Save the Date!
Our Fifth Annual Conference will be held in Norfolk, VA, June 4-7, 2015
As always, we feature the best and the brightest in the fields of afterlife research, end-of-life care,
psychic development, spirituality, consciousness studies, bereavement and death-awareness.
Scroll down for a detailed list of our 2015 presenters
REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2014
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Our 2014 conference was a huge success, thanks to our brilliant presenters and our devoted fans.
If you missed it, you can purchase a live stream recording of key presentations HERE.
Learn about the world beyond death... from mystics and mediums, ministers and medics,
all under one roof during one amazing life-altering weekend!
"I love the personable nature of this conference. It's really a good size, and the people here, in many ways, just flat-out get it."
Dr. Eben Alexander, neurosurgeon and best-selling author of "Proof of Heaven."
“I’ve been to many conferences that address life after death, but this one is a rarity because it approaches the subject from three different vantage points -- spirituality, bereavement and scientific investigation. It is inspiring to see how these different perspectives lead to the same place… an awareness of the survival of consciousness after death. The bereaved find peace and healing. The spiritual seekers find validation for their mystical experiences. And the scientific researchers find an eager audience for their work. This conference brings it all together.”
Dr. Raymond Moody, best-selling author of "Life After Life,"
and one of the world's leading researchers on near-death experience
Where shamans break bread
We are dedicated to uniting the disciplines in furthering an understanding of the survival of consciousness after death, bringing together nurses, social workers, physicians, mediums, clergy, counselors and alternative healers with a common goal... to offer a deeper understanding of death and beyond.
Where sacred ceremonies, out-of-body journeys
and inter-dimensional encounters are an everyday affair
Our 2015 conference will feature expanded training in psychic development and after-death communication, as well as teachings on out-of-body exploration, conscious dying and conscious grieving. Our goal is to blur the boundaries between allopathic medicine and alternative healing; between intuitive experience and scientific research; and between religious traditions and a spirituality of oneness to increase awareness of life beyond the physical body.
Where mystics, medics, scholars and spiritualists gather
to share their wisdom and create common ground
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Spiritual Exploration and Mediumship
This track features hands-on instruction in working with our innate ability to communicate with the higher realms of consciousness via psychic development exercises, dream work, meditation, past life regression, channeling and after-death communication. Presentations explore questions such as: How do we use our understanding of the soul’s journey to help us cope with loss, grief or upheaval? How do we maintain our connection to Spirit while dealing with the mundane details of physical life? And as always, we'll feature presentations and gallery-style readings by noted mediums, many of whoem will also be offering optional fee-based private and small group sessions by appointment.
Academic Study and Scientific Research
Research data and academic exploration about survival of consciousness after death, including after-death communication, near-death experience, out-of-body experience and mediumship.
Bereavement: The Next Step
This track is for grief counselors and bereaved individuals who are ready to move toward a deeper metaphysical understanding of death, trauma and loss. We strive to present new way of looking at grief that can help the bereaved move through their pain to a higher level of spiritual awareness that can help make sense of their losses.
Higher Consciousness in Clinical Settings
JUST ADDED! Due to increasing interest in our conference from medical professionals, we've added a new track to address the many ways to work with spirituality in hospitals, hospices and medical facilities. Presentations in this track address practices and rituals for conscious dying, the healing power of animal companions, clinical chaplaincy, physician education about end-of-life care, and more.
Our expert teachers and consultants represent a wide range of disciplines, including:
• Medical doctors, nurses and academic researchers
• Hospice professionals, grief counselors and transition guides
• Clergy and religious scholars
• Therapists and social workers
• Mediums, psychics and channelers
• Shamanic practitioners and energy healers
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"Ten Tips for Talking to the Other Side"
SUZANE NORTHROP's audience readings have earned her the title of "medium-in-residence" for our last three conferences. Noted TV medium John Edward calls her "a gifted medium who unites souls between the physical and the non-physical with clarity, compassion, humor and tenacity." Click HERE to see Suzane in action.
JOHN HOLLAND is one of the most respected psychic mediums on the world stage today. His amazing demonstrations provide audiences with a rare opportunity to receive messages from their loved ones on The Other Side, and we are especially honored that John has agreed to provide not only gallery-style readings, but also a special pre-conference psychic development workshop. In addition, John will be our guest of honor at an exclusive private reception on opening night.
DR. ERICA HYATT has done extensive research on adolescent sibling bereavement, pediatric end of life decision-making, and the intersection of spirituality and psychology. Her presentation will focus on children's perceptions of death and the world beyond.
WILLIAM BUHLMAN's astonishing
workshops at the Monroe Institutehave guided hundreds of students in the process of out-of-body exploration using techniques designed for controlled journeying. In his special pre-conference workshop, William will guide attendees through specific steps to help them experience their own out-of-body journeys.
