Human life cycle death

Causes of death

Death and culture

Philosophy and death

Religion and Death

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  • Anussati § The ten recollections


Paranormal concepts pertaining to death

Immortality of the Soul

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Skull and Books

Consciousness After Death

Consciousness After Death Consciousness after death is a common theme in society and culture in the context of life after death. Scientific research has established that the mind and consciousness are closely connected with the physiological functioning of the brain, the cessation of which defines brain death. However, many believe...


Death In Norse Paganism

Death In Norse Paganism Death in Norse paganism was associated with varying customs and beliefs. Not only could a Viking funeral be performed a number of ways, the idea of the soul was associated with various notions, as well as of where the dead went in their afterlife, such as Valhalla, Fólkvangr, Hel, and Helgafjell. The soul The...

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Death; What A Wonderful Way To Explain

Death; What A Wonderful Way To Explain This article covers the explanation of death. The spirit uses the body as an instrument, and thus governs and controls it in a comprehensive manner. When the appointed hour of death comes, any illness or failure in the body’s functions is an invitation...

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Islamic View Of Death

Islamic View Of Death This article covers Islamic View of Death. Death in Islam is the termination of worldly life and the beginning of afterlife. Death is seen as the separation of soul from body, and its transfer from this world to the afterlife. Islamic tradition discusses elaborately, almost in graphic...


Near-death Experience

Near-death Experience A near-death experience (NDE) is a personal experience associated with death or impending death. When positive, such experiences may encompass a variety of sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light. When negative, such...

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Death Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or major trauma resulting in terminal injury. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Death – particularly the death...

The Chariot of Death, 1848–1851 painting by Théophile Schuler. Death is depicted both as a beautiful angel and as a hideous skeleton.

Death As Personification

Death As Personification This article covers Death As Personification. Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper. In some mythologies, the Grim Reaper causes the victim’s death by coming to collect that person. In turn, people in some stories try to...


Near-death Studies

Near-death Studies Near-death studies is a field of psychology and psychiatry that studies the physiology, phenomenology and after-effects of the near-death experience (NDE). The field was originally associated with a distinct group of North American researchers that followed up on the initial work of Raymond Moody, and who later established the International Association for Near-death Studies (IANDS) and the Journal of Near-Death Studies....

Angel of Death

Archangel Azrael

Archangel Azrael Archangel Azrael (עזראל‎) is an archangel in the Abrahamic religions. He is often identified with the Angel of Destruction and Renewal of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew name translates to “Angel of God“, “Help from God”, or “One Whom God Helps”. Azrael is the spelling of the Chambers Dictionary. The Qur’an refers...

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The Door Half-Opened Through Death

The Door Half-Opened Through Death This poem is about old age and death. What imaginations those coming to this world nourish! Imaginations as sweet as the joy felt at religious festivals! And yet the first step taken into the world is also the first step those who have come to...

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A Powerful Tool For Grief And Difficult Life Changes

A Powerful Tool For Grief And Difficult Life Changes This article covers how to handle grief and difficult life changes. I often suggest journal writing to my clients who are grieving the death of a loved one or dealing with a difficult life change as a useful way to deal...


Why Does One Creature’s Life Depend On The Death Of Another?

Why Does One Creature’s Life Depend On The Death Of Another? Why do we need death? Just as day replaces night, spring follows winter, and autumn takes the place of summer, death follows life. The Creator, Who governs everything, does nothing in vain. He creates the most beautiful and intricate...

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Why Do Some Innocent People Die In Disasters Along With Others?

Why Do Some Innocent People Die In Disasters Along With Others? Why do good people sometimes die in disasters before evil people? Such a question arises from false reasoning and an error in belief. If life were only the life in this world, if this world were the first and...


Death Time Experience

Death Time Experience At the time of death, believers experience the opening of windows from their places in Paradise. Prophet Muhammad stated that the souls of such people are drawn out as gently as the flowing of water from a pitcher. Better than that, martyrs do not feel death’s agonies...


Should We Fear Death?

Should We Fear Death? What Happens After Death? Those who believe and do righteous deeds have no reason to fear death. Although it appears to us as decomposition and the extinction of life and its pleasures, in fact it is no more than a discharge from the heavy duties of...

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Respect For The Dead

Respect For The Dead When an animal dies, it is forgotten and its burial place is lost. However, this is not the case with a human being. Are the people who do not preserve the memories and tombs of their ancestors aware that they reduce them to the rank of...

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How Do Appointed Times Of Death Work?

How Do Appointed Times Of Death Work? Death is understood as the cessation and conclusion of physical existence. The appointed time of death, is the end of the lifetime of each being that lived its own life within the conditions and limits given to it uniquely. Each and every being...

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What Is Death?

What Is Death? Death is the permanent end of the life of a biological organism. Death may refer to the end of life as either an event or condition. Many factors can cause or contribute to an organism’s death, including predation, disease, habitat destruction, senescence, malnutrition, and accidents. The principal causes of death in developed...

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What Is The Wisdom Behind The Death Of Innocent Children?

What Is The Wisdom Behind The Death Of Innocent Children? Why do Children Die? This article covers the explanation of the wisdom behind the death of the innocent children. “Those who when afflicted with calamity say: We belong to God, and our return shall be to Him (2:155-156).” My brother,...

Death as personification

Death And Destiny

Death And Destiny What is the Relationship Between Death and Destiny? Every event, including the manner and time of death, are predestined. Everything occurs within the framework of the Divine Decree, and also within an individual plan for each being. Such plans are always in harmony with one another. This...