A Tribute to Tibor Putnoki and the Light of Love Foundation

Tibor’s life — both before and after his NDE — is instructive to all of us how a life can be transformed by putting the principle of Love into action. When the living force of the Light of Love works through one, the heavenly world of Love is mirrored here on Earth, fulfilling one’s destiny to help and serve others. Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator
Friday, October 15, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)

A Tribute to Tibor Putnoki and the Light of Love Foundation

Presented by Durham IANDS on 10/15 at 7-9pm EDT

Tibor Putnoki’s NDE is the most profound and evidential experience we have encountered in our 16 years of NDE research. More importantly, Tibor’s life — both before and after his NDE — is instructive to all of us how a life can be transformed by putting the principle of Love into action. It’s important to work with others in a group. When the living force of the Light of Love works through one, the heavenly world of Love is mirrored here on Earth, fulfilling one’s destiny to help and serve others. Tibor’s insights and actions have touched and transformed literally thousands of people. In this presentation, we will cover the details of Tibor’s NDE and the importance of his veridical perceptions to NDE research. We will explore the profound transformation Tibor underwent through his life review and his realization that people need to be told not to act as he had acted prior to his NDE. We will cover how Tibor used his deep insights to develop techniques for healing and self-development and to build a community of people — mostly non-NDErs — to bring the living force of the Light of Love into their lives.

Hear Tibor share his experience by watching his talk at the 2016 IANDS conference. It is available on our YouTube channel here: Tibor Putnoki – 9 Minutes – My Path to the Light – YouTube

 

There is a book available through the IANDS website. Here is a description and a link:

We’ve all read about how the ‘real life’ starts only after the physical body stops functioning. What a near-death experience actually reveals and means has been described many times by many authors. Now we can read the words of a man who has re-started his life because of this extraordinarily profound experience, and due to it has changed the lives of thousands since 1994. Buy the book here: 9 Minutes: My path to the Light

About Robert and Suzanne:

Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Robert worked in software development at Eastman Kodak and later at IBM for more than 30 years. After leaving IBM, he taught high school chemistry for several years at different Waldorf schools in the U.S. and is now retired. Suzanne is a Certified Music Practitioner with training through the Music for Healing and Transition Program. As a Certified Music Practitioner, she provided palliative care to patients at UNC Hospitals and Duke University Medical Center. She also teaches lyre privately and at the Emerson Waldorf School. Robert and Suzanne met Tibor Putnoki during the 2015 IANDS Conference and attended the Light of Love Cultural Gatherings in Hungary in 2016 and 2018.

Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator
Friday, October 15, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)

Speaker information to be announced

FEAR & LOATHING IN 2021: Practical Resilience Strategies For Stressful Times

Barbara Ireland was attending a strenuous self-development camp when her body gave out from heatstroke and hyponatremia. During a 4-hour life review, she witnessed the consequences of habitual negative thinking and worrying. Join Barbara as she relates her NDE, how she was able to stop the habit of negative thinking – and specific strategies you can use right away to gain resilience during these stressful times. Presented by Seattle IANDS on Sat. October 9, at 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST).

FEAR & LOATHING IN 2021: Practical Resilience Strategies For Stressful Times
with Barbara Ireland
Presented by Seattle IANDS

Just when we thought things were calming down… the Delta variant appeared… hurricanes, earthquakes and forest fires on a magnitude none of us could imagine tore through the globe… and the United States of America began to resemble a Non-United States of Antagonism and Divisiveness. And on and on it goes. If there’s one thing we all could use more of right now… it is RESILIENCE. Barbara Ireland received incredible wisdom during an hours-long life review in her NDE. The teaching focused on a specific aspect of human life that, depending on how one uses it, can make or break your resilience to stress: The creative power of your thoughts – with an emphasis on the impact of negative thinking and worry. Barbara will share her NDE, how it dramatically impacted her life and happiness, and how we can all apply and benefit from that wisdom during these ultra stressful times. Bring pen and paper to take notes! She will be sharing practical resilience strategies to help you deal with the ongoing stressors of these crazy times we live.

 

Barbara Ireland is author of the Amazon bestseller, “How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness,” and contributing author to “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.” She is founder of The De-Looping Method that uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts (based on her NDE), and creator of the Blueprint For Magic method for conscious creating. Ireland trains individuals, foundations, and corporations to stop worry, raise self-esteem, and develop skill in conscious creating. She is also a musician, singer, and avid hiker.

