Christian Theme NDE/STE Discussion Group

Individuals often report having a being they identify as Jesus in their near-death or related spiritual experiences. This group is intended to provide a safe, validating opportunity to share individual experiences. This is not a forum to debate or deny another person’s experiences. All are welcome for the mission of loving and respecting individual experiences and differences of interpretation from religious themed experiences.

Title: A sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in, near-death or similar experiences.

Purpose: To provide a safe environment for those in, or from, such a community to hear and share these extraordinary experiences.

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience and your religion? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. We will share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives and seeing Christ in each other. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who feel called to join us.

About the facilitator 

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

Medical Intuitive and Spiritual Healer Helps Souls Reach the Light

A medical intuitive, spiritual healer and award winning author, Gwendolyn was born in England with a gift of sight into inter-dimensional worlds. After an out-of-body experience at age 16 she understood that her spirit is what animated her physical body. In her early twenties she trained with an old Mayan healer in Mexico and learned to safely traverse the inner realms. She now acts as a spiritual guide and healer for those unable to return after a close encounter with death. Gwendolyn regularly helps souls who are lost and confused to reach the light. Join us Friday, March 12th at 6:00 pm PDT (9 pm EDT)

Arizona IANDS presents: Gwendolyn Awen Jones

Seeing Beyond The Physical Realms

At age 23, while visiting Mexico to photograph ancient sites in the Yucatan, Gwendolyn Awen Jones became seriously ill.  Western medicines did not help her.  She was eventually healed by an old Mayan “curandera.”  The curandera had foreseen that Gwendolyn would come to her in a dream two years previously and had been waiting for her arrival.  She trained Gwendolyn to use her spiritual gifts for healing.  On her return home to England she spent time learning many different healing modalities.

A medical intuitive, spiritual healer and award winning author, Gwendolyn was born in England with a gift of sight into inter-dimensional worlds. After an out-of-body experience at age 16 she understood that her spirit is what animated her physical body. In her early twenties she trained with an old Mayan healer in Mexico and learned to safely traverse the inner realms. She now acts as a spiritual guide and healer for those unable to return after a close encounter with death that can often leave their being in need of repair at many levels. Gwendolyn regularly helps souls who are lost and confused after death to reach the light.

Join us Friday, March 12th at 7:00 pm AZ (6 pm PDT | 8 pm CDT | 9 pm EDT).

Bio:

English born Gwendolyn Awen Jones speaks internationally about Angels. She was trained by a Mayan curandera to use her natural born gift of sight into the spiritual realms, which she now uses as a medical intuitive, healer, and spiritual counselor.  She is the award winning author of:  “A Cry from the Womb – Healing the Heart of the World”; “ The Angels’ Guide to Forgiveness”;   “The Angels’ Guide to Living on Earth”;  “The Chalice and the Heart”;  “Callanish the Crown”.

 

Creating the Life YOU Envision Series

Are you ready to release stuck energies and heal old wounds from your past? Gain a broader perspective, see the blessings, and improve your life because of – not in spite of – difficult changes and challenges. This technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living. You can share this technique with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.

Creating the Life You Envision*** with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, February 27 at 10 am PST (1 pm EST) [rescheduled from Nov. 28]

5. Heal and Transform Your Suffering

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

DESCRIPTION 

Are you ready to release stuck energies and heal old wounds from your past?  (These could be from during this earthly experience, or possibly other times and places.)  This technique can help you gain a broader perspective, see the blessings to adversity, and improve your life because of – not in spite of – these difficult changes and challenges.

Dr. Pitstick will use deep relaxation and visual imagery to help you heal and create the greatest life you have envisioned. In this session, you have an opportunity to heal and transform three past events with recharging time in between.  You can revisit and work on three different events or three aspects of the same one.

To fully benefit from this technique, focus on his suggestions instead of zoning out.  If the details of any experiences are too uncomfortable, you can just sit quietly and not continue participating in that time / place.  Or, your awareness can “rise above” and watch from your past challenges as though watching a movie as a passive observer.

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.

Christian Theme NDE/STE Discussion Group

Individuals often report having a being they identify as Jesus in their near-death or related spiritual experiences. This group is intended to provide a safe, validating opportunity to share individual experiences. This is not a forum to debate or deny another person’s experiences. All are welcome for the mission of loving and respecting individual experiences and differences of interpretation from religious themed experiences.

Title: A sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in, near-death or similar experiences.

Purpose: To provide a safe environment for those in, or from, such a community to hear and share these extraordinary experiences.

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience and your religion? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. We will share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives and seeing Christ in each other. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who feel called to join us.

