2018 THEME - AFTEREFFECTS OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES: A Deeper Understanding and Sharing of the Gifts: People who have had an extraordinary experience in their lives often change their perspective on human relationships and may develop special abilities to help others. The aftereffects of an Near-Death (NDE) or Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE) often prove to be the initiation of profound changes. We seek to provide a deeper understanding of these gifts, which allow all to live life with love, hope, joy, compassion, awareness, and connection to others.
OPEN TO EVERYONE including researchers and others who seek affirmation and greater awareness of these extraordinary experiences!
We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop, lecture presentation, panel session, poster presentation or art display.
IANDS President Emerita, Diane Corcoran, RN, PhD, Retired Army Colonel was interviewed by Sandra Champlain on the We Don't Die Radio Show.
Diane Corcoran is an Internationally known lecturer & educator with over 30 years in Near-Death Experience Education and over 25 years Military experience. Lilia is a counselor who is passionate about serving our Veterans and has been a Student of the Light and the Saint Germain Foundation books for over 40 years.
Sandra Martin, Vice President of IANDS, and Susan Amsden, IANDS Business Manager, presented a lecture on "Life, Death & Art: Back from Death with Inspired Art" at the NC State University Gregg Museum of Art where Roger Manley is Design Director in Raleigh, North Carolina, Oct. 26, 2017. The room was filled to capacity and extra chairs had to be carried in. IANDS thanks the NCSU Gregg Museum for their hospitality!
Artist Maggie Chalifoux told her NDE for the first time in public at the event. Her painting Phoenix Rising (#625) with other works can be seen at her website http://www.maggiechalifoux.com. Maggie will be interviewed in the next Vital Signs magazine sent to IANDS members.
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.
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!
We are pleased to announce our new system for managing IANDS memberships and subscriptions, powered by Neon!
If you are a member or subscriber, your IANDS account is keyed to your email address.
The first time you login (theblue Login button), you need to set your login name and password: click on Forgot Password? An email will be sent with a link to set your login name and password. For problems, see Login Problem Solving Tips.
Once you are logged in, you can view and update your profile information, view your membership and donation details, renew your membership, and so on. Access this information from the Members dropdown menu on the top navigation bar of every window.
In the new system, you can select to renew your membership automatically every year, and can set recurring donations to be paid monthly, quarterly or annually.
Beyond the Brain is a conference series exploring new research on how consciousness and mind extend beyond the physical brain and body. This year's event covered near-death experiences, extra-sensory perception, technology and consciousness, magic and cosmic consciousness. It also featured a screening of 'The Bridge' and a 'sound journey' meditation experience, facilitated by Urubu.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame hosted 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!
The 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.