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Grave Reflections
An effigy atop a stone has fixed its gaze on me Itinerant intruder in this city of the dead As growing stillness slowly stifles all thoughts in my head 'Til I can almost hear the soft, sepulchral inquiry Why do you come to such a place to spend an afternoon?

20 things you didn't know about Dying
1 The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years, as evidenced by a 45-foot-deep pit in Atapuerca, Spain, filled with the fossils of 27 hominids of the species Homo heidelbergensis, a possible ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans. More inside

Real 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.

Did 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.

Is 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.

About Eternal Reefs
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Eternal Reefs, Inc. provides a creative, environmentally enhancing means to memorialize the cremated remains of a loved one.

Face of Death - Final Destination 3
Do you remember a time in your life, where you stopped doing something because you thought you might die? Maybe it was flying on a plane, visiting New York City, riding on a train, or eating health food vs. junk food.

The Greek Sphinx: A Demon of Death and Esoteric Wisdom
The Sphinx is best described as a symbol of “arcane wisdom” (Olderr 126), and wicked power in ancient Greece around 1200 BCE. Her disposition is depicted by the mythical story associated with her, specifically, her interactions with Oedipus .

Death Penalty and Killing in War
The main difference between death penalty, killing in war and murder seems to be that death penalty and killing in war are socially approved, but murder is not. Killings under death penalty are culturally approved actions.

Six Feet Under - Review
Nominated for 39 Emmys and 8 Golden Globes, including 3 (and one win) for Best TV Series - Drama, Six Feet Under is widely considered one of the best dramas currently on television.

Life After Death
Do you believe in life after death? Too often I find that the subject of death is addressed with goofy speculation, close-minded stubbornness, or outright fear and avoidance.

Fear 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 night.

Cremation: 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 rapidly.

When Death Visits A Jewish Home
When death comes to visit, the details of doctors and hospitals and hospices often take over. There is very little idea of what to do next: where s/he will be buried, what kind of coffin to choose, what will happen at the funeral, how to write the newspaper obituary, etc.

British 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 $725-million.

A 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.

Death changes perspective
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.

Hans Was Here
If you're animal lover, you'll love this true story. I know it's true because it happened to me. In 1992, some close family members in California gave my sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Dick, a miniature schnauzer puppy.

Cultivate 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 of death.

Fear 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 night. In the darkness, we can’t see very well, and for a young child, particularly one with a healthy imagination, this can be very frightening.

The Death Penalty, Is it Good Or Bad?
I am and always have been the pro death penalty, however, even though I am pro death penalty, I probably would not be willing to pull the switch or push the button. I do not think that this makes me a hypocrite. Please bear with me while I explain.

Who 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 the guy.

When 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.

Life 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 phenomena.

Conquering 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 immortality.

Vampires: the Romantic Ideology behind Them
The French Revolution constituted for the conscience of the dominant aristocratic class a fall from innocence, and upturning of the natural chain of events that resounded all over Europe; the old regime became, in their imaginary, a paradise lost.

Why Are Readers So Hungry for Horror?
What is it about a good horror story that sends chills of fear and delight up our spines? Why is it that, even as we double-check to be sure the locks are locked, we tune in to the fright fest of fearsome flicks on cable TV as Halloween approaches?



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