|What it's Like to Attend an IANDS Conference|
|Taiwanese Center Embraces NDEs|
In mid-June, the Chou Ta-kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation sponsored an information and educational meeting to encourage Taiwanese people who have had Near-Death Experiences to come forward and share their experiences. Established in 2002, this center has encouraged the recognition and awareness of NDEs in Taiwan.
According to Lin Keng-hsin, a psychiatrist at the center, people who experience NDEs "began to love life and nature passionately, and suddenly adopted simple diets, respected the environment, took to helping people, advocated environmental protection and put a higher priority on their spiritual sides."
|We have Added New Workshops!|
We have added two new workshops to the 2014 Conference:
• J. Timothy Green — Shamanic Journey Workshop (Sunday)
• Emiliano Campobello — Transcendent Music of the Sacred Flute (Friday)
• Robert Tremblay - FANTABULOUS! "Create your own adventure": an experiment in Energy (Sunday)
For the full list of workshops, click here or ...
|The Nature of NDEs: A Panel Discussion in Durham|
In early April, representatives from IANDS joined the Rhine Research Center in a joint presentation discussing the nature of Near-Death Experiences. The discussions included a presentation by NDE researcher Robert Mays on the nature of NDEs and three remarkable presentations by NDE experiencers. The educational night provided a nice introduction to the NDE experience and fascinated the crowd with an in-depth descriptions of NDEs and the life-changing effects they had on the panel members.
|2014 Conference Featured Speakers!|
Jeff Olsen - near-death experiencer, author of I Knew Their Hearts and Beyond Mile Marker 80: Choosing Joy after Tragic Loss (just published)
Robert Schwartz - regression therapist, author of Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the real meaning of the life you planned before you were born
|Week Long News Segment on NDEs|
In 1962, Nancy Clark was in the midst of a difficult childbirth when she left her body and found herself in the presence of a soothing and calming light. Her near death experience was profound, but she did not find the words to speak about it until she read Raymond Moody's Life after Life in 1976. Nancy has since become a group leader for an IANDS group in Ohio.
This story and other stories of near death experiences are being featured in a week long segment on Cleveland's Fox 8 News. You can see stories of Nancy's NDE and Howard Storm's distressing NDE by watching Fox 8 or viewing the videos of the segments on the Fox 8 website. Archive of all stories.
|Did Edgar Cayce have an NDE?|
Edgar Cayce's life was punctuated with remarkable experiences. He spent years fascinating the public and producing thousands of recorded cases of readings and healings. Cayce would enter an altered state and communicate with non-physical entities who spoke through him providing information and guidance. His talents and abilities are legendary, and now there is evidence that Cayce had an NDE while a child.
Neil Helm, Scholar in Residence at Atlantic University at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach has found evidence in the archives that Edgar Cayce drown and was pronounced dead at the age of 5. He was revived but kept his experience a secret for many years. Helm writes about this experience and his exploration of the Cayce Vault in the April through June Issue of Venture Inward in the article Did Edgar Cayce have a Near Death Experience (pp. 44-46).
|The Perfect Pattern of Life Revealed|
Lynnclaire Dennis had a Near Death Experience in 1987 after an accident in a hot air balloon. The experience included the vision of a "beautiful and loving light" that she instinctively recognized as the pattern of all life. Though many NDEs include the vision of a light, this one was different. In a life review during the NDE, Lynnclaire was informed of her mission in life. Lynnclaire returned to the physical world with a mission to recall and understand the perfect pattern that she encountered in the light.
For years, Lynneclaire explored the patterns in this light using lucid dreams, visions, among other techniques. The pattern caught the attention of mathematicians and scientists, and the Mereon Matrix is now a topic of academic study.
|Do Children Really Have NDEs?|
When news of near-death experiences first began reaching the public, almost forty years ago, one of the earliest questions was, “What about children?” Children haven’t had much education or religious training; so surely a child could not have such an experience?
Well, wrong. As early as 1983, more than two thousand people had reported their near-death experiences (NDEs) to the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS). [... Among them were dozens from people who mentioned having had an NDE as a child; fifteen of them were described in detail.] Full article.