Category: General Interest

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Collective Death Rituals Around the World

What many pre-burial death rituals around the world have in common is the social. When a death occurs, communities will often come together as a show of support and care for the bereaved and their family. Food is often prepared and shared, the conversations flow, mourners are comforted, and the dead are given a farewell.

Green Burial in Canada, Where is it Available?

What is Green Burial? Green or natural burial is the process of human disposition with the least environmental consequences, while encouraging greater land stewardship. Bodies are not prepared using chemical embalming fluids, are placed in simple shrouds or biodegradable caskets, and concrete vaults are not used, nor are traditional markers (headstones & footstones). In Canada,

A History of Spiritualism: Speaking to the Dead

Imagine a dimly lit room in an old, ornate yet dilapidated mansion… a group of people silently huddle together around a table holding hands. One person calls out asking for the spirits of the dead to communicate with the living. Taps are heard through the ether before the table begins to violently shake. Then silence. This

home deathcare and Alternative Funerals

Home Deathcare and Alternative Funerals

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when death and funerary practices involved the entire family and community. Death was an ever present part of daily life; people died in the home, were honored in the home, and buried in small familial, church or community cemeteries.  Like everything else, death was professionalized, and by

Death Positive Artists

15 Death Positive Artists You Should Know

We’ve scoured the web to find to the 15 most contemporary, interesting and intriguing death positive artists you should know.

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

Burial at Sea

Burial at Sea: Everything You Need to Know

Many people recently became aware of burial at sea during the infamous disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s body. According to the U.S. Military, Bin Laden was placed in a metal coffin and thrown into the Arabian Sea. Of the many ways societies that lay the dead to rest, burying them at sea is one tradition

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