Monday, August 1, 2011

Mummification Class Open Spots, This Sunday, August 7th

We have 8 open slots for Observatory's final scheduled mummification class, which will take place this Sunday, August 7th. Full details follow; if interested, drop me a line to RSVP!


Date: Sunday, August 7th
Time: 1-4 PM
Admission: $60
Location: Observatory, 543 Union at Nevins, Brooklyn, Buzzer 1E
*** Please RSVP at morbidanatomy [at]

In today's class, learn the mummification process as described in the "Egyptian Book of the Dead" (Book of Coming Forth By Day). Instructor Sorceress Cagliastro will guide students in the use of the traditional materials--such as natron salts, canopic jars, oils and herbs, dried flowers and linen or gauze wraps--and traditional ritual--such as ritual of the opening of the mouth--in the creation of an authentic and perfectly respected animal mummy. Each student will leave class with an animal mummy of their own making.

Please note: No animals are harmed or killed for this class; the materials are found already deceased, obtained either from a food service such as a meat market that serves a clientele seeking intact animals, or from a pet feeder supply.

Sorceress Cagliastro has a background as a teacher, author, and forensic reconstructionist. She worked as a trade embalmer and spent many years of work at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

More info about this class and Observatory can be found here.

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