From Here to Eternity : Travelling the World to Find the Good Death
by Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair
Editor: Orion Publishing Co
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As a funeral director, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our omnipresent terror of the dead.From Here to Eternity, she sets out in search of cultures are not overwhelmed by such fears.In rural Indonesia, she observes a clean man and his grandfather’s dress, mummified body.She encounters Bolivian natitas (cigarette, wish-granting of human skulls), and discovers the Japanese ritual of kotsuage, in which the parents use the chopsticks to pull out of their close’ bones of cremation, the ashes.With morbid curiosity and humor, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-inspiring innovative care, participates in powerful deaths from almost entirely unknown practices in the West and explores new spaces for mourning – including futuristic luminous Buddha-Buddha columbarium in Japan, candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America’s open-air bonfire that the open-air pyreIn doing so, it develops our sense of what it means to treat death with dignity ” and reveals possibilities for our own death rituals.
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