Mummification: Is it for you?

Feb. 12, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Mummification is a historical Egyptian process that involves the preservation of a dead body in a tomb, so it can be eternally memorialised and ensured to have a safe trip into the afterlife. This ancient and lengthy process is seemingly extinct in today’s society, but it could be making a comeback.

Taxi driver Alan Billis chose to be mummified following his death after he was diagnosed with lung cancer - and the whole process was recorded and screened on channel 4 back in 2011. After he volunteered to take part, Alan declared he would become “Tutan-Alan” rather than “Tutankhamun”. This was the first time in 3000 years that the ancient techniques have been revived, and Billis succeeded in his wish of giving his beloved grandchildren something extraordinary to remember him by.

So, can you be mummified?

The answer is, yes! As long as you don’t mind travelling to America. There is a US based company called Summum that offers an exciting modernised version of this process to the public. Summum first introduced Modern Mummification in 1975 and since that time, has continued to research, develop, and refine this exoteric and esoteric art and science. It is the only organisation in the world to provide this remarkable and distinguished tradition.

The cost to get yourself mummified is $67,000 within the United States, and there is the option to choose an artistic Mummiform along with a full couch burial casket. Artistic Mummiforms vary widely in cost depending on how elaborate the design is. Summum additionally offer the unique service of mummifying your pet!

Find out more about Modern Mummification at Summum.

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