A Lifetime of Transpersonal Experiences

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.

 

About Walt:

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.

Book Club Presents Bernie Siegel, M.D. and Charlie Siegel’s Heart-to-Heart Book About the Perfection of Everything

How often can you join an intimate discussion between a GIANT in metaphysical knowledge and his grandson, listening in on a conversation of love to see beyond the challenges of life to its pure beauty and perfection? NY Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel, MD and his grandson, Charlie Siegel invite you into their circle to present your own questions and challenges, but mostly to grow in spiritual knowledge, too! Reading in advance is encouraged, but not necessary: “When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is: A Conversation About Life Between Grandfather and Grandson.”

Book Club Presents Bernie Siegel, M.D. and Charlie Siegel’s Heart-to-Heart Book About the Perfection of Everything
8/30/2022 at 7:00 pm

Join us as NY Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel, MD and his grandson, Charlie Siegel join Book Club to revisit their conversations in their co-authored book “When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is: A Conversation About Life Between Grandfather and Grandson.” The book asks readers to open their heart as grandfather and grandson weave a conversation of love across the generations, sharing what it means to see beyond the challenges of life to the beauty in life’s lessons. You do not need to read the book in advance of the event, but when you hear about these conversations, you will eventually want to read them all at your leisure!

Bernie and Charlie remind us that we are all knocked down sometimes by life’s difficulties, but it is the rising back up that counts. That when we dare to experience life to its’ fullest, the imperfections of life are an opportunity for us to grow.

Join grandfather and grandson as they bring you the wisdom of the ages to help men and women of all ages. Listen deeply to the profound insights contained within their poetic words. Be encouraged as their deep faith, inspired writings, and messages of hope share their belief that the imperfections of life are truly what is perfect about it.

About Bernie and Charlie:

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 Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric 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 are all capable of.

Bernie, and his wife and coworker Bobbie, live 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 resembled a cross between a family art gallery, museum, zoo and automobile repair shop. It still 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 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. He is currently working on other books with the goal of humanizing medical education and medical care, as well as, empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie’s realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to Bernie writing his fourth book in 1998 Prescriptions for Living. It helps people to become aware of the eternal truths and wisdom of the sages through Bernie’s stories and insights rather than wait a personal disaster. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their caregivers and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul, in 2004 a children’s book about how difficulties can become blessings, Smudge Bunny, in 2005 101 Exercises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a prescriptions for parenting book Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Published in 2008 Buddy’s Candle, for children of all ages, related to dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent, and published in 2009 Faith, Hope & Healing with inspiring survivor stories and my reflections about what they teach us. Also out is Words Swords, my poetry and chance to write and react with your own. In the Fall of 2011 A Book of Miracles with amazing stories was published with my comments.

Bernie’s web site where you can learn more is http://www.BernieSiegelMD.com.

Woody Allen once said, “If I had one wish it would be to be somebody else.” Bernie’s wish was to be a few inches taller. His work has been such a growth experience that he is now a few inches taller. His prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects.

For many, Bernie needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over our planet. In 1978 he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician, who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by an illness, 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 has been named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by the 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, Spirit field.

You can find Bernie here.

You can find Charlie here.

We do not sell books, but you can buy their book here.

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is an open discussion group and must be attended LIVE… it is not recorded!

Author Spotlight on Matthew McKay, PH.D., “Seeking Jordan”

Matthew McKay never dreamed his son Jordan’s violent death would lead him to transcend all he knew as an esteemed clinical psychologist and professor. Join us as Dr. McKay relates his journey in search of communication with his son across the veil, despite fears and uncertainty, and including past-life and between-lives hypnotic regressions, a technique called induced after-death communication, channeled writing, and more.

Author Spotlight on Matthew McKay, PH.D.
“Seeking Jordan: How I Learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe”

6/28/2022 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm

If you have lost someone you deeply love or have become strongly aware of your mortality, it’s hard to avoid wondering about life after death, the existence of God, notions of heaven and hell, and why we are here in the first place. The murder of Matthew McKay’s son, Jordan, sent him on a journey in search of ways to communicate with his son despite fears and uncertainty. Here he recounts his efforts — including past-life and between-lives hypnotic regressions, a technique called induced after-death communication, channeled writing, and more.

McKay, a psychologist and researcher, ultimately learned how to reach his son. In this book, he provides extraordinary revelations — direct from Jordan — about the soul’s life after death, how karma works, why we incarnate, why there is so much pain in the world, the single force that connects us, and our future as souls. Unlike many books about after-death communication, near-death experiences, and past-life memories, this is a book for those who do not believe yet yearn to know what happens after death. In addition to being riveting reading, Seeking Jordan is a unique heart-, soul-, and mind-stirring reflection on the issues each of us will ultimately face.

About Matthew:

Matthew McKay is a clinical psychologist and a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkley, California. He cofounded Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco in 1979 and served as its clinical director for 25 years. Books he has co-authored on professional and self-help psychology have sold more than 3 million copies.

You can learn more about Matthew here.

You can buy Matthew’s book here.

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is an open discussion group and must be attended LIVE… it will not be recorded.

Book Club Presents Author William Peters, “At Heaven’s Door”

William Peters discusses his research and new book, “At Heaven’s Door” with IANDS Book Club event attendees. A RARE opportunity to speak with a much-in-demand author. Ask your most personal questions as we delve deep into what shared journeys to the afterlife teach about dying well and living better.

