GHOST MOTHERS: Week 1Fast on the heels of my last miniseries for The 52 Weeks Project: MUMMIES comes it’s softer and more eery kissing cousin, GHOST MOTHERS. Initially this was dually inspired by the requisite need to do some character studies for a thing I can’t talk about yet, but also out of a long held love and fascination for the “weeping maiden” or “veiled maiden” funerary sculptures. So it seemed a proper place to dive into some of the more recent history after being so long deep inside the ancient egyptian rites. So behold our first portrait in the series LENORE.If you’d like to purchase her, please follow this link:http://www.gregthings.com/…To see the whole breadth of the series, please go to here: http://www.gregthings.com/#!ghost-mothers/c20ay

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On Sunday March 15th Daniels older brother was shooting at things in the woods when he got in the way. He was immediately taken into operation and it succeeded. He was sedated for a couple of days. But we were told he would be fine and his response was positive.
On Thursday of March 19th he was declared brain dead. He was no longer breathing on is own and his kidney was not functioning anymore.
We didn’t have any other choice then to basically pull the plug on him.
He is an organ donor so it will delay the funeral. The funeral will be until this Thursday.

We know funerals are about 10grand and his mother is tight on money. We want money to be the last of her worries.

Daniel Velazquez last words were, “mommy I don’t wanna die. I got this!”
Our poor boy was fighting…

Please help us raise money for the funeral anything at all is a contribution.

http://www.gofundme.com/pn621s

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   Before the arrival of Christianity in Sweden, Gamla Uppsala was the seat of Swedish kings and a ceremonial site known all over northern Europe. The settlement was home to royal palaces, a royal burial ground, and a great pagan temple.

   The Swedish kings and their royal families were given elaborate funerals and rich burials in barrows near the temple. According to Norse pagan belief, burning the body in a great fire served to transfer the soul to Valhalla, the afterlife. As with many ancient burials found in northern Europe, rich grave goods were buried with the body for use in the afterlife.

   The Uppsala temple, which was described in detail by Adam of Bremen in the 1070s, housed wooden statues of the Norse gods Odin, Thor and Freyr. A golden chain hung across its gables and the inside was richly decorated with gold. The temple had priests, who sacrificed to the gods according to the needs of the people. The great god Thor governed weather, Odin governed war and Freyr oversaw pleasure, peace and marriages.

   Human sacrifice was a regular part of the rituals at Gamla Uppsala. During the festival of Fröblot, which occurred at the winter solstice every ninth year, nine people (one per day for nine days) were hanged from a tree until their corpses rotted. Because of these sacrifices, every tree in the grove was considered sacred.

   Another rite involved immersing a living man in a well—if the man disappeared, the gods would answer prayers.

   The pagan temple at Uppsala was probably destroyed by king Ingold I in 1087, during the last battle between the pagans and the Christians. A church was built on top of the temple ruins, and this was the cathedral of Sweden until the archbishopric moved to Uppsala in 1273.

Source: Sacred Destinations

I am trying to raise money to bury my beautiful sister who just died from pancreatic cancer on Saturday. She was very loving and caring to everyone whos lives she touched. If you new donna you knew you had a friend. My sister was just that person who has been there for anyone.

please donate if possible my friends mother just passed and they’re trying to raise money for her funeral. i know it’s not your job to care but this is important to him in a way that you cannot understand.

even if you can’t donate please share…

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Richard III Reburial Celebration Starts Sunday

More than 500 years after he was buried in a hastily dug grave in Leicester, England, Richard III is getting a proper funeral.

On Sunday (March 22), Richard’s fans will kick off a week of events complete with fireworks, choirs and solemn processions to celebrate the reburial of the medieval king.

Richard’s lead-lined oak coffin coffin will make its first public appearance at 10:50 a.m. local time (6:50 a.m. EST) Sunday as it leaves a building at the University of Leicester, the institute where scientists had been studying Richard’s remains for the past two years. Read more.

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The gravestone and open casket funeral of pregnant 18-year-old, Jackie Wright, and her 8-month-old son, Carlos. On 18 July, 1984, Wright had gone to McDonalds in San Ysidro with her 11-year-old niece, Aurora Peña, and her son, Carlos. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time as on this day, 41-year-old James Huberty, armed with a 9mm Browning semi-automatic pistol, a 9mm Uzi, a Winchester 12 gauge pump-action shotgun, entered McDonalds and attacked. He killed 21 people including Jackie and Carlos. Jackies niece, Aurora, survived as Jackie shielded her. Aurora later recounted that she felt her aunt jerking and shaking on top of her - she had been shot 48 times while shielding Aurora. Huberty then turned the gun to 8-month-old Carlos, who was crying. Huberty shouted at him to shut up. He then shot him in the back.