Death work resources


A collection of death and grieving resources that I have found helpful.

I am not sponsored by any of these groups. This page is updated monthly.


Death Witchcraft

Death Witchcraft: Volume 1 & Volume 2 - Yunan Kirkbride

Death Tarot Zine - TwentyTwoZines


Death and Dying Practices & Customs

Do I Have to Wear Black? - Mortellus

Scottish folk magic and the dead (an introduction) - cailleachs-herbarium

Holy Death in the Time of Coronavirus: Santa Muerte, the Salubrious Saint - Kate Kingsbury and R. Andrew Chesnut


End of Life Planning

My End-of-Life Decisions - Compassion & Choices (Free printable download)


Dying Pagan: Managing A Special Needs Kinda Death - Katrina Rasbold

Cake - End of life planning with free and paid resources

Document Checklist: A complete guide for families - A Mesothelioma legal resource (


Grief & Bereavement support

Dougy - free resources and grief support group facilitator

HuffPost - How To Process The Death Of Someone Who Negatively Affected Your Life

Worts + Cunning Apothecary - By Way of Sorrow : Healing Magick for Times of Grieving (Free printable download)

Listening Line - Grief Hotline by

How Tattoos Help Us Grieve - - "Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome."

Psychology Today - David B. Feldman Ph.D. - The Power of Rituals to Heal Grief

How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal - NPR - Berly McCoy

Lamentation of the Witches – Grief and Mourning for the Modern World - Glasse Witch Cottage - Irene Glasse

Curative Magic: Dealing with Grief - Rachel Patterson

Ancient and Modern Ritual: A Creative Approach to Working with Grief, Loss, and Change - Samantha Black


History of Death

Death and the Afterlife - Clifford A. Pickover


General Death & Grief Education

TalkDeath - Death Positive, Grief & Bereavement Services

Death, The Great Teacher - Ritualcravt Journal

Very Well Health - End of life concerns

Justin Gregg - What Does Animal Grief Tell Us About How They Understand Death?

DeathWives - A curated Death Doula directory, book, and film list of death and grief resources

National Geographic -  Rachel Nuwer - The Rainbow Bridge: Author and Pet story Discovered

TIME mag. - Nicole Chung - The Person I Became After My Father's Death

Column: Rituals for Grieving Change - -  Crystal Blanton - Support and advice for difficult times

Gnosis Diary: Life as a Heathen - A Different Kind of Near Death ExperienceErin Lale


Death, Grief & Creativity

A Course in Dying - Art reviews and interviews with a death motif

Grief in Six Words - A free public grief sharing project

On "The Sims," Cottagecore, and Disassociating Through Grief - P. Claire Dodson


Death/Cthonic Deity Work

On Death and Dying - Ritualcravt Journal (Santa Muerte)

Keeping Her Keys - Prayer & Ritual to Hekate For the Dead

TheWayOfTheWitch - Healing With Hades


Tarot for Death Processing

Lessons of Loss: Tarot Spread for Grief - Ritualcravt Journal

Grief Tarot Spread - Emerald Lotus

Best Tarot Cards for Grief and Healing - Witches Of The Craft

Using The Tarot in Times of Grief and Loss - Avia -


Ancestor work

The Zen Pagan - Parental death ancestor work and the search for love

Christine Kraemer - Ancestor work: It's Not Always About Honoring

Storm Faerywolf - Becoming the Queer Ancestors

Grove And Grotto - Michelle Gruben - Honoring Pagan elders: Five simple ways to show your love