Experiences of dying

This week, we’re shining a light on experiences of death, as witnessed by Kathleen Dowling Singh, a PhD who has walked beside hundreds of people in their dying stages. Kathleen shares her experiences of death – other people’s – in her book: The Grace in Dying. She concludes that however differently we have lived our lives, our experiences of death are remarkably similar whatever our culture or faith, wherever we live, when we have time and space to die.

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Final Fling’s corner shop

We’ve been scouring the shelves to create a wee cornershop to save you time. We’ve found all sorts of goodies that might be helpful at a time of need… guides, artefacts, salves and soothers that we think might help with the twisting turning journey that leads us from life to death and beyond.

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Traditions + beliefs

Traditions and beliefs around death change with the fashion. The Victorians photographed the dead, then that practice went out of fashion. Christians used to think suicide was honourable then changed their mind. How we die depends very much on our culture and society.

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Life after death

What happens after life? Is there an Afterlife? Heaven, hell, return to the earth, the soul’s onward journey – it’s the subject of thousands of words on the web, in scholarly papers and the popular press, in debates and bar room musings.

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