|Call for Papers - 2014 IANDS Conference|
Hope, Healing & Life Transformation
CALL FOR PAPERS!
August 28 - 31, Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, California
A near-death experience (NDE) catalyzes powerful transformations in the experiencer. Many times there is a miraculous healing from the NDEr's injuries or illness. With the insights and understanding of their life purpose, there is always personal growth and spiritual transformation. NDErs frequently find they have the gift to heal others, and the message and insights of the NDE can soothe and heal grief from the loss of a loved one. The profound message of love from the NDE can bring about transformation for all of us.
We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop, lecture presentation, panel session, poster presentation or art display.
|IANDS Makes Waves in Santa Barbara|
Death and the Big WOW! The Santa Barbara Chapter of IANDS was recently featured in the Mission and State newsletter in Santa Barbara. Barbara Bartolome is the leader of the Santa Barbara IANDS NDE Support Group as well as a member of the IANDS Board of Directors. Her personal NDE occurred during spinal surgery when she was 31 years old. In her words, "I was up on the ceiling and they were calling Code Blue, they were putting an oxygen mask on me as I looked down at my body. I thought, ‘Huh. If I’m up here and my body’s down there, I must’ve… died.’”
This article provides a wonderful review of a meeting of the IANDS chapter in Santa Barbara as well as a discussion of the NDE experience and the scientific evidence that has been gathered to support this experience. You can read the full article by clicking here.
|Save the Date! 2014 IANDS Conference|
Hope, Healing & Life Transformation
August 28 - 31 at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, California
The near-death experience (NDE) catalyzes powerful transformations in the experiencer. Many times there is a miraculous healing from the NDEr's injuries or illness. With the insights and understanding of their life purpose, there is always personal growth and spiritual transformation. NDErs frequently find they have the gift to heal others, and the message and insights of the NDE can soothe and heal grief from the loss of a loved one. The profound message of love from the NDE can bring about transformation for all of us.
2014 IANDS Conference details:
|Excellent Documentary with Howard Storm|
Matthew J. Cline's (Cline Cinematography) documentary is called The Redemption of Howard Storm: A near-death experience (view the trailer). Howard Storm was an atheist who had a profound NDE in 1985 when he died in a hospital in Paris. His spirit was escorted away by a group of deceased people who claimed to be just like him and then turned and attacked him. Howard made a plea to Jesus and called out for salvation which led to a profound experience. Howard's story helped to define distressing NDEs.
You can watch the entire documentary online. Click the links below:
|IANDS President Diane Corcoran Discusses Near Death Experiences with The MOON Magazine|
The Moon Magazine discusses NDEs with Diane Corcoran, Board President of IANDS. Diane Corcoran is a retired army nurse who learned about NDEs during the Vietnam War. She discusses the characteristics of a Near Death Experience and the important role of IANDS in providing support for people who are living with the after effects of an NDE.
"[Experiencers] typically become more altruistic, more loving, less materialistic; they no longer want to hold on to grudges."
|What near-death experiences tell us|
NDE researcher Robert Mays moderated a symposium on near-death experiences in November 2013 called A Journey to Heaven and Back. The symposium was jointly sponsored by IANDS and the Open Center in New York City. The program featured NDErs Dr. Eben Alexander, Anita Moorjani and Lorna Byrne.
Robert offered the following perspective:
In 2008, Eben Alexander came down with acute bacterial meningitis and was in deep coma for 6 days, with little chance for survival. Although his brain was severely compromised, he had a profound, ultra-real experience of an exquisite, heavenly realm. High above him shimmering angelic beings arced across the sky in glorious song, raising him higher and higher. He entered an immense void.
|NDE Radio is here!|
The first show was broadcast on Monday, September 9! And the program will now broadcast every Monday at 11 AM Eastern.
The show features first-hand stories of near-death and out-of-body experiences, interviews with guests who have experienced the other side, and with researchers of the NDE and other "mystical" phenomena. Shows will offer the chance for audience call-ins, and each show will be archived for listening at any time.
|NDE Training Video Now on Sale!|
For doctors and nurses: How do you recognize a patient's near-death experience? How do you respond to it? This new IANDS-sponsored NDE Medical Training Video provides answers. It is now available on the IANDS Shopping Cart!
This groundbreaking video features six medical professionals, addresses the needs of near-death experiencers, and provides professional and general audiences with knowledge of NDEs.
Training Video DVD only (30 min) ~ $39.95. The institutional NDE Training Package (includes the DVD and supporting training materials) ~ $199. Both items are now available on the IANDS Shopping Cart, discounts available to IANDS members. View the trailer now!
|Esquire article on Eben Alexander distorts the facts|
Commentary by NDE researcher Robert Mays - revised August 21, 2013
Luke Dittrich, contributing editor at Esquire, wrote an article critical of Dr. Eben Alexander's book Proof of Heaven. Dittrich cited several malpractice lawsuits against Dr. Alexander, in some of which the allegation was that Alexander had altered medical records to cover his errors. Dittrich makes this his theme for critiquing the story of Alexander's NDE, that Alexander altered the facts of his story to make them more dramatic. In particular, Dittrich questioned the central premise of the book, that Alexander's experience was the result of a brain all but destroyed by meningitis. Alexander's hyper-real experience of the heavenly Gateway Realm with the beautiful girl on the butterfly wing and the knowledge he gained from The Core, were all hallucinations resulting from a medically induced coma. Alexander thereby stood to gain financially. But how careful was Luke Dittrich with the facts he presented? (PDF: Full article)
|The Big Book of NDEs is back!|
The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences: The ultimate guide to what happens when we die by P.M.H. Atwater is back! This is a wonderful, comprehensive encyclopedic resource full of useful information about NDEs and related phenomena.
We also have The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation on the Shopping Cart, also with an IANDS member discount.