Dallas / Fort Worth Friends of IANDS

Dallas / Fort Worth Metro
Contact: Jan Holden: 972-315-0300
Meeting Information:

Day: Meets the second Wednesday of each month -- except August when we have no meeting.

Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m.

COVID-19 Restricted Location: Via Zoom. Link will be sent to everyone on the group email list. If you are not on the list but wish to be, send your email address to Jan Holden at jan.holden@unt.edu.

In-Person Location (once restrictions are lifted): First United Methodist Church, 907 West Main St, Lewisville, TX (Northwest corner of Main and Summit). Room: The Parlor -- in the front building.


- From I-35E, take exit 452 - FM 1171 (Main Street) WEST.

- Go through three or four stoplight intersections, the last of which will be Surf/Summit. (You'll see the First United Methodist Church on the northwest corner of the intersection.)

- Continuing on Main Street past Surf/Summit, turn RIGHT into the SECOND parking lot driveway, and park anywhere.

- With your back to Main Street, the entrance is directly in front of you (double glass doors).

- Upon entering, turn RIGHT. Walk to the end of the (long) hallway; The Parlor is the last room on your RIGHT.  

Other Information:

The DFW Friends of IANDS exists for people who've had near-death and/or related experiences or who have personal or professional interest in such experiences. The purpose of the group is to prThe Plovide these people with a forum in which to discuss such experiences and their meaning and integration into subsequent life. Discussion takes place in an atmosphere of openness and interest/support without judgment, proselytizing, or advice-giving. Our meeting content varies from month to month. Sometimes we have a structured program, such as a speaker or watching a relevant video followed by discussion. Other times, we "circle up" and discuss our own NDEs and related experiences and their ongoing meaning in our lives. Although we meet in a Methodist church, the group is not affiliated with the Methodist--or any specific--religion. The church is conveniently located, and they gave us permission to use a meeting room without charge. However, those who attend and who can afford to do so are asked to make a $1 contribution to the church for our use of their meeting room. To have your e-ddress placed on an a list to receive a monthly email reminder about the group, contact Jan Holden at janholdendfwfoi@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events:

January 19: NOTE: This is the THIRD Wednesday of the month rather than our usual meeting day of the second Wednesday. In 2000, end-of-life therapist William Peters was reading to a hospice patient when he suddenly found himself floating in midair, completely out of his body. The patient, who was also aloft, looked at him and smiled. The next moment, Peters returned to his body . . . but the patient never regained consciousness and died. Stunned and perplexed, William spent the next 20 years researching something he now calls “Shared Crossings,” and what he found cuts across continents and cultures. Having attained recognition as a global leader in the field of shared death studies, William founded the Shared Crossing Project, and his book, At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, will be released in January. On Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm Central Time, we will watch William’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Jan Holden, President of IANDS, followed by a live Q&A session with William via Zoom. What can explain these extraordinary experiences, and what do they tell us about what lies beyond? Join us as we delve into these and other stirring questions for an evening of inspiring exploration. See you there!

February 9: Gregory Shushan, PhD, is a historian of religions and noted authority on near-death experiences (NDEs) and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history. In his latest book, The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife, due for release in February and written for a wide audience, Dr. Shushan explores the relationships between extraordinary experiences and beliefs in life after death around the world. Are NDEs and other extraordinary experiences actually glimpses into another world and a taste of the true spiritual reality? If so, what could this afterlife actually be like in light of all the diversity of accounts? Dr. Shushan will speak with us live via Zoom on Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm Central Time to explore these and other thought-provoking topics. Bring your curiosity and the questions you’ve always wanted to ask for what promises to be a fascinating evening. See you there! 

· Dr. Shushan’s Website: www.gregoryshushan.com

· Book Information: White Crow Books

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