The Afterlife Advocate
about Conscious Dying, Conscious Grieving
and the Journey of the Soul
Issue # 37 - January 2018
Published by The Afterlife Education Foundation,
producer of the Original Afterlife Conference
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2018 Afterlife Conference
Our 2018 Conference venue
We are delighted to announce that the
2018 conference website
is now up and running, and registration is open. As always, our followers and subscribers have access to an earlybird discount, so
register before Feb. 28 to save $55 on general admission!
The conference will be held in Orlando, F
lorida, Nov. 1-4. In order to generate some buzz in the region, I'll be doing presentations in Orlando, Winter Park and The Villages at the end of February. If you're in the area, come on by! Click HERE for details on those events.
For the past seven years the conference has been held in May or June, but this time it's in October, and we may stick to that plan going forward, because we like the idea of tying it to El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), a tradition that recognizes the afterlife with joy and celebration. We're also very excited to have mystic and theologian Andrew Harvey as a keynote speaker (he'll also be offering an in-depth workshop).
Lots of surprises and new ideas in store... we look forward to seeing you there!
Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT
Founder, The Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,
A Beautiful Home Funeral
From Esquire Magazine, Nov. 14, 2017
"Musicians and farmers and doctors came, and friends and family and neighbors. They showed up with their hands full. They carried homemade chicken potpie and sweet potato casserole and tamales and apple cake. They carried fiddles and banjos, a bass, a dulcimer, and a six-string guitar. They brought girls in fancy dresses and a boy holding a fidget spinner. They walked in the door and admired the family pictures along the hall, and hugged Deloy, and asked how he was doing."
Unique Grief Retreat
Coming to Northern California
CEUs available for MFT, LCSW, LEP, LPCC, RN, EMT, paramedics,
pastors, pastoral counselors and chaplains
Grieving Between Heaven and Earth
A transformational weekend of healing ritual,
inner journeying and deep soul healing
May 4-6, 2018
The IONS Earthrise Retreat Center,
Image: NEJM/University of Miami
"When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" tattooed onto the man's chest-with the word "NOT" underlined and with his signature beneath it. Confused and alarmed, the medical staff chose to ignore the apparent DNR request-but not without alerting the hospital's ethics team, who had a different take on the matter." READ MORE...
We discovered this article in a Facebook post, and found it to pose profound questions for those of us who work in end-of-life care. We also discovered a more flexible alternative... a
, which, unlike a tattoo, can be removed if you change your mind.
Research on Near-Death Experience
from The University of Virginia
This extraordinary panel discussion features members of UVA's Division of Perceptual Studies, which has been studying near-death experiences for the past 50 years. The information contained here is fascinating, so If you have an hour, it's well worth a listen. Read more about this work HERE.
Speaking of Academia...
Terri Daniel's paper "Grief as a Mystical Journey: Fowler's Stages of Faith Development and Their Relation to Post-Traumatic Growth" was published last month in
The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
. Read it
Earlybird prices end on 2/28!
Save $55 on general admission!
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