Our conference offers expanded training in a mystical understanding of birth, death and the journey of the soul, though in-depth experiential workshops on conscious dying, conscious grieving, after-death communication and out-of-body exploration.
Watch key 2015 conference events via livestream!
Scenes from our 2015 conference
Sorry we missed you!
The 2015 conference in Norfolk, VA concluded on June 7,
but we'll be back next year.
Join us in St. Louis, MO. May 12 -15, 2016! SAVE THE DATE!
While you're waiting, scroll down to see what you missed in 2015...
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. Linda offers regression and soul counseling, and also trains others in soul regression hypnotherapy. Click here for a video of Linda explaining past life regression.
SIMCHA RAPHAEL, Ph.Dis 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.
PETER WOODBURY trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression with Dr. Brian Weiss, and is a 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.
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.
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.
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.
REV. TERRI DANIEL s 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. Click HERE to hear what Terri has to say about the afterlife.
WILLIAM BUHLMAN's workshops at the Monroe Institutehave guided hundreds in the process of out-of-body experience 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. Click HERE to learn how to have an out-of-body journey.
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.
John Holland's amazing mediumship demonstrations provide audiences with a rare opportunity to receive messages from their loved ones on The Other Side, and we are honored that John will offer not only audience readings during his keynote on Saturday night, but also a special pre-conference workshop. In addition, John will be our guest of honor at an exclusive private reception on opening night. Click HERE for details on all of John's events at the conference.
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!
The Afterlife Awareness Awards!
Dr. Moody's award will be presented by noted neurosurgeon and best selling author of Proof of Heaven, DR. EBEN ALEXANDER, who will be joining us for the award ceremony on Thursday night, followed by a book signing. Eben became renowed worldwide for the out-of-body experience that changed his views from strictly scientific to deeply spiritual.
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 MOODY for 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.
Featuring the best and the brightest in the fields of afterlife research, hospice care, near-death experience after-death communication,
bereavement and death-awareness
JEFFERY BLACK, MD, MDiv, is a psychiatrist who trained in energy medicine with native healers from South America. He will be speaking on Mysticism and Ritual in a Clinical Practice, and will focus on ways that clinicians can create meaningful spiritual experiences for clients from any tradition.
Anita Moorjani's best-selling book, Dying to be Me, chronicles her experience 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.
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.
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.
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. Her readings at last year's conference astonished everybody, and we're delighted to welcome her back in 2015!
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"
Where mystics, medics, scholars and spiritualists gather to share their wisdom
Where sacred ceremonies,
and inter-dimensional encounters are an everyday affair
News and updates about the 2016 conference will be posted here beginning in September 2015, so check back often!
Where shamans break bread with scientists
to create common ground
The Afterlife Conference blurs the boundaries between between intuitive experience and scientific research, and between religious traditions and a spirituality of oneness to increase awareness of life beyond the physical body.
We unite the disciplines in furthering an understanding of the survival of consciousness after death, bringing together hospice nurses, social workers, physicians, mediums, clergy, counselors and alternative healers with a common goal... to offer a deeper understanding of death and beyond.