We are a gateway site based in Newcastle, Australia, that can connect visitors with the significant players in the natural death scene, including how we do funerals.
We are voices for choices when it comes to dying, death, ritual and remembrance.
We are a not-for-profit, community-based think-tank. We are not aligned with any political organisation.
Our aim is to fully engage with the realities of our journey to the end, however we imagine that might eventuate.
Articles, links, references, resources and a cafe overview including meeting framework can all be found here.
Our window is small, but the view is magnificent.
If the road thus far has been rough and rocky, we can perhaps help achieve a softer landing.
In terms of the Cafe framework, we are not the only ones offering a way to discuss end of life issues.
- Death Cafe
- Death Salon
- Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death
We stand on the shoulders of giants – of those who have been there done that. We are indebted to these people for the years of dedication they have given freely, that we might be able to commence our journey further along the track – they have been the trailblazers, the pioneers. We still have some way to go, but at least the foundations have been laid.
We are relative new comers to the end-of-life planning process. A browse around the site will reveal the richness of the thinking that has been going on for years, without us being aware.
We have tapped into this vast reservoir of knowledge to reveal just a smidgen of the content on offer. Please be our guest, then having absorbed some of the knowledge pass it on – share it around – add your stories, and become another voice for choice.
There are some people who deserve special mention:
Charles Cowling, The Good Funeral Guide; Joe Sehee, Green Burial Council, Zenith Virago, The Natural Death Centre. They have been advocates for greater citizen participation in dying, death and disposal practices for many years. See the References and Links sections for details about their work.