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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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IANDS makes The Day I Died video available

-Jan Holden, IANDS President
Ever since I joined the IANDS Board in 2000, we have lamented that no “ultimate NDE video” existed, and we’ve dreamed about producing such a video—always concluding that such a project was beyond IANDS’ means.

Then, in the fall of 2003, The Learning Channel aired a brand new British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) production about NDEs entitled The Day I Died. IANDS Board members were immediately and powerfully impressed with the quality of the 45-minute program. It showed two in-depth case studies of NDErs—one in the U.K., the other in the U.S.; depicted the two most recent prospective NDE research studies—one in the U.K., the other in the Netherlands; interviewed the most outstanding NDE researchers worldwide; presented both skeptical and “believer” perspectives; and reenacted the most compelling case of veridical (verifiably accurate) perception in an NDE during radical surgery for a brain aneurysm. The production was completely up-to-date and covered virtually everything an inquiring mind needed for an informed and balanced introduction to the phenomenon of NDEs. In short, most, if not all, Board members considered it the best NDE production made to date—very close to “the ultimate NDE video.”

It was only natural, then, that several Board members wanted to show The Day I Died at a variety of venues, including our own conference. Former IANDS Board member, Jason MacLurg, M.D., researched the matter with passion and persistence, but concluded that the BBC had no intention of making the program available for purchase. Nevertheless, the program’s producer, Kate Broome, provided Jason with the full, uncut one-hour version along with the understanding that anyone who wanted to show it would get the BBC’s permission for each showing. (This is how we were able to show the video at the IANDS conference in Chicago last June; those of you who attended may remember Jason showing it there. He and several other Board members have also shown it at several other venues.) Though we were grateful to have some way to show it—and Ms. Broome always accommodated our requests to show it in educational contexts—the process of getting permission each time we wanted to use it was quite cumbersome.

But all that is about to change.

A couple of months ago, I decided to pursue the matter again. The BBC confirmed their resolve not to make the program available for sale, and they referred me to BBC America. BBC America also expressed their resolve not to offer it for sale, and they referred me to Films for the Humanities and Sciences (FHS), which sometimes acquires distribution rights for educational programs to be shown at educational venues. I contacted FHS and, through a series of communications and negotiations, persuaded them to pursue the acquisition of distribution rights. When I returned home from the recent IANDS Board meeting in mid-February, I found an e-mail informing IANDS that FHS had succeeded.

Although all the details are not yet known, we do know the following:

  • IANDS members will be able to purchase The Day I Died in either DVD or VHS format for $89.95 by ordering through a special phone number. This price represents a 40% discount from the $149.95 that FHS will be charging at their website. To my knowledge, the only available discount will be for IANDS members.
  • Just the opposite of popular movie videos or DVDs we rent or buy from local stores, which are intended for home viewing and not for public showing, FHS programs like The Day I Died are intended for public showing and not for home viewing. Specifically, The Day I Died can be purchased for showing in any educational context: Friends of IANDS (FOI) groups, schools, universities, churches, community agencies, hospitals, hospices, etc. So you could, for example, buy a copy and donate it to your FOI. Or donate it—perhaps taking a tax deduction—to your church, hospital, or library—along with a request that they organize and advertise a showing of the program followed by a question-and-answer period.
  • A few years ago, a donation was made to IANDS with the charge that IANDS use the money to promote understanding of NDEs in medical schools. The Board used some of the funds but has been waiting for the right opportunity to dedicate the remainder. We are currently exploring the possibility of using it to donate a copy of The Day I Died to each U.S. medical school. (We would be happy to accept donations enabling us to send a copy to each international med school, too!!)
  • The IANDS Education Committee is working with FHS to develop a study guide to accompany the video that would be available for free at both the FHS and IANDS websites. This guide would facilitate the Q&A session following the showing of the program and would lead interested people to further near-death-related resources.
  • Several IANDS Board members have pledged to take a variety of actions to make the availability of The Day I Died known to organizations that would have an interest. Although it was never IANDS’ intention to benefit from making the program widely available, when people “do the math,” they may decide to join IANDS to leverage the discount: Would you rather pay $149.95 for the video alone, or $134.95 for an IANDS general membership plus the video ($45 + $89.95)? As the kids say, “Duh!”…and IANDS gets new members!

I can hardly think of a better way for IANDS to fulfill its new mission—to build global understanding of near-death and near-death-like experiences through research, education, and support—and to uphold its values of objective inquiry into NDEs and similar experiences, than through this video initiative.
I believe we will accomplish a great service to humanity through the dissemination of The Day I Died. My sincere, heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed and will contribute to this service!

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