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

“The Story of Chocolate” and so much more…

We all go through transitions or have times in our lives when the ability to ask questions, ponder thoughts or share reflection is needed. It could be needing to find the strength to stand after a loss, or a little kickstart in motivation! Join this event for a panorama of metaphysical topics and life experiences that will astound in quantity and scope.

Finding answers to the point and purpose of our lives has been at the core of hearts for centuries. Numerous quests, the hunt for clues, and the silent prayers are not isolated, but they are extraordinarily unique to our soul and our experiences. Join us as Maren talks about the specialness of chocolate and why you don’t necessarily need a medium to get signs from the other side of the veil. Saturday, March 20, 10 am MDT / 1 pm EDT.

How to absorb the variety of experiences in one person’s life?
with Maren Muter and including “The Story of Chocolate”

The recording of this event is online at the following link…
The Story of Chocolate and so much more…
(If you are a subscriber, be sure to sign-in for the lowest price.)

Saturday, March 20, 10 am Pacific | 1 pm Eastern…

There are just some life stories that do not fit into a single presentation. This is the situation for Maren Muter and this initial event is intended to give the broad-brush overview of her life that will be probed in greater detail in later ISGO events designed to cover:

Starting with, that as a child she had and still recalls pre-life, in utero, and infantile memories. The veridical nature of which are confirmed 48 years later in her life. Given up for adoption shortly after birth, Maren finds her birth mother and almost 5 decades later establishes the linkage for those early observations.

Having had three near-death experiences, one as a child at 3-years of age and two adult experiences, that were generated by a meditative practice that induced mortal death (heart stoppage) while her spiritual essence explored other realms and brought back knowledge beyond the comprehension of those she tried to communicate it to; including comprehensive discussions of quantum physics.

How having spiritual knowledge and perspectives from an incredibly young age, led to problems in traditional schooling — elementary through high school. Branded as learning disabled due to the lack of understanding  by her educators about the world she perceived, she exhibited problem solving skills and results that could only be described as miraculous, yet Maren will convey the normalcy of these abilities for all to exhibit if given the proper guidance.

Having written letters to a spiritual companion she labelled the “Flower Lady” from the age of 4 (yes, four years old) through age 17, Maren was induced to bury these letters in designated locations. Thereafter, she is led on a journey twenty years later to recover the hidden jars with letters preserved from that earliest time forward. Then finding more messages secreted in the attic on a premonition visit to her childhood home, a compilation of these messages and their varieties of topics and insights were published in her book, “The Book of Buried Letters: a real-life journey of insight and intuition”.

A sample follows of a letter written at age 9 that includes multiple dimensions and interwoven elements of time, a clear connection with observations found in quantum mechanics:

“Dear Flower Lady,
Only transiently does our spirit reside in a body while weaving a kind of French braid, where time, events and choices converge. And where bits of our spiritual matter entangle, again and again, before, after, and during our mortal experience.” Maren, age 9.

As if her spirit was over-zealous in the episodes planned for this life, a calamity of an epic nature followed when her oldest son died from suicide at the age of 22. Still in the parental siege that such grief brings, Maren will share the connections that are prevalent and available for those spiritually aware. Delving deeper into this topic in a later event, Maren will share the realism that all humans are connected to the possibility of “personal mediumship”; not as a theory but the perspective that everyone using the body as an electromagnetic medium can find access to ethereal signs validating this truth.

Plus, not to be slighted is Maren’s connection to “the food of the gods”, that is chocolate. Concisely disclosed in her other book, “The Story of Cacao”, Maren reveals a metaphysical perspective on the discovery of special effects from this now ubiquitous favorite for the palette and its transformative benefits.

Well, believe it or not there is even more, but it should be clear that we are extremely privileged to have this presenter for this initial event to introduce a series of discussions that will enrich many on their journeys of discovery.

In Maren’s own words, “We all go through transitions or have times in our lives when the ability to ask questions, ponder thoughts or share reflection is needed. It could be needing to find the strength to stand after a loss, or a little kickstart in motivation!

Finding answers to the point and purpose of our lives has been at the core of hearts for centuries. Numerous quests, the hunt for clues, and the silent prayers are not isolated, but they are extraordinarily unique to our soul and our experiences.”

Join us as Maren talks about the specialness of chocolate and why you don’t necessarily need a medium to get signs from the other side of the veil.

About Maren:

After studying psychology and sociology, while delving into quantum theories, Maren has worked for 20 years as a solitary practitioner in the realm of metaphysics.  Among her accomplishments she has become a Metaphysician, a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, and is a master in EcoRegression and EcoMeditation. Currently, she offers services in motivational coaching combined with instruction in meditation. You can find out more at https://www.afterdeathcommunication.org/home.

When she is not busy with that, she is probably busy in the kitchen playing with chocolate. Learn more about that on her website at https://www.thatchocolate.com/.

