Advice 1: Signs associated with death

Man determines for himself whether to believe in him signs or just condescendingly laugh at them both over superstition and obscurantism. A sufficiently large quantity will take about the death and the funeral. You can not take them for granted, and it is possible to treat them with the utmost seriousness and asking a Higher power to avert misfortune. What signs portend the worst?
Signs associated with death
Since the people were very observant and revealed some regularities according to which certain events entail certain consequences. Such knowledge came to be called signs. There are signs that relate to the nature, the weather, the future of a person and his family. In a separate category related dark signs, which are somehow connected with death and funerals.

What signs portend the impending death of the person?



A seriously ill person can predict the onset of close death on a number of grounds. First of all, the changing smell of his body on specific, reminiscent of the smell of damp earth. A very clear sign of the approaching death – is the emergence of human lice that appear from nowhere and then the same mysteriously disappear. Also one of the clearest signs that the patient will die soon, is the so-called "Stripping" - people starting to gather around his body as if it the smallest speck of dust.

There is a well-known sign associated with whether to live a newborn baby. If in the process of the ritual of baptism wax mixed with baby hair, drown in the water, the child will not live long.

Very true sign of the imminent death of someone who live in the house – if it suddenly bloomed a flower that never bloomed. A story close to this topic was in an episode of the popular show about psychics; it was filmed in the home of a woman who has buried several loved ones. It is noteworthy that before each of the deaths in the house of riotous color bloomed hibiscus.

Signs associated with the funeral



First of all, the coffin must be made in accordance with the size of the body of the deceased. If the coffin more, it will lead to the imminent death of another person. Based on these considerations, the tape, which measured the deceased, should be laid in the coffin with him. If there is something, too bought for a funeral and not be useful – in any case do not keep it at home, and bury along with the deceased.

If the deceased during his life bequeathed to cremate the body, before the cremation, be sure to confirm absence in the coffin of the icon or cross. In any case it is impossible to burn them with the body – it is considered sacrilege.

If within a short period of time in one house there was two deaths, a third dead. In any case can not be blood relatives to participate in the removal of the coffin, because it can lead to a series of deaths in the family.
Finally, the person who attend forty dead, three are forgiven of serious sin.

Advice 2: Folk omens and superstitions associated with funerals

The people there are many signs associated with funerals and the dead. Most of them are observed to this day, because no one wants to court trouble or to prevent the soul of the deceased to move peacefully to the other world. Folk omens and superstitions associated with the funeral, sometimes strictly enforced, even those people who in everyday life do not believe in a higher power and the immortality of the human soul.
Folk omens and superstitions associated with funerals

Omens heralding death

In Russia it is customary to bind the souls of the dead by birds and animals. It is believed that the soul of a close relative is able to transform into a bird or animal, which seemed to warn the living members of his family about the impending trouble. If the bird sat on the window sill and knocks at the window – then wait for the bad news of the death or serious illness of a loved one. Also people in Russia believe that after death the soul of the deceased may enter the body of a dog or cat and come home, to have a little to spend with family.

If the house is gravely ill man and his even when life began to sharpen the facial features and nose became cold, it means that he will die soon. It is believed that Death came very close to him and pulls him to the underworld.

It is a bad sign also the dramatic improvement of health of the dying. As they say: "Before death the patient became easier." There are many cases when the dying person is almost literally the day before his death, I felt relieved, he even had an appetite, and he began to move around the house. However, at night he became very ill and he died.

Another sign that portends a quick death: if the dying person suddenly starts to tremble, it is considered that Death begins to look him in the eye.

If the patient starts to collect the sheets in a fist, or to make such motion, as if he collects something from his body (people say "fleeced"), these signs also portend his imminent death.

Signs associated with the funeral

If a person dies, you immediately need to hang all the mirrors. It is believed that the soul of the deceased may accidentally go through the looking glass, where there is no escape. Mirrors keep covered for forty days. After this period, a soul finally passes to the afterlife and the mirror is already open. There are many chilling stories that tell about what can happen if you do not follow this ritual. Oddly enough, but even hardened atheists are in the majority still hung with mirrors, if their house of the death of their loved ones.

In the room where stands the coffin with the body of the deceased, close all doors and Windows and do not allow in this room Pets. If the cat jumps on the coffin, it is considered a very bad sign, and the dog barking and howling can scare the soul of the deceased, which within three days after the death is next to his lifeless body.

For forty days after his death, in the house of the deceased put a Cup of water, and outside hang a towel made of cotton fabric. It is believed that the soul comes into the house, drinking water and towel. There are many cases when the water in the Cup, left for the night, miraculously disappeared.

A very bad sign is if the dead man suddenly opened his eyes. People say that soon this family will have another death. Like a dead man looking for a companion to the light.

Signs associated with a coffin and things of the dead

Do not hammer the coffin in the house. It may portend more deaths. After the coffin was carried out of the house, you must sweep and wash the floors after washing, broom, rags, and a bucket is better to throw. It is believed that in this way, wash the death from all angles. This superstition closely connected with another sign: when someone goes on a business trip or on a journey, it is recommended not to wash and not sweep the floors during the day.

If it so happened that the coffin was large for the deceased, we should expect another death soon.

Family accidentally bought extra items for the ritual of the funeral is also a very bad omen. Such things are in any case impossible to leave the house – they need to be put in a coffin to the deceased, so he took them with him to the grave.

Signs associated with the cemetery, and the grave

It so happens that the coffin is placed in a dug grave. This sign says that someone else will die soon. They also say: "the earth does not accept it". There was a case where the deceased bequeathed to bury him near his parents, but, for a number of reasons, the relatives failed to fulfill this last wish of the deceased loved one. It was buried in the new cemetery, where the graves were dug with the help of special equipment. When the funeral procession arrived at the cemetery, it was found that the tomb was small for a coffin, and grave diggers had to upgrade manually. Relatives of the deceased then had a long discussion of this incident and blamed himself for not able to fulfill the last wish of their deceased relative.

Bad also, if the tomb starts to collapse. It also could mean another death in the house.

What if you met a funeral procession

If you walk down the street and met a funeral procession, you absolutely can not go her way. Also you can't overtake a hearse on the machine. This sign really believe taxi drivers and professional drivers.

It is impossible to observe the funeral from a window. If the Windows carry the coffin, it is best to Wake all sleeping at this moment, household. It is believed that the dead could take with him all those who sleep at this point.

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