Spiritism
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Spiritualism Spiritualism is a doctrine that affirms the existence of a superior and anterior entity to being. This doctrine also proclaims the existence of spiritual and moral values. However, it should not be confused spirituality and spiritualism. Spirituality, understood as … Read More

Funeral rites in Africa
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In the Dogon countries The funeral rite among the Dogon people takes place in three stages: Upon the death, a funeral is held. The body of the deceased is washed before being deposited in the open air through the cracks … Read More

Eternal Return in philosophy
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(Constantin Brâncuși, The Column of the Infinity, Târgu Jiu Park, Romania) The eternal return is an original Mesopotamian concept taken up by several philosophers, according to which the world history takes place cyclically. After thousands of years (“the Great Year”), … Read More

Religious funeral rites
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Buddhism For Buddhists, death is part of the life cycle. The relatives who remain alongside the deceased during his last moments expresses no pain so he can separate from this world with confidence. In the Tibetan tradition, the deceased’s body … Read More

Afterlife in different cultures and philosophies
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According to Hinduism In the Hinduism of Upanishad, Yâjñavalkya (sixth century BC), founder of Yajur Veda blanc, appears the concept of rebirth, reincarnation; in its Brihadâranyaka-Upanishad, appears the notion of retribution of merits and faults, karma means act, “moral act … Read More

Personification of Death
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(The Reaper is one of the Death allegories.) Death was represented as an anthropomorphic figure or as a fictional character in many mythologies and popular cultures. The personification of death as a living entity, conscious and sensitive, is linked to … Read More

Dolmens
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(Dolmen at Kerbourg, Loire-Atlantique, France) A dolmen is a prehistoric megalithic building consisting of one or several large capstones (tables) placed on vertical stones that serve as feet (orthostats). The whole was originally covered, maintained and protected by a heap … Read More

Death in religion (2)
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Hinduism Hindu believes in a life after death – the body is only a temporary material envelope. When the time comes to leave the life, it is said that all the faculties of action and excitement fold in the mind … Read More

Death by Christianity
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(The Resurrection of Lazarus, painting by Leon Bonnat, France, 1857.) For Christianity, only the body can be affected by death and it is temporary. The consequence of the death of the body is the separation of the latter with the … Read More

Afterlife in Buddhism and Christianity
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Afterlife in Buddhism (Bhavachakra) In the original Buddhism, the living beings (sattva) fall into Six Destinies (gati), according to the acts of which they feel the reward according to the deeds of past lives: 1) inhabitants of the underworld (naraka, … Read More

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

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

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