Why You Should Not Engrave Your Name on a Gravestone or Tombstone

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Picture of gravestonesBy Pao Chang, author of EsotericKnowledge.me and OmniThought.org

For millennia, people have been engraving the names of their deceased loved ones on gravestones or tombstones. Today, this tradition is bigger than ever and generates billions of dollars for the funeral industry. In the USA alone, the funeral industry is estimated to make nearly 20 billion dollars per year.

According to NFDA.org, “the national median cost of a funeral for calendar year 2012 was $7,045. If a vault is included, something that is typically required by a cemetery, the median cost is $8,343. The cost does not take into account cemetery, monument or marker costs, crematory fees (if cremation is selected instead of burial), or miscellaneous cash-advance items, such as flowers and obituaries.”

Based on the information in the previous paragraph, the cost of a funeral today can easily surpass $10,000. A large chunk of that $10,000 comes from gravestones, which typically cost between $1,000 and $3,000 each. Sadly, most people have never really thought about the meaning behind the tradition of engraving names on gravestones or tombstones.

The Overt Meaning of Tombstone and Gravestone

The word tombstone is defined by Webster’s Complete Dictionary of the English Language (1886) using these exact words: “A stone erected over a grave, to preserve the memory of the deceased; a monument.” According to Dictionary.com, the word tombstone means “a stone marker, usually inscribed, on a tomb or grave.” It is interesting to know that as a verb the word tombstone means, “(surfing) For a surfboard to stand upright half-submerged in the water (like a tombstone, above) because the surfer is underwater with his or her legrope pulled tight. Often this indicates a surfer in difficulty, either held down by the power of a wave or unconscious and unable to get to the surface.”

The word tombstone is made up of two words, which are tomb and stone. The word tomb comes from the Latin word tumba and the Greek word tymbos, meaning “mound, burial mound” and “grave, tomb.” As for the word stone, it comes from the Old English word stan, meaning “stone” in English. The word gravestone is defined as “a stone marking a grave, usually giving the name, date of death, etc., of the person buried there.” It is made up of two words which are grave and stone.

The Binding Power of Stones and Names

Most people know that gravestones/tombstones are made from stones, such as granite, marble and limestone. What most people do not know about stones is that they are sometimes used by magicians to bind spirits or astral beings. Binding spirits or astral beings (e.g., djinn (jinn) and demons) to certain stones is often done when they are too hard to control. The magicians that like to enslave spirits and astral beings are often addicted to power and control. Be aware that not all magicians like to enslave spirits and astral beings.

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Category: Esoteric & Occult (Hidden) Knowledge, Etymology & Word Magic

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  1. Cackle McFee says:

    Lucky its impossible for anyone to die and then carve their names in stone.
    So don’t pre carve your name in a stone prior to death.

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