Death Resources

Books, Films, Art, Music, Websites and Other Resources

Re-Imagining Death: Stories & Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals & Green Burials by Lucinda Herring

Order of the Good Death Website: Building a meaningful, eco-friendly, friendly, and equitable end of life

Ask a Mortician Youtube Series Educational, entertaining videos on a variety of topics on the matters of death from Caitlin Doughty

The Emerald Podcast: No one here gets out alive (The Death Episode) – On Apple, On Spotify

Give your body back to the earth – Recent NY Times piece on Composting

Death Deck, a set of cards to inspire conversation & fun

Have a talk of a lifetime: A conversation starter workbook to inspire deeper engagement with others at the end of life

LSD and the Mind of the Universe, Christopher Bache: a book about an academic’s decades-long exploration with high doses of LSD and exploration of consciousness

Death, Dying & Psychedelics: A Psychedelics Today Webinar

Psyche (mythology):

Earth Goddesses & Archetypes for the Present Day La Vaca Independiente: A website with a collection of short essays on art, culture, nature, earth-based spirituality

The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, by Francis Weller

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

Legal & Organizational Resources Organizing your life

Estate planning, end-of-life planning, wills, digital organization and more…

Advance Death Directives:

More info & directives by state

An Advance Directive for NC (A PDF for download/print)

5Wishes Forms: An advance directive accepted in most states with options for adults, kids, teens in accessible, conversational language

Digital & mailed paper copies available

Link to sample PDF

Preparing for Your Own Death Checklist (UCLA)

Medical Definitions of Advance Directives (Living Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy)

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