Explanation from a medical point of view
If we reject all superstition and mysticism, to kiss the dead lips desirable purely for reasons of hygiene. Of course, at the time of the death of a loved one relatives are not much thinking about it. They just crushed them leaning on grief. Few people are able at such moments to think clearly. However, it is worth to remember that everyone who communicates with the dead body, seeing his last journey, puts your health at some risk.
In the West it is not customary to kiss the dead. This is an extremely rare phenomenon. In the body of the deceased after 6-9 hours after death, an irreversible process of disintegration of the tissues, which can be slowed down using special chemicals or cold, but to completely eliminate is impossible. Close contact with the body can be dangerous. There are a number of bacteria, which have the terrible feature: they are explosive reproduction and development. From the dead body they literally burst outwards, covering in several hours the entire body, the clothes, the veil and the walls of the room where the deceased. And at this time, a coffin suitable relatives, friends and acquaintances.
For example, patients undergoing cobalt therapy, which is widely used today in the treatment of cancer, contained in the chambers with very thick concrete walls. And when the man passed such a treatment and dies, his body quietly give to relatives. Radiology, chemotherapy and other treatments are made in such rooms where there is no access even to medical personnel, but what about the people who died of hepatitis, meningococcal encephalitis, tuberculosis and similar deadly infections.
It turns out that the body, when life was dangerous to approach, bring in an ordinary apartment, where they kiss, touch and hug. Of course, that these premises are not then treated with a special disinfectant solution. Some of the bodies be a real bacteriological bomb. Unfortunately, grieving relatives, don't think about it, so kiss the dead is dangerous from a purely hygienic reasons.
Why not kiss dead on the lips, a mystical explanation
In Russia it is customary to kiss the dead only in the Corolla, which lies on the forehead. It is believed that for forty days the soul of the deceased is still on the Ground and is always present at the funeral. According to superstition, if you kiss on the lips, a soul can enter a living person, which then will have nightmares and overcome various ailments.
Why not kiss dead on the lips – a psychological explanation
In Russia, a lot of so called knowledgeable people who by their inner conviction think they know everything. This is especially true of grandmothers who just love to go to the funeral and give advice on how to behave to relatives and friends of the deceased.
It is this kind of people and forced my friend to kiss the forehead of her deceased grandfather. She repeatedly told this case. She was only 14 years old, a teenager, immature mentality. She had been very much afraid of the dead, and after it literally forced to kiss my grandfather, this fear escalated in her real phobia, which she can't get rid of for many years. So no one should be forced to kiss the dead relatives in the forehead or lips. This is not measured by the power of love or the severity of the loss. Maybe the person is just mentally not ready to kiss with the dead, even a very favorite and revered family.
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.