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Capsula Mundi Replaces Coffins with Trees

Capsula Mundi

If you could come back to life as any living thing after you die, what would it be?

When I was a kid, my answer would have been a lion. Or maybe an eagle. What about an alien? I also could never make up my mind back then.

Now that I’m a grown-ass hippie, should it come as any surprise that my answer is, “a tree?” Probably not, but what’s cool is it could be a possibility. Technically.

The Capsula Mundi project was created by Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel. They came up with an organic burial method that involves a pod in which the body is placed curled in the fetal position. Afterward, a seed is planted above the pod so it can feed on its nutrients. This means rather than visit your past loved ones at a dour cemetery, you could honor them in a forest.

This is such an awesome idea that I want for myself. It doesn’t hurt that everything being placed into the ground using this method is completely biodegradable. Not that I needed another reason to support this idea. If you’re interested, check out the video and link below!

Capsula Mundi Website (English)

Peace out, party people.

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