Welcome to
The Afterlife Advocate
 A Conversation  about Conscious Dying, Conscious Grieving
and the Journey of the Soul
Issue # 56 - AUGUST 2019

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Events We Recommend

August 3-9, Faber, VA
The Monroe Institute

Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 23 - 25
Death Doula Training
with Olivia Bareham


Roseburg, OR. Sept. 14
 Grief as a
Mystical Journey
full-day workshop
with Dr. Terri Daniel
CE credits available 


Chicago, IL. - Sept. 21
with Suzane Northrop

Portland, OR. Sept. 22 
with Dr. Terri Daniel
Well, it's not exactly The Oregon trail, but it covers a lot of territory in my favorite state, and I hope you'll join me. I'll be doing several presentations in Oregon during September, and would love to see some of you there.  Visit my   Upcoming Events page  for details. 

I'm happy (and relieved) to say that I won't be doing any other traveling until then (I was gone 21 days out of the last 30, and I am sick to death of airports). I'll be taking my beloved motorhome to Oregon, and hopefully, unlike last year, it won't break down this time!

Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
Founder, The Original Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,
Bereavement Support

  Terri Daniel's New Book!

Terri's fourth book,  GRIEF AND GOD: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing
is now available on Amazon at this URL.
If you prefer to read a digital version, you can find it in the e-reader format of  your choice   HERE  for only $9.99.   

If you read it, we'd love to hear your comments!

And speaking of your comments, please join us this Sunday, July 28, for an online discussion about toxic theology and its impact on grief processing. See below for details...


Where Do We Go When We Dream?
by Robert Moss
Image: Making Songlines by Robert Moss

Real magic is the art of bringing gifts from another world into this world. We do this when we go dreaming and when we remember to bring something back. In dreaming, we go to other realities, that may include places of guidance, initiation, challenge, adventure, healing. When we bring something back from these excursions, and take action in ordinary life to embody guidance and energy, that is a practice of real magic. READ MORE...

And Speaking of Dreams...
I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo

Our good friend Chris Kerr MD, along with his research team, has just published the results of a long-awaited study on the dreams and visions of the dying. This is a an important step for the medical establishment toward recognizing the existence of consciousness outside the physical body. Take a look at his TED talk (above), and if you'd like to read the study, you can find it HERE.

If this topic interests you, consider joining our new Facebook group,
Afterlife Dreams and Visions. Click HERE to join.

Our July Podcast:
Bereavement and Bad Theology

Terri Daniel and Brian Smith will host an interactive discussion on how toxic theologies can complicate the process of mourning. If you are working through loss or trauma, and find that religious beliefs and doctrines are making your journey more difficult, you will definitely want to be part of this conversation. We welcome your views, and we want to hear about your experiences, so please consider joining us!

Sunday July 28
4:30 - 6:00 pm PACIFIC time

Click on this link at the appointed time
to join the discussion: 

Brian Smith is a survivor of childhood trauma caused by toxic religion. He is a life coach and grief partner, and an active member of Helping Parents Heal. His daughter Shayna passed in 2015 at the age of 15.  

Dr. Terri Daniel will discuss her new book,  Grief and God: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing. he is a clinical chaplain certified in death, dying and bereavement, and a certified trauma professional.

For lively discourse on topics related to 
death and the  afterlife, join the conversation in our  

We also have a thought-provoking blog. 
Read it (and comment) HERE.