I created the Ashkeepers as vessels of purpose, encouragement for all who have experienced loss to generate rituals for remembering loved ones.

The Ashkeeper is designed to be handled and utilised as opposed to sealing it up and putting it away in a dark cupboard. The lid of the Ashkeeper inverts to become a candle holder. You can create your own type of ritual that is meaningful to you, in your own space where you can handle the Ashkeeper, listen to music and light a candle to remember, nourish and replenish your body with memories of your loved one.

Although the person dies, your love for them and your relationship never die.
— Zenith Virago



Helpful Love

Flutter Lyon & Reflected Legacy

Natural Death Care Centre

Zenith Virago

Life and Love Celebrations

The GroundSwell Project

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement


The Intimacy of Death and Dying by Claire Leimbach, Trypheyna McShane and Zenith Virago

Dying to Know, bringing death to life by Andrew Anastasios

Being with Dying, cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death by Joan Halifax

On Life After Death by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

The End: The Human Experience of Death by Bianca Nograd

Midwifing Death, Returning to the Arms of the Ancient Mother by Leslene della-Madre

The Death Talker by Molly Carlile