Who is a living funeral for?
A living funeral is for anyone prepared to experience an exercise in confronting their own mortality. It is an intensely personal and potentially challenging event intended to give the participant a clear view of their life as a whole.
Do I have to be at the end of my life to experience a living funeral?
No. This ceremony benefits any person willing to participate in the confrontation of their own mortality.
Is this private, or will others be around?
Two options are offered for the living funeral ceremony: private and group. Booking a private ceremony gives you the control of choosing who will be attending, or choosing to attend alone. The group ceremony is first come first serve and open to the public. Some prefer not to share this intimate experience with those they do not know personally, and a private session is more comfortable in that case.
Can I invite my family?
If you wish to have specific people present, booking a private session is recommended. Though you are welcome to invite your friends and family to sign up for a group session, other members of the public could also be in attendance ( limit for group ceremonies is 15 people ).
What is the difference between a living funeral and an actual funeral?
The traditional definition of the word "funeral" is as follows: "The ceremonies honoring a dead person, typically involving burial or cremation"
A living funeral, or a "pre-funeral" is intended for a person who is not yet dead. This happens in numerous formats all over the world and manifests itself in different forms. The ceremony I perform is unique in that it is offered in a group setting as opposed to focusing on one individual ( except in the case of a private, solo session ). The ceremony's intention is not to function as an actual funeral where family and friends are invited to celebrate the participant's life. The ceremony's intention is to help give the participant what they need in the form of facilitating the confrontation of mortality.