A Course in Dying is creating Cemetery Reviews and Death Awareness
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One of the absolute certainties of life is that it will end in death. What death exactly is, how it will happen or what it means, is an obscured matter for most people. The fact is that each of us will be faced with it one way or another, sooner or later.

About A Course in Dying


My name is Claudia. I am a writer and photographer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My death awareness blog A Course in Dying is not literally a course – I simply share my fascination for death with you, so you can get inspired and contemplate it for yourself.

Through my own personal experiences I discovered there are still a lot of taboos that circle around death in today’s world. Due to the evolution of medical science and the rise of secularization in the West we are losing our personal involvement with death and our rituals to make sense of it. By talking about mortality and sharing my thoughts and experiences, as well as those of the people I interview, my goal is to shed light on death’s shadowy cliché and transform it from a feared topic into something meaningful.

With A Course in Dying I explore this topic and create content with the aim of raising death awareness. From death education, funerary evolution, near death experiences and the history of death rituals, to interviews, artist features and cemetery reviews.

I hope to inspire you to become familiar with the “big unknown” and perhaps even come to see it as something beautiful and natural. Something that is a part of life.

Why I am on Patreon


A Course in Dying has grown a lot since I started it in 2016, in terms of reach and the feedback I get from readers, but not in a profitable way. I am partly to blame for that myself as I don't want to place any advertisements on the website and have not taken a commercial approach with it, but I want it to remain authentic.

My aim is to expand my blog with the help of Patreon in a more interactive way. The money I earn through here will enable me to spend more time creating new content, doing research and interviews, and visiting cemeteries for new reviews. Some behind-the-scenes info: creating a cemetery review from start to end usually takes me a full week. But Patreon will also inspire me to make A Course in Dying more of a community-based website, by engaging with you through here and by adding interactive items to A Course in Dying, like a forum and chatroom.

I would like for us to really be able to talk about death, and I want to give you a safe space where you can share your own experiences with others.

In addition to this I want to create more video content. I made the video you can see here above together with my very talented friend Mo Schalkx. We used to create music videos together, like this one for a song that is actually about death, me as a director and he as a DOP. Until I decided to step out of that industry in 2016, and invest my time and energy in A Course in Dying. But now, three years later, me and Mo are teaming up again and I am excited to create death awareness videos with him.

How it works


Patreon lets your make a monthly donation to me, starting from $2 a month. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. In return for your donations I have created rewards which you will find on the right side of this page. I have created special merchandise for you, and you can even get a cemetery tour with me. Join me in my quest to change the way we approach the one thing we all have in common - our mortality.

Thank you for your support!


With love,

Claudia Crobatia
Tiers
Mortal
$1 or more per month

Your mortal soul is forever cherished by me, and will be granted access to exclusive Patreon-only content on here.

Skeleton in disguise
$2 or more per month


  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • Your name in the credits of my videos posted during the time of your patronage
Exquisite Corpse
$5 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
Morbid Comrade
$10 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
  • An original A Course in Dying pin to cheer up your gloomy outfit (pins are currently in production, I will post a picture once they are ready!)
Creepy Cutie
$15 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
  • A super handy A Course in Dying totebag (made from 100% organic cotton)
Deathly Darling
$25 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
  • A black unisex A Course in Dying - Death Awareness T-shirt (made from 100% cotton, available sizes S/M/L/XL)
Immortal
$70 or more per month

Your love goes beyond the boundaries of earthly existence. You get all the rewards mentioned above, plus a signed high quality 18x13cm / 5x7" print of one of my cemetery review photos of your choice, including a hand written thank you note.

Cemetery Dreamer
$100 or more per month only 5 left

Are you for real, or are you a ghost, bestowing me with gifts from the afterlife? This calls for a real life meet & great. You get all the rewards mentioned above, and:

I will take you on a one hour cemetery tour through one of my favorite cemetries in Amsterdam! I will tell you all about its history, show you my favorite graves and we will have a cup of tea after. This reward is a +1, so you can even bring a friend.

