Charles Cowling
Interesting, isn’t it, the deep instinctive connection so many have with this unquestionably heroic disposal option? Why so? To cover the body with evergreens, as they do at Crestone — is that euphemistic? Do we need to see the flames dissolve the flesh?    
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Arthur Koestler By Jonathan Taylor From ‘Why We Die’, by Dr Richard Steinpach. Arthur Koestler (Der Mensch:  Irrlaufer der Evolution) says: “ ‘Self-assertion versus Integration… exists in biology, psychology, ecology, and wherever we encounter complex hierarchical systems, thus practically everywhere we look.  In the living animal or the living plant each part
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Gladd bag suicide kit   By Charles Cowling They done her in. So claims the director of the new Diana movie – http://ind.pn/ifoEFe All the Goth death stuff you could probably ever want – http://bit.ly/9Xp6YI Will the Tories flunk doing the right thing to fix the growing old age care
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By Charles Cowling Here’s one for aficionados of open-air cremation. Some of the mechanics may be instructive. Looks good full-screen. Warning: contains scenes of added sati and gratuitous boobs. More about Game of Thrones here.
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By Andrew Hickson, independent funeral director in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, first published on his blog http://stneotsfuneraldirector.blogspot.com on 22nd June.   I sat with a client earlier this week, arranging his wife’s funeral. We built up a rapport during our short time together, and as part of making the arrangements I gave the gentleman
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By Charles Cowling   Shirley sent me this striking picture by email from America. Me to Shirley: Intercession in action. I wonder if she’s there to make his prayers more effective, or because she’s family. Shirley to me: I wonder what the backstory is here – there are no other
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