About the facilitator

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

ER Physician Integrates Two Cultures to Understand Human Experiences

As a child, Dr. Anoop Kumar was exposed to advaita vedanta, eventually undergoing a shift in perception that he now describes as the Three Minds framework. Today, Anoop leads others to rethink consciousness, unveiling a greater experience of life. “My goal,” he explains, “is to bring the wonder, beauty, design and breadth of this reality right into the palm of your hand.”

Anoop Kumar, MDAn ER physician integrates two cultures to make sense of experiences not well understood by science.
Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm CST (5 PST, 6 MST, 8 EST)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders: Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

You’ve heard the buzzwords: consciousness, self, reincarnation, entanglement, quantum physics, mind-body, alternate dimensions, and so on. If you’re curious, you likely suspect that there is some degree of reality and some cogent story that may tie all this together with your direct experience.

I felt the same way. I’ve been exploring the relationship between consciousness and world in some way since I was a kid, yet I could never find a complete story or framework that touched on all aspects of my experience, whether philosophical, scientific, mystical, or otherwise.

So I created one. In this session, I’ll talk a little about my own experience and then turn the focus to a trans-disciplinary framework by which we can make sense of experiences not well understood by science. My goal is to bring the wonder, beauty, design, and breadth of this reality right into the palm of your hand.

Bio

Anoop Kumar, MD, MMgt

Enjoys exploring and communicating about the intersection of consciousness and everything else. He is an emergency physician, public speaker, author of Michelangelo’s Medicine and Is This a Dream?, and a columnist for Emergency Medicine News.

Anoop spent time in India and the United States as a child, and grew to appreciate the differences between these cultures. He inadvertently began developing a framework for these differences when his parents exposed him to avaita vendanta*, which soon became his playground. Against this backdrop, school seemed to be lacking something critical – in depth knowledge of the nature of being human. While in medical school, a shift occurred in how Anoop perceives self and world, a transition that he has codified in the Three Minds framework, a new framework describing how reality appears through different configurations of the mind. He has spent the last several years encouraging audiences to rethink consciousness through this framework and unveil a more fulfilling experience of life that also informs solutions to real-world problems.

Using the philosophy of non-duality as a framework, Anoop Kumar takes you on an exploration of identity, the core factor that is at the heart of not only spirituality, but also science, philosophy, religion, and every other facet of life, including washing the dishes on Saturday night after the guests leave.

But identity isn’t only about us. It also influences what we see of the world around us. What is this world, after all? How does it relate to who we are and how we experience the world? As we explore these questions, the falseness of the dichotomy of you and the world around you is exposed. We are now upon a time in which our perspectives on spirituality, science, philosophy, and religion have evolved enough to stand together in the glare of the spotlight as we ask the most practical of questions: What is the common truth among all these? How does it change my life right now? How does it change the world? Is This a Dream? includes a Foreword by Deepak Chopra. (14.95 on Amazon)

Links: Website: anoopkumar.com
Instagram: instagram.com/dranoopkumar
Twitter: twitter.com/dranoopkumar

* Advaita Vedanta – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Advaita_Vedanta

Advaita Vedānta is the oldest extant sub-school of Vedānta, which is one of the six orthodox (āstika) Hindu philosophies (darśana). Although its roots trace back to the 1st millennium BCE, the most prominent exponent of the Advaita Vedānta is considered by tradition to be the 8th century scholar Adi Shankara.

Soul Traveler: A Guide to OBEs and the Wonders Beyond

From an early age, Albert Taylor’s sleep was frequently disrupted by episodes of death-like paralysis accompanied by extremely lucid dreams. After a myriad of paranormal events, and as a result of a spiritual awakening, Taylor left behind nearly two decades of work as an aeronautical engineer/scientist for NASA, to author and publish his book, Soul Traveler… a Los Angeles Times bestseller!

A NASA Space Engineer Teaches How to Have OBEs
with
Albert Taylor, NASA Space Engineer

Saturday, February 13, 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST)

From an early age, Albert Taylor’s sleep was frequently disrupted by episodes of death-like paralysis accompanied by extremely lucid dreams. His grandmother called them “witch rides,” but in later life he learned to call this facility out-of-body experiences or astral projections.

On these incredible flights, Taylor discovered he could go to distant places, communicate with the spirits of dead relatives and gain psychic insights. Eventually he came to a deeper understanding of his own role on Earth and the meaning of life and death.

Born and raised in Southern California, Albert Taylor performed development engineering on a top secret the F-117A Stealth Fighter. He evaluated satellite system designs in support of former President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or Star Wars.

