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|The graves of the dead are the most powerful of the visible emblems which unify |
all the activities of the separate groups of the ... of the recently dead it stays
symbolically a live and vital emblem, telling the living of the meaning of life and
|The accent is however placed on african ancestral eschatology in which the |
continuation of the life of the dead depend not so much on god as it does on the
living. The dead are interested in the survival and flourishing of the living
|“So give him back the life you have taken from him, conscript fathers, for the life of |
the dead is located in the memory of the living”). In a very real sense, the dead
can have life given back to them—provided that someone commemorates them.
|that emerge; thus, they are said to occupy individualized “places” in the |
memories of others, even when they are dead. ... concept of personal immortality
is based on memory, the privately executed but collectively expressed act of the
living through which the dead either continue ... The living-dead is a person who
is physically dead but alive in the memory of those who knew him [or her] in his [
or her] life.
|... this honour to him, when dead, was but a necessary amends for the injury |
which they had done to him when living : for, ... restore life, therefore, to him from
whom you have taken it : for the life of the dead is in the memory of the living :
|Living. Memories. of. Death: Oral. Histories. of. Death. and. the. Dead. “One |
sometimes thinks [that] after one dies the ... Local narratives of how someone
died, the places that the dead occupy in the lives of the living and personal
|dead in ways that allow the dead to play important roles in the lives of the living. |
... dead tend to be so overwhelmingly positive, and why the hungry ghosts and
restless spirits of other days and places ... Memory is a special kind of presence.
|Although our memory of the dead is but a new consciousness, in retrospect, of |
the results of their known life here, yet the life on the other side will be led
conformably to that in this world. Even when one living person thinks of another, ...
|deceased without the significant presence of the dead at least in the inner (|
subjective) world of the living. ... On the face of it, this is not possible with regard
to the dead person - his life is over, he is beyond the possibility of change. ...
parties is static, in the sense in which a dead person is static (namely: “frozen” as
it were in the memory of the living).17 Nonetheless it is characterized by a rich
and profound ...
|Ideally, people should exhale their last breath under the roof of the living house |
and move to the roofed tomb to live their life after death. In both places, the dead
are not alone but surrounded by relatives, and hence the transition from one to ...