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Sat, Jul 13

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Virtual Event

The Science of the Afterlife and Grief

Discover how science shows us death is not the end and how that impacts our grieving process.

The Science of the Afterlife and Grief
The Science of the Afterlife and Grief

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Virtual Event

About the Event

Do you sense of presence of your deceased loved one but don't know how to talk about that with others? You may be surprised that many people (maybe more than half the population) experience some form of contact with loved ones who have died. You are not alone in this.

But our culture doesn't provide an easy way for us to understand that or share those experiences with others.

Scientists have been investigating the afterlife and consciousness beyond the brain for nearly 150 years. There is a solid base of published literature looking at the issue from many angles - but most of us don't know about this research.

This class provides an overview of some of the most rigorous science suggesting that human consciousness survives death.

This class is for those facing death, those supporting others at the end-of-life, the bereaved and the curious.

In this four-hour class we will cover four areas of research that present the most compelling evidence that our consciousness does not die with the body. Our intention is to help people undestand this research and raise awareness so being in contact with deceased loved ones becomes a normal, everyday thing.

Simultaneously, we consider how this research might impact our experience of death and grief and how we support those who going through this transition.

These data demand that we seriously question, if not abandon, the current prevailing paradigm in science - materialism. We explore what a post-materialistic worldview might look like and how we each play a part in the paradigm shift already underway.

 We cover: 

  • Mediumistic Communication
  • Near Death Experiences
  • Shared Death Experiences
  • Reincarnation
  • A post-materialist worldview
  • Continuing Bonds in Bereavement Support

Classes are live, online and recorded.

About your Host 

Kat Houghton PhD is a wilderness rites of passage guide and author of the upcoming book "Grieving for Change: Personal and Cultural Transformation through Loss". Trained as a research psychologist her world was blown open by the sudden death of her partner-at-the-time, Tyler Garrison, and her realization that he was still present. The book, and this class, explore what science has to say about the afterlife and how this expanded worldview can impact our grieving process.

Tickets for CCLD members and volunteers are $100 and tickets for the general public are $135. 

20% of every ticket sale (at all levels) will be donated to the non-profit The Center for Conscious Living and Dying, a community-supported end-of-life-care home in Asheville, NC.

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