The grandeur with which Egyptians regarded their funerary customs does not come without explanation. They delighted in tying the occurrences of the natural world with supernatural dogma, and their burial practices exemplified this deluge of religion. A special deity was even attributed to cemeteries and embalmers: Anubis (Fiero, 46). Due to this deep sense of religion, a fixation with the afterlife developed within their culture. The Egyptian afterlife, however, is not synonymous of heave, but, rather, of The Field of Reeds, a continuation of one’s life in Egypt meant “to secure and perpetuate in the afterlife the ‘good life’ enjoyed on earth” (Mark 1; “Life in Ancient Egypt” 1).
Ancient Egyptians were obsessed with the afterlife and preparing for it, they took care of their dead as if there were people by burying their possessions with them, believing that it would go with them to the afterlife. Egyptian people were very dedicated in religion, perhaps more so than any other civilisation. Their entire world revolved around sustaining maat with their gods and people. The evidence we have on Egyptian religion and there preparations for death tells us a lot about there culture. We also speculate that this may have changed over time.
Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. MAS Ultra - School ... ... middle of paper ... ...ured for many that their loved ones survived the perilous journey through the Duat and reached paradise. The preparation of the body for this quest was vital because the physical body was the glue the held together all of the other important pieces of the human—shadow, name, Ka (spirit), Ba (personality), and Akh (immortality). Understanding the process of mummification also gives us further insight as to the importance of the afterlife in the culture of these people. Book of the dead Field study Earth was heaven to them and as a process they sought to journey to heaven by way of mummification.
After judgement the dead will be restored to their bodies, hence Muslims will not cremate their dead. As soon as possible after death the body is given a ritual washing called Ghusl. This is to wash away all sin so the body can meet Allah in a pure state. The body is anointed with perfumes and spices and wrapped in white cloth, usually the Ihram clothes used for the Hajj. This ritual is the same for rich and poor, in death, Muslims believe all are equal.
In addition they left amulets in their tombs to help with the afterlife. That then after the dead person was mummified so that they can keep their spirit the opportunity to reunite with their bodies, just ready for the flawless eternal life. However, before mummifying they would take all their organs out and put them in ceremonial jaws. Near the end of the Old Kingdom the book of the dead was mainly for pharaohs and high social elites. The magic spells were sketched on papyrus for pyramids and in tombs, of the dead.
The two ... ... middle of paper ... ...increased their science knowledge and increased their technology capacity. Mummification relates to Egypt, because before the Old Kingdom, the Egyptians used mummification, but instead of using chemicals such as Natron, they preserved their dead by desiccation. Before the Egyptians would then bury their dead in the arid desert with the deceased’s belongings. However, the wealthier Egyptians began to bury their dead in tombs, and used artificial mummification, which is removing the internal organs and wrapping the body in linen and burying them in coffins. But by the New Kingdom, the Egyptians perfected their mummification process, and had elaborate funerals for the deceased.
Religious creed like the Bible and the Koran openly condemn suicide and murder. The act of euthanasia involves extinguishing the life force of a person. The Abrahamic religions view this as murder and a direct violation of God’s teachings to his people (Gielen, Branden, Broeckaert 1-17). Euthanasia is given to nearly-dead patients for the purpose of alleviating suffering. Many doctors however, do not want to violate their Hippocratic Oath as well as encroach on their religious beliefs.
This conception of an afterlife is generally what we people who are residents of the Unitied States hold to be true. For American culture has its roots in Europe and European culture was and is still influenced by Christian faiths. Similar to Christianity, the Hinduism also eases the fear of death by presenting a life after death. Disimilarities present themselves in the two faiths concerning exactly what kind of afterlife is lived. Believers of the Hindu faith expect to be reincarnated after their demise, either as an animal or human being depending on the manner in which their lives were carried out.
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The Asabano traditionally believed that once an individual passes, they are biologically dead but they are not ‘socially’ dead. For this reason, dealing with the remains of the deceased was considered very sacred. It was believed that how the remains were handled would either lead to a positive or negative future relationship with the departed indivi... ... middle of paper ... ...eople do not technically die, that the river would be cold and then to cremate the body it would feel itself burning. Now and for these reasons they burry the dead wrapped in blankets to keep them warm, safe and comfortable in the ground. The Asabano still believe they need to keep the deceased happy to continue a positive and healthy relationship with them.