Welcome to
The Afterlife Advocate
 A Conversation about Conscious Dying, Conscious Grieving
and the Journey of the Soul

Issue # 12 - December 2015 

Published by The Afterlife Education Foundation,
producer of the Original Afterlife Conference 
The Death and
Afterlife Awareness Telesummit 
Hosted by Karen Wyatt MD
  January 14 - 17, 2016 

FREE to listen live! 
Tune in for interviews with leaders in death awareness and afterlife research, and call in to chat with our Afterlife Conference mediums and Bishop John Shelby Spong!

Can't listen live?  No worries! You can listen to the archives free until Jan. 24.
Terri Daniel 
speaking in Arizona
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Some of you know that I've been hosting an annual Solstice Ceremony and Celebration for the past 25 years. I began this tradition the year my son was born, because I didn't want him to see Christmas as a time for greed and commercialism, but still wanted our family to enjoy the festivities of the season. I began to research the origins of modern Christmas practices, and when I learned about the nature-based milestones on which many of our popular celebrations are based, I was delighted to find a way to make seasonal holidays meaningful for me as a non-Christian.  

Part of our Solstice Ceremony includes a process where we meditate on these questions as the return of The Light leads us into a new year:

. What thought patterns would I like to change?
. What attachments can I release for my highest good?
. What wisdom seeks to reveal itself to me at this time?
. What fears and judgments am I ready to release?
. How might I awaken as the rebirth of Spring arrives?
. How can I best focus on my blessings this season?

Solstice is  a natural time for releasing our resentments and regrets from the darkness, knowing they will be transformed by the light. Write them on slips of paper which you can burn in your Yule fire. Feel free to create your own rituals, and if you'd like some tips for designing your own "Conscious Christmas," you might enjoy this short article. 

Many blessings to all of you for the New Year!

Rev. Terri Daniel, 
Founder and President, 
The Afterlife Education Foundation
Grief and Resilience During the Holidays
by Terri Daniel 

For many bereaved individuals, the holiday season is a time of sadness because their loved ones aren't present in physical form.  We all respond to that sadness in different ways, and methods of coping can span a vast spectrum. Some choose to skip the holidays altogether, abandoning traditional family customs that are painful reminders of holidays past. Others continue -- and enhance -- those traditions by including departed loved ones in new rituals specifically designed to bring their presence into the festivities.  READ MORE...
Out-of-Body Journeys Explained
by William Buhlman

William Buhlman is one of today's most knowledgeable and prominent teachers in the study of astral projection and out-of-body journeying. You'll find this video extremely informative, whether you're a beginner or an advanced student: 

Give the Gift of 
Afterlife Awareness 
This Holiday Season!

The 2016 Afterlife Conference
St. Louis, MO.  May 12-15, 2016


Psychic medium Thomas John has wowed audiences throughout the world with his impressively accurate messages from the Other Side. He has been featured in top tier media, including New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, GQ, Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight. 

Thomas will provide gallery-style mediumship and psychic readings for randomly-selected audience members, and will also be offering private sessions by appointment. A great holiday gift idea! Click HERE for a video sample.

We want to thank everyone who participated in our market survey last month, and would like to share the results with all of you. We found that most of our you are define yourselves as spiritual seekers and/or professionals in the field, and that your primary interests are astral travel, afterlife research, shamanic practices and training for professionals. Click HERE to read the survey data.
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