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
When I reach the goal of $100 per month, I will add a forum and chatroom to the website so we can have a more in-depth discussion about the theme of death together.
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One of the absolute certainties of life is that it will end in death. What death exactly is, how it will happen or what it means, is an obscured matter for most people. The fact is that each of us will be faced with it one way or another, sooner or later.

About A Course in Dying


My name is Claudia. I am a writer and photographer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My death awareness blog A Course in Dying is not literally a course – I simply share my fascination for death with you, so you can get inspired and contemplate it for yourself.

Through my own personal experiences I discovered there are still a lot of taboos that circle around death in today’s world. Due to the evolution of medical science and the rise of secularization in the West we are losing our personal involvement with death and our rituals to make sense of it. By talking about mortality and sharing my thoughts and experiences, as well as those of the people I interview, my goal is to shed light on death’s shadowy cliché and transform it from a feared topic into something meaningful.

With A Course in Dying I explore this topic and create content with the aim of raising death awareness. From death education, funerary evolution, near death experiences and the history of death rituals, to interviews, artist features and cemetery reviews.

I hope to inspire you to become familiar with the “big unknown” and perhaps even come to see it as something beautiful and natural. Something that is a part of life.

Why I am on Patreon


A Course in Dying has grown a lot since I started it in 2016, in terms of reach and the feedback I get from readers, but not in a profitable way. I am partly to blame for that myself as I don't want to place any advertisements on the website and have not taken a commercial approach with it, but I want it to remain authentic.

My aim is to expand my blog with the help of Patreon in a more interactive way. The money I earn through here will enable me to spend more time creating new content, doing research and interviews, and visiting cemeteries for new reviews. Some behind-the-scenes info: creating a cemetery review from start to end usually takes me a full week. But Patreon will also inspire me to make A Course in Dying more of a community-based website, by engaging with you through here and by adding interactive items to A Course in Dying, like a forum and chatroom.

I would like for us to really be able to talk about death, and I want to give you a safe space where you can share your own experiences with others.

In addition to this I want to create more video content. I made the video you can see here above together with my very talented friend Mo Schalkx. We used to create music videos together, like this one for a song that is actually about death, me as a director and he as a DOP. Until I decided to step out of that industry in 2016, and invest my time and energy in A Course in Dying. But now, three years later, me and Mo are teaming up again and I am excited to create death awareness videos with him.

How it works


Patreon lets your make a monthly donation to me, starting from $2 a month. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. In return for your donations I have created rewards which you will find on the right side of this page. I have created special merchandise for you, and you can even get a cemetery tour with me. Join me in my quest to change the way we approach the one thing we all have in common - our mortality.

Thank you for your support!


With love,

Claudia Crobatia

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Tiers
Mortal
$1 or more per month

Your mortal soul is forever cherished by me, and will be granted access to exclusive Patreon-only content on here.

Skeleton in disguise
$2 or more per month


  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • Your name in the credits of my videos posted during the time of your patronage
Exquisite Corpse
$5 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
Morbid Comrade
$10 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
  • An original A Course in Dying pin to cheer up your gloomy outfit (pins are currently in production, I will post a picture once they are ready!)
Creepy Cutie
$15 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
  • A super handy A Course in Dying totebag (made from 100% organic cotton)
Deathly Darling
$25 or more per month
  • Exclusive Patreon-only content
  • A personal thank you-video in which I will read you one of my favorite death poems
  • A black unisex A Course in Dying - Death Awareness T-shirt (made from 100% cotton, available sizes S/M/L/XL)
Immortal
$70 or more per month

Your love goes beyond the boundaries of earthly existence. You get all the rewards mentioned above, plus a signed high quality 18x13cm / 5x7" print of one of my cemetery review photos of your choice, including a hand written thank you note.

Cemetery Dreamer
$100 or more per month only 5 left

Are you for real, or are you a ghost, bestowing me with gifts from the afterlife? This calls for a real life meet & great. You get all the rewards mentioned above, and:

I will take you on a one hour cemetery tour through one of my favorite cemetries in Amsterdam! I will tell you all about its history, show you my favorite graves and we will have a cup of tea after. This reward is a +1, so you can even bring a friend.