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  • "Wheat was sacred to the Egyptians and they even placed wheat with their mummies in the coffins. Wheat was, with the Egyptians, the symbol of the Law of Retribution or Karma. The mystery of what happens to man after death is explained in detail in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. When a man dies, he is considered to be still sevenfold—"a direct reference to the esoteric division of man's principles symbolized by the divine wheat." This is represented by wheat seven cubits high in the region of the Manes (disembodied men). But after an interval, his higher three principles separate from the lower four and reach the heaven world represented by wheat three cubits high in the land of Aanroo. Now Aanroo is the heaven world or Swarga or Devachan. Thus, "Egyptians had the same esoteric philosophy which is now taught by the cis-Himalayan adepts, who, when buried, have corn and wheat placed over them." (S.D., II, 374 fn.)" http://ultindia.org/Mumbai/7604egypt.html (Good question - here's what I found online when searching)
  • According to a florist friend of mine, a sheath of grain in the casket means the deceased person led a productive life.

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