A great way to kick off this year with the Afterlife Explorers Conference. It was fantastic to see such a diverse melting pot of ideas and perspectives and to chat with some of the amazing speakers, including Anthony Peake. During the weekend I managed to have one presentation and two interviews, some sections were filmed and I believe videos of the conference will be available soon. I was particularly impressed by participant's willingness to debate and critique some of the concepts, and the great turnout at my presentation, which covered research methods into the survival hypothesis. Unfortunately when discussing such topics in the past I've encountered a lot of resistance, with people unwilling to bend their belief systems to accommodate new ideas. Thus, it was excellent to see more people taking a genuine stance of curiosity, rather than taking an ideological stance.
I have a feeling that the conference will build the foundations for some fascinating discussions to come in the year ahead. Thank you again to Mick Turner and Kathryn Hand for making this happen.
Barry Eaton, the head MC said this year’s Conference was an indication of it’s growing popularity.
Delegates were spoilt for choice with a wide ranging speaker line-up and a diverse field of topics. We have heart-warming stories from delegates who had huge personal breakthroughs, and outstanding insights they gained from the speakers.
The shining stars of the conference were the big names Anthony Peake, Mary Rodwell and PMH Atwater who stunned the audience with their experience and knowledge.
With a sterling cast of supporting speakers, this year’s conference exceeded expectations.
We had an amazing team of Conference Angels (Bec, Bryan, Carmel, Christine, Claire, Lorraine, Rob and Peter) – volunteers who gave generously of their time and expertise in different areas to be of service to our delegates.
A special thanks has to go out to them all, especially Bec Hutchinson, who was our Angel Team leader – her contribution went well beyond the call of duty.
We’d love to also thank two ladies who gave us beautiful morning starts to the Conference, with Rebecca de Boer – a young cellist – who played beautiful music each morning to welcome delegates as they arrived. Maria Lacey, one of our speakers, also led us into the day with soothing meditations and stunning chanting that sent tingles up everyone’s spines.
Thanks also to our wonderful head MC, Barry Eaton, who superbly took care of things in the main speakers’ lounge and gave a very popular presentation.