When Death Is Not Separate

The way of death in North America is not the way in other cultures. Anthropologist Kelli Swazey asks, “What would life be like if the dead literally lived alongside you?”

Through Swazey’s research we get a tour of Tana Toraja, Indonesia, where people experience death “not as a singular event, but as a gradual social process.”

AND…Here is an interesting “culture graph” video showing a timeline of how a diverse selection of religions ceremonially acknowledge the dead:

Funerary Rituals from Latent Productions + DeathLab on Vimeo.

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The When You Die staff is committed to bringing death back into our everyday conversations as an integral part of our human journey.

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