“A Resistant Atheist’s Path to Becoming: The Accidental Medium”

“A Resistant Atheist’s Path to Becoming: The Accidental Medium” – Louisa Peck. Raised atheist with a disdain for anyone who believed differently, Louisa died from an overdose and encountered a being of immense, indescribable love. In denial, it took two decades of paranormal events to change her mind… Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 pm PST (7 pm MST, 8 pm CST, 9 pm EST).

An Arizona IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar hosts:
“A Resistant Atheist’s Path to Becoming: The Accidental Medium” – Louisa Peck
Friday, December 11, 2020, 6 pm PST
(7 pm MST, 8 pm CST, 9 pm EST)

Raised atheist with a disdain for anyone who believed differently, Louisa Peck had just graduated from Vassar College when, in a Manhattan night club, she snorted a gram of lidocaine sold to her as cocaine and suffered a cardiac arrest. Her NDE progressed from a symbolic landscape into the heart of the sun, where she encountered a being of immense, indescribable love. Sent back against her will, 22-year-old Louisa found herself unable to face the ridicule from her family, society, and her own rational mind entailed in acknowledging the reality of her NDE — not to mention a reason to stop drinking. Instead she chose to deny her NDE’s reality. Despite striving with all her will to remain atheist, Louisa experienced over a dozen paranormal events in the next two decades that changed her mind. Today, hearing regularly from her guardian angel and occasionally from deceased loved ones, she refers to herself as an “accidental medium.”

Bio:

After a youth spent publishing short fiction and teaching college English, Louisa now runs her own business coaching tech managers in writing skills. A Seattle “native,” she remains an avid mountain climber at age 60, having summited all five Washington volcanoes several times and planning to stand atop Mount Rainier again next summer. She and her 19-year-old son both recovered from Covid-19 this spring. She remains an active member of Seattle IANDS, having interviewed over a dozen NDErs and condensed their stories for the Seattle IANDS newsletter.

Tune in Friday, Dec. 11, 6 pm PST (9 pm EST), to ruminate together on these perspectives.

Arizona IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

“Maintaining Unity Consciousness While Embracing Diversity” – Chuck had a successful 40-year career in a Fortune 25 corporation constructing then managing multinational computer services. In parallel to this work life, a spiritual life developed that crisscrossed structured analyses of a non-material reality as typified by near-death and similar experiences. Mixing these two broadly defined structured paradigms has resulted in an interesting mix for a theory of what’s really going on here! Join us on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 pm PST (9 pm EST).

Out of the Box – Insights to the Other Side: Maintaining Unity Consciousness While Embracing Diversity” w Chuck Swedrock, BSc, MBA, ACISTE Coach
Friday, November 13, 2020, 6 pm PST
(7 pm MST, 8 pm CST, 9 pm EST)

Looking back on a spiritually directed life, a map can be drawn of how experiences accumulate through a lifetime to give us the ingredients for this present-moment “impression” of reality (for examples see Chuck’s YouTube video “A Life Guided by Experiences – Chuck Swedrock“).

Using two brief illustrations, one from Dr. Michael Newton’s work revealed in his book, “Journey of Souls”, and the other from Todd Michael’s book, “Evolution Angel“, Chuck will share a lifetime journey that leads to the conclusion of why we are where we’re at and meant to be for the current moment.

A cowboy hat to emphasize the journey of this life...Then, looking at the twists, turns, and major episodes in life, Chuck will share some expansive views of what he has come to realize in working with many near-death and similar experiencers about what life on this planet appears to be versus some very convincing evidence for how it “really is”???

Tune in Friday, Nov. 13, 6 pm PST (9 pm EST), to ruminate together on these perspectives.

Electing Love and Unity – a free online 12-hour webinar

During the uncertainty surrounding this period in history, there is one life affirming message that embraces everyone and that is the universal message of LOVE from Unity Consciousness, All That Is. After 40 years of concentrated research by believers and skeptics, there is evidence for survival of human consciousness that cannot be refuted by scientific means. This core message of LOVE excludes no-one and embraces them where they are at without condemnation or judgment. This FREE event is brought to you to hear for yourself the messages by individuals from all walks of life that have experienced this truth personally. RSVP now and come and go as fits your schedule all day long. Tuesday, November 3, 7 am – 7 pm PST (10 am – 10 pm EST).

Electing Love and Unity… a FREE online election day 12-hour panel
looking beyond the apparitions caused by the false messages of fear!

Featuring: Panelists sharing near-death and similar experiences that reveal a consistent message of love and transformation; regular breaks for guided meditations with experienced music therapists; and interactive question and answers with specialists in the field of near-death and related consciousness studies.

An election day free event with presentations by those who have experienced unity consciousness and the research that demonstrates the reality of those experiences producing messages like:

— there is no death, the body may expire but The Self Does Not Die!
— with the Source of All, there is no agenda – only acceptance.
— the experience of being human unites us all as ONE!
— the ultimate nature of LOVE leaves no room for fear.

Add your affirmation in the comment area on checkout when RSVPing for this event. The RSVP is good all day long to come and go as you please… and be sure to tell others in your community about this marvelous opportunity.

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents…

“How to transform confusion to clarity during these turbulent times!” with near-death experiencer, Robin Richardson, LMHC, who will share lifelong lessons from her own cosmic experience accentuated from years of studying numerous spiritual sources and traditions on alternative methods used to articulate them, Robin presents the keys to finding the peace that passes all understanding for ones own journey in the midst of the current pandemonium. Nov 7, 2020, 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)

How to transform confusion to clarity during these turbulent times!” with Robin Richardson, a near-death experiencer and licensed psychotherapist;
Robin is dedicated to coming alongside others to demonstrate how we can mutually support each other on this human-side of what is really our true spiritual life.

Using lifelong lessons from her own cosmic experience plus from years of studying numerous spiritual sources and traditions, Robin presents the keys to finding the peace that passes all understanding for your own journey in the midst of the current pandemonium.

Although she will present telling examples of this truth from a rich variety of transcendent experiences; including her own and significant others she has encountered in this life, Robin shares that the key is to “learn to trust the answers from within and thereby you will find the source of illusion in the actions of others plus how to transmute their effect on you by looking beyond appearances to find love and its energy encompassing all things”.

Robin will help you recognize these patterns and how to gain the ability to see choices for bypassing the fear response in yourself and thus you can be a living example to those around you in a manner that they will be drawn to know how you do it and how they may find that gift for themselves.

Biography:

Robin Richardson is both a practicing psychotherapist in Sarasota, FL and a near death experiencer. She had her NDE when she was only 9 months old after succumbing to the Asian Flu. Her experience as an infant was a very expansive one in which she was able to have her own consciousness merge with all creation in all its varied, splendid expressions. Not only was she able to have her own awareness expand to feel the many different dimensions within eternity on the other side of the veil, but, upon her return to earth, to feel the veil of forgetfulness placed upon her perception once again. Her expertise includes being a licensed mental health counselor, a national board certified fellow in clinical hypnotherapy, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a certified family trauma professional. She also serves as an ordained minister with the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light in Sarasota, FL.

She is a member of IANDS, was one of the panelists at the recent virtual 2020 conference, and was interviewed about her NDE as a child by Lee Witting on NDE Radio on April 9, 2018.

Additionally, in 2014 she spoke at the lecture and presentation by Dr. Scott Olsen’s at the College of Central Florida entitled “What We Can Learn from Near-Death and Other Transformative Experiences.”

Seattle IANDS Guest Speaker

Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her work as a research biophysicist. After a near-death experience in 1976 she was drawn to an exploration of indigenous healing traditions around the world, and now offers healing at the interface between Science and Spirit. On ISGO at Sat. Nov. 14, 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST).

NDE Gifts Available for All:  You can learn to access visions, Divine guidance, receive and give healing, and more with or without an NDE…!

Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her work as a research biophysicist. After a near-death experience in 1976 she was drawn to an exploration of indigenous healing traditions around the world, and now offers healing at the interface between Science and Spirit.

Hawkes practices and teaches internationally and is the author of Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell, and Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality. Her popular TEDx talk is titled Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death.

Find Joyce here: www.CellLevelHealing.com

Creating the Life YOU Envision Series

This is the 4th of 10 independent, interactive sessions in The Greater Reality Living series [this series is being renamed to “Creating the Life You Envision”] with Dr. Mark Pitstick. Today’s session is dealing with “Ask Your Soul Technique”. This focus can deepen your awareness for connecting to the greater reality for living now that fills the essence of finding one’s answers from within while deepening the connection to one’s own higher self.

Creating the Life You Envision*** with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, January 23 at 10 am PST (1 pm EST) [rescheduled from Nov. 28]

4. Ask Your Soul Technique

*** This is the fourth of 10 independent presentation & interactive-oriented sessions… (this was formerly called “The Greater Reality Living Series”)***.

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wished you could discern your inner guidance more clearly?  What wisdom might your eternal self share about your biggest questions and challenges?   This technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living.  You also can share this technique with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.  Note: the webinar fee includes a digital audio-product for home use.

Recommendations Before the Session

  • Be rested since the induction techniques used are very conducive to sleep.
  • If possible, sit up instead of lying down during the session.
  • Eat a light, healthy meal beforehand so you aren’t hungry or have low blood sugar.
  • Avoid excess caffeine or sugar for 48 hours.
  • Avoid using alcohol or recreational drugs for at least three days beforehand.
  • Get as relaxed as possible before the experience.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that will not bind as you sit still for 45 minutes.
  • Bring lip salve to prevent dry lips during the open-mouth breathing.
  • Drink water and use the bathroom just before your session.
  • Turn off all phones, pagers, or other potentially interrupting devices

Recommendations After the Session

  • Enjoy some quiet time to internalize your lessons, insights, and inner peace.
  • Be careful and really focus if you drive soon afterwards.
  • Keep a journal to note any additional insights that arrive in dream or waking states.

Disclaimer: This session is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Your participation is voluntary; you should stop if you feel uncomfortable at any time.  If you have a history of significant mental illness, obtain permission from your doctor or therapist before using this technique.

Creating the Life YOU Envision Series

This is the 3rd of 10 independent, interactive sessions in “Creating the Life You Envision” series with acclaimed therapist and author, Dr. Mark Pitstick. Today’s session is dealing with “Identifying and Fulfilling Your Purpose”. This focus can deepen your awareness for connecting to the greater reality for living now that fills the essence of finding one’s meaning in life and pursuing it.

Creating the Life YOU Envision*** with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, October 24 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

3. Identify and Fulfill Your Purpose

*** This is the third of 10 independent presentation & interactive-oriented sessions… (this was formerly called “The Greater Reality Living Series”)***.

DESCRIPTION

Multiple clinical sources indicate that you came to earth at this time for important reasons.  This webinar can help you identify your missions and consider how to best fulfill them.  You also can share this technique with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.  Note: the webinar fee includes a digital audio product for home use.

Recommendations Before the Session

  • Be rested since the induction techniques used are very conducive to sleep.
  • If possible, sit up instead of lying down during the session.
  • Eat a light, healthy meal beforehand so you aren’t hungry or have low blood sugar.
  • Avoid excess caffeine or sugar for 48 hours.
  • Avoid using alcohol or recreational drugs for at least three days beforehand.
  • Get as relaxed as possible before the experience.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that will not bind as you sit still for 45 minutes.
  • Bring lip salve to prevent dry lips during the open-mouth breathing.
  • Drink water and use the bathroom just before your session.
  • Turn off all phones, pagers, or other potentially interrupting devices

Recommendations After the Session

  • Enjoy some quiet time to internalize your lessons, insights, and inner peace.
  • Be careful and really focus if you drive soon afterwards.
  • Keep a journal to note any additional insights that arrive in dream or waking states.

Disclaimer: This session is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Your participation is voluntary; you should stop if you feel uncomfortable at any time.  If you have a history of significant mental illness, obtain permission from your doctor or therapist before using this technique.

Greater Boston IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

“I believe that we are here to contribute love to the planet – each of us in our own way.” Dr. Siegel will share life lessons from his Near-Death Experience, his past lives, body memories from childhood, and continued communications with his wife who died Jan 19, 2018; all related to the fact that bodies die but consciousness is free of the experience of time and immortal in ways which cannot be explained or denied. Bernie’s new book “Three Men Six Lives” is available at Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

The Role and Experience of Immortal Consciousness – Bernie Siegel, MD
Saturday, November 14, 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific)

“I believe that we are here to contribute love to the planet – each of us in our own way.” Bernie.

Bernie shares with us life lessons from his Near-Death Experience and past lives.

Bernie will share his NDE and his past life and body memories from childhood all related to the status and role of consciousness and the fact that bodies die but consciousness is free of the experience of time and immortal. He will share his continued communication with his wife who died Jan 19, 2018 in ways which cannot be explained or denied.

Bernie’s new book Three Men Six Lives is available now at Sacred Stories Publishing, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love.

Bernie will speak for one hour followed by 30 minutes for Questions and Answers.

Biography:

Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West New Haven Veteran’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

In 1978, he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images, and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation”, a safe loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment, and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual, and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we’re all capable of.

Bernie, and his wife and coworker Bobbie, who died in 2018, lived in a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Bernie and Bobbie have co-authored their children, books, and articles. Their home with its many children, pets and interests resembles these things, although the children are trying to improve its appearance in order to avoid embarrassment.

In 1986, his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. This event redirected his life. In 2018, after writing 15 books Bernie was named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by Watkins Review, which is published by Watkins Books, an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London, England. Established over 100 years ago, they are now one of the world’s leading independent bookshops specializing in new, second-hand, and antiquarian titles in the Mind, Body, and Spirit fields.

Bernie is a portrait painter and it also taught him about his consciousness through his loss of the sense of time when creating.

For more details see www.BernieSiegelMD.com

IANDS Stellar Speaker Series

In the early 70’s I and my young family immigrated to Australia. I thought I was moving half way around the world to become self-sufficient. I was wrong. The real reason was to find an extremely unique babysitter. After a series of eye opening miracles, she very mysteriously informed me that the two of us had to be in a particular place the following day. This came to pass, and as we sat side-by-side, her good friend Jesus stood behind us, put His hands over our heads and gave us “the gnosis of the divine world.” Sat. Oct 17, 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT).
PS: Gary’s favorite book is “A Course in Miracles”… he knows he met the author!!!

*** “A phenomenal presentation … a must see!” ***
This event is past, it’s video recording should be available within 24-48 hrs.

See the available Videos-on-Demand library here:
https://isgo.iands.org/product-category/videos/

“The gnosis of The Divine World… what is it?”
with Gary Young, author of “The Return to Everything”

“And Jesus gave Mary the gnosis of the divine world.” (The Nog Hammadi manuscripts-the gospel of Mary) What I am desiring to share with you may be hard to believe because it points to our core identity and our true home which is way too good to be true! However, due to all this being of God, it is simply too good not to be true. (Gnosis – to truly Know what anything is, one must become one with it.)

In the early 70’s I and my young family immigrated to Australia. I thought I was moving half way around the world to become self-sufficient. I was wrong. The real reason was to find an extremely unique babysitter. After a series of eye opening miracles, she very mysteriously informed me that the two of us had to be in a particular place the following day. This came to pass, and as we sat side-by-side, her good friend Jesus stood behind us, put His hands over our heads and gave us “the gnosis of the divine world.”

The two of us were taken beyond the beyond, to “The Seventh Heaven,” or “The Heaven of Heavens.” One day, after describing to a friend the magnitude and majesty of our true being and our real home, my friend asked me, “What is it like to KNOW your absolute Divine Identity and still find yourself back here in this world?” I answered with, “It is a particular cross to bear.”

I am privileged to share with you this honored experience, for it is a miracle-revelation that reveals what is beyond the NDE experience. In 1992, Betty Eadie put the NDE on the map with her book, “Embraced by The Light.”  While Betty was on “the other side” in divine light, she said, “I just know there is something way beyond all this.” And so she was on her way to “beyond the beyond” in spite of here deceased love ones telling her she had to stay with them. Then Jesus stopped her and told her that for His sake she could go back to earth and become one of His teachers.

Why me? I do not know. What I do know is that the trajectory of my life was parentally altered. I look forward to sharing with you the whole story. I hope you will recognize that it is the story of all of us, even if it is too good to be true.

My book, “The Return to Everything,” by Gary Young is available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494488418

(“Gnosis” is best defined as an experience of a being or beings becoming one with something. The only way one can truly know anything is to be one with it. To know about something is conceptual, which leads to beliefs and interpretation. To become one with something is a superconscious experience, a.k.a. a miracle. When this is experience with God it is, “A Revelation;” a direct contact with God.)

Gary says his favorite book is “A Course in Miracles”…

Seattle IANDS Guest Speaker

In November of 1973, at the age of 31, Betty J. Eadie died following routine surgery. After undergoing what has been called “the most profound and detailed near-death experience ever recorded.” Betty J. Eadie’s international bestseller “Embraced By The Light”, has sold over 20M copies. Sat. Oct. 10, 1:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm EDT).

*** A talk deserving a rating of a 6 on a 5-star scale!***
This event is past, it’s video recording is available at the following link:
https://isgo.iands.org/product/betty-eadie-life-and-the-afterlife/ 

Betty Eadie, “Life… and the Afterlife!
Saturday, October 10, 1:30 pm PDT (4:30 pm EDT)

In November of 1973, at the age of 31, Betty J. Eadie died following routine surgery. After undergoing what has been called “the most profound and detailed near-death experience ever recorded.” Betty J. Eadie, author of the international bestseller Embraced By The Light, had the most eminent, prominent and extensive near-death experience ever recorded.

She has written several books in an effort to share with others what she was shown in the spirit world about God and man’s existence, the meaning of life and what awaits all in the after life. Betty has given countless speaking events, lectures, radio and television appearances and interviews across America and abroad informing others that death need not be feared, the exquisite beauty of the spirit world, meeting Jesus, reuniting with deceased loved ones and the most important message of God’s unconditional love: that all are here to learn to “love one another.”

Biography

Betty J. (Stewart) Eadie is the mother of eight children, to-date she is a grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and has six great-grandchildren. She celebrated forty-eight years of marriage to her late husband Joseph L. Eadie Sr. before his passing in 2011. Betty and six of her adult children reside in the state of Washington.

Betty was born in 1942 in Valentine, Nebraska and was raised on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and in Rapid City, South Dakota. The seventh of ten children, her mother was Native American “Lakota Sioux”, and her father was Scots-Irish. At the age of four, Betty’s parents separated and she was placed in an Indian Catholic boarding school along with six of her siblings. Betty spent her youth in Indian Boarding Schools finally leaving them to marry and began a life that she dreamed of. Her dreams dashed, Betty remarried, this time to Joe who became her “rock” of strength and balance in life.

In November of 1973, at the age of 31, Betty J. Eadie died following routine surgery. After undergoing what has been called “the most profound and detailed near-death experience ever recorded.” Her spirit separated from her body and she traveled home to check on her family who were unaware of her presence. She then traveled through a tunnel of blackness to a being of light whom she recognized as the Savior of our world, Jesus Christ. Betty was then sent to view various aspects of what she calls our “heavenly home.” She walked through a beautiful garden, was shown the creation of this world, experienced a “life-review” and then was told she must return to earth–and why. Betty was then returned to her physical body with a life-changing message for all who will listen.

Enlightened by her experience regarding the afterlife, Betty turned to the study of psychology and the human response to death. She began volunteering her time at a cancer research center comforting dying patients and their families. Through her volunteer efforts, Betty witnessed the perceptions of others and their experience as they approached death, and even some, like herself, actually experienced death and returned. Betty also began participating in a near-death study with a local university. Compelled to learn more about the “total connection” of spirit, mind and body, Betty entered one of the largest schools of hypnosis in the world. She graduated at the top of her class, and opened a clinic to continue her examination of the subconscious mind; the spirit within each soul; and their connection to life, death, illness and healing. Betty used her knowledge of the spiritual principles she was taught through her near-death experience to help others overcome adversity and find needed healing that can only come from within.

For 19 years, Betty shared the knowledge and message of her NDE with family, friends and small groups while continuing to practice all that she was taught during her experience. Eventually she began speaking publicly to larger groups, one of which was the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) as well as various grief groups and church gatherings. In 1987, Betty began writing her experience in pamphlet form to share with her cancer patients. Her efforts were brought to a halt when her father became ill and Betty became his sole caregiver. Then, in 1991, after the death of her father, she was prompted to pick up her writing again. However, this time she was “shown” how to finish the manuscript in book form. The result was the astonishing book, Embraced By The Light, whose phenomenal success quickly thrust Betty into the public spotlight. After “Embraced…” was published, Betty gave up her hypnotherapy practice and began traveling extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, speaking on death and what awaits all beyond this life.

The extraordinary success of Embraced By The Light stunned the publishing world. Never before had a book by an unknown first time author, published by an obscure publishing house, demanded so much attention and become a long standing New York Times national bestseller. “Embraced…” went on to sell over 20 million copies and stayed on the Times bestseller list in hardcover and paperback for more than two years, including a record 78 weeks in the prestigious #1 position. The worldwide attention and acclaim that followed its publication changed many lives, including Betty’s.