Cemeteries,Graveyards,Ossuaries,Oh My..


Cemeteries,Graveyards,Ossuaries,Oh My..

Encapsulating the vastness of life lost. Ornate & well cared for,or abandoned & sadly abused.A place to explore the history,beauty & the mournful stories &/or exhibits..

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Prayer to Hekate for the Dead

Started by Arachnifauna Mar 28. 0 Replies

MARCH 16, 2018 BY CYNDI BRANNENThe edge of Spring may seem like a rather peculiar time to write a…Continue

Here Lies E. Coli

Started by SunKat. Last reply by Mystic Wolf Jan 6. 3 Replies

There’s a bunch of gross stuff, besides human bodies, hiding under graveyards.BY SARAH LASKOW OCTOBER 22, 2018   In the central cemetery of Marau, a small city in southern…Continue

What Can a Linguist Learn From a Gravestone?

Started by SunKat Jan 6, 2019. 0 Replies

Plenty, it turns out.BY DAN NOSOWITZ OCTOBER 26, 2018  …Continue

Remembering When Americans Picnicked in Cemeteries

Started by SunKat. Last reply by SunKat Jan 6, 2019. 2 Replies

For a time, eating and relaxing among the dead was a national pastime.BY JONATHAN KENDALL APRIL 20, 2018  …Continue

Adopted Warriors? Genetic Tests Reveal Unexpected Relationships in Medieval Graves

Started by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri Wyland Sep 10, 2018. 0 Replies

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | September 6, 2018 06:58am ETExcavated remains from the seventh-century medieval graveyard in the city of Niederstotzingen, in southern Germany.Credit: Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im RP StuttgartA dozen lavish…Continue

Graveyards At Night

Started by Stephanie Musarra Jun 4, 2018. 0 Replies

Do you think you're in danger of encountering evil spirits, if you walk through a graveyard at night. I walked through a graveyard one night, and as I approached a certain section of that cemetery, I sensed an evil presence. It seemed to be coming…Continue

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Spirit Energy

Started by Stephanie Musarra Jun 4, 2018. 0 Replies

Have you ever walked through a graveyard, and sensed the energy from within the spirits? I sometimes walk through graveyards, and as I approach a certain tomb, I pick up vibes about who is buried there; sometimes good, sometimes bad. My grandmother…Continue

Tags: ghosts, afterlife, metaphysical, cemeteries

In Search of Cemeteries Alive With Beauty, Art, and History

Started by SunKat May 15, 2018. 0 Replies

These resting places celebrate life.BY ANIKA BURGESS SEPTEMBER 15, 2017  …Continue

Dargavs Village: City of the Dead

Started by SunKat. Last reply by SunKat Nov 6, 2017. 2 Replies

DARGAVS, RUSSIAThis ancient village and its adjoining cemetery have a beautiful history of death and remembrance. …Continue

Life in Death at Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Started by SunKat Oct 13, 2017. 0 Replies

What better way to escape summer heat, than to lose oneself in history for a few languid hours, sheltered by…Continue

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Comment by Arachnifauna on January 29, 2020 at 4:47pm
Sokushinbutsu, or self-mummification was a process practiced by Japanese Buddhists between the 11th and 19th century.
The act of self-mummification required that the monk remove all fat from their body. Preparation usually began over 3,000 days in advance of their death by sticking to a strict diet of pine needles, resins, and seeds.
When ready, the perspective mummy would enter a stone room, meditate, and slowly reduce then stop all liquid intake, thus dehydrating the body and shrinking all organs. The monks would die in a state of meditation, and their body would be naturally preserved as a mummy with skin and teeth intact without decay.
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Congratulations to this groups as you are featured for January!

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Comment by Arachnifauna on November 19, 2019 at 8:00am

Oh Elspeth you had such wonderful memories. I love listening to your stories. Nunhead Cemetary..UK.

Comment by Elspeth on November 18, 2019 at 5:04pm

No, SunKat it was peaceful there. I was a quiet child and the wild things came in from the fields. Granddad taught me to be respectful of the sleepers underfoot  ~ I never stepped on them would've been rude.

I found family stones there too which surprised my family. I don't think Nan told anyone. I still like graveyards, wild, peaceful places.


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