Mike’s Walk-In Experience

Mike was in a terrible vehicle accident seven years ago, and it altered every aspect of his life.
He experienced a unique NDE, one that few others ever had to endure. While he was still alive at the time of the collision, he felt he was reincarnated. Mike had a full walk-in experience, and his life is forever changed.

MIKE’S WALK-IN EXPERIENCE

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 1PM est

A message from Mike:

I was in a terrible vehicle accident seven years ago, and it has altered every aspect of my life.I had a unique NDE, one that few others ever had to endure. While I was still alive at the time of the collision, I feel I was reincarnated. Because of this, neither I nor my way of life are what they once were.

I was a complete secular, yet in the days following the accident I suddenly had an intuitive understanding of mystical texts like the Kabbala and the like. Experiencing the presence of both evil and good spirits, having precognitive dreams, having synchronistic encounters with numbers, etc. The secrets of creation started coming to me in dreams and visions, and I started seeing souls instead of bodies when I look at humans. I’ve always been a really sensible and down-to-earth individual, so spiritual matters have never particularly interested me. After a freak accident that would have killed 99.9 percent of individuals, I walked out unscathed but with a profoundly altered sense of who I am as a person.

Although I still have a deep, abiding affection for my current immediate family, I can hardly recognize their souls or the soul connection I once shared with them. Instead, I have a strong bond with a few angelic figures and hold fast to the notion that I am a resident of the past.

While I do use my talent to assist others on a regular basis, I have done so in secret for many years. I didn’t have a Near-Death Experience; rather, I’m a Walk-In, and my spirit has resided in this body for a very long time.

 

Mike has many years of extensive mentoring experience. He has experience as a martial arts instructor, police officer, and corrections officer, and he has mastered the skills of instructing, mentoring, and inspiring.

His primary objective is to assist others in overcoming obstacles, overcoming pain, and achieving their life goals.

 

The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.

How To Let Go of Pain

You’ve believed in pain’s realness more than your ability to overcome it. Realign your beliefs with truth and let go of the idea of pain once and for all.

JClay presents:

HOW TO LET GO OF PAIN

 

Saturday, October 1, 2022 

The goal of pain is death. To believe in pain is to withdraw belief from yourself, which is an extension of love & life (pain/death’s opposite). Furthermore, to believe in pain is to attempt to make real that which could never be. How painful is that? It is essential to realign your beliefs with truth so that you may live a love-filled and life-filled life.

You will learn:
– How people unknowingly manifest pain into their lives
– Why do people ever start believing in pain
– How to release the belief in it for good
– How to give that release to others

Let go of the idea of pain and embrace your true nature.

About JClay

JClay is a spiritual teacher and rap artist that makes music to heal even the most reluctant of minds.Awarded the Mental Health Advocate of the Year award by Healing Black Women, JClay is one of the leaders of the spiritual hip-hop movement.

His recent album “IAMNOBODY, IAMSOMEONE”, has been endorsed by industry & psychology professionals, music fans, and is being heralded as a key tool in healing the mind. “The way JClay is able to break down the mind-body-soul connection in song-form in reference to healing is truly remarkable.” —Dr. Nicole LePera, Holistic Psychologist. As one fan said, “If Jesus rapped, it would be this.” JClay is thrilled to change how music can be used to heal for good.

You can find JClay here:

Instagram: @jclay1st

This event will be recorded. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.

Recognizing Cosmic Consciousness

From success to injury, depression to awakening. Daniel will take us on his journey of experience to the remembrance of our divinity.

Recognizing Cosmic Consciousness with Danny Daigle

Saturday, June 4th, 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific)

Danny is formally trained as a Health and Wellness Specialist in Moncton, New Brunswick where he has worked as Lead Trainer at the local YMCA for six years before branching off onto his own until approximately 2013. He has always had an interest in all things health. He spent much of his youth outdoors playing, climbing trees, laughing, living a really adventurous lifestyle. If it wasn’t fun, he wasn’t doing it.

