chapsticks and laziness

Apr 21

atlasobscura:

Morbid Monday: Resurrection Through Decomposition 

For some cultures, death is the beginning of a purification process that starts with decomposition and ends with skeletonization. These people believe that when a loved one takes his or her final breath, it is the beginning of a journey to the land of the ancestors, and the corpse must completely decay before a soul is considered purified and can ascend to the afterlife.

There are typically two burial phases in some of these societies: initial and secondary burial. During the first, or initial, burial, the body may be buried or exposed while it decays, and the funeral ceremony during this phase marks the beginning of the soul’s journey. Once the remains are completely skeletonized, the bones are collected, cleaned, and placed in a secondary burial, like an ossuary. At this point the deceased is considered truly dead and the soul is resurrected to join the rest of their ancestors in the Land of the Dead.

Secondary burials have been practiced by many cultures throughout history into the modern era. Below is a discussion of burials customs of Jews of the early Roman Empire; burial customs of Southern Italy that were practiced until the early 20th century; and the Malagasy famadihana, or turning of the bones, which is practiced today.

The Jews of the early Roman Empire practiced a burial custom called ossilegium between 30 BCE and 70 CE. Ossilegium, a Latin word that means the collection of the bones, was a two-part process.

Keep reading for the full rundown of resurrection through decomposition, on Atlas Obscura!

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Apr 20

foxycleverpatra:

quantumstarlight:

conflictingheart:

If you believe in yourself anything is possible.

The snail

This photoset made me so happy. You go, lil snail.

lil lil snail has big big dreams

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Just another night out tho
Apr 20

Just another night out tho

#Sex and the #city marathon. With the #bestie and the possibility of beers. #gaysian life
Apr 18

#Sex and the #city marathon. With the #bestie and the possibility of beers. #gaysian life

Apr 16

taktophoto:

nick meek photographs costa rica covered in flower petals for sony

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Apr 13

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Apr 13

wheatthins245:

cosplay-in-the-usa:

Please take a moment and watch this video.

Holy shit

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thegossipgamer:

Samus Tribute by Wen-JR
Apr 13

thegossipgamer:

Samus Tribute by Wen-JR

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zeroing:

Rob Duncan
Apr 12

zeroing:

Rob Duncan

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blackhistoryday:

“Don’t be afraid.” That’s what Ruby Bridges’s mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history
Apr 11

blackhistoryday:

“Don’t be afraid.” That’s what Ruby Bridges’s mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

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