Now we reach the intersection of material culture, belief systems, and death with the physical preparation of the body, which used many aromatic ingredients. The creation of the archetypical Egyptian mummy was a complex evolution that embraced the olfactive elements of the putrid and the divine.
Happy Krampusnacht everyone! It's that special time of year when we gather round the fire and hope that we will not be carted away to the lair of a horned sasquatch with a sadistic streak and a penchant for children...oh the holidays! It's in Krampus' honour that we present this year's holiday gift guide. If you survive the... Continue Reading →
In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and leave your take on this scented death meditation below. This Week's Muse Death the Bride, Thomas Cooper Gotch, 1895 This Pre-Raphaelite work is rather subdued in both theme and colour pallet... Continue Reading →