Ashes to Ashes: Cremation Arose from Occult Practices?

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I don't tend to like sharing pieces from news aggregator Huffington Post (because they do not pay their bloggers, even though they can well afford to); but this fascinating piece, inspired by a cover story in TIME, explores the roots of cremation in America, and how it was first practiced and popularized by one of the co-founders of the Theosophical Society, Henry Steel Olcott, a retired Civil War colonel.Author Mitch Horowitz (also an editor at Tarcher/Penguin), notes that the TIME article … [Read more...]


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