Theme
12:59pm November 5, 2013

Sky burial is a ritual that has great religious meaning. Tibetans are encouraged to witness this ritual, to confront death openly and to feel the impermanence of life. They believe that the corpse is nothing more than an empty vessel. The spirit, or the soul, of the deceased has exited the body to be reincarnated into another circle of life. The corpse is offered to the vultures.

It is believed that the vultures are Dakinis. Dakinis are the Tibetan equivalent of angels. In Tibetan, Dakini means “sky dancer”. Dakinis will take the soul into the heavens, which is understood to be a windy place where souls await reincarnation into their next lives.

Photos.

Information.

Notes:
  1. pntx09 reblogged this from funeralfarm and added:
    We’ll this is different.
  2. t-h-r-o-u-g-h-t-h-e-h-e-r-p-e-s reblogged this from mozzerellaswastikas
  3. bassdrumtardis reblogged this from fhucker
  4. mozzerellaswastikas reblogged this from slackbabbath
  5. slackbabbath reblogged this from onyx-eye
  6. lucky-nova reblogged this from marcolobaton
  7. kind-human reblogged this from tomatesasesinos
  8. hauntologics reblogged this from crumbduck
  9. stiletto77 reblogged this from itsjustasmokerscough
  10. cremationlily reblogged this from tomatesasesinos
  11. im-losing-focus reblogged this from birdgirlout
  12. elgranponshua reblogged this from thecorpsevag and added:
    The more you know
  13. sunflowerspritzer reblogged this from noodle-shop
  14. d4208 reblogged this from d4208
  15. halleluiahlocknload reblogged this from birdgirlout
  16. a-grumblybear reblogged this from rist-with-a-vahk
  17. confuzedeclectic reblogged this from queerlybeloveds
  18. in-the-bed-of-his-chevy reblogged this from rist-with-a-vahk
  19. rist-with-a-vahk reblogged this from hypohippo
  20. hypohippo reblogged this from birdgirlout
  21. birdgirlout reblogged this from asterismjess
  22. queerlybeloveds reblogged this from asterismjess
  23. asterismjess reblogged this from dark-holme
  24. dark-holme reblogged this from cryptid-being
  25. s-s-skeeter reblogged this from michael-lives
  26. oldsoulcole reblogged this from mjveins and added:
    Didn’t know what I was looking at at first but glad I took the time to read the description.