omens of death in folklore

Omens of Death Around the World

We’ve all heard different superstitions about death. For instance, seeing a black cat or crows are both famous signs that death is coming for you, or someone you know. Different omens have different origins and specific meanings. And regardless of their truth, people throughout history have believed in these signs and their alleged messages. But what

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Cultures That Celebrate Death

The ways in which we mourn the loss of a life is changing constantly. In the West however, funerals and memorials are often organized as formal and composed events. In many cases, the focus seems to be on the death, rather than the life of the individual, while still distancing us from the dead itself.

Careers in Death

There is probably more than a little truth to the old adage about job security in the funeral profession. After all, everyone is going to die. For many of you, a job in the death profession might not be your ideal career, for others, it may present an opportunity to pursue a passion. The death

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The Ethics of Life Extension

Be it through literature, film, or television, the idea of life extension has been nothing short of prolific. The concept has become so ingrained in our cultural psyche that most give its presence little thought. In North America, the average life expectancy today is 78 years of age. Even though our current life expectancy is

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A Brief History of Crime Scene Photography

Do you know what the first tool the police and forensic investigators use when they arrive at the scene of a murder? A camera. Crime scene photography, also known as forensic photography, has come to play a pretty integral role in the documentation, investigation, and conviction of crimes all over the world. By capturing images of

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What You Need To Know About Funeral Pre-Planning

We know, another “boring” article about funeral pre-planning. But we have some news for you: we are all going to die one day. And while no one can predict when that day will be, pre-planning gives you the power to decide what will happen to your body once you die, and allows your family to know that

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Qeepr Announces New Death Positive Website, TalkDeath.com

Montreal, Quebec – August 7, 2017 – Online memorial platform and death positive community leaders, Qeepr, have announced the launch of their new website, TalkDeath.com. TalkDeath is the new home to Qeepr Blog’s end-of-life resources, articles, videos and news. TalkDeath will also be the host platform for Qeepr’s acclaimed YouTube web series #TalkDeath. Qeepr founder

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Welcome to TalkDeath- Letter from the Editor

Our mission at Qeepr has always been to encourage positive and constructive conversations around death and dying, while providing families a space to memorialize their loved ones. When we started the Qeepr Blog in 2013 with a few articles about bereavement, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, and ‘The Top 10 Strangest Deaths’, we had no idea

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