Death in religions

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Animism In animism, death is seen as a continuation to the point that we can say that there is not really dead in the animistic language and that the dialogue of “dead” and living continues without interruption. A famous poem … Read More

What is Culture?

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(Bali, Indonesian temple) In philosophy, the word culture means what is different from nature, that is to say what is acquired and not innate. Culture has long been considered a hallmark of humanity that distinguished from animals. However, recent work … Read More

Cultural ecology

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Cultural ecology is, in anthropology, a theory that studies the relationship between human societies and their environment to find out how the behaviors and lifestyles of men are shaped by their environment. This approach, developed in the 1950s and 1960s … Read More

Marcelene Cox

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The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her. ~ Marcelene Cox

Types of scenarios for Afterlife

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(Paradise of Bhaishajyaguru discovered at the Mogao Caves.) Pierre A. Riffard suggests a decision tree of the various concepts and ideological choices about life after death: a dozen types of survival are considered, that can coexist or succeed, merge or … Read More

Ancient death customs in Europe

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Ancient Greece The first rite was the toilet of the death. In the Iliad, Patroclus is firstly washed by his friend Achilles. Then came the exposure of the deceased on a bed. The body was oiling, and covered with a … Read More

Funerary art

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(Poulnabrone dolmen in Ireland covers at least 22 bodies from the Neolithic period.) Funerary art is a form of art encompassing objects, paintings and sculptures related to death and generally to accompany the remains. Such objects may include the personal … Read More

Types of undeads

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Ghoul Ghoul is from the Arabic and Persian folklore, it appears in the tales of the Arabian Nights and form a class of Jinn, like Ifrit for example, seen as spawn of the devil, Iblis. Ghouls change shape by taking … Read More

Mark Twain

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The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~ Mark Twain

Afterlife

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Afterlife (synonyms: “life after death”, “post-mortem existence,” “beyond the grave”, “life in the hereafter,” “eternal life”) is the assumption of survival spirit, soul or consciousness of a living being after death. The concepts of mind and consciousness are subject of … Read More

Ancient death customs

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The family bereavement The family expresses its sorrow covering hair silt; each member hits his head with his left hand (hand of death). The men of the family do not shave for 70 days, which corresponds to the cycle of … Read More

Tecumseh

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When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in … Read More

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