• The Waftings Institute

    The Waftings Institute

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    Spiritual Direction

    About Us

    The Waftings Institute
    Professional Studies and Practice in The Sacred Arts and Ritual Design

    Offering:

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    FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICES:
    Design and conducting of personalized funeral, celebration of life, and memorial services for families, most of whom are spiritual but not religious, offering an in-depth understanding of 50-plus faith traditions, humanist, atheist, and civil practices, in styles ranging from traditional to ultra-contemporary. Services are provided both for people and pets.

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    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION IN FUNERALOGY AND RITUAL:
    In two specialized areas of study:

    First:
    ''Professional Funeral Design and Conducting.'' An array of online and in-person credentialing in the professional training of funeral designers and conductors, with three levels of coursework, member forums, webinars, and the practicalities and nuances of helping families through those challenging moments of life.

    Second:
    ''Ritual Design and Practice.'' Online courses, practica, and membership forums for continuing education, leading to certification in Ritual Design and Practice. Extremely practical for designing and establishing private and personal practices, liturgical design, and public ceremonial events.

    CREDENTIALS
    Michael J Murschel, SD
    Founder, Spiritual Director, Lead Designer and Presider
    Credentials: Commissioned Spiritual Director
    Masters Degree in Pastoral Care and Theology from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

    Adjunct Faculty
    All adjunct faculty are commissioned spiritual directors, many of whom have advanced degrees in theology, spirituality, and education.




    Highlights

    • Contemplation. Commemoration. Professional Certification.
    • Funeral, memorial, and celebration of life services, graveside services, scattering of ashes.
    • Traditional and contemporary service designs for religious, non-religious, civil, humanist, and atheist services
    • Professional Certification in Funeral Design and Conducting
    • Professional Certification in Ritual Design and Practice

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    Rep/Contact Info

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    Mr. Michael J Murschel
    SD, MA
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