sure as hell don't know why anyone would want to be buried with valuables that could benefit their loved ones.
The only cases of grave robbing I've heard of in modern times have been bits of the bodies. Often skulls. My mother used to work in a cemetery where a famous old lord (William Larnach) was buried, in this really fancy old tomb. The tomb has sadly been vandalised to shit in various ways over the years, and there's a big cage around it now. Apparently Larnach's skull has been stolen and replaced three times. One of the thieves, who later became a historian, apparently had it in his possession for a number of years.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2011, 07:04:07 AM »

I read about this place in America (where else) where you could have your ashes put into glass cased bullets and mounted with a custom gun with which you could actually fire the remains of your loved one
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2011, 09:55:21 PM »

On that topic, I never understood why "grave robbing" was seen as such a bad thing to do.  The dead do not own anything.  Not saying I would actually dig up graves but I sure as hell don't know why anyone would want to be buried with valuables that could benefit their loved ones.
The only cases of grave robbing I've heard of in modern times have been bits of the bodies. Often skulls. My mother used to work in a cemetery where a famous old lord (William Larnach) was buried, in this really fancy old tomb. The tomb has sadly been vandalised to shit in various ways over the years, and there's a big cage around it now. Apparently Larnach's skull has been stolen and replaced three times. One of the thieves, who later became a historian, apparently had it in his possession for a number of years.
Some years ago, the son of the principal at our local rich-neighborhood public high school was arrested for stealing jewelry, gold fillings and the like from graves to get drug money....  [sign of the L on forehead]
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2011, 10:10:30 PM »

me and the hubz want to be cremated, then our ashes will be mixed with that of our first puppies (who's ashes will be saved until this point) and then our kid(s) will throw them out over the ocean....at least that's MY plan...

and then we'll probably have this as our tombstone at one of our houses



with jack included
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2011, 10:18:46 PM »






ive always had a thing for this particular grave sculpture.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2012, 04:27:28 PM »

http://www.greenburials.org/

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !


Okay I know this is super old but it's awesome! Thanks for sharing, I wish everyone could do this.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2012, 04:39:57 AM »

I am seriously considering taxidermy and then being auctioned of as a charity art piece.....
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2012, 05:26:03 AM »

http://www.greenburials.org/

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !


Okay I know this is super old but it's awesome! Thanks for sharing, I wish everyone could do this.

Here, in Turkey, dead are always buried this way. No expensive clothing, no embalming, no luxury coffins, etc. They just wash the body with clean water, and wrap it inside a white shroud (which should be seamless), and bury in the ground. (Coffins here are just used to carry the dead to the graveyard)

Anyway, before getting buried this way, i'd like my organs to be donated, hence i always carry a 'volunteer organ donor' card in my purse.

I don't believe in the afterlife-reencarnation things. To me, once you are dead, your body is a useless and unimportant thing, so it belongs to the nature. Let the bacterias do their job :)
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2012, 10:37:38 AM »

Ideally I'd like to rise from the grave as a vampire. Failing that, I want to be a ghost, but a silly ghost with a white sheet who says "OooOOOooh!"
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2012, 08:24:10 PM »

http://www.greenburials.org/

That is everything I want.

Summed up and I have given it to my family.

Also there is a documentary on it.

Watch it here :)
http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/

You'll see burials the right way!

The documentary is on netflix instant play !


Okay I know this is super old but it's awesome! Thanks for sharing, I wish everyone could do this.

Here, in Turkey, dead are always buried this way. No expensive clothing, no embalming, no luxury coffins, etc. They just wash the body with clean water, and wrap it inside a white shroud (which should be seamless), and bury in the ground. (Coffins here are just used to carry the dead to the graveyard)

Anyway, before getting buried this way, i'd like my organs to be donated, hence i always carry a 'volunteer organ donor' card in my purse.

I don't believe in the afterlife-reencarnation things. To me, once you are dead, your body is a useless and unimportant thing, so it belongs to the nature. Let the bacterias do their job :)

I'm not sure reincarnation things are contradictory to the body belonging to the nature...

i find especially this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_burial (EDIT: WARNING: contains graphic fotos!!)
really intriguing and would love to have such a burial if i should die travelling in east asia :-D but i'm not sure they do this with non-buddhist tourists :-D and it certainly wouldn't be fair to my family/friends.

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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2012, 02:24:10 AM »

that really does look very fascinating. It seems so much more natural than how we do it...
I wasn't prepared for the pictures on that page though.
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