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

Issue # 14 - February 2016

Published by The Afterlife Education Foundation,
producer of the Original Afterlife Conference 
Save the Date!

Finding Peace After Loss
with David Kessler

February 10 & 11
Honolulu, Hawaii
Feb. 16 - Los Angeles 

 An Evening with Spirit with Thomas John 
February 26
Nanuet, NY 

with William Peters
Vail, Colorado  
March 14-15, 2016

Happy Lupercalia!


Those of you who know me personally can attest that I am probably one of the least "romantic" people you know. So naturally, on Valentine's Day, rather than caring about romance, I prefer to unpack the tradition in search of its roots in Pagan fertility festivals.There's not much reliable scholarship on Valentine's Day, but the consensus seems to be that it's based on the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.

Like so many Pagan traditions, it was re-framed as a Christian feast day sometime around the 5th century, and attributed to someone named St. Valentine. Nobody is sure which St. Valentine this was, since there are three with the same name in Catholic history. One account suggests that all three Valentines were martyred on Feb. 14. Ultimately the church did away with Valentine's Day as an official feast because its Pagan origins were too sexual for Catholic comfort. If you'd like to know more, here is a short article that you'll find interesting.  

In this issue of our newsletter, I managed to link Valentine's Day to the afterlife by sharing my friend Arielle Ford's offer of a free download of her new book, Love on the Other Side.  

Terri Daniel, CT
Founder and president,
The Afterlife Education Foundation
The Death Awareness Institute
The Afterlife Conference 
Valentines Day Special!

Free download of
Arielle Ford's new book,
Love on the Other Side

Arielle Ford has generously offered to share the digital version of her now book with us... at no charge! 

Love on the Other Side is filled with compelling real-life stories of partners who communciate across dimensions, and validates how love continues beyond the body.  DOWNLOAD HERE 
 In case you missed it...
Terri Daniel's 2015 interview with Bob Olson on Afterlife TV was re-broadcast  last month. If you missed it, you can watch it here!  
We are proud to announce that Afterife TV
will be a conference sponsor again this year!

Also, if you didn't get a chance to listen to our recent 
Death and Afterlife Telesummit, 
the archived recordings are available HERE  
 Resuscitation Medicine
An interview with leading NDE researcher
Dr. Sam Parnia

This interview on NPR originally aired in 2013, but it came to our attention again recently, and we thought our subscribers would find it of great interest: 

Here's a brief excerpt from the interview about why most people who are resuscitated do not have memories of lights or tunnels or mysterious beings... 
"We've certainly found in our studies ... that if we manage to get to patients immediately after waking up - which is not easy at times - and talk to them, they tend to remember more, and if you go back and reinterview them within a couple of days, they tend to have forgotten their experiences, possibly. So we think that probably many more people have these experiences - if perhaps not even everyone - but somehow their memories get wiped in the same way that most of us - if not all of us - dream every night, but somehow there's a disruption to the memory circuits that allow us to recall our dreams the following day." READ MORE
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