Is Death Really the End?
Many of us regard death as a solemn ending to life, an either sudden or long-awaited finale that finishes our time on Earth for good. But does it have to be?
Various world cultures and religions both ancient and contemporary follow practices that consider death to be a continuation or another part of the life cycle, a natural and permanent rest for the body, and a time of freedom for the spirit or soul.
These beliefs are best reflected through the diverse approaches with which we treat the dead. Far from your average burial in a cemetery, these tools and techniques are fascinating ways that people choose to preserve their loved ones or lay them to rest; some of them even leave the potential for them to come back to life!
Which of these would YOU try?
When we bury ourselves in coffins underground, we’re really just taking up space. Why not allow friends and family to turn our graves into something beautiful with Poe Trees, funeral urns with trees planted in them. The urn itself is biodegradable, so as time passes, only the ceramic marker will remain with the tree growing out of its center.
The website for Poe Trees describes them as “simple and elegant physical manifestation[s] of where emotional intelligence meets not only a poetic idea, but a powerful one that touches the soul of the human condition.”
This company will put your ashes into a vinyl record so that human or pet ashes can be kept as meaningful musical mementos after their deaths. Which songs would you put on the album of your life?