World Mummification

Saturday October 8, 2016 7:30pm EST
Dr. Ken Jeremiah
World Mummification

Join History Channel personality Dr. Ken Jeremiah for a Chat with an Expert on June 28th at 7:30 ET.  Ken has written numerous books, including Living Buddhas, Christian Mummification, and Eternal Remains. 

He will be leading a conversation about the religious and spiritual beliefs that make bodily preservation necessary in worldwide cultures.  It is entitled World Mummification and the Beliefs that Make it Necessary.  Many topics will be covered, including Europe’s bog bodies, the mummification of Christian saints, the amazing process of Japanese self-mummification, and the Jivaro practice of shrinking heads.

Mummies, whether they were naturally or artificially preserved, fascinate the living.  Their existence causes humans to ponder the past, and to consider their own inevitable deaths.  While researching the reasons behind mummification, it becomes clear that despite apparent cultural differences, human beings are alike.  Their ideas concerning life and death are also similar, if not downright the same.  From indigenous tribes in the Americas that smoke dry their leaders, to Europeans who preserve and then dismember holy bodies, the underlying reasons are universal.  Attendees will discuss the ultimate significance of life and death based upon worldwide practices and beliefs.  It should be an interesting and inspiring session.  We hope you can join us!

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