Sitting Shiva Sympathy Gift, the
Jewish Tradition of Mourning
Sitting Shiva is the tradition of mourning in the Jewish religion.
Gathering together as a community is at the core of sitting Shiva,
just as it is at the core of many Jewish traditions. The strength and
support of friends, family and neighbors, during sitting Shiva, plays
a key role in helping the bereaved.
Ghosts Ghost Hunting and Quantum Physics
One of the benefits of a lifetime of afterlife communication is
that I know a lot about ghosts … what they are and what
they’re not. For
instance, they’re not “caught between worlds.” And they
don’t need us to help them “move on.” They’re exactly
where they’re supposed to be.
Colorado Kill Doc Holliday?
John Henry "Doc" Holliday's final words, spoken
as he lay dying in the Hotel Glenwood in Glenwood Springs,
Colorado, were "this is funny". We'll never know, of
course, exactly what the Wild West legend meant by this.
I see my body lying on the bed and I hear voices call my name. I
look and see my family that has past on before me, waiting. They
take me to a place full of beautiful flowers and sublime
Death Really the End or the Window to A New Beginning?
Do we really die? Does life really end? Perhaps there is
an alternative explanation as to why we leave this earth and why
we showed up here in the first place.
Of Death And Darkness Phobia
Fear of the dark also
known as Nyctophobia is common among young children who often
fear that something catastrophic may happen to them in the
A Sometimes Difficult Subject
Today, about a
quarter of all deaths in the United States are followed by
cremation. A new national survey indicates forty six percent of
Americans plan to choose cremation, up fifteen percent from
1990. In some states, the choice of cremation is rising very
I First Saw Ghosts
I was thirteen years old when I saw my first ghost. It was
at my maternal grandmother's funeral. It was a sunny summer
morning. Here in North Carolina the mortuary puts a tent over
the gravesite to protect the mourners from the summer sun and
sudden rain showers.
Opening: Revisiting An Old Loss
I can't explain where, after thirty-one years, the need to visit
my mother's grave came from. I was driving south on Highway 99,
thinking about this and wondering what to expect when I got
there. I first started feeling this need a few months earlier
and had ordered a copy of her death certificate from the Office
of Vital Statistics.
skeleton could unearth Medieval mysteries
A medieval cemetery containing about 1,300 skeletons has been
discovered in the central English city of Leicester,
archeologists said Tuesday. The bones were found during a dig at
a site being developed as part of a shopping mall, to cost about
Brief History of Golden Caskets
Caskets made entirely of gold are very rare. When they
are found, they are usually priceless artifacts of historical
significance. In the modern day, some people choose to buy
caskets with decorative golden inlays.
We live and we die. But while living, most of us
don't keep the thought of death in mind. A person suffering from
an incurable disease may keep it in his/her mind, but not a
normal person suffering from ordinary ailments.
a Friendship with Death
There may be a thousand reasons why we fear death, but most
of all we fear death because we fear the unknown, and death is
an unknown entity to most people. We fear that dying may be
painful and we do not know what will happen to us at the point
Deserves to Die?
Former Crips co-founder Tookie Williams was executed in
California when Governor Arnold Schwartzenager refused to grant
him clemency. Even though I don't believe in the death penalty I
still debated with myself whether if I did I would still execute
After Death - Is it really necessary that we prove it?
Recently, I came across a book written in 1918 by Arthur
Conan Doyle called "The New Revelation". It was his
first book concerning his views on spiritualism and psychic
Death: A Commentary on Buddha's Words
Fear of death is the most widespread and deep-seated
fear within the hearts of the human race. All religions pay a
great deal of attention to the subjects of death and