Throughout civilized history the idea of a” journey of the departed” has played a large part the mourning of a loved one. The general concept being that there is a physical journey of death can be found repeatedly across civilizations. This week we explore the options available to memorialize a loved one using their cremation ashes.
Cremation ash-scattering options
Marianne shares several diffrent considerations with us, csuch as the weather and location. She tells us about types of dispersal such as:
- Trench Ash Scattering
- Raking Ash Scattering
- Water Ash Scattering
- Airplane Ash Scattering
- Balloon Scattering
How about these unusual options for cremation ash!
For sportsmen, Holy Smokes will take cremains of people and pets and add it to rifle, shotgun and pistol cartridges. What an unusual use!
Or how about being made into a diamond, help restore a reef, or be sent into space? Listen to the podcast to learn more about it!
Related Content for This Episode:
- S2E43: Everything You Need to Know About Cremation
- S2E46: Water Cremation – The Green Option
- Come Visit Me – Thoughts on a final resting place for ashes by our producer
Resources & References:
- Burial Alternatives: https://www.livescience.com/15980-death-8-burial-alternatives.html
- Green Burial Directory – US Funerals Online (us-funerals.com)
- Eternal Reefs: https://www.eternalreefs.com/
- Space Burials: https://beyondburials.com/pages/experiences
- Shotgun Shells: http://www.myholysmoke.com/holy-smoke-in-the-news.html
- Balloon Scattering: https://sites.google.com/view/eternalascenthome?pli=1&authuser=3/
- Call Me by My True Names by Thich Nhat Hanh (1993) Click here to purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3sOw25x (#affiliate)
Oneness was written by Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. Published in Call Me by My True Names (1993) Click here to purchase on Amazon.
Oneness The moment I die, I will try to come back to you as quickly as possible. I promise it will not take long. Isn’t it true I am already with you, as I die each moment? I come back to you in every moment. Just look, feel my presence. If you want to cry, please cry. And know that I will cry with you. The tears you shed will heal us both. Your tears are mine. The earth I tread this morning transcends history. Spring and Winter are both present in the moment. The young leaf and the dead leaf are really one. My feet touch deathlessness, and my feet are yours. Walk with me now. Let us enter the dimension of oneness and see the cherry tree blossom in Winter. Why should we talk about death? I don’t need to die to be back with you.
Recipe of the Week
This week’s recipe comes from Southern Living – Crack Crackers. It’s called that because it’s so good that it’s as addictive as crack! Get the recipe here!
From Everyone Dies:
Everyone Dies: and yes, it is normal!
Everyone Dies (and yes, it is normal) is a story about a young boy named Jax who finds something special on the beach where he and his grandpa Pops are enjoying a wonderful day. Pops helps Jax understand that death is a normal part of life. This book provides an age appropriate, non-scary, comfortable way to introduce the important topic of mortality to a preschool child. Its simple explanation will last a lifetime. Autographed copies for sale at: www.everyonediesthebook.com. Also available at Amazon
We offer a way to memorialize your loved one or treasured pet with a piece of handmade jewelry. When people comment on it and the wearer can say for example “I received this when my mother died” which opens the conversation about this loss. All our jewelry is made with semi-precious stones and beads, vintage beads, and pearls. You can choose between earrings or bracelets and the color family. Learn More
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