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PBS Documentary on Home Funerals DVD: A Family Undertaking

After Death Home Care
18-minute DVD about Home Funeral and Green Burial
Great for introducing the topic to your family and friends by
Merilynne Rush, Home Funeral Guide
$10 (includes shipping)


Anderson, Megory; Sacred Dying.
Carlson, Lisa; Caring for the Dead, Your Final Act of Love.
Crossings; Resource Guide: A Manual for Home Funeral Care
Groves, Richard; The American Book of Living and Dying
Lyons, Jerri; Guidebook for Creating Home Funerals
Morgan, Ernest; Dealing Creatively with Death: Manual of Death Education and Simple Burial.
Poer, Nancy; Living Into Dying: A Journal of Spiritual and Practical Deathcare for Family and Community.
Starhawk; The Pagan Book of Living and Dying.
Undertaken with Love – A home funeral guide for congregations and communities
Wiskind, Julie & Spiegel, Richard; Coming to Rest: Guide to Caring for Our Own Dead.
York, Sarah; Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death.

On the Web….

National Home Funeral Alliance –

New Hampshire Funeral Resources and Education –

Green Burial Council –
Final Passages –
Redesigning the End –

Last Dance Shrouds –
Shroud patterns and designs – CINDEA

Hospice Foundation of America –
The Funeral Consumers Alliance –
Thresholds: Home and family directed funerals –
Dying Consciously- The Greatest Journey
Threshold Choir –  “We sing at the besides of people who are dying.”  Local chapters in over 110 locations worldwide.

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