LINDA FITCH is a practicing shaman who has trained hundreds of students in mystical healing techniques, with a special emphasis on conscious dying. She will be teaching a workshop on "Visiting the Afterlife: Shamanic Practices and Rituals"
HOLLISTER RAND is a nationally-acclaimed psychic medium and author of "I'm Not Dead, I'm Different." She has appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Seance” with John Edward, “Coast to Coast” with George Noory, KOST FM’s “Angels in Waiting,” KBIG FM’s “Radio Medium."
The Afterlife Awareness Awards!
This year we are introducing the annual Afterlife Awareness Award to honor noted leaders in the field. We are delighted to be presenting our first annual award to DR. RAYMOND MOODYfor his unmatched and unprecedented work as a pioneer in the study of near-death experience. Dr. Moody will join us on Thursday evening for the awards ceremony to kick off the conference weekend.
2015 Presenters and Events
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REV. TERRI DANIEL is a hospice and hospital-trained chaplain, an author and an intuitive counselor who offers a unique perspective on birth, death and the journey of the soul. Her engaging form of "radical mysticism" breaks down limiting beliefs about death, grief and forgiveness. She is also the founder of the Afterlife Conference.
JAN ENGLELS-SMITH is a shamanic practitioner, psychotherapist and Usui,Tibetan and Karuna Reiki Master. She will guide attendees through a "pushing over" ceremony to make contact with and assist the souls of those who have transitioned via suicide.
GARY R. BEAVER, MA, LP, is a licensed psychologist who is a certified Induced After-Death Communication (IADC) trainer. IADC is a radical new treatment for healing grief and trauma, and has helped thousands to connect with their loved ones on the Other Side as part of the healing process.
JEFFREY OLSEN - After a devastating auto accident crippled Olsen and took half of his family, Jeff draws from the answers provided in his own NDE to help the bereaved find meaning, transformation and gratitude through their loss experiences.
JEFFREY MARKS is an evidential medium and author of The Afterlife Interviews, in which he analyzed a series of questions recorded in his mediumship sessions which produced consistent answers from those in spirit about life on the Other Side. Jeffrey will share his research, and will also be offering private and small-group readings for attendees.
KAREN WYATT, MD- Karen's work is devoted to integrating spirituality and the practice of traditional medicine, with a specific focus on death and dying. She is the author of What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, and A Matter of Life and Death: Stories to Heal Loss & Grief.
ANITA MOORJANI's best-selling book, Dying to be Me, chronicles her in another dimension during an NDE, which resulted in a new understanding of life and death. In Anita's words, "I understood that heaven is a state, not a place." Her presentation will address how to stay connected to that state while living in the physical world, and how to use this advanced understanding to help ourselves and others.
ANNIE KAGAN Skype Interview - The author of the best-selling Afterlife of Billy Fingers will be joining us for a special question-and-answer session via SKYPE. She'll talk about the remarkable conversations she had with her brother Billy on the Other Side, and will answer audience questions about Billy's messages.
PETER WOODBURY trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression with Dr. Brian Weiss, and is an avid student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce readings. He is a frequent presenter at A.R.E.and leads A.R.E. tours to South America, India, and Egypt. His presentation will address Trauma, Loss and The Deeper Understanding of Karma.
Presented in cooperation with Edgar Cayce's
Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.)
SIMCHA RAPHAEL, Ph.D is a rabbinic pastor, transpersonal psychotherapist and founder of the DA'AT INSTITUTE. which offers death awareness, advocacy and training from the persepctive of Jewish mysticism. He will be speaking abot Jewish views of the afterlife and will be a guest on our "Heaven: A History" panel.
DR. LINDA BACKMAN, a licensed psychologist and regression therapist, is the author of Bringing Your Soul to Light and The Evolving Soul. Her books are endorsed by Drs. Norm Shealy, Hank Wesselman and Larry Dossey for their excellence in helping readers to understand the soul's journey. Linda offers regression and soul counseling. and also trains others in soul regression hypnotherapy.
TOM ZUBA's workshop last year got rave reviews, so we're bringing him back with a new presentation: Grief 2.0: Hidden Gifts and Evolving Wisdom. He -- and a panel of experts -- will address the ways that grief can awaken and enlighten us if we allow it to. Tom will also be offering private counseling sessions by appointment during the conference weekend.
KEN PRATHER is an animal communicator whose own near-death experience took him to the higher planes of the animal kingdom. Through his work with hospice and hospital patients, he has witnessed the amazing healing power that animals have on the chronic and terminally ill. Ken will be teaching about animals as healers, and will also be bringing in mediumship messages for attendees from their animal companions on the Other Side.