113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Crossing the Veil: After-Death Communications Among Mormons

Jean Little, Brigham Young University

As members of a religion that believes in the afterlife, Mormons have an interesting framework for interpreting and describing after-death communication (ADC) experiences. This paper explores the ways that certain motifs in ADC narratives among LDS people seem to suggest that there are common folk beliefs about death and the afterlife, particularly in areas where the church doesn’t have firm doctrine.