Desperately Seeking the Light: Distraction, Addictions and the NDE
P. Edward Salisbury, D.Div., Chuck Gaylord, Janice Holden, Ed.D., & Cassandra Musgrave
An open discussion to explore the challenges and
pitfalls that have beset many of us as we have sought to reclaim
the power and ecstasy of the NDE or similar STEs. It will be
an open gathering designed to explore the experiencer's and the
consciousness researcher's quest to simulate or recreate the NDE or
STE thru 'less than positive' behaviors. Participants will be
asked to respect each others opinions and anonymity, allowing for
each person's point of view without retort or critique.
P. Edward Salisbury, a near-death experiencer earned his
Doctorate in Divinity in 1982 at Berkeley. He has worked for
over 20 years providing compassionate care and counseling to the
dying and their families. Mr. Salisbury has lectured locally
and nationally on near death experiences, death, and dying, and has
published numerous articles on these topics.
Mr. Gaylord is a psychotherapist in private practice and a
chaplain in hospital and hospice settings. He has been a
student of meditation for 25 years and is a near-death
experiencer. He holds a master's degree in Transpersonal
Counseling Psychotherapy and is the founder of Boulder, Colorado's
Friends-of-IANDS support group.
Janice Holden earned her Ed.D. in Counseling Education in
1998. Her areas of expertise are transpersonal perspectives
in counseling, counseling theory and technique, couples counseling
and sexual dysfunction therapy, dream work in counseling, and
secondary school counseling. She is an active member in
several national and international professional
organizations. She has published numerous articles, book
chapters, and books.
Cassandra Musgrave is a spiritual counselor, educator and writer
based in Santa Rosa, CA. Her NDE research was published in
the, Journal of Near Death Studies (Spring 1997). Ms.
Musgrave is an IANDS board member and near-death experiencer.