Thousands sign up for journey beyond death
The 33-year-old real estate agent is among more than 7,000 people who have agreed to donate their bodies for plastination, a process in which body fluids are replaced by liquid plastic. The plastic hardens, leaving tissues intact and allowing bodies to be displayed in their natural color and without formaldehyde.
The process was made popular by Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds," a controversial anatomy exhibit that puts real human specimens on view. Most are flayed and dissected, revealing their organs. Others are kept intact and displayed in dramatic action poses, such as a basketball player driving to the hoop or a runner in full stride.
"I've always been a big believer in science and medicine," said Owens, of Dallas. "It's like me kind of giving back to knowledge and to anyone out there who's interested in science."
The real "journey beyond death" pertains to one's soul. The answer is not "plastination" but "salvation"! Faith in the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is the true preparation for one's eternal journey! ("saved" in Romans)