In 2011, Danny suffered a life-changing injury which would cause him to fall into a deep depression. An identity crisis. At the time, Danny was the most demanded, highly respected and trusted trainer Province wide. He was wounded. Who was he if he couldn’t be the best trainer? The injury prevented him from performing the large majority of the movements he needed to perform his job. Danny couldn’t exercise the way he enjoyed either. It was outright crushing, but it led him to really think about the decisions he had made in his life. This experience was a catalyst for him to look deeper into the question, ‘Am I really fulfilled in my life?’

After six years of crushing depression, Danny had been graced with a Spiritual Awakening on September 18, 2016. In an instant, everything changed. Things started happening to him that he had only read about or saw in documentaries. This wasn’t the first time Danny had experienced something like this, but this was MUCH more powerful. Completely engulfing. It felt as though he was walking through what a person might call, heaven. Foods that once smelled good to him left him feeling nauseous, and colors were more vibrant and real than ever before. Everything seemed to glow. Danny could experience every person’s intentions and emotions in a mist or aura that surrounded them. This continued at this intensity for 2 weeks until it gradually subsided.

Danny had no idea what had happened and what was happening, but was left with a profound longing to understand. He has been on this journey nonstop since that moment and has had many life altering experiences and downloads. From the moment of his Awakening, the most important thing to Danny is to help humanity remember our divinity and connection to all things. To know that suffering carries a gift and that we all have a hidden power within us that is way beyond our wildest dreams.

Blessings soul family.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJnpsTvLwJMy5__omAGY0-g/featured

This Event is being recorded and will be available for viewing approximately 48 business hours after the event. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event. 

Releasing Trauma, Benefits of Forgiveness, plus Energy Healing

Nadine will speak of how angels helped her release trauma from abusers in this and previous lives by forgiving them, wrapping them in a blanket of love, and sending them off into God’s Light. With these and additional spiritual gifts, she has assisted others on their healing paths. She will reveal what angels say about releasing karma, plus how to raise one’s vibrational energies. She will also discuss visiting the void and what angels say it is.

Releasing Trauma, The Curative Nature of Forgiveness, & Power of Energy Healing with Nadine Telishewsky

Saturday, April 30, 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific) — RESCHEDULED Date!!!

This is part 4 of 5 in this “Living Book” series (with a part 6 also emerging).

Throughout her teen years Nadine had multiple astral travels with angels, saw her past lives, experienced a shared NDE, was shown how we can move towards world peace, and was given a future vision. She later had multiple premonitions and another NDE at age 24. After years of silence, in February 2021 she had a profound spiritual reawakening. This resulted in direct communications with angels, the deceased, Mother Earth, and God.

In addition to astral traveling at will and having between lives memory, Nadine was taught to achieve unity consciousness, to work with various light elements for healing, to facilitate connections for others, and to receive further messages from the Light. Nadine will speak of when her angels took her through a worm hole into deep space, where she completed what she refers to as a” karmic exorcism.” She released her trauma from abusers in this and previous lives by forgiving them, wrapped them in a blanket of love and sent them off into God’s light.

Since then, she’s completed variations of this process by herself multiple times, as well as using techniques to remove energy blocks, and balance chakras. She’ll show how anyone can try the above processes using visualization to slowly release traumas, anxieties, blocks, or other energy patterns they feel hold them back; while noting it is necessary to first acknowledge and be ready to let go of these obstructions.

Nadine will explain what angels say trauma truly is, and she will speak of successful healings of her own health issues. These etheric experiences have included successful energy healings of others, occasional messages from someone’s angels to aid third-party healings, and other applications using various light elements. She’ll speak of how to get out of possible karmic cycles brought forth from pervious lifetimes, plus information of how lifetime contracts work, and just how powerful our minds truly are.

Nadine also visited the void, and she will reveal what angels say the void really is and how it operates. And, after sneaking into heaven once again, she learned a technique to quickly raise her vibrational energy.

This past year is the first time she has been encouraged to reveal her experiences of the Light and to offer these messages of love, hope and connection to others.