Book Club Presents Author William Peters, “At Heaven’s Door”
5/24/2022 at 7:00 pm

William Peters discusses his research and new book, “At Heaven’s Door” with IANDS Book Club event attendees. A RARE opportunity to speak with a much-in-demand author. Ask your most personal questions as we delve deep into what shared journeys to the afterlife teach about dying well and living better.

Using over twelve hundred accounts of end-of-life experiences, At Heaven Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, offers the first in-depth portrait of shared-death experiences (SDEs). The SDE occurs when somebody dies and loved one or caregiver reports that they shared in the transition and/or experienced the initial stages of the afterlife with the dying. At Heaven’s Door explores how, where, and when these experiences manifest, their most common features, who is more likely to have these experiences, and whether and how we can help prepare people to have SDEs. At Heaven’s Door brings this poorly understood end-of-life phenomenon into full view. By sharing these compelling experiences with the general public, academics, and health care providers At Heaven’s Door introduces new thinking about ‘the best death possible,’ and what we can do to help achieve this goal for ourselves and our loved ones.

About Peter:

William Peters, M.Ed., M.F.T., is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and Director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative. A licensed M.F.T. therapist, he holds a M.A. in Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a M.Ed. in Group Dynamics from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Peters specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psycho-spiritual evolution. In addition to his ongoing practice as a psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute, he has designed a series of workshops that introduce audiences to the broad assortment of experientially-based curricula and practices that pertain to the preparation for a conscious, connecting, and loving end-of-life experience and inquiry into the possibility of life after death; some of these workshops also impart a series of protocols intended to initiate shared-death experiences and other shared crossing phenomena.

Peters has worked as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, and as a teacher and social worker in Central and South America. His work pertaining to end-of-life is largely informed by a history of mystical experiences, personal experiences with death and dying across cultures, his psychotherapeutic work with grief and bereavement, and his family’s history with cancer.

Having become known as a leader in the field of shared-death studies, Peters presents internationally, nationally, and locally on both the existence and the methods to facilitate remarkable end-of life-experiences. He has given talks to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, the Afterlife Research and Education Institute, and the Afterlife and Awareness Conference, among several other groups. His research has been published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Peters regularly works with local hospice agencies to elevate awareness of the importance and therapeutic potential of acknowledging extraordinary end-of-life experiences. Additionally, he presents at local universities and has served on the Founding Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

William Peters has appeared in a variety of media, including Coast to Coast AM and CNN Online. His ongoing work continues to be cited by other leaders in near-death studies such as Dr. Eben Alexander and Dr. Penny Satori. In addition, he is cited by leaders in the conscious dying movement, most recently by Dr. Judy Stephens Long and Dr. Dorea Bardell in their book Living Well, Dying Well.

READERS GUIDE: https://www.sharedcrossing.com/at-heaven-s-door-readers-guide

You can learn more about Shared Crossing here: https://sharedcrossing.mykajabi.com/williampeters

We do not sell books, but you can buy William’s book here.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is an open discussion group and must be attended LIVE… it is not recorded!

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.

Presence, Flowering, Flow w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET/ 10 am PT/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

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.

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.

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

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

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. 

Presence, Flowering, Flow Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET/ 10 am PT/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Presence, Flowering, Flow Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, April 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

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.

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.

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

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

Ascension Meditation Course- 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.

Presence, Flowering, Flow: Ascension Meditation Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

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.

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.

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

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

IANDS Open Book Club Presents Dr. Joe Geraci, “Eternity Revisited” Guest Author Session

Now in his 70s, Joe Geraci takes a poignant look back at life from birth to death, including an NDE excursion into eternity which colored it all. A stirring mix of prose and poetry, Joe’s book highlights the intense feelings carried throughout life once one encounters everlasting and unconditional love.

IANDS Open Book Club Presents Dr. Joe Geraci, “Eternity Revisited” Guest Author Session
April 21st at 7:00 pm ET / 4 pm PT

March Pick: Eternity Revisited by Joseph B. Geraci, Ph.D.
Everyone is invited!

Joseph B. Geraci, Ph.D. had a near-death experience in his thirties, but it wasn’t until now that he chose to write a book about it. Told in an enduring mix of prose and poetry, Geraci looks back from the lens of his twilight years to paint a picture of how his NDE affected his life. Through marriage, family, and career – including his current role as an adjunct professor of Psychology and Death and Dying at Central Connecticut State University, and a stint as a former decorated police officer – Geraci contemplates life from both human and spiritual perspectives. Poignantly told, we too cannot help but be affected by this moving memoir sure to be a classic in the annals of NDE literature.

We do not sell books, but you can buy a copy here: Eternity Revisited

Dr. Geraci is a former decorated police officer, educator, and adjunct professor of psychology.

Please consider making a donation to ISGO to help us provide free events such as this one: Donation – IANDS Sharing Groups Online

Participants are expected to purchase the monthly featured book through their preferred bookseller (Amazon.com for example).

As usual, participants sign-up and pay a nominal fee to join the Guest Author (GA) discussion scheduled to follow when the reading sessions are completed. The live GA events are not recorded and there is a separate RSVP (sign up) to attend. All proceeds support IANDS, a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Authors are only compensated through book sales.

GAs are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7-9 pm ET.

Ascension Meditation Course: Opening to the Intuitive

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.

Presence, Flowering, Flow: Ascension Meditation Course w/Ishtar Ishaya
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST/ 10 am PST/ 8 am Hawaii/ 6 pm London

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: After you RSVP, an email confirmation will be sent to you for this class. Your link for joining the class will be in the email confirmation.

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.

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.

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

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