Some Folk Say


"Some Folk Say is by far the best collection of cross-cultural stories about the mysteries of life, death and beyond that we have to date."
ANGLES ARRIEN, PH. D., Cultural Anthropologist, author of The Four-Fold Way and Signs of Life


Some Folk Say: Stories of Life, Death, and Beyond

Jane Hughes Gignoux
Illustrated by Stéphan Daigle

Sooner or later we all have to cope with death. What if we were to prepare for our own death with the same care, anticipation, and joy that we give to a child's birth? What would life be like if we could truly make death our friend?

Jane Hughes Gignoux has brought together stories and poems from around the world and throughout time that are suitable for all ages, so to assist in the process of making death a "friend." A few come from sacred scripture. Most of them have been passed down by ordinary folk trying to understand one of the great mysteries: What is the meaning of Death and therefore, of Life? 

Since the beginning of time, people have asked:
Why do we die?
What will happen after I die?
What is eternal?
How am I to approach death?
How have I lived my life?
Do I have a soul and, if so, what is to become of it after I die?
How do I deal with my grief at someone else's death?

The stories and poems in this collection addresses these questions so that the reader may gently engage with a difficult but universal subject. The stories have been chosen to open a world of wonder, speculation, and reverie. Enter this world and you will find tales of high adventure, vivid descriptions of other realities, simple wisdom dispensed by colorful characters, and surprising insights that can afford real comfort. 

The author's commentary after each section acts as springboard to allow the reader's own reflections and awareness to take off and soar. Stéphen Daigle's evocative illustrations further enhance that journey as he captures the essence of the mystery and truth contained in the tales. 

Ordering Information 

To obtain an author-signed and inscribed copy of Some Folk Say: Stories of Life, Death, and Beyond send a note with your inscription and a check for $29.95 (New York State residents add local and state sales) payable to: 

FoulkeTale Publishing 
201 West 89th Street, Suite 7H 
New York, NY 10024-1848 

FoulkeTale Publishing will cover shipping and handling costs. For bulk pricing, contact FoulkeTale Publishing either at the address above or via contacting Jane