Become a New Member of IANDS!

For over 35 years, IANDS has been encouraging independent research into NDEs and educating the world about near-death and similar experiences -- and their effects and implications. It has been the foremost consultant organization on the subject to radio, television, film, and the print media; it provides publications and conferences, sponsors local groups, has sent hundreds of speakers to audiences worldwide, and reaches out in person and online with reliable information and support. It has helped change the public perception of what it is like to die.

Your membership helps provide the financial support for IANDS to pursue this mission. In return, IANDS will offer you insight into near-death experiences through our website, magazine and journal, conference and educational offerings, and e-mail services.  We'll deliver an NDE account to your email box every month. We'll keep you abreast of the latest research, media coverage, and how the near-death experience is being interpreted by researchers and thinkers around the globe.

Wherever in the world knowledge from NDE research and scholarship reaches, and wherever compassionate people educated by that information are able to offer understanding and support to their community -- that is IANDS in action.

We truly look forward to having you as part of our organization!

Membership Levels and Benefits

Special one-year introductory rate for first-time members
Basic Membership for $30 ($40 annually thereafter)

  • Vital Signs, our quarterly magazine filled with information about NDEs, current research, articles about related topics, and news about IANDS. Click here for sample articles.
  • Member E-News services that notifies you via email about breaking research, article publications, media coverage of NDEs, and member benefits.
  • The Monthly NDE e-mail service, a near-death or near-death-like account chosen because of its uniqueness or general interest sent to you each month.
  • Large discounts on NDE educational materials including discounts on DVDs and MP3 CDs from IANDS past and recent conferences.
  • Access to members only sections of the IANDS website.

Supporting Membership for $65 annually ($10 off for seniors - 65 and older - and full-time students)
The Supporting membership level is the most popular membership level. It provides the extra financial support IANDS needs to accomplish its mission of encouraging research into NDEs, supporting experiencers as they attempt to integrate their NDE into their lives, and educating professions (healthcare, clergy, educators, etc.) and the general public about NDEs. We hope you can join at this membership level to help us create a future in which people of all walks of life, religions, and cultures will look at near-death experiences as a potential source of meaning and inspiration for a better world.

Benefits include:

Professional Membership for $125 annually ($20 off for seniors - 65 and older - and full-time students)for those seeking the most information on NDEs.

  • All the benefits of the membership levels above. 
  • A subscription to the Journal of Near-Death Studies, a peer-reviewed quarterly publication serving as the central repository for the most current research and thought on NDEs. Includes articles by scholars from around the world, book reviews, and letters addressing issues raised in previous editions.
  • Access to and free listing in the Professional Networking Directory, a database of contact, work, and interest information about each participating IANDS member at the Professional or higher membership levels, and available only to those members.

Sponsor Membership for $250 annually ($30 off for seniors - 65 and older - and full-time students)
This membership level, and those below, significantly contribute to IANDS' ability to accomplish its mission and have an impact on the world.


  • All the benefits of the membership levels above.
  • 2 free Basic memberships ($30 value each) to give to others as gifts. These gift memberships are valid for new members only – those who have not been IANDS members before – and give you the opportunity to help your friends and relatives access the research, education and support that IANDS offers.

Patron Membership for $500 annually includes:

  • All the benefits of the membership levels above.
  • Luncheon at an IANDS conference with a keynote speaker.
  • A free gift from IANDS, usually a book about NDEs.
  • The satisfaction that you are materially helping IANDS accomplish its mission.

Benefactor Membership for $1,000 annually includes

  • All the benefits of the membership levels above.
  • One free attendance at an IANDS international conference, traditionally held in North America. ($400 maximum value)
  • Having a major impact on the ability of IANDS to grow and expand its work of making the world a better place.

For the above prices, add $14 for outside the US (rate increased on 3/1/13 due US mail rate increases).

Other Ways to Join IANDS

  • pdf Download a membership form. Use it to:
    • Send it to us along with your check, money order or credit card information ($US funds only).
  • Click here for the IANDS address and phone number to contact us during business hours (USA East Coast time) if you have more questions, or with your credit card information.

IANDS is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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