Learn more here: http://www.HowToStopNegativeThoughts.com

ISGO does not sell books, but you can buy Barbara’s book from Amazon here: How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness

 

 

Angelic Reality’s Diane Givens NDE Salon: “Why I painted Seven Chakra Angels” Presented by Portland Oregon IANDS

Join Emmy Award-winning art director Diane Givens, inspired by the Seven Chakra Angels who brought her back to life. She returned with a purpose… to transform her life experience with the Seven Chakra Angels – archetypes reflecting our inner community of self-healing Energy Centers, or chakras – into self-coaching wellness tools for everyone to use anytime – the Energy Attunement Deck and Practice. Attune yourself with the aspects and frequencies of nature that we mirror in ourselves. Discover fresh perceptions, and find positive choices to navigate your life with Joy. Saturday, 10/23/2021 at 6:00 pm EDT/ 3:00 pm PDT

Diane Givens, founder of Angelic Reality, was born dying, spending her life in and out of hospitals, often in terminal condition. She overcame a lifetime of more than 40 surgeries to become an award winning art director, earning Emmys, Addys, Tellys and a Cleo. At the height of her career she found herself in a familiar place between two worlds, where she met an angel she later came to know as “Joy”. She left the film business, sold her home, moved to a cabin on a lake, and began to paint the angel “Joy”, when six more came to her at once, and onto her canvas – each with a message and it’s own harmonically balanced song. Diane listened, and composed and performed healing music and meditations – on stage, in hospitals and orphanages – sharing the Seven Chakra Angels’ messages. Diane has decades of experience leading Path of Illumination Salons throughout the Americas (which she calls “a gathering of people who love the truth”). Her Sacred Journeys with Shamans have taken her to Machu Picchu, Tikal, the tops of Alaskan glaciers, and to crop circles in the UK. She has performed Energy Attunement Salons and recorded with world-class musicians and modern mystics. Along her journey she evolved the Energy Attunement Deck and Practice that gives everyone the tools she uses to find fresh perceptions, make positive choices, and navigate life with Joy. Each of the deck’s 49 cards features one of her original paintings. Diane’s husband Guy Kramer calls the Seven Chakra Angels “our Board of Directors”. Currently they’re building an app to share the Energy Attunement Deck and Practice online with everyone.

Emmy Award-winning art director and founder of Angelic Reality, Diane Givens shares why she paints angels. In this NDE Salon she will tell how she met Seven Chakra Angels who put her back in her body, chakra by chakra, and how they guide her spiritual journey with a purpose she felt was a gift from an angel she met named “Joy”. This salon will introduce Diane’s simple self-coaching wellness tools – the Energy Attunement Deck, Mystic Tapestry, and Practice – and how they help us discover fresh perceptions, and make positive choices to navigate life. Diane will invite you to join her in an Energy Attunement Practice, to flex your intuitive muscles, and become “your own oracle.” “Take a refreshing deep breath. Draw a card. Move your energy. And shift your perception to make positive choices. Tune yourself like the joyful instrument you really are.”

You can learn more about Diane at https://www.AngelicReality.com

**** Special Message from Portland Oregon IANDS ****

Greetings!  My name is Greg Thompson and I am the new group leader for the Portland IANDS chapter.  I want to thank Jane de Forest for her hard work as the previous group leader.  She is a good friend and I wish her well.
I personally have had several near-death experiences and one shared death experience. In addition, I have had guidance to help me on my intended path in this life. I have helped people through rough times with grief, providing comfort and aid to people all around the world with the help of my guides.

I spoke about these experiences at a Portland IANDS meeting last January and have been involved in IANDS for the past three years off and on. I have written a book about my experiences and it is being published soon. It is titled ‘Living with My Spirit Guides’.

I am excited about working with the members and friends of Portland IANDS. Talking and working with people of similar interest in an area that was for a long time ridiculed is a breath of fresh air. Everyone has a different and valuable perspective on the world and deserves to be able to share their experiences and thoughts in a safe environment. I believe IANDS provides that space.

 

Jewish Experience Sharing Group

Are you Jewish and wonder how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Jewish content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of having a Jewish background when discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Jewish traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs.

This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. The group will explore the meaning and purpose of NDEs and how to integrate them by understanding the Jewish values implicit in the experience. Each person’s NDE or spiritual transformative experience is unique, and Rabbi Steve will help you find the hidden core of your soul’s purpose contained in the experience of the NDE.

Kabbalah, contemporary psychology, and brain science will provide a deeper understanding of the role of your physical being in this world and how leaving this world is not death, but transformation into another stage of living. Together we will support each other as we move to greater insights and application of the wisdom which will be revealed to all of us in these sessions

About the facilitator 

Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D., co-founder and co-Rabbi with his wife, Rabbi/Cantor Eva Robbins of N’vay Shalom, co-founder for the AJRCA (Academy for Jewish Religion, California), first Transdenominational seminary on the West Coast, also a Kabbalist and practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in the Psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDEs. Rabbi Robbins has had 8 NDEs as well as 13 surgeries and multiple STE’s. His work focus’ on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his 8 NDEs. Many Jews who have had transformative experiences do not know how to deal with them. He works to provide, through his insights, support and guidance for others to find the deeper meanings through the uniquely Jewish concepts of eternal living, both in this world and the worlds to come.

Military Experiences Group

Join this EXCLUSIVE IANDS online sharing event for active or veteran military service members … “There is nothing more satisfying than when someone is able to end years of isolation by having a receptive small group hear them talk openly about their experience(s).” Facilitated by Diane Corcoran, Army Nurse who has been there … Vietnam to Desert Storm. Second Sundays Monthly, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern (see the dropdown at the top of this webpage to always display in your TZ).

Join this exclusive** group for active or veteran members of military service-only please… 2nd Sunday monthly 1 pm Pacific (4 pm Eastern)
Facilitated by Diane Corcoran, an Army nurse who has been there – from Vietnam to Desert Storm.

“There is nothing more satisfying than when someone is able to end years of isolation having had no-one previously receptive to hear them talk about their experience(s).”

Please join and share, or just listen, in a small online group environment that emphasizes confidentiality and privacy.

Please use the discount code “freedom” to RSVP for no cost. A completed checkout, even when the amount due is $0.00 is necessary to receive the “Join event” link.

** This specific group is for currently active or veteran military service personnel. Other groups are being planned to include family / friends of these individuals. Thank you for respecting this RSVP restriction.

Want to know more?
Watch this free training video on Military/Veteran’s experiences:
Understanding Veterans’ Near-Death Experiences (36:37)

Learn about these online sharing sessions by reading the brochure for this event by clicking on the link below:
Military Near-Death Experiences Brochure 2020 12-1-20

These “sharing groups” are free to everyone using the discount code “freedom” at checkout, all rsvps must checkout even if $0 is amt due.

Military Experience Sharing sessions on ISGO
Monthly on the 2nd Sunday, 1 pm Pacific (4 pm Eastern)

That said, ISGO “Sharing Groups (Experiencer Sharing Lounge)” rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations: Simply click on the following link to donate:

Donation

“Heaven’ and ‘Hell” — What Are They Really?! w/Mark Pitstick

Playing golden harps, begging for drops of water, or ___? Learn contemporary understandings about heaven, hell, and how YOU can shape the quality of your life now and after your earthly body dies. Saturday, September 25, 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern.

Creating the Life You Envision with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, August 28th at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

Ask the Soul Doctor: ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell — What Are They Really?!

‘Heaven’ and ‘hell’ have been depicted in various ways by different religions. Is heaven walking on golden streets forever, how an evolved consciousness perceives life whether living on earth or elsewhere, or something else? Is hell a never-ending place of torment, or how we feel when ignorant of – and living incongruently with – our true nature and oneness with Source? Evidence-based answers to these questions shape our world views and decisions about how to best live during this earthly experience. Dr. Pitstick will share his thoughts based on his theology school studies and understandings about the greater reality. Attendees will be invited to share their past fears, current struggles, and deepest questions.

Mark Pitstick, MA, DC, has over forty-seven years’ experience and training in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers and private practice. His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology/pastoral counseling studies, masters in clinical psychology, and doctorate in chiropractic health care. He also has provided suicide prevention counseling and education to many people.

Learn more about Mark, The Soul Doctor, and his books, classes, and interviews at: Soul Proof – If you really knew, how would you live?

Order his book Soul Proof from his website: Soul Proof book – Soul Proof

 

 

Disclaimer:
This session is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Do not participate in this session if you feel uncomfortable at any time.  Ask your therapist or physician before using this technique if you are under care for significant depression, anxiety, or any other “mental” symptoms.

Elizabeth Krohn – Changed in a Flash: One Woman’s Extraordinary NDE, Presented by Dallas / Ft Worth IANDS

Elizabeth Greenfield Krohn was a wife and mother of two young boys when she was struck by lightning in the parking lot of her Houston synagogue in 1988. Suddenly transported to a garden where she found herself engaged in a revelatory conversation with a spiritual being, her most fundamental understandings of what the world is and how it works were completely transformed.

