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Crafting meaningful funeral rituals : a practical guide

Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox; Margaret Holloway
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Funerals are among the most important life events in Western society, and fashioning a personalized ceremony for yourself or for a loved one is often the most meaningful way to celebrate the life of the deceased. For those wanting non-religious or secular funeral ceremonies, this step-by-step guide begins by identifying what you want from the funeral and showing how you can make it happen. With sections on society's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox; Margaret Holloway
ISBN: 9781785923890 1785923897
OCLC Number: 1086567191
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mortality --
My death waits --
Gone too soon --
Our need for ritual --
The sense of ritual --
Preplanning makes sense --
Crafting the ceremony --
Planning the ceremony --
Creating the ceremony --
Realizing the ceremony --
The future of the dead --
New mourning --
Glossary --
Resources.
Responsibility: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox ; foreword by Margaret Holloway.

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A helpful and caring guide to creating a personalised funeral ceremony that reflects the deceased's life and creates a meaningful connection for their families and friends. Specific tools include  Read more...

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