2017 Conference Video on Demand Is Now Available!

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The 2017 Conference Video On Demand is Available! If you weren’t able to attend the 2017 Conference, you can access over 22 hours of presentations Video On Demand on your smartphone or computer for only $125.00. The presentations will remain available until October 15th. If you are interested only in the five Keynote and Special Presentations (over 7 hours of viewing), you can select them for only $100.00. Register for Video On Demand NOW!

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Veterans' NDE Video will be on sale very soon!

DianeCorcoran2IANDS President Emerita Diane Corcoran urges IANDS members and friends to support a video project for veterans called Understanding Veterans' Near-Death Experiences. 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. donateThe Fund Raising Goal for this video project is $40,000. IANDS has contributed $14,000 toward the goal and we are still seeking donations of the final $15,000 to help promote the video to veterans and veteran care givers. See the video trailer on YouTube. The video DVD will be on sale shortly for $29.95.

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Dr. Jan Holden presenting on Drowning NDEs!

International Swimming Hall of Fame
One Day Conference on Drowning Near-Death Experiences
August 18, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

Near Death Experiences while Drowning Dying is not the end of Consciousness by Janice Miner Holden EdD and Stathis Avramidis PhD

The International Swimming Hall of Fame will host a fascinating and visionary “Conference on Near-Death Experiences While Drowning”, on Friday, August 18th, 2017. Since its inception in 1965, ISHOF has been the "Mecca of Aquatics," bringing together many fascinating people and acting as the facilitator for knowledge exchange. This conference aims to bring attention to near-death experiences during a drowning episode, a very important issue largely neglected by most aquatic safety professionals.

I could see, floating in the air, the lifeguards attempting to resuscitate a lifeless body; it was mine.” “I saw a bright light that asked me, in a life review, what I have done in my life for love and learning.” “I felt peace and no fear of death.” These are the words of people reporting what they experienced during the time they “died” temporarily during a drowning episode, as reported by Holden and Avramidis in their book Near-Death Experiences While Drowning. Such Reports are termed near-death experiences (NDEs). Contemporary advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation have enabled lifeguards and first responders to bring large numbers of victims back to life, heretofore unprecedented in human history. Of the millions of those who survive drowning each year, approximately 20% of survivors report NDEs. Read More!

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2017 IANDS Conference Video Contest Winner

ANNOUNCING the WINNER of the 2017 IANDS VIDEO CONTEST
for ONE FREE REGISTRATION!
 

ROBIN AISHA LANDSONG from Washington State is our winner and
we are excited to share her video with you!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Attend the 2017 IANDS Conference: In Person or Live Stream!

What's New in the Alliance for Global Consciousness?

Alliance for Global ConsciousnessThe International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is a member along with several other organizations in the Alliance for Global Consciousness (AGC). The Alliance is an affiliation of like-minded organizations whose objective is to elevate their service to humankind and advance the evolution of their work, both individually and collectively, while moving further toward a shared purpose, namely: The transformation of human consciousness across the globe.  Current and on-going events of the AGC member organizations.

The AGC initiated a strong collective effort to assist its member organizations to become more vigorous and effective in the mutual exploration, understanding, and positive applications of consciousness.

Members of AGC organizations explore topics like personal spirituality, subtle energies, near-death studies, health and healing, life after death, meditation and mindfulness, personal enlightenment, human connectivity, energy medicine, out-of-body experiences, ESP, and psychic phenomena, and every avenue of human consciousness.

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New Book on Distressing NDEs by Nancy Evans Bush

Buddha in Hell

Announcing The Buddha in Hell and Other Alarms

Just in time to curl up with a good thought-piece for winter reading, here is The Buddha in Hell and Other Alarms: Distressing Near-Death Experiences in Perspective, a second book from IANDS’ own Nancy Evans Bush.

Whereas her first book, Dancing Past the Dark, was a descriptive study of distressing NDEs, here she blends questions raised by readers into her ongoing investigation and considers our cultural notions about fear in spiritual life. Despite the topic, it is not a gloomy book and throws considerable light on the source and purpose of the extreme conditions present in distressing NDEs.

Much of the book’s material originated in the years since the publication of Dancing Past the Dark; new writing augments blog posts and conference presentations, which have been expanded and largely reworked for the more permanent format of this new book. The Buddha in Hell and Other Alarms is available as an ebook or in paperback and can be found on Amazon and virtually all other bookselling outlets.

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The Self Does Not Die is now available on Amazon

BookCoverThe long-awaited book The Self Does Not Die has now been published and is available on Amazon.com. The project involved translating and publishing the recent Dutch book by NDE researchers Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven and Rudolf Smit that detailed 78 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.

IANDS was able to raise more than $20,000 for the project and there are now 104 cases in the English edition! The book features each case with all of the references that readers can use to explore the case further. These references include many on-line references with the links given. There is a handy on-line version of the Reference List on the IANDS web site where the links can be followed simply by clicking on them.

Get your copy now at Amazon.com!   The Kindle version is also available!

