How We Learn About Death – Part 2

Excerpted from Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God By Terri Daniel   We’ve all heard the cliché, “nobody’s ever come back from death to tell us about it, so there’s no proof that the soul lives on.” But that’s not true. Countless people have had near-death experiences and communication with departed…

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How We Learn About Death – Part 1

Excerpted from Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God by Terri Daniel   The way we perceive death is a choice. When my 10 year-old son Danny was diagnosed with a degenerative illness that would end his life sometime within the next 10 years, we began a sacred, transcendent journey that led…

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Death Has Many Names

This article is from the New York Times, Feb. 14, 2021 By George YancyPhoto Credit…Devin Oktar Yalkin for The New York Times Not a day goes by that speakers of the Yoruba language do not make mention of death as both a phenomenon and a certainty. George Yancy: Here in the West, where a few…

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Bereavement and the Buddhist Bardo

I shared this article by Pema Khandro Rinpoche in the January 2021 issue of our newsletter, The Afterlife Advocate, and want to also post it here, because it’s one of the best pieces on death and grief that I’ve ever seen: Breaking Open in the Bardo

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Death is a Miracle: A Channeled Message

Excerpted from Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God  by Terri Daniel    Death is a miracle. People often say that birth is a miracle, and certainly it is, because the system through which we come to earth through each other’s bodies is miraculous. But death is an equivalent miracle. In order…

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Beyond Near-Death Experience:
Now That we Know, What Can We Do? 

  Death awareness is increasingly becoming a trendy topic, and this is great news for those of us who promote conscious dying and life beyond the physical body. Legendary researchers like Dr. Raymond Moody and Dr. Melvin Morse opened that door for us in the 1970s, and contemporary figures like Eben Alexander and Anita Moorjani have…

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It’s a Multi-Cultural Afterlife

Photo from South African Tourism Our Images of the Afterlife are Culturally-Subjective One thing I’ve learned from years of studying comparative religion is that our mystical experiences are influenced by our cultural references. Afterlife experiences and beliefs are vastly different across cultures, and the “new age” theology that many of us embrace has latched on…

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