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Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals : A Practical Guide : A Practical Guide.

Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox; Margaret Holloway
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gordon-Lennox, Jeltje.
Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals : A Practical Guide.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox; Margaret Holloway
ISBN: 1784507466 9781784507466
OCLC Number: 1145557639
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Contents: Ritual Toolbox: List of Tools with Their Icons; List of Figures; Foreword by Margaret Holloway; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I - MortaliTy; 1. My Death Waits; a) Notes on last wishes; 2. Gone Too Soon; a) Notes on ritual profile and strategy; Part II - our need for ritual; 3. The Sense of Ritual; a) Notes on repackaging ritual; 4. Preplanning Makes Sense; a) Seven destressing techniques; b) Questionnaire on my ritual profile; c) Coronach will; d) Inventory on ritual profilefor funerals; Part III - Crafting theceremony; 5. Planning the Ceremony; a) Toolbox for the planning phase; b) Notes on the pillars of ritual design; 6. Creating the Ceremony; a) Toolbox for the creating phase; b) Notes on rules for ritual design; 7.Realizing the Ceremony; a) Toolbox for the realizing phase; b) Notes on funerals for sensitive situations; Part IV - the FUTURE OF THE DeaD; 8. New Mourning; Glossary; Resources; a) Notes on mortality, illness and dying; b) Notes on solace for the bereaved; References; Index


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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