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Promession – Ecological burial

The conceptual idea is to combine biological knowledge with a dignified and ethically correct way of being remembered by ones next of kin. The primary principles are preservation after death in organic form and shallow burial in living soil that quickly converts us to mulch.

The fact that this way of thinking is contrary to many customs, yet we should try to adopt a more natural approach to our life and our death. Today’s burial traditions conceal reality from people and do not allow them to feel secure in the fact that death is essential to new life.

Deeper insights in ecology provide greater understanding of and respect for life on earth. With the knowledge of what happens to the body after death, it is Promessas hope that people will find greater security in their physical fate. This, in turn, can give our minds greater freedom to ponder the spiritual issues that we all carry within ourselves.

Ecological burial

Promessa Organic AB is developing and offering a new method of laying the dead to rest. An environmentally friendly form of burial that takes full consideration of the biological realities to which a corpse is subjected.
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How it’s done

The method behind ecological burial is crystal-clear, easy to grasp and accept. It is based on a new combination of tried-and-tested techniques that prepare the corpse for a natural process of decomposition.
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Environmentally adapted form of burial

“Our ecological burial reduces environmental impact on some of our most important resources; our water, air and soil,” says Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, biologist and head of Promessa Organic AB.
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Differences between the burial forms effect on the environment…

All questions were answered

Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak pondered over her idea for an ecological form of burial for 20 years before she felt it was ready for presentation. And regardless of the number of questions asked there were always answers, often provided by biological fact and ethical reasoning.
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Coming lectures

For more than 20 years Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak has been a highly appreciated and popular instructor and lecturer on ecological cultivation and composting. Ever since her thoughts on the ecological form of burial were made public in May 2001, she has received more and more assignments.

Companies, administrations, associations and other groups are welcome to book Susanne for a lecture on ecological cultivation, composting or ecological funeral.

Phone + 46 (304)208 09, or contact Promessa through the site’s contact form.