The Process of
The following is an outline of Summum's Modern Mummification process. While aspects of it are similar to ancient methods, it is an updated and modern process.
- Upon your death, your body is transported to a local funeral home where it is prepared for traditional viewing and funeral services if you so choose. The funeral home preparation is done in a manner conducive for Mummification.
- Following the funeral services, the funeral home transports your body to Summum in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the Mummification rites begin. In the event you made had no funeral services, the funeral home immediately transports your body to Summum.
- The rites of Transference begin and are officiated as your body is bathed and cleansed. An incision is made to remove the internal organs. The organs are thoroughly cleansed and the incision in your body is left open.
- Your body and organs are then placed inside a baptismal font inside our Pyramid. The font is filled with a special preservation solution made up of certain fluids, some of which are chemicals used in genetic engineering. Your body and organs remain immersed in the solution for several months, long enough to achieve maximum penetration as the rites of Transference continue. While the Transference is conducted, we recite the spiritual will that you have drawn up.
- Your body and organs are removed from the immersion/baptismal tank. Your organs are placed back inside your body and the incision is closed. Your body is cleansed again, then covered with an anointing oil.
- Several layers of cotton gauze are wrapped around your body. This may be followed with layers of silk wrapping.
- A polymer membrane is applied over the gauze. Then follows a layer of fiberglass resin, forming a permanent seal.
- Your mummy is encased within a bronze or stainless steel sarcophagus.
- Your sarcophagus is filled with an amber resin mixed with quartz granules, completely surrounding your mummy and protecting the perfection that has been created.
- The openings in your sarcophagus are welded closed.
- Your sarcophagus is enshrined within a mummy sanctuary or interred in a local cemetery.