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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 »
…Still, funeral directors did not ignore the challenges nor try to hide their professional duties behind a veil of secrecy.
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As a funeral director, you may have noticed a rise in requests for green burials.
Filed under: Alternatives, Funeral Arrangements, Plan Your Own, Traditions on December 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
There were many popular press reports and articles which claimed to expose the funeral business as a fraud.
Filed under: Death & Dying, History of Funerals, Traditions on December 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
The 2011 CDAS summer conference will examine how new interactive digital technologies affect the social relationships of those who are dying, mourners and descendants.
Filed under: Death & Dying, Death Care News, Death Investigation, Death Practices, Deathcare Careers, Grief and Grieving, Traditions on December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »