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Thoughts From Our Board: Dr. Scott Taylor

IANDS Treasurer & Shared Near-Death Experiencer

"There's lots of different ways people can touch the Light and become transformed by it. This is one of the reasons to come to our Conference!"  
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August 30-September 2, 2018 IANDS Bellevue, WA Conference

Dr Oz Show hosts 2018 IANDS Conference Speakers

Dr Oz Eben Alexander Dr Mary Neal

Dr. Oz Show hosted two 2018 IANDS Conference speakers: Dr. Eben Alexander & Dr. Mary Neal

An EMT declared orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mary Neal cold to the touch and dead. Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander was in a coma and said he died as well. The two doctors open up about their near-death experiences with Dr. Oz. Click on this link to view: Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Rebecca Valla Interviewed on Outer Limits Radio

Rebecca IANDS Board Member, Dr. Rebecca Valla, M.D., was interviewed on Outer Limits Radio, April, 2018.

Rebecca discusses how to process the pain & suffering of mental health, and how to be in the best mindset possible to heal.

Click to listen to Outer Limits Radio interview.

Dr. Rebecca S. Valla is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a holistic focus, integrating mindfulness with traditional psychiatry methods. The goal of this approach is to help the client discover his or her life purpose and attain a state of wholeness and self-love.

 

 

 

 

Diane Corcoran on 21st Century Radio

Diane2 IANDS President Emerita, Diane Corcoran, RN, PhD, Retired Army Colonel, was interviewed on 21st Century Radio, Feb. 25, 2018.

Diane discusses her work on Near Death Experiences, and with IANDS.

21st Century Radio interview.

Diane Corcoran, Near Death Experience researcher among combat veterans, President Emerita of the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS), Chair of the Military/Veterans Committee for IANDS, and Retired Army Colonel, is currently doing legal nurse consulting, She has written several articles on NDEs for health care professionals and is currently sponsoring research on combat related NDES.

 

 

 

 

Diane Corcoran on the We Don't Die® Radio Show

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.

 Diane Corcoran and Lilia on Understanding Veterans' NDEs, IANDS.org & Saint Germain Foundation

Diane We Dont Die

 

Grants Available for Research into Life After Death

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RESEARCH GRANT 2018 - The Helene Reeder Memorial Fund for Research into Life after Death, HRF.

 

The Helene Reeder Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the availability of grants for small and medium sized scientific research projects concerning the question of Life after Death.

Grants will be awarded in the range of EUR 500 – 5000 maximum.

The topic Research into Life after Death should constitute the main objective of the project.

 

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Veterans' NDE Video is now on sale!

Veterans Video CaseThe 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.

donateIANDS and many generous donors contributed $25,000 to produce the video. We are still seeking donations of an additional $15,000 to promote the video to veterans and veteran care givers. See the video trailer on YouTube. Order a copy today!

Vet Video Title Page

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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 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!

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Introducing Our New Login / Membership System

We are pleased to announce our new system for managing IANDS memberships and subscriptions, powered by Neon!Neon Login Window

If you are a member or subscriber, your IANDS account is keyed to your email address.

The first time you login (the blue 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.

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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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