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Inhaling Souls, Manikarnika (Cremation) Ghat (India 2017 Part 5)

Early in the morning, we crossed the ghat, where fires were still smoldering, gazed, with our Western minds, into the Ganges (Ganga). ~Mary Oliver

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What is VRISM  and how does it affect you? The Tennessee Department of Health has undertaken a project to upgrade the system our state uses to maintain death, birth, marriage, and divorce records.  299 more words

Williams Funeral Home

Cremation and King Arthur

Ok, Archaeodeath is here to reflect on new interpretations and discoveries in mortuary archaeology, as well as visits to sites, monuments and landscapes, heritage sites and museums with a death and memory theme. 375 more words


When You Lose Everything in a Fire

We turned on the TV news last night and once again were besieged by visions of flames. Santa Ana-spawned fires are roaring through the Los Angeles area.  466 more words


An Island of the Cremated Dead

When is it ok to photograph funerary monuments and memorials situated in public places? Well, I won’t publish images of private gardens and houses, but this memorial is on unenclosed rough grazing land and on a public right of way in Denbighshire. 139 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

101 cremations: the rise of Bangkok's Buddhist pet funerals

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Pet cremations, complete with Buddhist rituals, are popping up across Bangkok for dogs, cats and even monkeys

Buddhist monks chant next to a pink coffin where Dollar’s small body is nestled amongst flowers — a $600 final farewell for the Shih Tzu at a Bangkok temple that administers elaborate pet funerals. 535 more words

Current Affairs

My Mom's Going To Haunt Me

It’s gotta be some sort of cruel irony that I’ve spent a good portion of my life running away from my mother both in a physical sense and a personality sense, and yet despite all the effort, I’m going to wind up carrying her around after she dies since she has chosen to be cremated and as her only child, I’ll be stuck with her ashes. 738 more words