Although we might be giants in a bug’s world, their impact on us is not always small.
Filed under: Causes of Death, Death & Dying on May 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
Upon the moment of their demise, most people make an effort to leave the world with a few profound words, something that sums up the meaning of their existence, or wisdom passed on from personal experience.
Filed under: Death Practices, Traditions on May 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
As far back as 1323 BCE, people have endeavored to preserve, if not the memory, the essence of expression — the human face.
Filed under: Death Practices on May 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
The relationship between plants and humans is often one of sustaining life for the latter, although with the rise of the “green movement” and being more environmentally conscious, the relationship is becoming more mutually beneficial.
Filed under: Funeral Flowers, Traditions on April 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Humans, being both predator and prey, may have the fear of being devoured etched into their DNA, if not, from nightmares generated by a midnight snack grumbling its way through their digestive tract.
Filed under: Traditions on April 27th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
For many people, there is something reassuring in a bloom…
Filed under: Death Practices, Funeral Flowers, Grief and Grieving on April 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
From the first time people sat around a campfire and scared each other with ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural, many have wondered if there was a grain of truth to the tales.
Filed under: Traditions on April 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
In many traditions all over the world, death is viewed as a transition from one existence to another. Life co-existed with death, both in the literal and metaphorical sense.
Filed under: History of Funerals, Traditions on April 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Humans have had a close association with the natural world to some degree…
Filed under: Death Practices, History of Funerals, Traditions on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Kali, Hades, Anubis — all well-known figures of mythology that are associated with the process of death and the transition to the afterlife.
Filed under: Death Practices, History of Funerals on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »