What says religion?
Religious people believe that even after his death, people all sooner shall answer before God. When the process of the funeral, the coffin with the deceased are entered feet first, so that the face of the deceased should go to the altar. This ritual in some peoples referred to as "the last prayer". Ancient Slavs, for example, to associate the door with the entrance to the underworld. You can immediately recall another similar sign – sleep feet to the door is impossible. Due to a belief that, in the opinion of the ancient Slavs, sleep is a state close to death. During sleep the soul leaves the human body, and to the awakening of returns. Scientists have proven that sleep feet to the door do not. In this position the person feels insecure. As a result, sleep becomes troubled and restless.
Why traditionally supposed to carry a corpse feet first?
In ancient times the dead were carried through the door. The ongoing process of the removal of the deceased through the window, or specifically done in the wall hole. After the funeral, the hole was again closed up. Traditionally, it is believed that in this way the soul of the deceased will go after him and you will not find the way home. It was believed that otherwise the spirit of the deceased could stay in the house.
The corpse carried feet first, so the soul know where it is directed, but did not remember the road back. Some traditions mention that the other world is a world of "opposite." When a man goes head first. Birth when a child feet first often turn out to be very severe, and sometimes fatal outcome in the child or mother. Hence, taken a custom to cover mirrors with a cloth. In many traditions told that the mirror is the entrance to the underworld. It is believed that if the soul will see yourself in the mirror, then she can stay.
However, some people, for example, these include Crimean Karaites, the tradition is to carry a corpse head first.
Rational point of view
If we forget about religion and tradition and appeal to common sense, we can understand that human stand up to a man carrying a coffin in the back, could not look at the face of the deceased. Some people are very nervous at the sight of the dead. Frightened, many of them may faint.
A live person always carry forward the head, as if rescuing a drowning man, the removal man from a burning house. This is to ensure that, depending on the victim's face, could see his condition and come to the rescue.
Advice 2: Why is the dead man smiles in coffin
Why is the corpse smiling
Doctors-pathologists do not see in the smile of a dead man nothing supernatural. It is believed that some people have is pinched facial nerves and death throes, frozen on the face, close the dead man mistaken for a smile. Make-up artists in the morgue is sometimes hard to give the dead tranquil view, so sometimes the facial expression of the deceased may inspire a truly mystical horror.
By the way, the enterprising employees of funeral agencies already offer a service called "create a smile on the face of the deceased." A surcharge will be in the coffin lay smiling relative, bringing solace to the souls of the grieving relatives: "I feel good, I'm all right". When creating the of a smile the pathologist uses 33 muscles on the face of the deceased. Smile is recreated literally. For this purpose, photos of the deceased. Makeup artists use Botox, braces, AeroMaster and otkleivanie muscles. Apparently, the relatives feel calmer, seeing the coffin of a smiling loved one.
However, sometimes professional services are not required – everything happens by itself. And a sinister grin of some of the dead scares all people present at the farewell ceremony.
Why is the dead man smiles in coffin: a mystical version
There is a folk belief which says that if a dead man smiles in coffin, it portends six more deaths in the family. Why six is unclear. However, it should be noted that before the family in Russia were large. Women gave birth to 10-15 children. Infant mortality was high, and the common cold was easy to die. In short, life expectancy and the level of medicine those days left much to be desired. If modern family is going to die six people, it is likely that one simply does not remain.
I can say as a very close relative of a person lying in a coffin with a smile: no One died after the funeral. It's been five years and still alive, so do not take to heart these signs and wait for inevitable death.
However, it should also be noted that there is an alternative interpretation, which is no less prevalent in the nation. It is believed if the dead man smiles in coffin, he has managed to accomplish all that was intended in the earthly life and goes to God with a clear conscience and an open heart. In favour of this interpretation speaks to the incredible event that occurred on 1 July 2009, when he died, father Joseph of Vatopedi is one of the prominent elders of our time, author of many spiritual books.
There was just an incredible event – an hour and a half after his death, he smiled. The amazing thing is that the old man had heart problems and died with a serious expression, and after an hour and a half, the monks were surprised to find on his face a reverent smile, which by no means is similar to involuntary muscle contraction.
The nature of this phenomenon no one has yet solved. In some cases, the stories about the contraction of the muscles of the face do not stand up to scrutiny. In addition, many relatives have noticed this phenomenon, which is really impossible to explain. While the deceased lies in the coffin, his face may be a smile or a smirk, which disappears in the moment when the lid is going to close.
Should you be afraid of
It all depends on what feelings were experienced by the relatives and loved ones during the funeral, when I looked at the smiling corpse. I, for example, it's called joy. I looked at the peaceful face of a loved one and sincerely believed that all the suffering is over, and he found peace.
If someone scared dead man's smile, and then he began to haunt, or frequently appear in the dream, then you need to go to Church and speak with your spiritual Advisor.