Then put this song in your head!
As part of the annual Samhain observance, Betwixt and Between talk about various ideas about the afterlife from a range of cultures, discuss how to reconcile ghosts, work with ancestors, and other spirit activity with beliefs about reincarnation and realms of punishment and reward, and ramble about personal experiences, as per usual.
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Links to things relating to things we talked about:
Viking afterlife – So normal people don’t go to Hel, but Helheim, and don’t forget about Folkvang! Read about it here!
Jewish afterlife – Is there a heaven? Are the souls of the wicked tormented, or do they just cease to exist? Find out here!
Christian afterlife – You think you know everything about this, but do you? DO YOU!?!?!?!?
If you get discouraged by the patriarchy, check out this article about Jesus’s Vagina.
Buddhist and Hindu Traditions – What is reincarnation exactly? How do you slip out of the cycle? How does karma work?
Prehistory – Humans, and humanoids, have been burying their dead for a long time. Here is just one of about a billion sources where you can learn more.
And Remember…A ghost a day keeps the psychiatrist away! Says Benevolent Bertram.