In a culture dominated by expensive and impersonal end-of-life ceremonies, many seek a holistic body of funeral rites and practices that honor our dead and comfort the living in ways that reflect Earth-based spirituality. Join us as we undertake a frank and lively discussion on death, natural processes and current death care practices. We can empower ourselves in caring for our beloved dead (and our finances!) by educating ourselves about our legal/consumer rights and the workings of the funeral industry. We will learn how our death choices affect the earth and share some newer concepts including natural burial, home deaths and death midwifery.
To help grow public awareness about memorial and legal alternatives to conventional death care in America, Charlene Suggs has been researching and presenting introductory workshops on this topic since the late 1990s. Her ongoing work emphasizes more meaningful and less costly experiences with death that also contribute to the health of the planet and our own well-being.
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