This Event is being recorded and will be available for viewing approximately 48 business hours after the event. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event. 

Presence, Flowering, Flow- An Introduction

Ishtar’s aim is to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:
-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential. 
Classes can be taken ala carte or as a full series.

Presence, Flowering, Flow- An Introduction
February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10:00 am PST
An Introduction to Ascension Meditation with Ishtar Ishaya

We are welcoming back Ishtar Ishaya, an Ishaya monk. Ishtar aims to present techniques and knowledge that deepen and enliven the evolutionary process through many stages of the journey through a series of classes.  This initial session will be an introduction to the whole series of courses. This series of classes can be taken as a whole or a la carte, even as he has designed them to be taken as a flowing sequence. They can be divided into three facets of spiritual development:

-the discovery and immersion into Pure Awareness,
-the often dynamic healing of our body-mind-psyche,
-and the flowering into one’s fullest potential.

Of course, all of these developments overlap significantly, and also tend to repeat at different levels of depth. 

There will be 6 classes after this introductory session. These classes will be meetings where you will be able to see and talk directly with Ishtar.

Class 1 Relaxing into Presence- 

The most important element of the NDE is the conscious experience of a boundless, timeless, and deathless strata of consciousness.  The good news is that one need not die to return to this place. In my life, meditation proved to be the key to unlocking this door. Meditation is meant to be easy, a means of connecting to the deepest consciousness. In this initial module, I will teach several simple and effortless techniques of meditation.

 

Class 2 Seed Mantras: The Power of Sacred Sound- 

In this class, we will explore the power of the Sanskrit language, especially Bija mantras, to expand consciousness and affect healing. There are certain patterns of sound and thought that move the mind inward to the Source of all That Is, and Sanskrit mantras are among the finest and most universally effective.

 

Class 3 Opening to the Intuitive, the Re-enchantment of Life- 

Intuition is a completely natural faculty, as natural as any other. It need not be thought of as something radically different from the five senses with which most are familiar.  We’ve simply been taught to live in ways that dim the sense and constrict the intuitive flow. Even as intuition tends to naturally open with effective meditation, there are simple practices that nurture synchronicity and foster the opening of the intuitive. We shall explore several of these.

 

Class 4 The Soul Song- 

Each one of us is very much like a song. To live that song is our purpose. Our psyche is akin to the costume within the Divine Play. One of the most unfortunate side effects of deep identification as a separate self is the difficulty it adds to playing our part with any kind of fullness.  In this class we will explore some ways of learning to listen to the authentic music of the soul, tuning into the heart, and recognizing the purpose (Dharma) at the heart of life. Additionally, I will draw from my background as an astrologer, and present some of the major ways the Dharma is visible within the natal chart.

 

Class 5 Flowing in the World, Living and Manifesting from Presence-

My life has been filled with all sorts of synchronistic manifestations, and meditation practice has proven to be a highly effective and often unintended driver for these often wild occurrences. This is so because the more our minds and hearts settle into peace, the more clarity and power there is backing our desires. In addition to meditation practice, I’ve found success with a variety of techniques which I’ll be sharing. The highest enjoyment of this magic is not in getting what one wants, but rather the deep joy that comes from getting out of one’s own way as the soul song dances through life. 

 

Class 6 Coming Home- Meditation, Acceptance and Recovering the Shadow-

As one progresses with meditation practice, healing can happen with increasing speed, and it may not always feel smooth!  Inner doors begin to open that were long ago closed. Buried emotions are once again felt, the unconscious is brought into the fold of the conscious, and the sundered parts of the psyche can be welcomed back into the fold of the self. The goal of this class is to share knowledge and practical steps on this process.

As we walk this path, we may begin to find, like Dorothy, that we’ve all been home the whole time. This is the apogee of the refining of the intuitive faculty, and the deepest seeing of the heart. 

