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!