Posts on ‘immortality

I’m stimulated to this post by Charles Cowling’s review of DeathMatters on his Good Funeral Guide Blog. Charles, I’m pleased that you seem to have mostly understood what I’m aiming at with DeathMatters – reawakening an awareness of death as a way of living better and remembering better. (But you should also have specified “living […]

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“How did we get to this stage?” – a comment on my last blog (Death matters – no kidding!) from Charles of The Good Funeral Guide, whose excellent blog I often visit. Indeed, how did we get to the point that one actually has to be reminded that death still matters? This is obviously a […]

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What a sign of the times,  that giving this name to my blog should not be ridiculous! For what could have been more obvious in every other epoch of history that death mattered! Of all things. That it mattered as much as being born, as getting married, as choosing a career, as making a living. […]

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Ye Mortals!

3 May 2010

When I was writing the mission statement for this site some time ago (“Medicine for LIFE“), I used the words mortality and mortals extensively. It occurs to me now how unfashionable these words have become, particularly the latter. In ancient literature, particularly in mythologies where humans existed alongside gods, titans, demons and other immortals, humans […]

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Death as Liberation

23 Feb 2010

In my humble opinion, this famous contemporary vision of death’s “value” mostly misses the mark. But with a minor correction, it gains profound new meaning. From the soul’s perspective, death can be seen as a liberation – hence its pricelessness.

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What follows is perhaps the best contemporary speculation on the awesome passage from Life to Death – by Ernst Jünger, from his “Das Abenteuerliche Herz” (The Adventurous Heart”). My own unofficial translation. Enjoy…! “Death resembles a foreign continent about which no-one who travels there can send back reports. Its secrets engage us so intensely that […]

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