About Ishtar:

My childhood was filled with mystical and paranormal experiences, but the most impactful event was an NDE at age 13 from a car accident that also killed my beloved mother.  Perhaps the most significant aspect was total oneness with everything, the core of that state being a state of consciousness with many names: Samadhi, Turiya, Satori, the Peace that Passes Understanding. This experience hung on for several months before fading at the commencement of 8th grade. Getting back to that experience soon became the driving desire of life, a drive which found me living in an ashram at age 18, and finding my way back to the vastness I found through the NDE.  Helping other people to connect to this vastness (without the hassle of an NDE!) is a large part of my own life purpose.

Presenter can be found here:
Ascension (ascension-meditation.com)

You can watch Ishtar’s story here: Coming Back to the Infinite Consciousness of the NDE, Finding it Everywhere – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Spiritual Reawakening, Unity Consciousness & Connecting to Angels

“Nadine had a profound spiritual reawakening, and made a contract with angels, which lead to her third message of the light about creation strands. One of several light elements angels taught her to use, which led to an experience of unity consciousness. Through revealing their purposes and makeup, she will show how we truly are all one, and that God really is, All That Is. She will also explain the angels’ direct messages for humanity, and how others can connect to their guardian angels.”

Spiritual Reawakening, Unity Consciousness & Connecting to Angels
with Nadine Telishewsky

Saturday, February 19, 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific)

This is part 3 of 5 in this “Living Book”. Nadine feels this is the most significant message she has received.

Throughout her teen years, Nadine had multiple angel visitations, saw past lives, a future vision, and was given messages from The Light. At age 24 she had an NDE, then experienced a difficult time with medical issues, aftereffects, and having no one to speak to about her experiences. After being judged and disbelieved by others, she stopped speaking about these experiences in order to fit into society.

After 16 years of silence, Nadine had a profound spiritual reawakening. She then asked angels to let her know what the biggest problem is that she might be able to help them with. Soon after she invited the angel of death and another angel to sit at her kitchen table with her, resulting in fascinating phenomena, while the angels spoke directly to her in this physical realm for the first time.

Then Nadine also realized she could astral travel whenever she wanted to after quickly bringing herself down into a meditative state. She thus began taking lessons with light angels in the light realm. One variety of light elements, that the angels showed Nadine how to use, are sixty feet long and called creation strands. The angels later revealed how she was going to be able to use these strands to create connections between people and their guardian angels.

As she progressed, Nadine was then able to experience what it is like to become different animals, trees, other forms of nature, or the cosmos via these strands, and eventually this led to having an experience of Unity Consciousness.

At this talk, Nadine will reveal the original purposes and makeup of the strands. She will also discuss how we truly are all One, and that God really is All That Is. She will also convey messages from the angels for humanity and how others can connect with their guardian angels.

This past year is the first time Nadine has been called to reveal these experiences of The Light and to include the offered messages of love, hope, and connection to others. She feels blessed to be able to do so through her new soul family of IANDS.

Catch up on Nadine’s story by watching her first two messages from angels in this “Living Book”. See Nadine’s first angelic message here:
Angel Visits, NDE’s and Messages of Light for World Peace – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

And, see her second message here:
Mother Earth’s Messages, Future Vision & Angelic Teachings – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Seattle IANDS: The Amazing Life of a Double-Dead Redhead

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.

The Amazing Life of a Double-Dead Redhead – Barbara Bartolome
February 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm 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!

 

Biography

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 over 730,000 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 NDEs have been featured in a variety of print articles including in U.S. News and World Report and The Sun (U.K.), and on various 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, where she was recognized as an Unsung Heroine, in 2000, for her volunteer work in the community.  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. She lays claim to having the tallest family in Santa Barbara!  Victor, her 7’0” tall husband, and Barbara enjoy their five “tall and terrific” grown kids, as well as sixteen “Adopted by Love” extra kids from all over the world, many of whom lived with the Bartolome family at various times. Barbara loves finding ways to “make a difference” in her community… and far beyond it!

