Category: General Interest

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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

movies about death and dying

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

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.

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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