Elizabeth Krohn – Changed in a Flash: One Woman’s Extraordinary NDE

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7 pm CDT (5 PDT, 6 MDT, 8 EDT)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders: Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

When Elizabeth Greenfield Krohn got out of her car with her two young sons in the parking lot of her synagogue on a late afternoon in September 1988, she couldn’t have anticipated she would within seconds be struck by lightning and have a near-death experience. She felt herself transported to a garden and engaging in a revelatory conversation with a spiritual being. When she recovered, her most fundamental understandings of what the world is and how it works had been completely transformed. She was “changed in a flash”, suddenly able to interact with those who had died and have prescient dreams predicting news events. She came to believe that some early traumatic and abusive experiences had played a part in preparing her for this experience. Told in matter-of-fact language, the first half of her book Changed in a Flash is the story of Krohn’s journey, and the second is an interpretation and analysis by respected professor of religion Jeffrey J. Kripal. He places Krohn’s experience in the context of religious traditions and proposes the groundbreaking idea that we are shaping our own experiences in the future by how we engage with near-death experiences in the present. Changed in a Flash is not about proving a story, but about carving out space for serious discussion of this phenomenon.

You can find Elizabeth on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ChangedInAFlash

 

 

Mary Blodgett’s NDE’s Presented by Durham IANDS

A suicide attempt at 18 led to Mary to have her second NDE, during which she learned that this is her last time here. Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator, Friday, 9/17, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)

Mary Blodgett’s NDE’s
 Durham IANDS – September 17 at 7-9pm EDT (4-6pm PDT)

A suicide attempt at 18 led to Mary to have her second NDE, during which she learned that this is her last time here. She has also experienced unexpected miracles on this side of the veil.

Mary is a two-time near-death survivor, Reiki Master, spiritual director, artist & writer.

She also founded the Facebook page (The Near Death Experience & The Afterlife) which is solely dedicated to NDErs, those who are struggling with loss, and still others who are simply searching for answers related to the afterlife.

Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator

How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife

“I was 53 years old when I was placed on a ventilator and into a drug-induced coma for a pulmonary illness. For almost three weeks my family prayed as they hovered over my bed in the Critical Care Unit.” – Kathy McDaniel, Friday, September 10, 7 pm PDT

Arizona IANDS features Kathy McDaniel – Friday, September 10, 7 pm PDT/AZ

“How to avoid Hell in the Afterlife” with author – M. K. McDaniel

I was 53 years old when I was placed on a ventilator and into a drug-induced coma for a pulmonary illness. For almost three weeks my family prayed as they hovered over my bed in the Critical Care Unit.

Mysteriously, I was somewhere else.

It took over ten years to begin to fathom what I experienced in an Afterlife of demons and fear, then blessedly – God’s loving embrace. Unhappily, I was sent back for a purpose; I just didn’t know what it was.

After many years of false starts, I published a book of my life experiences to finally make sense of the Dark NDE. With my background of positive, humorous, and brave family members, this book brings light and hope, and suggests answers to life’s questions concerning what happens when we die.

Biography

Presenter: Kathy McDaniel

NDE researcher and author, Bruce Greyson,  documented three types of “distressing NDEs”: inverse, void, and hellish
~ Psychiatry. 1992 Feb; 55(1):95-110.

Have you (or someone you know) had what is sometimes classified as a distressing NDE?

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. It is a safe place to share and listen.  In this group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our earthly lives and beyond.

About the author

Kathy McDaniel is the author of “Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat” (Lessons from a Dark Near-Death Experience and How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife)

Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, M.K. McDaniel fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat is a memoir of M.K.’s experiences before, during, and after a Dark Near-Death Experience. Her family waited and prayed, totally unaware of the horrors M.K. was bravely facing and miserably enduring in a seemingly eternal hell, culminating in her eventual glimpse of heaven and chat with her deceased fiancé. But M.K. still had work to do on Earth. During her lengthy recovery, as M.K. reflected on the purpose of her experiences in the Afterlife, she recalled the tribulations of her family ancestors and their courage to survive. If they could overcome their overwhelming obstacles, then so could she. As memories of former earthly hellish traumas surfaced and seemed to parallel her actual hell experiences, M.K. sought out others with the same story. She eventually found solace, hope, and understanding at the International Association of Near-Death Studies meetings in Seattle. IANDS offered insights, camaraderie, and joy she had nearly forgotten to be possible in this life. Uplifting, humorous, chilling, and engrossing, Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat takes the reader by the hand to safely explore our human and otherworldly selves. Its gentle message will help the reader find their way along the bumpy, earthly road to eternity.

https://www.amazon.com/Misfit-Hell-Heaven-Expat-Near-Death/dp/1952146127/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Misfit+in+Hell+to+Heaven+Expat&qid=1620062673&sr=8-1

 

Christian Theme NDE/STE Sharing Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.