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The Afterlife Advocate

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

Issue # 72 - DECEMBER 2020
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Events We Recommend

A Message From the Editor

Jan. 7 - Feb. 25 ONLINE
12 CE Credit Hours for nurses, social workers, psychologists and more!
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
Our annual Afterlife Conference!
7 CE credit hours

Jan. 11 - 22 ONLINE
Two-Week Intensive
Hello friends!

I apologize for the shortness of this month's greeting. As some of you know, I moved back to Oregon from California just last week, so my office and my house are both in chaos at the moment.

I do want to make sure that you all know about the online mini-conference we're hosting on January 10. It's a professional development symposium, but will also be of great value to anybody interested in death and afterlife studies. We've got a stellar list of presenters and mind-blowing topics, so please consider joining us. Scroll down or click here for details.

Much love and many blessings to you all,

Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
Founder, The Original Afterlife Conference
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,
Bereavement and Trauma Support
Managing Loss and Grief During the Holiday Season
"We now understand grief as a series of phases or tasks that include what researcher William Worden calls “relocating the deceased” in one’s life. Think about how powerful that word is… relocating. It has both a physical and a non-physical application. In the three-dimensional world where we gather with family during the holidays, decorate a tree and sit down to a big dinner, the departed is no longer present -- physically -- in that location. But from a metaphysical perspective, most of us sense or understand that the person has merely moved to a different location in time/space. And knowing this can help us create meaningful rituals to make the holidays a little less heartbreaking." READ MORE...
Martin Prechtel on Radical Discipleship
and the Work of a Shaman
"Shamans are sometimes considered healers or doctors, but really they are people who deal with the tears and holes we create in the net of life, the damage that we all cause in our search for survival. In a sense, all of us — even the most un-technological, spiritual, and benign peoples — are constantly wrecking the world. The question is: how do we respond to that destruction? If we respond as we do in modern culture, by ignoring the spiritual debt that we create just by living, then that debt will come back to bite us, hard. But there are other ways to respond. One is to try to repay that debt by giving gifts of beauty and praise to the sacred, to the invisible world that gives us life. Shamans deal with the problems that arise when we forget the relationship that exists between us and the other world that feeds us, or when, for whatever reason, we don’t feed the other world in return." READ MORE...
Are you an End-of-Life
or Bereavement 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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