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The Afterlife Advocate

A Conversation about Conscious Dying, Conscious Grieving 
and the Journey of the Soul

Issue # 73 - JANUARY 2021
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Events We Recommend

A Message From the Editor
Jan. 7 - Feb. 25 ONLINE
12 CE Credit Hours!
This is part of a certificate program in Spirituality and Mental Health
at the University of Redlands

Jan. 10, 2021 ONLINE
A Mini-Version of
The Afterlife Conference!
7 CE credit hours


Jan. 11 - 22 ONLINE
Two-Week Intensive

Jan. 20 ONLINE
Free webinar from
The Living & Dying Consciously Project
Do You Have a Loved Oone
Hospitalized With Covid?

Two of my physician colleagues have started a FREE COVID-19 Family Help Line to help families of hospitalized Covid patients speak directly to a physician who can explain and simplify the information they are given by providers. These physicians do not give medical advice, but simply offer the support of experienced medical professionals.

With hospitals at crisis levels, it is difficult for busy medical staff to take the time to explain the details of the intricate medical care that is being provided. The dedicated Covid phone line can be called 24/7. With permission from the family, the hot line physicians can join in on calls with your medical team. Click HERE, or call 818.575-0662 for more information. 

Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
Founder, The Original Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,
Bereavement and Trauma Support
Two Brilliant and Beautiful Ted Talks on Death
Bereavement and the Buddhist Afterlife
by Pema Khandro Rinpoche
In bereavement, we come to appreciate at the deepest, most felt level exactly what it means to die while we are still alive. The Tibetan term bardo, or “intermediate state,” is not just a reference to the afterlife. It also refers more generally to these moments when gaps appear, interrupting the continuity that we otherwise project onto our lives. In American culture, we sometimes refer to this as having the rug pulled out from under us, or feeling ungrounded. These interruptions in our normal sense of certainty are what is being referred to by the term bardo. But to be precise, bardo refers to that state in which we have lost our old reality and it is no longer available to us.” READ MORE…
by Jules Evans
"In April, in the early stages of the global lockdown, I noticed leading figures in my culture (wellness/New Age spirituality) posting what I considered to be bizarre and dangerous conspiracy theories – the documentary Plandemic for example, or a Pizzagate documentary called Out of Shadows, or an interview with David Icke where he suggested the pandemic was caused by 5G.

"Trying to figure out this overlap of spirituality and conspiracy-thinking, I came across a term coined a decade ago by two anthropologists – David Voas and Charlotte Ward – who dubbed it ‘conspirituality.’ I used the term to describe what I saw happening in 2020, and my piece inspired a lot of responses, including a weekly podcast called Conspirituality." READ MORE...
Coming January 10

Are you an End-of-Life Professional or a Spiritual Seeker
Interested in Death and Afterlife Studies?
If so, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from
some of the most esteemed leaders in the field... and earn seven CE credit hours!

Join us for a day of unique content, experiential processes,
and interactive group exercises
covering critical issues not generally addressed
in traditional counseling or support group settings.

Symposium Presenters
The Death Studies Movement: What Have We Learned
in Half a Century?
Ken Doka PhD,
Hospice Foundation of America
Risk Factors for
Complicated Grief:
Innovative Assessment Tools
Sonya Lott PhD,
Complicated Grief Specialist
Science Meets Shamanism:
The Marriage of Medicine
and Mysticism
Jeff Black MD, MDiv, BCC, Psychiatrist and
Shamanic Practitioner
Bereavement and Bad Theology:
A Toxic Cocktail
Terri Daniel, DMin, CT, CCTP, End-of-Life Educator
and Trauma Specialist
The Spiritual Lives of
Dying Children
David Steinhorn MD,
Pediatric Critical Care Physician
Conversations at End of Life: Being an Effective Facilitator
Karen Wyatt MD,
Hospice Physician
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