Understanding the Continuation of Consciousness After Death
The Afterlife Education Foundation/Death Awareness Institute was launched in 2010 when a group of renowned spiritual teachers, afterlife researchers, hospice workers, psychic mediums and grief counselors recognized the need for a national conversation on the afterlife.
We started the conference because our perspective on the the survival of consciousness beyond physical death wasn't adequately represented in traditional forums such as scientific or bereavement conferences. Motivated by a desire to share our knowledge, we produced the first conference in 2011 (scroll down for a list of our founding members). When we started out, we were the only afterlife conference on the scene. Now there are several, and we applaud their contributions to this important work.
Our Advisory Board
Our advisory board members include noted leaders in scientific research, grief counseling, death education, spirituality and mediumship.
President and Founder, Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT Terri is a death awareness educator, interfaith minister, clinical chaplain and author of three books on death and the afterlife. She offers a unique metaphysical perspective on birth, death and the afterlife through her channeled teachings on religious history, spirituality and the journey of the soul.
Philosopher-in-Residence, Dr. Raymond Moody In 1975, Dr. Moody's best-selling book Life After Life focused public attention on the near-death experience like never before, and he is known for coining the term "near-death experience." Dr. Moody is internationally-acclaimed for his groundbreaking research.
Medical Advisor, Dr. Karen Wyatt Karen is a family physician who has spent her 25-year medical career working with patients in challenging settings, such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics. She is the author of What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying. Further, she is the official end-of-life adviser for the Afterlife Conference.
Shamanic Studies Advisor, Linda Fitch Linda is a practicing shaman who has studied and worked with the Inka medicine men and women of Peru for nearly two decades. As the former CEO of the Four Winds Society and Dean of its Light Body School for Energy Medicine, Linda has trained thousands of in shamanic healing techniques.
Founding member, Bill Guggenheim. Bill and his former wife, Judy, collected 3,300 first-hand accounts of ADC experiences. They used them in their best-selling book Hello From Heaven! Bill is on the Board of Advisors of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. He is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
Medium-in-Residence, Suzane Northrop Suzane, an internationally-acclaimed psychic medium, bridges the gap between the world of the living and the spiritual world. Suzane mentored the noted medium John Edward. He says, "She unites souls between the physical and the non-physical, and is a gifted medium."
Founding member, Lou LaGrand, PhD Grief counselor, afterlife researcher. He is the author of seven books. Lou teaches individuals and bereavement professionals specific survival skills. He uses memories and the validation of visitations. Further, he uses after-death communications and other extraordinary experiences. And these can transform belief systems and change one's inner life.
Administrative Director, Carol Yurick. Carol is the co-founder of the Golden Light Wellness Center in PA, where she is the lead Reiki Master/Teacher. In addition, she assists as one of our master conference organizers. And further, she is our volunteer coordinator.
Founding member, Melena Landry A paramedic since 1993 who served in Hurricane Katrina, Melena has highly-developed intuitive connections to the afterlife, and is a devoted member of our conference planning committee.
Founding member, Sandy Goodman Sandy is the author of Love Never Dies: A Mother's Journey from Loss to Love. She contributes to John Edward's Infinite Quest website and works with bereaved parents to help them understand that there is no death, only a shift in consciousness.
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The information shared in our conference presentations is for educational purposes only.
We base this material on the personal experiences and research of the presenters.
The conference is not intended to serve as a substitute for grief counseling or any other form of therapy.