The 2012 Afterlife Conference in Virginia Beach was exceptional. Using a three-tiered approach, each section featured either a scientific/medical presenter, or one who addressed grieving, or one who specialized in spiritual/metaphysical/religious/mystical topics. The large turnout quickly took on the aura of "community," as people visited, asked questions, participated in sacred ceremony, and enjoyed some of the finest presenters I have seen. May there be many more!
P. M. H.Atwater, L.H.D.,
author of 10 books on her findings
The positive energy and love circulating throughout the conference was amazing, and likely had a healing effect on all who attended. Personally, I experienced a significant increase in my own level of consciousness and noticed a deep expansion of love in my heart. In addition, all of the speakers were truly outstanding. I highly recommend it to all who want to experience a profoundly uplifting and fascinating experience.
Jeffrey Goldstein, Ph.D
The Afterlife Conference provided a supportive community and deep healing to many. What a beautiful way for people to reconnect with their loved ones in spirit!
Robert Schwartz, author of Your Soul's Plan
“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. I was extremely pleased to be part of this conference and to see how these different perspectives all led 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 and after-death experience
Absolutely amazing and outstanding! It was beyond expectations. I'm so glad the universe guided me here!
Joe O’Connell MD
Emergency Room Physician
It was a magical weekend for everyone, well done and kudos to all. I had lots of hallway grief sessions, lots of healing, lots of hugs, a few tears and lots of love, So many spiritual batteries in one place, the energy was thick and palpable,even the hotel staff could feel it. I have experienced a wide variety of conferences in many different venues for many years, but this conference was unique. It was not a psychic fair, not a MENSA retreat and not a grief conference, but seemingly an amalgamation of all three. This year's After Life Awareness Conference was phenomenal; a groundbreaking, breathtaking, and soul fulfilling event for all who were involved. A real life"Field of Dreams"...and they will keep coming, because truth is contagious.
Mitch Carmody, grief guidance facilitator,
author, Letters To My Son, A Journey Through Grief
Having just returned from the Afterlife Awareness Conference in Virginia Beach, I am filled with gratitude, joy, and truth. The conference planners, participants and presenters brought incredible energy with them which all of us were able to partake of and bring home. Having the privilege of facilitating a workshop was an honor. Observing the validations received by others increased the available chapters in my own book of wisdom.
Sandy Goodman, author,
Love Never Dies
The caliber of the speakers was wonderful, everyone was so gracious and welcoming and there was so much to learn.
I have been to many conferences over the years and I have to say that this was one of the best. I left impressed and inspired. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of it.
Rita S. Berkowitz, spirit artist
A remarkable sharing of the language of the heart... from, through and with the spirit world. Certainly well worth coming from down under for!
Margaret and Hans van Hennekeler,
You did an incredible job with this conference. Thank you so much! It was so worth the trip from California to Virginia. I loved the categories of speakers separated into bereavement, spirituality and science. Each hour I faced a dilemma of where to go, because I wanted to hear them all. I returned to my work in bereavement refreshed and with a new set of eyes to look thru. I look forward to next year.
Hospice Bereavement Coordinator,
It was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced. We were the youngest couple there. We came to this event to improve our relationship and to gain knowledge on the topic of death and afterlife, because as I went about discovering different religions and belief systems, I realized none of them made any sense to me. It felt like most beliefs are forced because society, parents or relatives force feed you what they believed since the whole family started. It got to the point in my life where I questioned everything, including hell and the existence of God, and it led me down a dark hole of depression. But now that I've heard Terri Daniel, Raymond Moody, Robert Schwartz and Susan Northrop, I feel free from the shackles of the flesh and I feel vibrant and clear minded. I wanted to give you my backdrop story and let you know that the world needs more people like yourselves. Thank you for giving me hope again.
James B. Spings III,
Berkely Hills, WV.
It was incredible to spend a few days hanging out with the pioneer rock stars of the afterlife...from Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Melvin Morse, PMH Atwater, Boyce Batey and Suzane Northrup to so many others with amazing messages like Ken Prather and well, I could list everyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful gift you've given the world!
Author/Past Life Regressionist,
While I continue to be more interested in the academic/science-related talks, and was so happy that there were more talks in those areas, the fact is that it continues to be the face to face, intimate conversations that makes it all worth it. Where else could I talk to Dr. Moody for hours on end, and ask Dr. Morse and Dr. Hammeroff and Dr. LaGrand and PMH Atwater in depth questions about things that bothered me, or have Carla Blowey listen to me ramble for an hour?
Ron Cecchini, Milton, MA
This was one of the best conferences I have spoken at, and I have spoken to many IANDS groups. It had the love and the warmth of the lady who organized it, and she touched my soul, as did everything else I experienced over the weekend.
Animal Communicator/Hospice worker
Ft. Wayne, IN.
This was my first conference of this kind and I was absolutely blown away! I found answers to the many questions that I've had since I lost my son 2 years ago. I am looking forward to the next one!
The conference was a huge success! I met so many people, it was a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about our loved ones on the other side. Thank you for providing a safe space for us to do that....it's so needed!
Rev. Dr. Betsie Poinsett, Clincial Hypnotherapist,
My wife and I really enjoyed this year's Afterlife Awareness conference, and we plan to attend in the future. I think that breaking the speakers into three tracks was a brilliant idea. We partiuclarly enjoyed listening to Drs. Moody, Morse and Hameroff, as well as meeting the other speakers. The presenters were accessible and friendly, and the fellow attendees were interesting and warm. Suzanne Northrop was great as a medium and a speaker. Finally, we enjoyed meeting Terri Daniel, listening to her talk and meeting other bereaved parents. I also began to get a sense of how I could align the rest of my career towards honoring my son, and also felt better about the direction I'm taking.
Dr. Everett Siegel,
Assistant Professor, Dept.of Psychiatry,
Johns Hopkins Hospital