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The Afterlife Advocate
 A Conversation  about Conscious Dying, Conscious Grieving
and the Journey of the Soul
Issue # 47 - NOVEMBER 2018

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Events we Recommend

Sebastopol, CA, Nov. 2-5
with Jerrigrace Lyons

Ashville, NC.  Nov. 9-11
Death Doula Training
with Tarron Estes

Dec. 1-7, Faber, VA.
with William Buhlman
at The Monroe Institute
with Andrew Harvey
On Our Way to Orlando!

As this issue goes to press, our team is packing our suitcases and heading out to our 8th annual conference in Orlando, FL.  We look forward to seeing many of you there!

It's going to be a very short newsletter this month, but as always, we've included some thought-provoking articles along with our usual shameless promotions.

And speaking of promotions, as a reminder, if you aren't attending the conference but want to be there in spirit, you can watch it on your computer --  either live in real time or later -- at your convenience until February 2019. 

Click HERE to order, and/or watch the video below for a message from the livestream producer about the content you'll receive. 

We'll send you a full conference wrap-up next month!

Terri Daniel, MA, CT
Founder, The Original Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy
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Psychics who Hear Voices:  
The Medical Establishment is Considering the Possibility
That You're not Crazy

I mage - Sarah Jung - The Atlantic

In a  study  published last fall in  Schiz ophrenia Bulletin, Powers and Corlett compared self-described psychics with people diagnosed with a psychotic disorder who experience auditory hallucinations.

"A lot of the time, if someone says they hear voices, you immediately jump to psychotic illness, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia," Corlett said. But research suggests hearing voices is not all that uncommon. A 
survey from 1991-the largest of its kind since-found that 10 to 15 percent of people in the U.S. experienced sensory hallucinations of some sort within their lifetime. And other research, as well as growing advocacy movements, suggest hearing voices isn't always a sign of psychological distress. READ MORE

Grieving for Our Pets 

"Losing a beloved pet is often an emotionally devastating experience. Yet as a society, we do not recognize how painful pet loss can be and how much it can impair our emotional and physical health. 

Symptoms of acute grief after the loss of a pet can last from one to two months, with symptoms of grief persisting up to a full year (on average). The  New England Journal of Medicine  reported in October 2017 that after her dog died, a woman experienced 'broken heart syndrome,' a condition in which the response to grief is so severe the person exhibits symptoms that mimic a heart attack, including elevated hormone levels that can be 30 times greater than normal."   READ MORE

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