Tag Archives: Wales

Post-Bereavement Hallucinations May Help With Grief

"Sensing" the presence of a loved one who has died is a relatively common phenomenon

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. World-renowned singer Celine Dion can attest to that, as she lost both her husband Rene Angelil and brother Daniel last year. She has recently claimed that she still talks … Continue reading

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The Teaching of The Ancient Yew Tree

How this tree has come to symbolize death in pagan cultures

The Yew tree is a species of evergreen conifer native to western, central, and southern Europe, northern Iran, southwest Asia and northwest Africa. Because of their toxic leaves and berries, yews were a symbol of death and rebirth in pre-Christian pagan … Continue reading

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The Lifespan of a Poem: “And Death Shall Have No Dominion”

How a poem by Dylan Thomas inspired Welsh artist Ceri Richards

It’s a lucky thing when the work of one great artist can directly inspire another — new conversation is born and both pieces are given an inch more of artistic immortality. UK painter Ceri Richards’ (1903-1971) interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ … Continue reading

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