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This intriguing glimpse into the once mysterious aspects of death tells what happens-- step-by-step-- during the embalming and cremation processes.
Here you will find information once known only to funeral directors, including:
What happens to the body when attacked by organisms it once easily fought off
The varied religious beliefs surrounding funerals and wakes
The evolution of embalming: From the ancient Egyptian religious rite to embalming as we know it today, which began during the Civil War, When bodies were shipped home for burial
Alternatives to embalming, including mummification... and much more
"What Happens When You Die" explains simply and in startling detail-- with no touch of the macabre-- what happens when we enter a realm where two divergent forces control our destiny; the undertaker and the soul.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The subject of death, mortuary and funeral practice can be a fascinating subject. I worked for a funeral home at one time, and yes people DO ask ! Written in lay terms, this booklet explains what happens from the time you expire, to what happens on the mortician's table, to planting you in the ground. There is also a chapter on cremation (Nothing says 'lovin' like someone in the oven) and a blow by blow description of what to expect during a funeral.There are no illustrations or photographs, but they really aren't necessary. If you've never had to arrange a funeral before and what to know more, or if you are just curious, read this book. Just don't read it alone, BOO ! (Just kidding)