Additionally, click on her book images above to go to Amazon to read about the book, read reviews, and/or buy one for your collection.

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.

IANDS Launch Pad Series – From Darkness to Light

From Darkness into Light… from the time of birth, the challenges and memories begin, with long periods of searching… then Spirit returns, a new phase of the journey begins. Finding a way … to live the journey with purpose bringing Light into Darkness. Join Julio at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT) — as the Journey Continues! (Event free with coupon “Julio123”)

From Darkness to Light  with Julio Enrique Reyes-Alvarado

  • Introduction:  Birth challenges……they are out to get me…. Nine months later…. they are out to get me…
  • Destiny revealed…. Introduction to the Spiritualist Community…. reading from the Seer…
  • The Journey begins… twenty-five years… searching for Truth…questioning…
  • Return of the Spirit…
  • The Desert Journey…
  • The Prophecy… Living in Faith…
  • Living in the Light…
  • Finding Purpose…
  • Living Purpose…Bringing Light into Darkness…
  • The Journey Continues…

Biography:

Julio volunteered for 35 years with various non-profits in Northern California.  In that capacity he sat on boards and was Board President of Nepenthean Homes Foster Family Agency, as well as serving as part of a non-profit audit team for United Way.  He also served as Director of two NGO Boards.

Business experience:

  • Early in his extensive business career he was recruited by General Electric for a two-year, in-house, award-winning national training program, which included divisional training and onsite factory training.
  • Co-founder and Senior Adviser – Alvia Services, Inc.
  • Senior Adviser to start-up companies.
  • Thirty years+ experience in construction management, contract compliance, risk management and conflict/claim resolution.
  • International business experience – Working with private enterprises and local governments in Transfer of Technology, Project Management, and International Commodities Trading.

Alvarado Associates LLC, consulting services matching projects with investment dollars.

 

Virginia Beach IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

On August 3, 2013 Filmmaker & Actor Robert Neal Marshall suffered a major heart attack and went into ventricular fibrillation caused by a 100% blockage of his left anterior descending artery. Through remarkable chance of being in an ambulance when this occurred, paramedics shocked him in an attempt to bring back his heart and Robert flatlined. Eventually brought back by CPR, Robert was clinically dead for nearly a minute and a half. This profound experience changed his total being and perspective of life. Sat. Nov. 14, 7 am PST (10 am EST).

Providence of the Heart – Surviving Death & Honoring Life: Embrace Your Vibrant Light Robert Neal Marshall
Saturday, November 14 at 7 am PST | 10 am EST

On August 3, 2013 Filmmaker & Actor Robert Neal Marshall suffered a major heart attack and went into ventricular fibrillation caused by a 100% blockage of his left anterior descending artery. Through remarkable chance of being in an ambulance when this occurred, paramedics shocked him in an attempt to bring back his heart and Robert flatlined. Eventually brought back by CPR, Robert was clinically dead for nearly a minute and a half. This profound experience changed his total being and perspective of life. As a professional lecturer over the past six years on topics of film and theatre with the award-winning Cunard Insights© Enrichment Programme, Robert now brings his personal and inspirational conversation to audiences on land.

Topics include:

  • Crossing over and coming back – a Near Death Experience
  • Dealing with the after effects of a Near Death Experience.
  • Listening to your inner voice and letting it guide you.
  • Embracing life and losing fear.
  • Making positive choices to follow a truly fulfilled path.
  • Learning to understand and let go of things we cannot change.
  • Living and sharing from a place of deep love and kindness.

Bio:

Robert Neal Marshall is an actor/writer/filmmaker who started off working in the West End of London as assistant to late producer and theatrical agent Richard Armitage on several hit shows, including Me and My Girl with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, High Society with Natasha Richardson, The Entertainer with Peter Bowles, and Rowan Atkinson for his one man show A New Review. While in London, Robert produced and directed the successful West End debut of Is There Life After High School? at the Donmar Warehouse.

 

A Graduate of New York University Film, Marshall worked for over a year as Casting Associate with Casting Director Pat Moran, C.S.A. (THE WIRE, HAIRSPRAY) and was a proud member of the team to win an Emmy® Award for casting GAME CHANGE starring Julianne Moore, and an Emmy® Nomination for casting Season one of VEEP starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, both for HBO.

Robert’s documentary BACK FROM THE LIGHT, co-produced with fellow NDE survivor Yvonne Sneeden, is available online and via streaming video as well as his DVD THREE QUEENS-AN INTERNATIONAL RENDEZVOUS, released in 2008 to coincide with the final journey of the QE2. His documentary MR. OCEAN LINER, about the life and times of maritime historian and author Bill Miller premiered aboard Queen Mary 2 and made its Lincoln Center and New York City premiere as part of “Cinematic Passages: The Ocean Liner on Screen” at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Robert is the founder and Executive Producer of the Columbia Film Festival in Columbia, Maryland, which just wrapped its 3rd season and he recently became Managing Director for the film festival’s parent organization, Columbia Festival of the Arts.

