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NDEr Lesley Lupo and IANDS Featured on Fox 10 Phoenix News Special on NDEs
See or read the Fox 10 News Report by clicking on this link. with highlight references to IANDS and comments by IANDS President, Chuck Swedrock.
And be sure to check out Lesley's new book, Remember: Every Breath is Precious: Dying Taught Me How to Live with endorsements from Drs Pim van Lommel, Ken Ring, Dean Radin, Raymond Moody, Bruce Greyson, Marjorie Woollacott, and many more notable contributors to the research and understanding of these and similar profound experiences.
If you have had a near-death experience (NDE), NDE-like experience or spiritually transformative experience (STE), 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.
Dr. Christopher Kerr and his team at Hospice Buffalo in New York has been recording death-bed visions of residents for ten years now. Of 1,400 clients studied, 80% have reported vivid episodes of deceased family or friends or even pets that appeared to them. The vast majority of these are felt by the experiencer to be positive events welcoming them for what happens with their impending death.
Source: KDKA2 CBS Pittsburgh
The IANDS publication The Self Does Not Die is a significant research work by Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven and Rudolf Smit, describing 104 verified paranormal phenomena from near-death experiences (NDEs). The book has already been cited 14 times in NDE scholarly literature and has sold over 2,500 copies since 2016. There is now an Italian edition of the book and IANDS is now planning to publish the Spanish edition, El Yo No Muere.
We need to raise $6,000 in total for this publication project. The complete text has already been translated by two wonderful volunteers, Alejandro Agudo from Spain and Eduardo Fulco from Argentina. The publication costs include typesetting, indexing and translation rights from the original publisher.
IANDS has recently published Foundations of Near-Death Research, an anthology of 25 landmark research articles from the Journal of Near-Death Studies (JNDS). This volume provides a systematic overview—a map—of what scholars have achieved so far within conceptual and phenomenological research in the field. It identifies how nearly forgotten or neglected earlier research trends might inspire and enrich current research and points toward areas still left to be covered. The focus of the chapters moves consecutively from articles on epistemology—How do we approach the phenomenon of NDEs?, to phenomenology—What is the experience of an NDE like?, to ontology—What are NDEs, and who has them?, and, finally, to the wider implications—What do NDEs really mean?.
In the Foreword, JNDS editors Bruce Greyson and Jan Holden point out that the anthology highlights seminal work that may deserve additional attention among reasearchers. To lay and scholarly readers who are already knowledgeable about near-death studies, the anthology brings a new level of coherence to the field; and to readers new to near-death studies, the anthology provides a relatively concise introduction with which to orient and familiarize themselves with the field.
IANDS Board Member, Dr. Rebecca Valla, M.D., was interviewed on Outer Limits Radio, April, 2018.
Rebecca discusses how to process the pain & suffering of mental health, and how to be in the best mindset possible to heal.
Dr. Rebecca S. Valla is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a holistic focus, integrating mindfulness with traditional psychiatry methods. The goal of this approach is to help the client discover his or her life purpose and attain a state of wholeness and self-love.
The new video DVD, Understanding Veterans' Near-Death Experiences, is NOW ON SALE ($24.95 IANDS members, $29.95 non-members). Service members who have had an NDE should be assisted by medical personnel or chaplains trained to deal with those who have experienced NDEs. However, because of lack of training, that care is often not available, and the impact of this crucial gap of care can be great. It is traumatizing, exacerbating the effects of already devastating injuries, as well as PTSD, and magnifying feelings of confusion, fear, isolation and hopeless despair. Veterans may carry these feelings for a lifetime. This new IANDS-sponsored Veterans' NDE Training Video provides answers.
IANDS and many generous donors contributed $25,000 to produce the video. We are still seeking donations of an additional $15,000 to promote the video to veterans and veteran care givers. See the video trailer on YouTube. Order a copy today!
The long-awaited book The Self Does Not Die has now been published by IANDS and is available on Amazon.com. The project involved translating and expanding the Dutch book by NDE researchers Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven and Rudolf Smit. This new edition details 104 cases of veridical perceptions and other verified paranormal aspects of NDEs. Veridical perceptions in NDEs provide the best evidence of the apparent separation of consciousness from the physical body and, by implication, survival of consciousness after death. Available at Amazon & Kindle!