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When Death Doesn’t Mean Goodbye

In a remote corner of Indonesia, the departed—and their corpses—remain a part of the family.

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An interesting insight into the unique death ceremonies of Indonesia's Torajan people.

An inspiring TED talk by Kelly Swazey on the same subject:

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Social/cultural attitude changes towards death can help us face death not as a terrible end, but as something else entirely.


Article from National Geographic April 2016 issue, photos by Brian Lehmann


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It does challenge our assumptions but in the West we have been presented with something similar in a film called Weekend At Bernie's. However, in this example humor is not included.
At first I began to think that they were treating the bodies like a sculpture and have materialistic tendencies but I think it goes beyond that, they take power, inspiration, and or comfort.

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