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If you are an ISGO Subscriber (that is you have an active IANDS membership at the Supporting or higher level), this webinar registration fee is only $10; for all others, it is $15 to sign-up.

If this is your first time on the ISGO site, you will have to establish a user name and password prior to registering for your first ISGO event. See details at isgo.iands.org/faq/

Check out the many upcoming ISGO events and if you are not already an ISGO Subscriber, consider how as a subscriber those benefits will mount up fast!

Durham IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

A near-death experiencer when struck by lightning, Anthony Cicoria, MD, started receiving musical downloads and trained to become a classical pianist to play what he heard. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Cicoria was a scientist who didn’t believe near-death experiences were a reality until it happened to him. Friday, Oct. 16, 7 – 9 pm EDT.

*** A talk from a scientist traveling through an experienced-based change,  adjusting from a materialist to a non-materialist point of view. Exploring the mystery to the point of validating it’s not a function of physical matter, but being more than that, a lot of the mystery still remains! A true savant, having an ability following a transcendent experience and exploring the change to the degree possible with advanced scientific principles applied. ***

This event is past, it’s video recording should be available within 24-48 hrs.

Dr Anthony Cicoria – The Lightening Sonata
Friday, October 16, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)

A Near-Death Experiencer by Lightning, Anthony Cicoria, MD, receives musical downloads.

Anthony Cicoria MD, Orthopedic Surgeon previously from New York, now located in Maine, was a scientist who didn’t believe near-death experiences were reality until it happened to him. Dr. Cicoria was highlighted in neurologist Oliver Sack’s book titled, “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain”, after he was struck by lightning and later began receiving ‘downloads’ of classical music. Hear Dr. Cicoria describe what he experienced and enjoy a short virtual piano performance.

This picture was taken showing orbs of light covering his hands while playing!

Greater Reality Living Series

The 2nd 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 a contemplative technique for having a Life Review. This technique can deepen your awareness for connecting to the greater reality for living now.

Creating the Life You Envision*** with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, September 26 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

The Life Review Technique

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

SHORT DESCRIPTION

If you were to pass on today, what would your life review be like?  Would it be a work of art, or not so much?  Find out in this session so you can improve and make amends.  This technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living.  You can share this technique, and a daily mini-version of it, with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.  Note: the webinar fee includes unlimited access to the video recording of this session (access to the video is available even if the live event is missed).

LONGER DESCRIPTION

This technique was originally developed by Ken Ring, PhD, early director of IANDS and professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut.  Author of Lessons from the Light and other books, he has worked with many people who had near-death experiences (NDE).  In his research, Dr. Ring found that the life-review was one of the most impactful aspects of NDEs.

Further, he found that you do not have to nearly die to benefit from a life-review.  Visualizing it during a deeply relaxed state can infer powerful positive changes.   Dr. Ring, now retired, gave me his permission to continue this aspect of his work.

The Life Review Technique is a life-transformative approach that uses deep relaxation and visual imagery to simulate dying and the subsequent life-review.  Processing that experience can produce very real changes that shape your life for the better now.  Using this technique can deepen your awareness of greater reality living and how you choose to live during your earthly visit.  You can share this technique, and a daily mini-version of it, with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.

A life-review can be a potent reminder about what is most important in life.  It can help you focus on your priorities and the purposes you had for choosing this earth-experience at this time.  The life review is not punitive; it is a great opportunity to learn valuable lessons that stay with you through eternity.  This feedback helps you do better the next time you are in a similar situation.

Using this technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living and applying information from Greater Reality Living (co-authored by Mark and Gary E. Schwartz PhD).  You also can share this technique with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.

The Big Picture of Life – co-authored by Mark, Dr. Schwartz, and Katta Mapes MA, MEd – is a version of Greater Reality Living written for ages 10 -16 or so.  After this webinar, you will be better prepared to discuss this topic and this book with young people in your life.

If you are truly sorry for inappropriate actions in the past, those can be erased and reformatted in the way you could have acted (not should have, for there is no outside judgment here).  The life-review technique can help you more deeply realize your interconnectedness with all life and why the Golden Rule makes obvious sense.

You also can enjoy a “mini-LRT” each night when you go to bed.  Simply review your day with self-praise for your positive thoughts/words/deeds.  Then consider the ways that you could have done better and visualize yourself doing so the next time around.   Feel for ways that you can make amends or improve and resolve to do so.

Dr. Pitstick has used deep relaxation and visual imagery techniques with thousands of persons in private sessions and groups since earning his clinical psychology masters’ degree in 1980.  During the actual technique during this webinar, your audio and video will be blocked so you can relax in the privacy of your home during this group experience.

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.