This is a sharing group for adults who have had a near-death or similar experience(s) when they were a child (ages 0-18). The group will offer a safe space to explore the meaning and purpose of your experience and to connect with others who had a transformative experience as a child.
Childhood Experiencer Sharing Group
This is a new sharing group for adults who have had a near-death or similar experience(s) when they were a child. The group will offer a safe space to explore the meaning and purpose of your experience and to connect with others who had a transformative experience as a child.
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.
Founder and Group Leader of IANDS Santa Barbara in 2011, Barbara Bartolome has had two Near-Death Experiences (1958 & 1987) and she believes they opened her life up to many incredibly amazing and truly astounding connections with God/Creator/Supreme Being, all of which guided her, literally saved her life, and cleared the path for her to fulfill her life purpose.
The Amazing Life of a Double-Dead Redhead
Saturday, January 21st, 2022 @ 1pm EST
Founder and Group Leader of IANDS Santa Barbara, Barbara Bartolome will share the story about her 1987 near-death experience (NDE), at age 31, where she flatlined during a medical procedure and watched her resuscitation from a ceiling vantage point, while communicating to an incredible, loving entity who she deeply felt was God/The Creator. When she returned to her body, she shocked the neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and medical support team with the accurate details of what she’d seen and heard them doing during her cardiac arrest and subsequent resuscitation. At that time, very little information was available to help her discover more about experiences like hers, so she chose to not speak about her NDE again until after more than a dozen years had passed.
Barbara started assimilating her NDE and wanting to understand more about it after speaking to a nurse friend, then researching online and finding out that she wasn’t alone in experiencing an NDE. She discovered the NDERF.org website in 2007 and Barbara wrote up and submitted her NDE story for their archives, never guessing what a major opening that would bring to her life. About two years later, she was invited to the 2009 IANDS Conference in San Diego by NDERF Founder, Dr. Jeffrey Long. At that conference, having very little knowledge of NDEs and completely ignorant of their after-effects, a chance comment by one of the speakers set her upon a quest that would eventually provide a new, surprising NDE discovery for her and give her a much better understanding of the many amazing experiences that have occurred throughout her life!
Barbara founded the IANDS Santa Barbara group in August 2011 and, prior to the Covid pandemic, their in-person meetings and events routinely drew between 80-120 attendees each month. Barbara states that NDEs are opening up the world to the reality of non-local consciousness and she’s thrilled to be helping people learn that death is just a transition back “home” and that we all are here to be kind, love others, and to learn from and cherish all aspects of our life adventures while we’re here!
Barbara and her NDE have been featured on the NBC Today Show, and in the 2011 movie ‘Afterlife’, as well as in a film documentary by French Filmmaker Anthony Chene, which has currently garnered almost 770,000 views. She is featured in Guideposts’ new book ‘A Choir of Angels’, along with Kim Clark Sharp and two other NDErs experiences, in the 5th volume of the Witnessing Heaven series. Her NDE accounts have been featured in a variety of print articles including in U.S. News and World Report and The Sun (U.K.), and on a number of very popular podcasts, documentaries, TV, and radio shows.
Barbara previously held a Department of Defense SECRET Clearance, when she worked for Hughes Aircraft in the 1980s. Both she and her husband, Victor, are now retired from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she was recognized as an Unsung Heroine, in 2000, for her volunteer work in the Santa Barbara community. She will be serving as the 2023-2025 President of the UCSB Retiree’s Association. Barbara was named Santa Barbara’s Businesswoman of the Year in 2004, for creating, opening, and operating a wonderful paper arts store in downtown Santa Barbara. Victor, her 7’0” tall, ex-Pro Basketball husband, and Barbara enjoy their five “tall and terrific” grown, successful, and happy kids, as well as sixteen “Adopted by Love” extra kids and two “Adopted by Love” granddaughters, located all over the world – many of whom lived with the Bartolome family at various times in their lives. Barbara loves finding ways to “make a difference” in her community… and far beyond it!
This event will be recorded. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.
Walt Scotson, a pastor for 27 years remembers his birth, and has had a lifetime of transformative experiences. He will share his perspective on life, death and the afterlife on a very personal level.
Looking back on 71 years, Walt Scotson sees a life guided, impacted, and transformed by spiritual experiences. Beginning with the very day of his birth, he feels an unseeable element impacting his life in powerful and deeply spiritual ways. From his early years steeped in liturgical Christian teachings, expanding from there into charismatic Pentecostal domains, he has explored the metaphysical, quantum physical, and NDE realms, and his growth continues. While leaving nothing behind, but continuously building upon spiritual foundations, he finds himself open-mindedly exploring a spiritual world that is irrepressibly outside the box. “No matter how much I learn,” he muses, “I recognize how little I know.” Through all of his experiences, Walt senses an unseen hand guiding his spirit, and on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm Central Time, he will share his journey with us from his home in Montana via Zoom.
The proud father of four, and grandfather of nine, including one great grandchild, Walt Scotson has been a pastor for 27 years. Even so, he has worn many hats over his lifetime: He spent more than 20 years in the military, first as a Supply Sergeant, then later as a Senior Chaplain’s Assistant and Reclassification Instructor. He owned a flooring business and was once the marketing director for a printing company. He was the customer service manager for an online investment training company and worked in the insurance industry. He was in a Clint Eastwood movie, and even worked as a golf course greenskeeper and club professional. He has served as a counselor at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls ranch group home. He is currently a school bus driver and substitute teacher. He holds a level 3 certification as a Transformation Prayer Minister and performs energetic and emotional healing with the Emotions Code +, a modality developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson. He also currently serves as the facilitator for the Central Montana IANDS Support Group and as the Volunteer Support Coordinator for IANDS.
Presented by Dallas/Fort Worth IANDS.
This event will be recorded. You will receive the video with your RSVP to watch at your convenience.
Linda Jacquin’s experiences involve three levels of social relations: with her brothers (ADC & NDE), a schoolmate from elementary school (ADC & SDE), a complete stranger (ADC), and her Mother’s (NDA) depicting the universality of such experiences.. Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator, Friday, Mar. 18, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)
Drowning at Age 4 Revealed as Full NDE During an Adult NDE!
March 18, 2022, 7 pm EDT (4 pm PDT)
Linda Jacquin was Vice-President of IANDS for six years, editor of Vital Signs for two years and is now currently retired from her own advertising agency. Her first-hand experiences with Near Death Experiences (NDEs), Shared Death Experiences (SDEs) and After Death Communications (ADCs) will be extrapolated through a narration of stories of first-hand events. Linda’s experiences involve three levels of social relations: with her brothers (ADC & NDE), a schoolmate from elementary school (ADC & SDE), a complete stranger (ADC), and her Mother’s (NDA) depicting the universality of such experiences. Linda conveys a heartfelt genuineness that along with a multilayered complex of insights into some numinous yet empirical evidence of consciousness beyond death. If you are instinctively grasping for meaning beyond intellectual reasoning, this re-telling may be the best method of meeting the needs of those facing imminent grief and loss, and many other situations.
Linda Jacquin was Vice-President of IANDS for six years, editor of Vital Signs for two years and is now currently retired from her own advertising agency. Her first-hand experiences with Near Death Experiences (NDEs), Shared Death Experiences (SDEs) and After Death Communications (ADCs) will be extrapolated through a narration of stories of first-hand events.
Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator
What does it mean that the world is polarizing, accelerating change has become chaotic, and the world is at a tipping point toward bifurcation, while at this same time we are experiencing what appears to be an increase in the reporting of NDES? Is this coincidental? How might the knowledge learned about NDES, and the experiences of those having had an NDE, help during this time of accelerating chaos? Dr. Jones will be offering a new way of thinking about this unique time in history.
What is the purpose of NDEs, and the future for humanity in this time of chaos? with Daniel Jones, PhD
Sponsored by: Arizona IANDS (AZI)
Friday, March 11, 2022, 7 pm MT (9 pm ET, 8 pm CT, 6 pm PT)
What does it mean that the world is polarizing, accelerating change has become chaotic, and the world is at a tipping point toward bifurcation; while at this same time we are experiencing what appears to be an increase in the reporting of NDES? Is this coincidental? How might the knowledge learned about NDES, and the experiences of those having had an NDE, help during this time of accelerating chaos?
Dr. Jones will be offering a new way of thinking about this unique time in history.
Daniel Jones, PhD, has a degree in Clinical Psychology. He created and facilitated groups, seminars, and workshops on change and transitions in the workplace in Silicon Valley, both privately and for the California State Dept. of Employment. Dr. Jones has been studying metaphysics for over 50 years. During the 1970’s and 1980’s he was a practicing psychic. His first paranormal experience was around 4-5 y/o observing shadow people, then in his 20’s having a meeting with his 12 guides. He had his first major STE in the mid-80’s when he was woken in the early morning by a loud voice in his head asking, “Do you want to stay or go?” He chose to stay, knowing he was to help others when the current global shift would occur.
Join Jacob Cooper, author of “Life After Breath”, as he discusses some of his biggest takeaways and lessons when he crossed over and went to the other side during his profound near- death experience as a child. Hosted by AZ IANDS, 2/11/22, 7 pm MST
Integrating the Afterlife into This Life
Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7 pm MST (9 pm EST, 8 pm CST, 6 pm PST)
Join Jacob Cooper, author of “Life After Breath”, as he discusses some of his biggest takeaways and lessons when he crossed over and went to the other side during his profound near- death experience as a child. During this discussion, you will come to greater understanding that you do not have to wait to die to get to heaven but you can find it right now. Jacob will facilitate lessons, wisdom and tools to bring the infinite awareness of the soul into this finite body and moment.
Jacob Cooper is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, and
Certified Hypnotherapist who specializes in Past Life Regression
Therapy, works privately with clients through online services.
Inspired by his near-death experience and transformative encounters,
he facilitates spiritual awareness and empowerment through
life-changing seminars. Currently, he resides and practices in Long
Island, NY. He is the author of “Life After Breath” published by
We do not sell books, but you can purchase Jacob’s book at Amazon by clicking the link below.
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Breath-Fatality-Immortality/dp/1951805283
In reviewing his life, Mr. Thompson has discovered several paths that were set for him to follow in this life on earth before he came back in this reincarnation. He knows he did not have to follow the path because he is given choices. However, there are lessons to learn, and he trusts his guides who never tell him what to do. They are there to guide him and encourage him.
A Spiritual Journey in a Physical World
January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm Pacific
Greg Thompson has been living with his spirit guides his whole life. Hear how he communicates with them and how the communication techniques have changed over his life. He will also explain some of the events that have occurred and that you too may have experienced. He believes that everyone has spirit guides helping you even if you do not know it. Perhaps you will remember similar experiences and now know that there are spirits there to help you.
We do not sell books, but you can purchase Greg’s book at Amazon by clicking the link below.
Living with My Spirit Guides: Thompson 0, 0 Greg 0: 9781982256890: Amazon.com: Books
Mr. Thompson is a retired IBM software engineer and an empath who has had several near-death experiences, one shared-death experience, numerous out of body experiences, done remote viewing, astral travel, has psychic abilities, and has been blessed with the ability to communicate with his spirit guides. He is also the group leader for the Portland Oregon chapter of IANDS. He has written a book titled “Living with My Spirit Guides” which chronicles his experiences.
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Ken Leth had a profound NDE as a young child. He met relatives and a loving mother who took care of him on the other side and said her son was known on Earth as Jesus. Ken was also shown future events. Join us as Ken explains how children are cared for on the other side and much more about his experience and what it taught him. The interview will be followed by an open Q & A portion. 11/21 at 12:30 pm EST.
How Children are Cared for in Heaven – the NDE of Ken Leth
Presented by Philadelphia Friends of IANDS
11/21/2021 at 12:30 pm EST/9:30 am PST
Ken Leth had a remarkable Near-Death Experience when he was 8 years old. Ken has also had many Out of Body Experiences, including memories of leaving his body at his own birth.
During his NDE he first found himself in a dark and isolating environment with several dark spirits, but then an angel came to rescue him. Upon entering the higher realm or ‘heaven,’ he was introduced to multiple relatives that passed before he was born. He then met a very loving woman, who taught him and gave him a tour of heaven, explaining to Ken how his family went back multiple generations. Ken asked about the future and was shown many future events in the United States. Later the woman introduced him to a person as “her son who is known on Earth as Jesus.” Ken wrote a book about his experiences called, “A Child Goes To Heaven.”
Nadine made an offer to God at age 13, leading to angelic visitations, viewing past lives, and a shared NDE. At age 18 she snuck into heaven and was shown her first profound message from the light, being 5 meanings of life, for the purpose of showing humanity how to love each other, and live together as one in world peace. She’ll also speak of her premonitions before her NDE at age 24, and her enlightening experience there before choosing to return to help others. October 30th at 1:00 pm EDT.
Angel Visits, NDE’s and Messages of Light for World Peace with Nadine Telishewsky, Presented by IANDS’ Launch Pad Series
October 30, 2021 1:00 pm EDT/10:00 am PDT
At age 13 Nadine told God she wanted to either do whatever it takes to become an angel one day, or if it wasn’t possible to at least help his angels in some way. After a few months the beautiful angel visits began with them entering her dreams at night, with everything becoming vivid and cognizant. She’d follow them and astral travel in this realm, to past lives, to a future life to view the state of Mother Earth, and had a shared NDE at age 17. Now that she knew the way, she snuck into heaven at age 18, was able to pass a test an angel gave her, and had a profound experience where she received 5 of the many meanings of life. She was told the purpose was to teach everyone how to love each other, and how to live together as one to attain world peace.
Nadine will also explain 5 premonitions she experienced before her earth-death at age 24, as well as her NDE after being drugged with a date-rape drug which resulted in an overdose and massive heart attack. It was meant to be her ideal exit point to transition, as she’d completed her contract in this lifetime. But she received permission to return to this life from a strong yearning to help others.
Nadine then experienced an extremely difficult time with medical issues, aftereffects, and having no one to relate to about her experiences after being dismissed or criticized. She shut her spiritual life off and stopped speaking of them. After more than 16 years of silence, at the start of 2021, she founds IANDS as the miracle cure for helping her open herself back up to the ethereal, and had a profound spiritual awakening. This resulted in astral travels, communication with angels, Mother Nature and God, and learning many inspirational lessons.
For the first time she’s been called to reveal all her experiences of the light, to offer messages of love, hope, and connection to others. She’s so grateful for the opportunity to present through her new soul home with IANDS.
“But was it real, Dr. Morse? Because if it was, then you have to tell all the old people.” — NDEr Chris Eggleston, age 8! Presentation by best selling author, pediatrician Dr. Melvin Morse sponsored by Seattle IANDS. Saturday August 14, 1:30 PDT (4:30 pm EDT).
“But was it real, Dr. Morse? Because if it was, then you have to tell all the old people.” — NDEr Chris Eggleston, age 8!
Presented by Pediatrician, Melvin Morse, MD
sponsored by Seattle IANDS
Saturday, August 14, 1:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm EDT)
Near-death experiences (NDE’s) are real. The scientific evidence is clear. Far from being hallucinations, they are the final messages of our brains at the end of life, giving us a brief glimpse as to what is next to come.
For too long, we have dismissed these extraordinary spiritual experiences as artifacts of a dying dysfunctional brain. If we knew that we can trust the science that tells us that NDEs are real, we could trust the message of the NDE and transform our lives.
We are spiritual beings living an earthly life to learn lessons of love; as a medical scientist I can confidently state that this is a scientific truth. But science can only take us so far. It was my own spiritual experiences that led to my having faith in the science, faith in myself, faith that I too am a piece of the light that Einstein tells us is ultimate reality.
Melvin Morse, MD, is an acclaimed Pediatrician and author of books on near-death experiences and the spirituality of death and dying. He was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington for 20 years. His international best seller Closer to the Light describes the near-death experiences of children.
He followed this up with Transformed by the Light, Parting Visions, and the award winning book on the neuroscience of spirituality Where God Lives. He has published articles and won awards for his research on spiritual healing, remote viewing and other aspects of human consciousness.
He lives with his wife and teenage daughter in South Carolina and is co-director of the Recidivism Prevention Group which successfully treats addicts and ex-offenders through mediation and other techniques. His current research involves practical applications of the transformative power of mediation, applied remote viewing and Kundalini Yoga.