Order of the Good Death
The Order of the Good Death was founded in January of 2011 by Caitlin, a mortician and writer living in Los Angeles, CA. Since then, the Order has expanded to include filmmakers, poets, musicians, artists, and writers exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality.
The Order of the Good Death is about making death a part of your life. That means committing to staring down your death fears - whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above. Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety and terror of modern culture are not.
ASK A MORTICIAN EPISODE 1 (5:16)
Questions & Answers
ASK A MORTICIAN EPISODE 2 (4:29)
In which we discuss the art of processing cremated remains,
"natural causes," and what I myself would do with my mortal shell.
ASK A MORTICIAN EPISODE 3 (5:03)
In which we discuss post mortem
tattooing, organ donation, and vultures.
ASK A MORTICIAN, EPISODE 4 (5:14)
In which I finally attempt to answer your questions about
how to become a mortician whilst enjoying a holiday meal.