After a myriad of paranormal events, and as a result of a spiritual awakening, Taylor left behind nearly two decades of work as an aeronautical engineer/scientist, to author and publish his book, Soul Traveler. Taylor is currently a paranormal researcher, teacher, public speaker and artist.

Have you experienced an “Awakening”? No, you’re not crazy!

Please join me as I share the differences and similarities of NDEs and Spontaneous Awakenings. Have you recently experienced an Awakening? Are you confused and perhaps even a bit fearful of what happened to you? Are you wondering if you had a psychotic break in reality? Well, I can tell you, absolutely: No, you are not crazy!

Have you recently experienced an Awakening?
Are you confused and perhaps even a bit fearful of what happened to you?
Are you wondering if you had a psychotic break in reality?
Well, I can tell you, absolutely:   No, you are not crazy!

Now you have to deal with the fallout from this incredible event. I know from my own experience that you have a great deal of confusion about what happened to you, and there are big shifts going on in every aspect of your life.

These shifts are affecting you and your family and friends. They are affecting your work, your home, and your relationships. You are probably asking yourself: How can I navigate in the physical world after experiencing an expanded state of consciousness?

The physical world now seems so trivial, fragile, transparent, unimportant…

What words can I use to explain to my loved ones about my new-found insights? I can’t imagine that they will possibly be able to understand me now… And most importantly: What am I supposed to do with the new-found wisdom that poured through me? And where can I get help to navigate through this new way of “being” in the world?

I know these are some of the questions I had in 1996 after having a spontaneous/kundalini awakening that left me unable to eat or sleep for three months. It took me twenty years to have enough language and courage to write down my story in “The Reluctant Mystic, Autobiography of an Awakening“.

When I had my spontaneous awakening over 25 years ago, it took me another 5 to 10 years to figure out what had happened to me and what to do with my new-found abilities. Please join me as I share the differences and similarities of NDEs and Spontaneous Awakenings.

Bio

Nancy Torgove Clasby has been a pioneer practitioner of spirituality and healing since 1996 after a spontaneous awakening that forever changed the trajectory of her life. Nancy has worked as a healer and meditation teacher since 1996 and has helped hundreds of people and animals find a greater sense of peace.

She is the author of “The Reluctant Mystic, Autobiography of an Awakening” as well as the recording artist of “Healing Meditations.” She has been a member of IANDS since 2012. Please contact her at:
Website: nancyclasby.com Email: netclasby@gmail.com

Caregiver Sharing Group

A sharing group for individuals deeply committed for helping another in a situation facing a possible critical shutdown of vital functions. Join these dedicated group sessions — Third Mondays monthly, 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern (see the dropdown at the top of this webpage to always display in your TZ).

Title: A sharing group for those caring for or knowing someone in the situation of being with an individual at or near the point of transition, the end of a life in a physical form – or – leaving and then returning for more until it becomes final, and caring for those that have had an STE or NDE. We are holding space for you to share your experience. This meeting is for talking about the challenges that are faced at the intersection of the NDE’r and the caregiver.

Purpose: To provide a safe environment for those in, or from, such a community to hear and share these extraordinary experiences.

Do you find an affinity with the phrase “left behind” or being somewhere between the known of “what was” and the new that is full of “letting go” with the adjustment that follows?

About the co-facilitators

Rev. Elke Macartney is a long-time spiritual teacher and counselor. After her husband’s numerous NDEs, Elke has learned about the aftereffects of caring for a hugely changed person, as well as caring for herself. She’s here to support both NDErs’ and caregivers’ ongoing journey in their new lives. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, US.

Website:

 ElkesPage.com

 

Cassandra Ricks, PhD is a mystic healer, spiritual medium and professional speaker. As a 6x NDEr and retired transpersonal psychologist, Cassandra now specializes in supporting NDErs, those who love them, and the broad range of people who seek to understand the life altering after-effects and integration of an NDE or a spiritually transformative experience. She believes in using the magical power of story to heal.

Website:

 

 

 

IANDS Launch Pad Series – A Veteran’s NDE and Path to Revealing It

Chase Skylar DeMayo is a U.S. Air Force veteran who died April 1, 2008, and was sent back to spread laughter, light, love and joy to the world. His near-death experience (NDE) occurred during cardiac arrest while he was stationed at Langley Air Force Base. For 12 years, Chase kept his NDE private for fear of judgment and retribution. Now he reveals the depth of his experience and its aftereffects. Come hear this remarkable, spirit-filled man!

