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Who Guides Us Across the Veil? What the Shared-Death Experience Reveals

Broadcast on November 01, 2022
With William Peters, MA
Hosted by Lisa Bonnice

A shared-death experience (SDE) occurs when someone dies and a caregiver reports that they witnessed the initial stages of an awe-inspiring afterlife with the dying. William Peters, MA, shares his research team's groundbreaking findings related to who SDE experiencers see as they accompany their loved ones across the veil. He will introduce the "conductor," as the being or force that frequently appears to guide souls from their human bodies into the afterlife.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Abasic understanding of the shared-death experience
  • What the SDE reveals about who the dying encounter as they cross the veil
  • A fascinating being or force that appears to have the responsibility of managing the transition of souls from the human realm into the afterlife
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William Peters, MA

Founder of the Shared Crossing Project & Author of At Heaven's Door

William Peters, MA, is founder of the Shared Crossing Project, whose mission is to raise awareness for and educate people about profound healing experiences available to the dying and their loved ones. As director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), William and his team collect and study extraordinary end-of-life experiences (aka shared crossings). Recognized as a leading authority on the shared-death experience (SDE), William has developed methods to facilitate these shared crossings, and to assist people by meaningfully integrating their experiences.

William is a sought-after speaker and conducts workshops internationally. He is a licensed psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute in Santa Barbara, where he specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psychospiritual evolution. As a Zen Hospice Project volunteer in San Francisco, he experienced a variety of SDEs. His perspective is also informed by his own two near-death experiences.

His work has been published in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. William’s book is titled At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better.

William Peters, MA