What Exactly is Green Burial?

This is part one of a four part series on green burial. Changes are coming to the funeral profession, and green burial may be the catalyst. As we’ve discussed before, common burial in the West is an environmentally costly endeavour, with over 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, and enough wood in one

Holiday Gift Giveaway! Win a Free Spine Candle

This holiday season we’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at Grave Digger Candles to give away one of their “freshly exhumed” Human Spine Candles. Grave Digger Candles are made from all-natural beeswax, and are cast from real bones! As the candle slowly burns down, you’ll be warmly reminded this holiday season, that life is

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Death Positive Gifts for the Holiday

The Holidays are fast approaching and like it or not, it is time to open up our wallets and find the right gifts for the people we love. As joyous as this time can be, the holiday routine will leave many of us scratching our heads, wondering what the heck do we get everyone? If

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Mortality Throughout History: 5 Types of Memento Mori

Translated from the original Latin, Memento Mori means “remember that you will die.” This phrase once influenced art, architecture, philosophy, literature and more. Reminders of our mortality were literally carved in marble.

Transhumanism: Can Technology Really Cheat Death?

While transhumanists believe technology will eventually overcome human mortality completely, how will our views of death have to adapt and change?

Why Do We Celebrate Remembrance Day?

It has been 100 years since the end of the First World War, and in the face of mounting geopolitical pressure, it seems as if the lessons of history have escaped us.

6 Amazing Cemeteries You’ve Never Heard Of

A growing number of people are making cemeteries their go-to destination when visiting a new city or country. While there are some cemeteries that are world renowned, there are hidden gems around the world that are just as fascinating, even if they are lesser known. 

Cultural Appropriation: How Not to Celebrate The Day of the Dead

Is borrowing the rituals, and material culture of Dias de los Muertos cultural appropriation or cultural diffusion? How can we incorporate such an interesting ritual into our lives appropriately and with respect?

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