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Thursday, February 21 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Life's Last Transition: Care and Rituals for the Dying

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For most of mankind's history, death held a natural place amongst the living. The dying remained in their homes, surrounded by loved one. Funerals were held at home, and the dead were buried in family plots. In the last 150 years, however, modern medicine and the funeral industry has removed and sanitized the dying process. We are no longer in touch with this last transition of life. In recent years, though, there has been an interest in bringing the dying home again. In this class we will discuss the work of End-of-Life Doulas, and how they help families care for their loved ones through the dying process, and what the dying process entails. We will also discuss how to create a specialized rituals for this transition period, and talk about home funerals and green burials.

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Raven Spiritdancer

Raven Spiritdancer has been a practicing Witch for nearly 30 years. She has presented classes at ConVocation in its fledgling years, and has been a regular attendee for several years. Raven is also a trained End-of-Life Doula, specializing in creating rituals for the dying, and holding... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm PST
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