Welcome to Part Two of my interview with Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, founder of the Promessa system, which uses advanced technology to mimic nature’s process of rapidly breaking down dead things and returning them to earth. We’re talking human compost here folks. I personally would like to have my remains spread around a cactus plant, which reflects my personality, but you listeners may opt for a fruit tree, or a flower garden. A rose by any other name!
In Part One we learned how Susanne came up with the idea for Promessa, and how it works. In this part, we learn more about how Promessa is different from cremation, and why NASA gave Susanne a call on the space phone. Join me for the second and final part of my interview with Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak of Sweden’s Promessa.
In this second episode about human compost you’ll learn:
- How Susanne responds when people inevitable bring up the 1970’s cult flick “Soylent Green”
- What kind of objections people have to the idea of human composting
- Of the historic rise of cremation, and how Promessa compliments it
- About the Zorastrian way of handling human remains
- About the role of dioxins in cremation, and why we should care
- Why not to try human cremation in your own oven or stove
- What happens when you cremate a body, which is 70% water
- How metals, like mercury from tooth fillings, is safely removed before placing the remains back into the earth
- Why NASA called Suzanne with interest in Promessa
- Where Promessa systems will be installed
- How to sign up as a Promessa friend
- Death is not the final end!
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- A Natural, Earth Friendly Way to Come Back as a Tree, with Bios Urn Co-Inventor Roger Moline Navarro
- Where, How and Why to Choose a Green Burial with Ann Hoffner, author of "The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide: A State-by-State Guide. (in two parts)
- Going Out Green with Jeff Jorgenson, Director of Elemental NW ~ Seattle’s first and only all green funeral home
- As Below, So Above, with Joe Sehee, Founder of the Green Burial Council (in two parts)
- From Earth to Earth ~ Respectfully Composting Human Remains, with Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, Founder of Promessa (in two parts)
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