Live Stream / Video on Demand the 2019 Conference!
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From the IANDS Board of Directors:
IANDS members from around the world have diverse views on many topics. As an organization, IANDS is neutral and does not align itself with any particular social, religious, or political ideology. We promote respectful dialogue.
IANDS’ ISGO™ (IANDS Sharing Groups Online) is an effort to make IANDS programs available to a broader audience. There are four ISGO service offerings that will be available as LIVE sessions via the internet:
IANDS believes ISGO programs and participation will grow substantially in the coming years and we expect it to become a significant new service for IANDS members and the public.
Given this expected growth, we are restructuring IANDS officer responsibilities. Chuck
Swedrock will now focus on leading the ISGO initiative. Diane Corcoran will become the
interim IANDS President and we will conduct a search for the next President. Jacqueline Arnold will become the
interim Vice President. Linda Truax retains her duties as Secretary and Jim Fisher continues as
SPIRITUAL ME SUNDAYS - NOTES FOR THE SELF INTRODUCTIONS: LESSONS LEARNED
Facilitator: Mary Jo Bulbrook
Date and Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 5:00-6:00 (6:30 Q&A) pm EDT
Upcoming Changes to the Journal of Near-Death Studies
The IANDS Academic and Research Committee (ARC) recently considered the logistics and cost of producing the Journal. For more than 10 years, the cost of IANDS membership and Journal subscriptions has not changed. For several logistical reasons, the ARC recommended to the IANDS Board to reduce the number of Journal issues each year from four to three, while not increasing membership or Journal subscription fees.
How close is the nearest IANDS sharing small group to you? With a webcam and microphone, now it can be as close as your computer or internet connected device!!!
But there's more, try out named Guest Speaker events in forthcoming mostly listen-only ISGO webinars or interactive education courses in upcoming classes now being scheduled. Register for the inaugural ISGO webinar now!
A new study by European researchers has found one in 10 people have undergone a “near-death experience.”
The findings were presented at the fifth European Academy of Neurology Congress by researchers hailing from Danish specialty hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and the Center for Stroke Research in Berlin, and the Norwegian University of Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
The study analyzed 1,034 people from 35 countries and found that 289 people reported a near-death experience with varying spiritual and physical symptoms. This included out-of-body experiences, seeing or hearing hallucinations, time distortion and racing thoughts.
Of those 289 people, 106 of them reached the threshold for a “true” near-death experience as quantified by the 16 points in the Greyson NDE Scale, which “measures the depth of an individuals’ near death experience.” An experience reaching 7 on the scale is considered “true.”
The Greyson NDE Scale is the most widely used standardized tool to “identify, confirm and characterize” near-death 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