Entries tagged with “Death”

November: Ceremony

Rituals, ancient wisdom, and practices for conscious death and dying.


By Raymond Moody and Paul PerryParanormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife is the riveting behind-the-scenes story of Dr. Raymond Moody’s lifelong search for an answer to what …

Podcast: After Death Communication ... Don’t Be Afraid, You’re Not Alone

“I understood then that this was the point of the dream. That I was being shown this world as a guest, that my job was to witness, to validate its existence. Perhaps even report that I had seen it.”

Podcast: Dr. Lydia Dugdale on the Lost Art of Dying

Anticipating our mortality via the lost Medieval practice of ars moriendi.

Podcast: Loss and Laughter with Rebecca Soffer

Modern Loss co-founder Rebecca Soffer shares how she transformed personal tragedy to a needed resource for others grieving.

Poetry: Heritage (For Walter Leonard)

Poetry from Nikki Giovanni's new book, A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter

Practices for Death and Rebirth for Scorpio Season

Honor your grief as we enter into the season of generative death and prepare for the coming season of rebirth.

Practicing Death

Marti was a bright, optimistic, attractive 40-year-old woman when she first entered a support group for cancer patients that I facilitated at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in …

Rabbi Rami: "I Find Myself Wishing My Dad Would Die?"

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Steve Leder on The Beauty of What Remains

After death, what remains? Rabbi Steve Leder discusses his book The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift.

Reb Zalman: The December Years

Approaching the final years of life with a sense of peace.

Reconciling Faith and Science

I found an email address for Philip through his publisher and wrote a long query asking him how a doctor who believes in God but also knows facts about certain diseases can honestly tell a terminal patient to have faith and believe and not give up. How can I pray for my patients when I already know how God is going to answer?”

Rethinking Burial: Burial Shrouds and More Ideas

Burial shrouds offer a better way to tend to the dead, according to one shroud-maker.

Right to Die: Does Facing Death Set Us Free from Suffering?

The teachings found in yoga are unafraid to address the notion of death. In fact, understanding and acceptance of the inevitability of death is seen as something that paradoxically…

Seven Keys to a Good Death

Is a “good death” just an oxymoron?

Simple Human Kindness

Caring is a natural expression of our humanity.

Soul Companion: Journeying With Another At the End of Life

“Many therapists work to help clients create a better life—a Soul Companion works with clients to create a better death.”

Spirituality and Dying

“I don’t want to romanticize dying, but I do want to liberate it from the fears we foist upon it.”

Support for the Bereaved Animal Lover

Pet-loss support groups can help the healing process when we lose our most constant companions.