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Reimagining Death: Caring for Each Other and the Earth When We Die with Lucinda Herring

Friday, October 18, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Home funeral vigils and more natural ecological dispositions of our bodies are transforming the paradigm of the existing funeral industry and the way we “do death” in our society today. Join Lucinda Herring, author of Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials, to learn how families and communities are reclaiming the innate and legal right to care for their own loved ones after death, rather than entrust that sacred task to strangers. Hear Lucinda’s compelling stories from her years working in the “Green Funeral” movement; experience the beauty and gifts of bringing one’s own creativity and instinctive wisdom to the threshold of death. Such natural ways of saying good-bye can lighten our heavy thought forms of fear and denial about being mortal, and bring us back into sacred co-creative relationship with our bodies, the earth, and with death itself.

“For all who long to experience death as a natural and sacred part of life, Reimagining Death is the ideal handbook to inform, inspire and ignite a new vision for our final passage. It is a beacon of hope, possibility and renewal.” 

Karen M. Wyatt, MD, hospice physician and founder of End of Life University.

Lucinda Herring has worked at the cutting edge of the green funeral movement for more than twenty years, beginning with other pioneers in the 1990s to quietly care for loved ones after death. Today she is one of the leading voices for more healing and ecological ways to care for our dead. Lucinda is a home funeral/green disposition consultant and guide, an interfaith minister, celebrant and storyteller, and a licensed funeral director in the state of Washington.