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

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.

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

Environmentally Friendly Burial

11 Environmentally Friendly Burial Options

This is part two in our four part series on green burial.  As we discussed in part one of our green burial series, the options for a greener death are growing. Cemeteries are opening up allocated natural burial sections, funeral homes are offering eco-friendly products, and disposition methods are becoming greener. If you’ve decided that green

What is Green Burial Exactly?

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

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