Overcoming a fear of death can take a lifetime but an eastern
European coffin maker thinks he's come up with a cure.
Let's face facts we're all going to the same place, but for
Ukrainians who just can't wait, help is on the way.
Locals have begun having sessions lying in coffins.
“After a hard working day you can come in and just relax - it's
great,” tutor Anna Petrukhina says. “You go home in a completely
Lawyer Artur Diky is also a fan of lying in coffins.
When you lay in the coffin, it feels just like a bed. It's the same
sheets, the same pillow. The coffin is wooden, but we sleep on
metal beds which are absolutely not good for your health. A wooden
coffin has its own aura inside, its own biofield, and I rest.”
The therapy session is the work of a local coffin maker Stephan
Piryanyk helping to get his customers used to the afterlife.
“When a person lays here, it should be like confession. She thinks
about her negative actions. Maybe she'll lay there, think, and
But it's not for everyone. One local psychiatrist thinks it might
take clients into dark places, while other reckon there will be
plenty of time for all this.
"Honestly, I'm an orthodox person, and because of this I wouldn't
ever lay in a coffin,” Nadezhda Kiseleva says. “When the time comes
I'll lay there, but not yet."