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July 20 -26  Dr. Raymond Moody


We are so excited to have Dr. Raymond Moody, a world-renowned Scholar and Researcher and leading authority on the near-death experience, join us for a week at Camp Etna. This will be an amazing week filled with must attend workshops with this dynamic lecturer who has enlightened and entertained audiences all over the world for over three decades. So mark your calendar, you don’t want to miss being part of these amazing classes/workshops. Dr. Moody will be offering a few private sessions during his week at Camp Etna. These are limited so please book today by emailing info@campetna.com    $100/hr for Grief Counseling    $350 for a 4 hour personal psychomanteum session

THURSDAY, JULY 20 7:00-9:00PM Near-Death Experiences $30
Near-death experiences are a fascinating subject that bridges modern medical practice and ancient Greek philosophy. Survivors of close calls with death usually recount their transcendent experiences in the form of a travel narrative. They tell us that their consciousness leaves their body and rises upward, where they witness the resuscitation procedure going on below. However, articulate they may be, they say that the experience is indescribable and that there are no words that can adequately describe it. They say that in the right light they feel, comfort, joy, peace and love so intense as to be almost palpable. Dr. Moody’s bestselling book Life After Life (1975) was an analysis of about 150 cases of near-death experiences that woke the modern world up to this ancient phenomenon. Join us this evening as Dr. Raymond Moody shares his vast knowledge and research on near-death experiences.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

1:00 – 4:00PM Drum Making w/Dwight Grant $230 ($35 non-refundable deposit due by July 14)
Make your own 13” drum and drum beater with a Native American from the Passamaquoddy Bear Clan. Materials for the drum & beater are included. Dwight will bless the drums in a Native American Ceremony once assembled.

 7:00 – 9:00PM GALLERY READINGS w/Graham Connolly $20

 SATURDAY, JULY 22
10:00-12:00- & 1:00-5:00PM Psychomanteum
(10 hr course Sat & Sun class) $350
Evoking Spirits of the Departed: Historical, literary and Therapeutic Aspects
Ancient Greek oracles of the dead employed techniques for calling up vivid, lifelike apparitions of the deceased.  Furthermore, oracles of the dead played a formative role in the origins of Western thought through their influence on early Greek philosophers.  Philosophy professor and psychiatrist, Dr. Raymond Moody has studied Greek oracles of the dead since 1962, and guided hundreds of people through the procedure.  This workshop is a thorough overview of historical, literary and therapeutic information concerning evoking spirits of the dead.
The objective of the workshop is to prepare participants to construct their own apparatus and guide people through procedures for encountering deceased loved ones. As background, there will be a full discussion of the amazing history of evoking the deceased, its profound influence on Western literature. 

The workshop will include:

  • Detailed instructions for building a simple apparition chamber, or Psychomanteum .
  • Step-by step instructions for preparing people to visit with Departed loved ones.
  • Presentation of results achieved with this procedure by Dr. Moody and other investigators.
  • Often people interested in the psychomanteums are grieving, Dr. Moody will present a thorough discussion on grief.
  • A comprehensive bibliography of ancient and modern works will be provided to enable participants to research this fascinating subject further on their own.


 SUNDAY, JULY 23
1:00 – 5:00 (Part 2) Psychomanteum
(10 hr course Sat & Sun class)

MONDAY, JULY 24
7:00-9:00PM SÉANCE
w/Ernie VanDen Bossche $20

TUESDAY, JULY 25
7:00-9:00PM Life After Life – Wisdom of Nonsense
$30
What is the wisdom of nonsense? Without proper words or language, Dr. Moody will show how current thinking skills are limited in perception of the hereafter. Using nonsense or meaningless words will open up new possibilities for understanding of the next realm. This class will delve into life after life experiences and into life after life stories. At the end of this class, Dr. Moody will guide us towards the logical conclusion to the most important question of humankind: “Is there life after death?”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 

7:00-9:00PM Message Circle w/Bonnie Lee Gibson $20

Dr, Raymond Moody

Dr. Moody is the author of 11 books including  Life After Life --  which has sold  over 13 million copies world wide -- and Reunions, a bestseller, as well as numerous articles in academic and  professional  literature. Dr. Moody continues to capture enormous public interest and generate controversy with his ground breaking work on the near-death experience and what happens when we die.   Dr Moody has appeared three times on Oprah, as well as on hundreds of other local and nationally syndicated  programs such as, MSNBC: Grief Recovery, NBC Today, ABC's Turning Point, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Geraldo, and The Joan Rivers Show.  He is is the leading authority on the near-death experience --  a  phrase he coined in the late seventies. Dr. Moody's research into the phenomenon of near-death experience had its start in the 1960s.  He has:
M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia, 1976

Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, 1969

M.A. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, 1967

B.A. with Honors in philosophy from the University of Virginia, 1966


Dr. Moody has enlightened and entertained audiences all over the world for over three decades. Dr. Moody offers many different lecture/workshop presentations on the topics of: Near Death Experiences, Death with Dignity, Life After Loss, Surviving Grief and Finding Hope, Reunions- Visionary Encounters with Departed Loved Ones. The Healing Power of Humor, Catastrophic tragedies & events causing collective grief responses, The Loss of Children, The Logic of Nonsense, and many more. Dr. Moody trains Hospice workers, clergy, psychologist, nurses, doctors and other medical professional in all aspects of his work.  Dr. Moody also works as a practitioner of philosophic counseling. He consults on a private individual basis in person, by phone, or at the bedside of the dying. Dr. Moody received the World Humanitarian Award in Denmark in 1988 and a bronze medal in  the Human Relations Category at the New York Film Festival for the movie version of Life After Life.