Funeral Rites Of Ancient Times Part V

Although the influence of European missionaries has altered the ancient customs of Hawaii, the practices of old ways still exists in some places today.

Death and Photography

Memento mori — translated from Latin means “remember your mortality.”

Funeral Rites Of Ancient Times Part IV

When it comes to the idea of death in modern times, many people seem to fall into one of two schools of thought…

Funeral Rites Of Ancient Times Part III

As with any warrior-based society, death shadowed over nearly every day interlaced with life and was a deity that was highly respected and played a strong role in Mayan religion.

Green Burial

“Natural” or “green” burial, according to Lilipoh magazine, has as its goal to return the remains to the Earth in as direct and simple a manner as possible.

Undertakers in the Media, Mid-Twentieth Century

By 1948, when Evelyn Waugh published The Loved One, a resoundingly vicious satire of Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, the stereotyped fictionalization of the undertaker had become too much of a cliche for many.

Funeral Rites Of Ancient Times Part II

If understanding about other people can be gained from observing their lives, it almost certainly can also be gained by observing the way they treat death.

Ancient Funeral Rites: Roman Funerals

There is proof that humans have given enough thought to their dead to perform established procedures, rites and rituals going back as far to the Neanderthals.

The Funeral Empire Strikes Back

…Still, funeral directors did not ignore the challenges nor try to hide their professional duties behind a veil of secrecy.

Critiquing the American Funeral and Enlightening the Masses

Quincy Dowd and John Gebhart are only two among many who strove to “enlighten” the American public about, and it general to shed light on, the economics of the funeral.