Presenter can be found here:
Webpage: IANDS Santa Barbara
Facebook:  IANDSSB

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Love Is All You Need – a free online 12-hour webinar

Join an IANDS Sharing Groups Online event to start this year by manifesting it as the year of transformation. Let this be the year that individuals heal from fear of … you name it! A great combination of Music and Experiencer Sharing has the power to make this the year that transformation is not just a dream but manifests as the message incorporated by all that resonate with “LOVE is the only answer…”; the only energy that transforms and heals fear in all it touches. RSVP now to be there Saturday, January 1, 2022, 10 am to 10 pm EST – a 12-hour free webinar, to come and go as you choose.

An ISGO Musical Lovefest and Guest Appearances
a FREE online New Year’s Day 12-hour free webinar
to start the new year with a musical feast and resolutions that
2022 is the Year, the time is Now when…!

“Love Is All You Need”

Featuring: Envigorating Love Messages via Sing-Along-Songs [Ad-free] interspersed with sharing affirmative messages from near-death and similar experiences that reveal a consistent message of love and transformation. There will be regular breaks for audience submitted resolutions on how to have 2022 be the year of manifesting this theme.

Use this event to help build and manifest your personal
Vision Board for 2022

A NEW YEAR’s Day free event from 10 am to 10 pm EST with
— lots of high energy, positive theme music (sample**).
— cameo appearances from guest speakers w experiencer msgs.
attendee live hourly submissions of affirmative resolutions.
an emailed version of compiled messages and affirmations.
— an invitation to join the 2022 ISGO Masters Council, a periodic sharing group, that will meet to develop strategies and specific approaches for implementing this 2022 theme and related affirmations & resolutions.

Add your affirmation in the comment area (“Other Notes” section, top right of final checkout page) when RSVPing for this event or send an email to Love2022@iands.org.

Your 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.

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Mother Earth’s Messages, Future Vision & Angelic Teachings

Nadine will speak of her second message from the light she received at age 15. She was sent to a future life to view how destructive global warming will become. This year she’s had the pleasure of communicating with the beautiful ethereal being that Mother Earth truly is. She’ll offer hope in how to change our path to heal Mother Earth, and therefore ourselves, and relay direct messages and premonitions from our eternal Mother. Nadine will also explain angelic teachings on how to manifest, about free will, how contracts work, and how nothing is set in stone.

Mother Earth’s Messages, Future Vision & Angelic Teachings
11/27/2021, 5:30 PM EST

Throughout her youth Nadine had multiple angel visitations, saw past lives, had a shared NDE, was shown how we can attain world peace, and later had a NDE at age 24. She then experienced a difficult time being judged or disbelieved by others, and shut down. After 16 years of silence, she had a profound spiritual reawakening. This led to astral travels to various realms, communications with angels, the deceased, and God, releasing trauma, and working with light elements, amongst other experiences.

Nadine will be speaking of her second message from the light. At age of 15 she was sent to a future life to be shown a degrading state of Mother Earth, and how destructive global warming and natural disasters will become. This year she also had the pleasure of communicating directly with the beautiful ethereal being that Mother Earth truly is.

She’ll offer hope in how to change our path to heal Mother Earth, and therefore ourselves, by various means. She’ll also relay direct messages from our eternal Mother for humanity, accurate predictions from her, and some incredible or heart felt interactions with her. Finally Nadine will explain lessons from angels on how to manifest, how powerful our minds really are, about free will, how contracts work, and how nothing is set in stone.

This year is the first time Nadine’s been called to reveal all her experiences of the light, to offer messages of love, hope, and connection to others. She feels blessed to be able to do so through her new soul family of IANDS.

Special Event: “Living with Ghosts” Producers Panel

You are invited to watch a FREE private screening of the new documentary film, LIVING WITH GHOSTS, a 7-time award winner. In addition, RSVP for a live panel consisting of the films’ writer / director / producer, Steve Berkley, and key film participants, licensed grief therapist, Graham Maxey, and IANDS President, Jan Holden, project organizer for a key new grief therapy highlighted in the film.

