This is the seventh month of the Lunar calendar, so tales are aplenty in the Chinese community, pertaining to the afterlife, and some could be quite bizarre, believe me.
As a child, I have heard of my grandmother telling about a couple getting married. What is unusual about it is that the two getting married were actually deceased. You might be interested to note that this is not an isolated case as this kind of event does happen in the Taoist/Buddhist society.
Recently, a family up north went through such a ritual.
I don't know about you but I find these kind of afterlife marriages rather spooky. Why don't the living just let the dead be and not try to get involved?ReplyDelete
This sort of thing doesn't surprise me at all. After all, at the Zen temple where my MIL had her funeral, the main point of the funeral ceremony was accepting her as a member of the Zen priesthood!ReplyDelete
Foong, as far as I know, the wish to get married does not come from the living but from the deceased - sometimes through dreams and sometimes through mishaps at home and when the family consults with a medium, the awareness surfaces.ReplyDelete
Surprisingly, after the ritual of marriage, things at home get back to normal again, peaceful. People of other faith may not believe it but the truth of the matter is, it is happening.
MM, I must say you are a very understanding gaijin, probably because you are open to the cultures of others.ReplyDelete
Ghost and ghost get married not as scary as ghost and human being getting married.ReplyDelete
MB, any knowledge of something like this happening?ReplyDelete
yes yes, heard of this,ReplyDelete
seen this marriage, and even have some experience and stories to tell on this too.
Yes, yes, pray tell, but scary or not?ReplyDelete