Category Archives for "Funeral"

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Planning for an AI Afterlife

Planning for an AI afterlife So, you want to become a virtual person and upload your brain on to a supercomputer. Great – welcome to your ‘digital’ immortality. If you’re into keeping up with the latest news coming out of Silicon Valley or you’ve just been binge watching the latest Black Mirror series, here’s a […]

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Going Green

Planning an eco-friendly funeral Like solar panels and succulent house plants, making sure your funeral will be kind on the environment is just another lifestyle choice that’s gaining popularity. But even if we’d like to, due to the law in the UK, we can’t all be wrapped up in a biodegradable sheet and tossed on […]

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The social labyrinth of the Japanese Funeral

The Japanese funeral incorporates a subtle blend of religion, tradition, ritual and geography. To an outsider, the perplexing rituals may seem purposely filled with hurdles, trying to catch you out. But on closer inspection, it is a well thought out and refined practice. Most funerals (Ososhiki) in Japan are performed in a Buddhist-style. Regardless of […]

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How to get buried at sea

How to get buried at sea

Burials at sea are fairly uncommon in the UK, with only a few dozen being carried out each year. They’re not just reserved for sea dogs and sailors, either as anyone can take the dip. While the UK’s seas make for a very green and very DIY funeral option, there’s a number of strict regulations […]

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21st Century Death Masks

Death masks for the 21st century For centuries the living have been attempting to capture the likeness of the dead. Starting with the elaborately painted mummies of Ancient Egypt, the death mask has become an essential part of documenting the past. The ancient practice has stuck around, but there is now an emerging generation of […]

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What is a funeral celebrant?

What is a Funeral Celebrant? Some of us like nothing more than getting up on a stage and showing off. Reading an eulogy at a funeral, however, can leave even the most confident person feeling nervous. Getting a funeral service right often involves a big emotional effort: from putting together the order of service to […]

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