IANDS Special Events presents a free private screening of the 7-time award-winning documentary film, Living with Ghosts, and you are invited to be at a free Live Producers Panel with audience Q&A to be held:
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern)

You are invited to view at your convenience this FREE private screening of LIVING WITH GHOSTS, available to watch now! (Note: a donation is requested but $0.00 is okay.)

Click here to watch the film when ready… – but first RSVP from this page for the free live panel featuring panelists: writer / director / producer, Stephen Berkley; licensed grief therapist, Graham Maxey, MA, LPC; and Janice Holden, EdD, LPC-S, organizer of the IADC study, also serving as the panel’s moderator.

See biographies for each panelist at the bottom of this page.

(Note: there is no cost or donation requested for this panel, but you need to complete the RSVP checkout to receive the link to join the panel live and/or to later watch its recording.)

Come to the panel live and submit your Comments and Questions and hear the panel’s Responses. The panel will be recorded but only RSVP registrants will have free access to the recording after the event.)

This film provides a broad based review of alternative viewpoints on the topic of after-death communications following the loss of a significant loved one or acquaintance. There is a new therapy technique highlighted in the film known as Induced After-Death Communication or IADC.

IADC has been shown to provide nearly complete relief of the trauma associated with deep grief in over 70 percent of the therapy’s patrons by IADC pioneer, Dr. Alan Botkin. This benefit claim was demonstrated in the prominent study of IADC organized by Dr. Janice Holden, EdD, LPC-S at the University of North Texas. Graham Maxey, MA, LPC, a grief / trauma specialist demonstrates his role in conducting this technique for a study participant, recorded for the film.

I am happy to report that the film was so well-received that the IANDS Board of Directors decided to support filmmaker Stephen Berkley in broadening his audience… IANDS President, Janice Holden, EdD, LPC-S.

Panelist Biographies:

PANELIST: Stephen Berkley, JD

Stephen Berkley is a documentary writer, director for independent films and copyright lawyer in New York.  Although over the past thirty years Stephen has penned a few television scripts and could always be found working somewhere inside the entertainment/media industry. His newest film Living With Ghosts, is his first feature film and has been selected to be viewed at many prestigious film festivals and features Amit Goswami, David Hufford, Paul Selig, Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, Dr. Jan Holden, and Graham Maxey. The idea came only after Stephen’s father died and his mother began experiencing interaction with his dad’s ghost — a real-life Mrs. Muir situation. Which naturally begs the question: Are ghosts a real phenomenon or are they merely symptomatic of profound grief?  Living With Ghosts is the culmination of a seven-year investigation into the nature of love, loss, and ghosts and features three survivors on their quest for answers.

Moderator: Jan Holden, EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP

After 31 years on the University of North Texas (UNT) Counseling Program faculty, Jan Holden retired in 2019 as Professor Emerita of Counseling. Beginning in 1988 with her doctoral dissertation, her primary research focus has been counseling implications of near-death and related experiences. In this research area she has over 50 refereed journal publications and over 100 national and international presentations and has received numerous awards and honors. Since 2008 she has served as editor-in-chief of the International Association for Near-Death Studies’s scholarly Journal of Near-Death Studies, and she serves currently as that association’s President. Her website is www.janholden.com.

Panelist: Graham Allan Maxey, MDiv, MA, LPC

Graham Maxey has been the Clinical Director for Induced After Death Communication therapy since 2011, and an IADC therapist since 2006. In 2015 he trained all the therapists who took part in the University of North Texas comparative outcome study of IADC therapy featured in Walking With Ghosts. He has trained therapists in the technique at the Milton Erickson Institute in Heidelberg, Germany in 2011 and 2012, and in conjunction with the Institute of Noetic Science at the University of Turin, Italy in 2015.

Since 1999 he and his wife, Shannon Maxey, a psychic medium, have worked collaboratively through their counseling and consulting practice in Arlington, Texas, Inquire Within Counseling & Development Center. 

Mr. Maxey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University, a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School at TCU specializing in Pastoral Counseling, and a Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston / Clear Lake City specializing in Family Therapy. He obtained his LPC license in Texas in 1983.