Tag Archives: Afterlife


Haunted Hospital Stories Among Nurses

Informant Context: Stella is a traveling ICU (intensive care unit) nurse who currently work in Atlanta, Georgia. Transcript: STELLA: Nurses believe their hospitals are haunted, oftentimes.  INTERVIEWER: Really? STELLA: Yeah. INTERVIEWER: Do they believe that the hospital *you* work at is haunted?  STELLA: I mean like, when I worked at a different hospital, like—there were… Continue Reading »

Money for Ghosts

Description: On certain days, people will burn fake paper money next to the bonfire as a way to give the dead fortune in their afterlife. Background: The ritual is something that the informants family frequently practices. Transcript: ML: So you know about the burning money for the dead right? Me: Yes, but tell me how… Continue Reading »

49 Days After One’s Death in Korean Buddhism

Main Piece :  49 Days After One’s Death in Buddhism Context : My informant is an adult female who was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received Korean education throughout her life and mainly speaks Korean. She believes in Buddhism and has been attending temple events for a long time. Her family also are Buddhist… Continue Reading »

Significance of Incense

Context : My informant is an adult female who was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received Korean education throughout her life and mainly speaks Korean. She believes in Buddhism and has been attending temple events for a long time. Her family also are Buddhist and follows the Buddhist way when it comes to events… Continue Reading »

Bowing Down Twice

Context : My informant is an adult female who was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received Korean education throughout her life and mainly speaks Korean. She believes in Buddhism and has been attending temple events for a long time. Her family also are Buddhist and follows the Buddhist way when it comes to events… Continue Reading »