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The Modern Mortician and the Future of Funerals

The Modern Mortician and the Future of Funerals

For our latest #TalkDeath video, we sat down with Melissa, the Modern Mortician, and her grief-therapy dog Kermit! We asked you for questions, and we were overwhelmed by your response! From autopsy methodology to eco-friendly urns, we talked death and dying with Melissa for over an hour. We are going to be slowly releasing different parts of our

Green Burial Myths

Green Burial Myths Debunked

We present to you part three of our Green Burial Series, where Ellen Newman of the Green Burial Society debunks common myths and misconceptions about green burial.

Holiday Gift Giveaway! Win a Free Spine Candle * Contest Closed *

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

Memento Mori history

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 Defeat Death

Transhumanism: Can Technology Defeat Death?

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

collective mourning

What We Can Learn From Collective Mourning After A Tragedy

Large scale, national mourning is typical of traumatic events. But collective mourning after a tragedy can be complicated, and sometimes fails.

adventures of memento mori

The Adventures of Memento Mori: An Interview with D.S. Moss

D.S. Moss’ Adventures of Memento Mori is a podcast that will make you think while making you laugh. Moss dives head first into death, exploring the subject with famed transhumanists, artists, psychics, members of the Death Positive movement, and more.  What makes the podcast so interesting is how involved Moss is in what he covers. Moss

A Brief History of the Death Penalty

Clearly one of the most controversial topics in modern social history is that of capital punishment, or the death penalty. Once commonly practiced throughout the world, the death penalty has been abolished in most countries.