Bless their morbid souls, Order members Bess Lovejoy (author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses) and Megan Rosenbloom (co-founder of Death Salon) put together a list of deathy books for all manner of death interests.
By no means does it include all the glorious options, but I’ve read most of these and fully approve. Accept no substitutes!
June 18, 2014 |
Roving relic hunter (and brand new Order member!) Elizabeth Harper is back to set us straight on the allegedly non-composing wunderkinds of Roman Catholicism- the incorrupt corpses. See more from her recent adventures in Rome and Mexico City on All the Saints You Should Know.
June 5, 2014 |
Real American Death Heroes is an interview series by Order member Sarah Wambold, focusing on people making compelling commentary on the death space in America. Read the other pieces in the series here and here.
June 2, 2014 |
Why death suppression simply doesn’t work.
May 8, 2014 |
Order member and home funeral midwife Cassandra Yonder shares the story of the death that revealed her calling.
May 4, 2014 |
“A home for deathlings, a home of our own, under a rock or under a stone.”
April 22, 2014 |
Sant’Andrea delle Frate is one of those jaw-dropping 17th century basilicas in Rome. It has angels by Bernini, a campanile by Borromini, and a room full of corpse toilets in the crypt.
April 17, 2014 |
Real American Death Heroes is an interview series by Order member Sarah Wambold, focusing on people making compelling commentary on the death space in America. Read the first piece in the series here.
April 9, 2014 |
Recently, a follower of the Order made a comment to the effect of “it’s wrong for you to make it seem like working with death is easy.” Easy? Record-skip. No. Dear god…
April 1, 2014 |
I am love’s tragic hypocrite. I say that there is nothing more beautiful or natural than the alchemy of a decomposing body. Ask me and I will tell you: “if you truly…
March 18, 2014 |
Rarely have I wanted to possess a thing as much as I want to possess this thing. It is a talisman of truth, a memento mori (reminder you will die) for the…
March 8, 2014 |
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek has a theory: the structure of a country’s toilets reflects something about the ideology of that nation. In France, the hole is located in the back of the…
March 7, 2014 |