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John Locke Will Save Us All

Bear with me--this is my first posted theory. :)

Last night I was reading a book about Mummies and Pyramids to my kid and I was intrigued to find that they had a blurb about none other than Jeremy Bentham. Apparently, he was mummified.

"In the 1830s, Jeremy Bentham, the founder of utilitarianism, left instructions to be followed upon his death which led to the creation of a sort of modern-day mummy. He asked that his body be displayed to illustrate how the "horror at dissection originates in ignorance"; once so displayed and lectured about, he asked that his body parts be preserved, including his skeleton (minus his skull, which despite being mis-preserved, was displayed beneath his feet until theft required it to be stored elsewhere)[19], which were to be dressed in the clothes he usually wore and "seated in a Chair usually occupied by me when living in the attitude in which I am sitting when engaged in thought." His body, outfitted with a wax head created because of problems preparing it as Bentham requested, is on open display in the University College London."

So I started thinking. Could there be a connection? Another reason why the name Jeremy Bentham was chosen for Locke when he was off the island?

From http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptafterlife.html
"Ancient Egyptian civilization was based on religion; **their belief in the rebirth after death became their driving force behind their funeral practices. Death was simply a temporary interruption, rather than complete cessation, of life, and that eternal life could be ensured by means like piety to the gods, preservation of the physical form through Mummification, and the provision of statuary and other funerary equipment.** Each human consisted of the physical body, the 'ka', the 'ba', and the 'akh'. The Name and Shadow were also living entities. To enjoy the afterlife, all these elements had to be sustained and protected from harm"

Lastly, this is from howstuffworks.com.

"When bodies are buried in hot sand, without any protective structure, the sand can absorb the body's fluids, completely desiccating it. This natural mummification process also occurred in the oldest Egyptian graves. When a body was buried in the Egyptian desert, the internal organs were preserved and the skin was crisped to a dark, hard shell. This phenomenon had a profound effect on the ancient Egyptians: The idea that the human body could survive long past death indicated to them that the human spirit could too."

Further searching of mummification rituals revealed images of an Egyptian funerary boat. Apparently, traveling on a funerary boat was an important part of the Egyptian funeral/mummification process. I was immediately reminded of the fact that Locke's body was brought over from Hydra island to the main island in a similar fashion. Another mummification ritual.

So, what does it all mean?

1. Locke was told to use the name Jeremy Bentham off the island, and it was the name he was going by when he was killed. Bentham was an English philosopher who requested to be mummified after his death.

2. Locke's body was brought back to the island and buried in hot sand, one way that bodies are mummified.

3. Mummification was a process done to ensure that the body *and* spirit of the deceased would live on after death.

4. Locke's body was brought over water, on a boat, in something of a funerary boat--another important part of the mummification rituals.

5. His body is lying in the shadow of the statue.

There has been talk that in the sideways Jack will make Locke walk again, and that will be when Locke is able to see the Island timeline. I do not think the Island is done with the real John Locke yet. Will he rise from the grave? Well, that I don't know. But it seems like all the mummification rituals surrounding him point to the fact that Locke, the real Locke, will be back. After all--nothing on Lost is irreversible.

I don't think John Locke is the biggest sucker of them all, as fLocke said. I think he lies in the shadow of the statue, and he will save us all.

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