Welcome to
The Afterlife Advocate
 A Conversation  about Conscious Dying, Conscious Grieving
and the Journey of the Soul
Issue # 57 - SEPTEMBER 2019

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Events We Recommend

Roseburg, OR. Sept. 14
 Grief as a
Mystical Journey
full-day workshop
with Terri Daniel
5 CE credits available
Worldwide - ONLINE 
Sept. 14
Eugene, OR. Sept. 16 
with Terri Daniel
Chicago, IL. - Sept. 21
with Suzane Northrop
Portland, OR. Sept. 22 
with Terri Daniel
Worldwide - ONLINE
Oct 30 - Dec. 18
Spiritual Journeys
in Chronic Illness

with Dr. Karen Wyatt
and Dr. TerrI Daniel
for nurses, social workers, counselors and more! 
Sebastopol, CA. Nov. 1-4
with Jerrigrace Lyons
Some Thoughts About Religion
I was recently accepted to speak at a prestigious conference on religious trauma, where I would be in the company of top scholars who study toxic theology. The organizers gently cautioned me that the conference attendees "reject metaphysics, mysticism and spirituality." 

Some of you may know that I was on the board of The American Humanist Association (AHA) for ten years. When AHA heard that I wrote a book about after-death communication in 2007, they kicked me out of the organization, because rejection of spirituality is the foundation of their platform. So now, addressing another group with a similar perspective, I'm faced with a dilemma. As someone who embraces mysticism and spirituality (but abhors religious dogma and doctrine), how do I present my work with integrity, without getting booed off the stage?   
I decided that if asked about my personal views, this is how I would respond: 
I stand behind my belief that there  are unseen, non-physical dimensions beyond the one we're immediately aware of in the material world. Humans have always explored these dimensions, and we can see it in its most simple form... dreams. In more complex forms we experience it as out of body journeys, deathbed visions and NDEs. But these things have nothing to do with religion. If we could separate mystical experience from the confines of religious doctrine, we'd have an interior life that doesn't require us to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Remove religion from the equation (separate the myth from the meaning), and you will discover a spiritual life -- and perhaps an afterlife -- free of dogma, fear and manipulation.
Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
Founder, The Original Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,

 Terri's (finally) on Twitter!

A quick request for those who tweet... I 
just set up a Twitter account for the very first time (I'm late to the the game, I know), because I'm told I need it to promo te my new book . I don't have a clue how to use it, but supposedly it helps to have lots of followers. Will you h elp me out by following me? You can find me  HERE.

Meet  Nassim Haramein

This video recently came to our attention, and it's mind-blowing. The Connected Universe , a feature length documentary film, was produced based on Haramein's discoveries.We're hoping to get Nassim as a presenter at the 2020 Afterlife Conference.

Death Education in Schools
by Jessica   Nutik   Zitter

"F ive years ago, I taught sex education to my daughter Tessa's class. Last week, I taught death education to my daughter Sasha's class. In both cases, I didn't really want to delegate the task. I wanted my daughters and the other children in the class to know about all of the tricky situations that might await them. I didn't want anyone mincing words or using euphemisms. Also, there was no one else to do it. And in the case of death ed, no curriculum to do it with."  READ MORE...
[Note to readers... The Afterlife Conference published a similar article on our blog in November 2016 called  Is Death the New Sex? You can find it HERE].

THE 2020 Afterlife Conference
is Coming to Chicago!

June 4 - 7, 2020
Downer's Grove, IL. 

Join us at the Afterlife Awareness Conference
We are hard at work finalizing the details for the
2020 Afterlife Conference,
and registration will open at the end of September.
Earlybird prices will run until December 31st,
so mark your calendar!  

Did you miss our Podcast  on 
and Bad Theology? 

This is one of our most popular programs, and it's now available 
on You Tube! 

Listen to it HERE

If you like this topic,  check out Terri Daniel's new book, GRIEF AND GOD: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing. Available in print on  Amazon  or downloadable as an  ebook .
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.