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Has your NDE or related experience inspired you into a new way of being in the world?
Are you called to action in a heart-centered way? 

We are seeking presenters who will share how NDEs and/or related experiences have inspired loving action in the realm of relationships, education, research, healthcare, creative expression, or spirituality.

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Participate in an NDE Research Study!

If you have had a near-death experience (NDE), NDE-like experience or related experience, please consider participating in the on-going research studies below. All of these studies have been reviewed and approved by the IANDS Academic & Research Committee.

1. The Social Self: Differences between Individuals with and without an NDE
  • Objectives: A student from King’s University College is carrying out psychological research to better understand the differences in the social self of individuals who have had near death experiences compared to those who have not.There are no requirements for this study. It is open to both individuals who have had a near death experience and those who have not. The study requires participation in an online self-report survey. You will be asked to state your level of agreement on scales measuring authenticity, self-monitoring and mindfulness.
  • Researchers: Meglyn Murphy, King’s University College at Western University, London Ontario, Canada 
  • Type of study: Questionnaire            Time required: 40 minutes
  • Further information and link to questionnaire

2. Study of Transcendental or Spiritual Experiences
  • Objectives: We are conducting a study of transcendental or spiritual experiences. If you have had one or more experiences of transcendental significance, you are ideal for our study, and we would greatly appreciate your participation. This is an ongoing project, which will culminate in some participants being contacted for an interview, in 2023 (but there is no obligation to interview implied by taking this survey).
  • Researchers: Jonathan Dinsmore, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Type of study: Questionnaire            Time required: 20-30 minutes
  • Further information and link to questionnaire

3. Opinion about wording of questionnaires about NDEs
  • Objectives: The Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia is recruiting individuals who have had a near-death experience (NDE) for an online study. These are personal and transformative experiences that sometimes happen when one is close to death or under the threat of death. This research asks for your opinion about the wording of questionnaires about NDEs and will allow researchers to improve these questionnaires to better reflect the experiences people have.
  • Researchers: Marieta Pehlivanova, PhD, and Bruce Greyson, MD, of the Division of Peceptual Studies, University of Virginia.
  • Type of study: Questionnaire            Time required: 20 minutes
  • Further information and link to questionnaire

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Commentary on Report of EEG in a Dying Human Brain

Dr. Bruce Greyson, 2022NDE researchers Drs. Bruce Greyson, Pim van Lommel, and Peter Fenwick have published a commentary to appear in the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the recent report from Vicente et al. (2022) on the electroencephalographic (EEG) recording in an 87-year-old patient who unexpectedly suffered a cardiac arrest. Vincente et al. speculated that the unusual gamma frequency activity that was observed could support a last ‘recall of life’ that may take place in the near-death state. Subsequent mainstream media reports went far beyond this speculation and "proclaimed that this single case proved that near-death experiences (NDEs) were explained entirely by brain electrical activity persisting for several minutes after cardiac arrest."

In their analysis of the case, Greyson, van Lommel, and Fenwick concluded that, for many reasons, "the recent paper by Vicente et al. (2022) is, as the authors wrote, intriguing enough to stimulate speculation, but not evidential enough to suggest a neurological basis for NDEs."


  • Greyson, B., van Lommel, P., & Fenwick, P. (2022). Recent report of electroencephalogram of a dying human brain. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 40(1). Preprint.
  • Vicente, R., Rizzuto, M., Sarica, C., Yamamoto, K., Sadr, M., Khajuria, T., ... & Zemmar, A. (2022). Enhanced interplay of neuronal coherence and coupling in the dying human brain. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 14, article 813531.

2022 IANDS Symposium: Videos On Demand Now Available!

Symposium Videos On Demand are Now Available!

Is the human mind a product of the brain, or is mind essentially independent of the brain although closely associated with it during physical existence?

Days 1 and 2 - Experts in near-death experiences (NDEs), psi phenomena, past-life memories, shared-death experiences, terminal lucidity, evidential mediumship, veridical after-death communication (ADC), neurological evidence, and philosophical considerations.
Day 3 - Experiencers and practitioners: physician NDErs, an evidential medium, induced ADC therapists, and out-of-body/astral projection experiencers.

Symposium Registrants Now have Video Access!
Video on Demand for purchase: $20.00 IANDS members, $35.00 non-members
See Symposium details here

Welcome to IANDS!

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Founded in 1981, IANDS is a membership-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes research, education, and support around near-death experiences and related experiences. Our mission is to advance a global understanding of these experiences. We envision a future in which all people embrace near-death and related experiences as sources of meaning and inspiration for a better world. 

If you are not currently an IANDS member, we kindly invite you to join our organization. 

Why Join IANDS?

  • Make a difference in the world.
  • Be part of an inclusive, accepting community.
  • Change the public perception of death and dying.
  • Help end discrimination against people who have NDEs and related experiences. 
  • Receive members-only discounts and opportunities. 
  • Get our quarterly Vital Signs magazine exclusively for members only.
  • Enjoy our popular monthly near-death or near-death-like accounts.
  • Support NDE research and the publication of the Journal of Near-Death Studies.
  • Receive helpful information, resources, and educational offerings.
  • Provide valuable information, resources, and educational offerings to the world.
  • And much more.

You are here for a reason. We hope you will stay in touch!  


Near-Death Experience Accounts

Near-Death Experience Accounts

On this website you will find near-death experience accounts (and NDE-like accounts) submitted by experiencers. These first-hand testimonies offer compelling insights and perspectives about consciousness and what happens after we die. You can also see more NDE accounts on our YouTube Channel (IANDSVideos) and in the IANDS publication, The Self Does Not Die.

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IANDS YouTube Channel

We add a video to IANDS’s YouTube channel every week. Subcribe to IANDSVideos and ring the bell to be notified when we post a new videos.

A New Scale to Assess Near-Death Experiences -- Commentary


Abstract: An expanded scale, the Near-Death Experience Content (NDE-C) scale, has been developed by Charlotte Martial and colleagues (2020) to assess near-death experiences (NDEs). The scale was modeled after the existing NDE Scale (Greyson, 1983), using reworded scale items, and added five additional items, notably items about a gateway or tunnel and a feeling of non-existence or fear. NDE-C uses a rating scale of 0–4 for each item and thus ranges from 0 to 80. In this article, we raise concerns that several of the reworded items appear to have changed the meaning of NDE Scale item and appear to be significantly more prevalent or less prevalent than the original item, as demonstrated in a Rasch statistical analysis of the NDE-C results. We suggest wording changes for these items so that they return to their original context and meaning. [This page is an abbreviated version of the full article PDF, which can be downloaded here.]

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Reckoning: Discoveries after a Traumatic NDE by Nancy Evans Bush

Reckoning Nancy Evans Bush Book

Reckoning: Discoveries after a Traumatic Near-Death Experience

A devastating near-death experience--a disempowering NDE of the Void--overturned the certainties and worldview of Nancy Evans Bush, a young teacher and new mother. Decades later, recognized as a trusted pioneer in research of distressing near-death experiences, she writes for the first time about her long struggle to come to terms with the experience. In this third book, she looks at reconciling foundational beliefs with the powerful messages of a strange and otherworldly NDE. The unexpected, sometimes humorous, often synchronistic discoveries point beyond herself to challenges and reassurance for everyone.

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