Are Veteran’s more likely to have NDE’s while less likely to come forward?
with Chase Skylar DeMayo

I took it in and realized I was in Heaven, watching what happiness was. We didn’t exchange spoken words back and forth like a traditional conversation. The joy itself seemed to be the conversation; the light and the love that was flowing through me was filled with information and memories.

Jesus turned to me and said with another smile on his face, “You have to go back now.”

I took another look around. I remember feeling content with his guidance—as if this was all part of the plan.

“I need you to go back and remember to share laughter, joy, love, and light,” he said.

When he said those words, it was if they were being tattooed into me, or digested into my heart. Those words hit me like a truck.

Before I could respond, he started to grin again. It was the type of grin you have right before a laugh starts to come out. There was such a sense of fun and humor during my time spent in the garden. To me, it felt like the relationship you have with a best friend or sibling or spouse, where even the slightest notion could send you into peals of laughter.

His grin was my last memory before gravity set in and the weight of the world started to set into my human body again. It was obvious I was no longer in Heaven, where everything was so free and weightless.

What would a 21 year old do after such a clear, defined, and transformative experience while in the Air Force? Nothing. I told no one about my experience. I joked about dying with friends, but I knew if I told anyone about my experiences in Heaven that they would think I was either crazy, lying, or both. I couldn’t tell people I had met Jesus. Who was I to share that? A church might look at me and say, “He hasn’t earned his right to enjoy such an experience.” My friends and family might think it was all for attention. So, for 12 years, it stayed a secret from almost everyone but my close friends and family. Until now.

 

Multi-NDEr, Clairvoyant Visionary, and Spiritual Teacher/Healer: Michael Tamura

Michael Tamura
Multi-NDEr, Clairvoyant Visionary and Spiritual Teacher/Healer
Friday, February 19, 7 pm EST (4 pm PST)

Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator
Friday, February 19, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)

Michael Tamura – NDEr / STEr
Clairvoyant Visionary, Spiritual Teacher/Healer & Multi-NDEr

Spiritually aware from childhood, Michael Tamura sees everyone the way they are — as immortal souls. To guide thousands to their healing, awakening, and true life purpose, he draws from years of intensive training, profound past-life recall, nightly out-of-body sojourns, four decades of teaching and giving clairvoyant counseling, and a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, including having physically died three times in full consciousness.  Michael will discuss some of his amazing near-death experiences and also how to better deal with what’s going on in the world today.

Michael Tamura, YOU ARE THE ANSWER:
Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose

[Note from Susan, Durham IANDS Group Leader: I first met Michael in my dreams years ago, as I was journaling them at that time. Then I later met him in person and now realize those were astral classes that Michael was teaching and I was attending.]

Born and raised in Japan, yet educated in American schools, Michael has spent a lifetime bridging gaps: Not only between East and West, but between men and women, the young and old, heart and soul, life and the afterlife – and, above all, between humanity and Divinity. He is beloved around the world as a spiritual teacher, clairvoyant visionary, and pioneer of healing and psychic development.

He has been featured on CNN, NBC’s The Leeza Show, The New Ricki Lake Show, Bridging Heaven & Earth, Gaiam TV, The Aware Show, Hay House Radio, and many other media programs. He was also included in ABC News’ The Century: America’s Time with Peter Jennings. Currently in production is a documentary film featuring Michael and his three profound death experiences.

A champion for soul-centered education, healing, and parenting of children, Michael appeared as a guest expert in the film, The Indigo Evolution. As a pioneer in the field of spiritual healing and psychic development, his insightful articles have been published in magazines internationally. He also wrote the final chapter, “Nourishing the Soul of the Psychic Child” in James Twyman’s book, Messages From Thomas: Raising Psychic Children as well as the first chapter in Susan Suntree’s anthology, The Wisdom of the East. Other pioneers in education and healing of children as well as those forging the path for soul awareness and psychic development often seek out Michael’s insights and wisdom.

Today, the award-winning author of YOU ARE THE ANSWER, is working on his latest book, THREE TIMES DEAD and What It Taught Me: A Journey Into the Heart of Wisdom, as he continues to provide psychic tools and spiritual practices to illuminate the way home for awakening souls. His teachings are offered through his acclaimed seminars, teleclass courses, writing, media appearances, special events, and audio products. For Michael, every step in life offers a golden opportunity for healing, miracles, and the fulfillment of one’s divine purpose.

If you’re seeking to discover more about your soul’s purpose and to learn how to live the miracle, you’ve come to the right place. We welcome you to find out more about our work and our spiritual community without walls.

May the Light of Truth illuminate your every choice and Divine Love guide you in your every act.

With gratitude and love, Michael”
www.michaeltamura.com