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VT Death & Dying Symposium at Casa Luna

  • Casa Luna 1177 North Craftsbury Road Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 United States (map)

Vermont Death and Dying Symposium welcomes eleven presenters to this intimate gathering on death, dying and spirit in Northeastern Vermont

About this Event

This Symposium will be held under the full moon weekend of Friday September 13-15, 2019 in the gorgeous Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.



Salicrow, Psychic Medium and author of "Jump Girl" will conduct a Spirit Gallery and Ancestor Shrine Building workshop.

Cornelius Keppel, school psychologist, transpersonal therapist, EMDR certified, past life regression therapist, Neruolinguist programming (NLP) practitioner and hypnotherapist, will walk us through reducing stress and anxiety around end-of life.

Sandra Lazorak, herbalist will discuss herbal care for the dying and the caregiver.

Francesca Arnoldy, author of Cultivating the Doula Heart and developer of the UVM End of Life Doula certificate program will discuss her work

Cole Imperi, Thanatologist and US leading expert on death, dying, grief will discuss (live, but remotely) her concept of Shadowloss.

Angela Lutzenberger, Interfaith Chaplain, mortician student will discuss her work (on video) on opening an open air cremation site in Maine.

Helen Robertson, co-owner of Sayles Funeral Home will talk about how funeral homes are slowly evolving to meet the needs of families wanting to be more involved and holistic in their funeral approaches.

Iain MacHarg will play bagpipes live while a keening exercise is lead by Anne-Marie Keppel.

Cecilia Leibovitz will show her mourning jewelry and create specialized pieces for your departed loved ones- bring a swatch of fabric from your loved one.

Anne-Marie Keppel, Death Doula, Funeral Celebrant and host will discuss her soon to be released book and hold the weekend's container.

Over the weekend there is space built in for intimate discussion and meditation. After our Spirit Dinner Saturday evening we will turn to the out door fire to hold our stories and insights. Vegetarian meals are included in ticket price for Friday night, three meals Saturday and Sunday morning. Accommodations are separate as "add ons" when you purchase an All Inclusive ticket. The housing is very reasonably priced but there are plenty of Airbnb's in the area if you wish for more privacy. There is one Friday night only ticket but no single day ticket for any other portion of the weekend. For more information visit for details on the 2019 Vermont Death & Dying Symposium.

The weekend begins with registration Friday September 13th at 5:30 pm and Spirit Gallery with Salicrow will follow. Later that evening we dive into a discussion about use of psychedelics for the living and the dying. Saturday we will welcome six presenters and experience a keening exercise at twilight to the mournful bellows of live bagpipe. Sunday morning we will be back to the presenters and will wrap up at 11:30 am. Everyone will be invited to a picnic lunch (buy your own at the local store) at Casa Luna or a nearby lake.

Please don't hesitate to make contact if you are wondering if this program is right for you. STARDUSTMEADOW.COM

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