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NBC Today Show Features Segment on NDEs

Do you believe? Near-death experiences may reveal glimpses of afterlife

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Includes an interview with Barbara Bartolomé, leader of the IANDS Group
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Diane Corcoran on The Aware Show with Lisa Garr

diane corcoranOn Monday Nov. 14th, IANDS President Emerita, Diane Corcoran, RN, PhD, Retired Army Colonel was interviewed on Lisa Garr's EXPLORING THE BEYOND, The Aware Show with KPFK FM radio program discussing Universal Characteristics of Near-Death Experiences and Out-of-Body Experiences.  A Special Afterlife Summit commenced November 14 - 18 featuring Diane Corcoran and many different speakers which can be viewed here:

 Exploring the Beyond, The Aware Show

Does the soul continue on its journey after the body dies?

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Find out by Exploring the Beyond.

 

 

Donate to Book Translation Project!

Dutch Edition of the bookIANDS is bringing an important NDE research book to English-speaking audiences. The project involves translating and publishing the recent Dutch book by NDE researchers Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven and Rudolf Smit that details 78 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.

We need to raise $17,500 in total for the project to publish the book. IANDS has allocated $4,500 to the project. NetwerkNDE (the IANDS affiliate in Netherlands) plus a number of other donors have brought the total donations as of April 2016 to $17,500! That means we have now reached our original goal!

The translation work is done and editing is well under way. There will be over 100 cases in this edition and we expect the book to be published by July 2016. We still need your help -- to promote the book. Please consider a donation to this important project! Donate here!  Book synopsis!


Book authors Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven & Rudolf SmitIn 2013, NDE researchers Titus Rivas, Anny Dirven and Rudolf Smit from the Netherlands published a book in Dutch which describes 78 cases of veridical perceptions and other verified paranormal aspects of near-death experiences. These perceptions are called “apparently non-physical veridical perceptions” or AVPs in the NDE literature, for example a cardiac arrest patient reports having seen an unusual event in a different part of the hospital which is later confirmed to have happened during the arrest, just as described.

Veridical perceptions in NDEs that have been verified by third parties provide the best evidence of the apparent separation of consciousness from the physical body during NDEs. These cases strongly suggest that consciousness exists independent of the body and, by implication, survives death.

Investigation of AVPs during NDEs has been the subject of much experimental and phenomenological research in the field since 1988, including by NDE researchers Jan Holden, Bruce Greyson, Ken Ring, Michael Sabom, Sam Parnia, Peter Fenwick, Penny Sartori, Pim van Lommel and Kim Clark Sharp. This evidence has also been used by many other NDE researchers in theoretical arguments about the nature of consciousness. The on-going AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) study, a multi-hospital study of NDEs during cardiac arrest, led by Sam Parnia, has a major objective of detecting possible AVPs of hidden visual targets.

Until the recent book by Rivas, Dirven and Smit, there was no phenomenological analysis whatever of the collection of AVP cases. The debates in the literature about AVPs have focused mostly on three well-known cases: Maria’s shoe case, the dentures case and the Pam Reynolds case. Skeptics have never been confronted by the full range of AVP cases.

This book presents a strong case for the validity of non-physical explanations of AVPs. First of all, it includes only cases of AVPs that were independently verified to researchers by another person. These cases are not simply anecdotes—stories repeated from one person to another—but rather cases that have been studied and thoroughly vetted. Furthermore, the book includes a number of important later cases of AVPs that were not included in earlier analysis, for example, the case of Dr. Lloyd Rudy’s patient.

More importantly, the book provides the significant details of the cases and divides them into different phenomenological categories, such as perceptions during cardiac arrest, perceptions outside the reach of physical senses and manifestations of the NDEr to other people. The phenomenological clusters of several cases considered together allow a more thorough examination of possible causes. Physical explanations that cover all cases of a particular type then become more difficult to devise. Indeed, this book poses a real challenge to a number of the favorite physical explanations of AVPs. The fact that each case has third-party corroboration makes it difficult to argue that the perceptions were due to hallucinations, fabrication or confabulation of information derived from other sources.

In light of this, it is clear that this book is a very important contribution to the field of near-death studies and its translation into English is crucial to allow its full impact to be felt in the field. A detailed synopsis of the book's contents is in this document.

The Project and Status

BookCoverIANDS plans to translate the book to English and to publish it. The tentative English title is The Self Does Not Die: Verified paranormal phenomena from near-death experiences. The authors have found several additional recently documented cases that will be added to the book, bringing the number of cases to over 100.

Jan Holden, Ed.D., the Editor of our Journal of Near-Death Studies will be the editor of the English edition. NDE researchers Robert and Suzanne Mays will write the Foreword to the English edition.

The project will take about $17,500 plus funds for promotion. The IANDS Board approved an allocation of $4,500 from the PMH Atwater Research Fund and the Board of NetwerkNDE, the IANDS Affiliate in Netherlands, is providing the funds to secure the rights to publish the English translation.

The project budget is listed in the book synopsis document. IANDS' portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will be used to build our funds for future research projects.

Please donate to help this project

We have now raised 100% of the funds needed to publish the book but we now need funds to help promote the sale of the book. Please consider a donation to this important project! Donate here! Thank you!!

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