Scions of the tree still grow in Hartford and many other towns around Connecticut.
Because remarriage was often thought to be a sacrilege—common belief (contrary to the Gospel – Luke 20:27–40 and Matthew 22:29–30) was that the sacrament of marriage extended beyond death—it was censured by the community. Thus the purpose of the Bal des Ardents was twofold: to entertain the court and to humiliate and rebuke Isabeau's lady-in-waiting—in an inherently pagan manner, which the Monk of St Denis seemed to dislike.  A ritual burning on the wedding night of a woman who was remarrying had Christian origins as well, according to Veenstra. The Book of Tobit partly concerns a woman who had seven husbands murdered by the demon Asmodeus ; she is eventually freed of the demon by the burning of the heart and liver of a fish.  
This version of How to Be Emotionally Resilient was reviewed by Kirsten Schuder on September 14, 2015.
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