2012 Monthly IANDS Leaders Teleconference Schedule (the THIRD Tuesday of each month at 9 pm Eastern time). (IANDS members click here to download the available mp3 recordings of conference call guest speakers):
Tuesday, Jan 17 -- featured speaker/topic – Steve Damroth, Stabbed to death by his paranoid schizophrenic brother he returns remembering his extensive NDE. Video account of his experience filmed at the Los Angeles IANDS Workshop - October, 2007.
Tuesday, Feb 21 -- featured speaker/topic – Bill English, IANDS Utah Group Leader. Since the founding of the Utah chapter, the group has grown from a small group of 15 to 20 people to a consistent monthly attendance of 150 to 200+. Bill talks about his group core goals and how the group became consistently successful. Bill also gives an inspiring account of his own NDE and his miraculous recovery from severe injuries and coma.
Tuesday, Mar 20 -- featured speaker/topic – Ray Kinman, a childhood NDEr. On what was otherwise an ordinary spring day, nine year old Ray Kinman had a very extraordinary near death experience... As a result of a martial arts demonstration (Judo Throw) which went terribly wrong, Ray suffered a massive blow to the head - which catapulted him into convulsions. "My tongue buckled back into my airway, I couldn't breathe and I suffocated". The NDE which followed was a stark combination of "Spiritual Bliss followed by many, many years of guilt". A devoted Catholic at the time, Ray was coached by his parish priest, "Since you cannot say that Jesus was there, it was probably a trick of Satan".... which caused Ray to develop a rather extreme inability to process, reconcile and integrate his near-death. His story was retold recently on the
Tuesday, Apr 17 -- featured speaker/topic – Lupita Kirklin, a near-death experiencer and member of IANDS since 2008. She has had several NDEs but in 1982 she suffered an accident that led her to clinical death at age 16 in Acapulco Mexico. She practiced as a licensed psychologist in Mexico for 6 years and she is currently pursuing her second doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. Her doctoral dissertation addresses the topic of near-death experience from a Jungian Perspective in which she researches the integration of the NDE into the survivors' life utilizing dreams and active imagination. She will soon defend her dissertation and earn her doctoral degree by the end of May of 2012. Dr. Moody is her mentor as he is part of her dissertation committee. She is passionate about the near-death studies and plans to make it her lifelong career. Her 1982 story is found in a documentary by Paul Perry called The Afterlife.
Tuesday, May 22 -- featured speaker/topic – Dr. Mary Neal is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon who drowned while kayaking on a South American river. She experienced life after death. She went to heaven and back, conversed with Jesus and experienced God's encompassing love. She was returned to Earth with some specific instructions for work she still needed to do. Her life has been one filled with the miracles and intervention of God. Video: Dr. Mary Neal discusses her NDE on The Dr. Oz Show. Her book is To Heaven and Back: The true story of a doctor's extraordinary walk with God.
Tuesday, Jun 19 -- featured speaker/topic – Jeff Olsen - Jeff experienced a horrific automobile accident which inflicted multiple life threatening injuries, including crushing both his legs. His left leg was amputated above the knee. The most devastating outcome of the accident was the loss of his wife and youngest son, both killed instantly. At that time, Jeff had a profound near death experience which deepened his spirituality and gave him insights and gifts not common in today's world. Having that glimpse into heaven gave him the courage he needed to carry on and care for his living son. He has since remarried and adopted two more boys. Jeff’s greatest joy comes from being a husband and father. He is a visionary man whose experiences have left him with deep spiritual insights and an ability to love more fully. His mission is to assist people in consciously embracing who they are and the connection they share with others and the universe. Jeff will release his first book on September 1, 2012 titled I knew Their Hearts.
Tuesday, Jul 17 -- featured speaker/topic – Victoria Acree, CPC - Victoria and her 10-year-old daughter Paris were both diagnosed with cancer within three weeks of each other. Leading up to her death, Paris shared many things with her mother. Victoria survived to experience Paris' "death" as a shared death experience. Six weeks after Paris' "death" her mother joined her on The Other Side.
Tuesday, Aug 21 -- featured speaker/topic – Jim Bowman - Jim Bowman’s life was forever altered in a moment as he performed his duties aboard a U.S. Naval tanker. During very high seas, a wave pulled him into the Atlantic Ocean where he encountered even more extraordinary experiences. After drowning, speaking with deceased relatives on the other side, and having a “walk and a chat “ with the Christ Master Jesus, a “Hand” reached in and pulled Jim to the surface. A harrowing rescue ensued and Jim’s agnostic tendencies were now challenged. He began hearing voices. Hearing voices evolved into speaking in other voices. Thus, the Vessel James came to be. Abdul, The Teacher, and The Ancient One speak through the Vessel James to teach love and clarify the true teachings of the Christ Master Jesus.
Tuesday, Sep 18 -- featured speaker/topic – Dr. Pam Kircher, author of Love is the Link: A Hospice Doctor Shares her Experience of Near-Death and Dying. Pam recently participated in a 4 day conference on the Science of Compassion. Some 40 international researchers on compassion presented their findings. From that experience, Pam will discuss ways that the fields of NDE research and compassion research might be of benefit to one another and how we might use what has been learned in the field of compassion in our support of NDErs.
Wednesday, Oct 17 (rescheduled) -- featured speaker/topic – Deirdre DeWitt Maltby, author of While I Was Out. . . My Near-Death Experience & Soul Altering Journey. In November, 2008 as a result of an unforeseen accident, Dea crossed over to a space between our world and the next. "A near fatal accident, 12-day coma and four separate internal incidents in as many weeks were to become the catalysts for propelling not only my external life but internal soul into unknown territory. My whole inner being was somehow totally rewired. I was given a glimpse of the other side of my soul, held in the palm of the hand that created me, and given the greatest gift one could ever hope to receive."
Tuesday, Nov 20 -- featured speaker/topic – Michael Tamura, experiencer and author of You are the Answer: Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose. Michael Tamura lives the miracle: Spiritually aware from childhood, he sees everyone the way they are as immortal souls. To guide thousands to their healing, awakening, and true life purpose, he draws from years of intensive training, profound past-life recall, nightly out-of-the-body teaching sojourns, and a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, including having physically died three times in full consciousness.
Tuesday, Dec 18 -- featured speaker/topic – Amy Call. In 2003, Amy Call died after following doctor's orders to take a prescribed medication. A Being radiating light came to escort her away from her physical body, and she felt enveloped in Love. As she traveled into another dimension, information was downloaded into her mind. She was able to comprehend the Natural Laws of the universe, and was shown that each of us follows a path on Earth that we chose, and that nothing happens at random.