Death and Dying Links
If the word death were absent from our vocabulary, our great works of literature would have remained unwritten, pyramids and cathedrals would not exist, nor works of religious art-and all art is of religious or magic origin. The pathology and creativity of the human mind are two sides of the same medal, coined by the same mintmaster (Arthur Koestler, 1977).
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General Sites with links
Growth House: A Center for Death and Dying Links
A Trinity University site on the sociology of death & dying
DeathNET: a search index for legal, political, psychological and religious issues concerning death and dying.
Death and Dying articles from Global Ideas Bank in the UK
Medline's directory of medical articles about death and dying.
Treating the mental health of the terminally ill, the role of
doctors and the hospital and the dying process, as well as medical
and legal topics. Some articles are clinical while others are
Culture and Death
from the Trinity website.
Mortality Rates by race and gender in America, age 25-64 (from above page)
Leading Causes of Death by age
Berkeley's Mortality Database: Statistics Relating to Death and Dying
AIDS research sites
AIDS & HIV cases by race, age and genderprepared by avert.org
department of health
AIDS & racial identity statistics and information from thebody.com
Is suicide a white thing?: Comparative Suicide Rates in African
American and white youth.
Race and the Death Penalty in the United States from Amnesty
Cultural Traditions of Death & Dying
Tibetan Book of the Dead Library from University of Virginia
Tibetan Book of the Dead Text from the Reluctant Messenger Website
NPR interview with Alex Van Oss on the importance of death and the appeal of
reincarnation to certain Americans.
Tibetan Buddhist Articles and Texts
Dia De los Muertos:
Ricardo J. Salvador's page on Mexico and Dia de los Muertos
Jose Rangel & Alexis Ciurczak's Dia de los Muertos webpage: Spanish & English
History of Catholic Burial from the Catholic Encyclopedia
OU.org's website that presents the Kaddish with a short explanation
of its religious significance. Hebrew and English
Comparative Attitudes to Death between Arabic Moslems and Americans by Ali Zohery
Essay on Death & Dying in Islam from IQRAA (requires pdf format)
New Moves in Death & Dying in America
National Hospice Organization: provides a compassionate alternative to medical institutions.
Hospice Net: Provides Hospice Care to Terminally Ill people.
GriefNet.org online articles, and ideas for dealing with loss.
Steven Heine's article on Heidegger and Nishitani and their critiques of the effects of
modern science on religious life.
Miscellaneous and Eccentric Sites
Capitalism & Immortality: The fascination with preserving the body, from the Trinity website
Writ on Water: A collection of photographs from different cemetaries.
On-line Pet Cemetary: America's fascination with pets.
Pet's Rest a bay area pet cemetery
Timothy Leary: the world's most technologized death.
Cryonics (Freezing Bodies) Web Page from the Cryonics Institute
Ghosthunter.com:Explores the cultural mythology (or reality?)
of ghosts. Complete with photos, videos and essays.
Last Words of Fictional Characters
Last Words of Famous People
contains all that was Mortal
Young English Poet
on his Death Bed
in the Bitterness of his Heart
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies
these words to be engraven on his Tomb Stone
"Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."