Category: General Interest

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Spirit Possession and Exorcism: Jinns, Dybbuks, and Demons

Jinns, Dybbuks, and demons are common types of spirit possession. Why do people continue to believe in possession stories and seek out exorcism?

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The Salem Witch Trials: A History of Mass Hysteria?

Socio-cultural problems have historically been played out through women’s bodies. The Salem Witch Trials were no different.

International Death Symposium

International Death Symposium: Creating Community and Taking Action

*TalkDeath will be coming to you live from the @deathsymposium in Toronto. We’ll be interviewing speakers, and live streaming from the International Death Symposium on Facebook & Instagram Live. Let us know what questions you want us to ask some of the amazing speakers. From Friday September 21, through to Sunday Sept 23, 2018, Toronto will be

Alua Arthur - End of Life Support

Alua Arthur – End of Life Support and Planning

There is a lot more to death than dying. There is grief, but also logistics and planning. How and where does one die? What do we do with our loved one’s possessions? How do we put all of our finances in order, either through pre-planning, or after a death has occurred? This is where someone

Cemetery Overcrowding is Leading Europe to Recycle Burial Plots

Guest writer, Rafaela Ferraz, explores the traditions and challenges around the common European practice of grave recycling and how eternity can still be bought, for the right price. 

Trans-Death: Exploring Deadnaming Through a Death Positive Lens

Deadnaming is a form of violence against trans folk that occurs in life, and in death. Are there lessons to learn between the death positive and LGBTQ movements?

American Thanatologist

#TalkDeath with the American Thanatologist

Cole Imperi: The American Thanatologist Many of you may have heard the term, but do you know what a thanatologist is, or does? Thanatology is the scientific study of death. Thanatologists investigate the psychological and social aspects of death and dying, as well as the forensic aspects of it (like bodily changes during and after death). While thanatology

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Even More Movies About Death and Dying

Death is perhaps the most enduring trope in Hollywood. Death transcends all categories of film from action movies, to rom-coms, and dramas. It should come as little surprise that life’s enduring mystery (and fear), would be reflected on the silver screen. When we put out our first list of the Best Movies About Death and