From Here to Eternity : Travelling the World to Find the Good Death

From Here to Eternity : Travelling the World to Find the Good Death

Book Title: From Here to Eternity : Travelling the World to Find the Good Death

Author: Caitlin Doughty

Format: Hardback | 272 pages

Publication Date: 25 Jan 2018

ISBN-13: 9781474606516

As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with 'dignity' and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.