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Reimagining Death

Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials
Narrated by: Lucinda Herring
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins

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Summary

Honor your loved ones and the earth by choosing practical, spiritual, and eco-friendly after-death care.

Natural, legal, and innovative after-death care options are transforming the paradigm of the existing funeral industry, helping families and communities recover their instinctive capacity to care for a loved one after death and do so in creative and healing ways. Reimagining Death offers stories and guidance for home funeral vigils, advance after-death care directives, green burials, and conscious dying. When we bring art and beauty, meaningful ritual, and joy to ease our loss and sorrow, we are greening the gateway of death and returning home to ourselves, to the wisdom of our bodies, and to the earth.

©2019 Lucinda Herring and David Spangler (P)2019 North Atlantic Books

Critic reviews

“Stories are fuel, and balm, to social movements. That’s why we need more stories about reclaiming death care practices that heal our connection to death and recognize our relationship to the earth. With hands-on knowledge, Lucinda Herring heeds the call.” (Suzanne Kelly, author of Greening Death: Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Our Tie to the Earth)

“We cannot heal our relationships with the natural world, others, and ourselves until we heal our relationship with death and grief. With Reimagining Death, Lucinda Herring charts a course for this essential healing - a course that is both practical and spiritual, personal and universal.” (Brian Flowers, funeral director, founder of The Meadow Natural Burial Ground, past president of the Green Burial Council)

“With her innate wisdom, depth of understanding, and compassionate approach, Lucinda Herring embodies the sacred and offers us the possibility of an honoring, transformative, and loving experience of death. This book offers ‘peace of the green’ and is a profound gift to us all.” (Claire Turnham, UK-based founder of Only with Love and chair of the Home Funeral Network) 

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