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.

Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS

Dr. Christina Rawls grew up knowing she was different… from having her own language as a child to experiencing a variety of what are known as supernatural experiences. Chris will discuss her interest, research and experiences in metaphysics while sharing some photographs of orbs, a phenomena she began recording in 2011 to the present. Join us Wed. December 9, at 7:00 pm CST (5 PST, 6 MST, 8 EST).

Chris Rawls, Ph.D., will discuss her interest, research and experiences in metaphysics. 
Wednesday, December 9 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 Peter Quortrup

Dr. Christina Rawls grew up knowing she was different, from having her own language as a child to a variety of supernatural experiences. Having come close to death at least six times, she documented these experiences in various ways over time, including in her master’s thesis on both physics and philosophy in 2004. At the age of 44 Chris is currently teaching philosophy full-time at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. In tonight’s talk, Chris will discuss her interest, research and experiences in metaphysics while sharing some of her photographs of orbs, a phenomena she noticed and began documenting in 2011.

Chris’s childhood metaphysical experiences were multiple. From precognition to astral-projection, evidential mediumship and more, her family witnessed and eventually concluded that Chris had abilities and experiences they couldn’t name. Though some attribute these episodes to family trauma, stress, anxiety and related mental health causes, they have persisted into adulthood and have been witnessed by multiple others, encouraging Chris to seek further understanding.

Today, with a doctorate in philosophy Chris is ready to begin discussing her experiences publicly, hoping thereby to continue taking philosophy to task while encouraging other academics to bring these topics to the table as legitimate areas of concern. Even now, her record of super-normal experiences, as NDE researcher Dean Radin would call them, continues to grow. Inspired by IANDS’s and others’ long history of scientific research on related phenomena, and encouraged by the work of evidential medium Suzanne Giesemann and journalist Annie Jacobson among many, Chris hopes to find a publisher, get tested scientifically, and eventually teach openly on such topics in academia. The journey begins tonight.

Orb photos by Christina Rawls.

 

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.

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

As a near-death experiencer, 4X cancer survivor, author and hospital chaplain, Rev. David Maginley, explores the soul’s homework through the wisdom of those who have stepped across the edge of mortality. In these chaotic times, understanding how conflict and suffering challenge ego self-preservation has never been more important. Engaging this wisely accelerates our awareness that we all emanate from Love. Our differences need not divide us! Sat. Dec. 21, 10 pm PST (1 pm EST, 2 pm AST).

“Conflict and Suffering as Instruments of Awakening”
with Rev. David Maginley, MDiv, CSCP
Saturday, November 21, 10 am PST (1 pm EST, 2 pm AST)

As a near-death experiencer, 4X cancer survivor, author and hospital chaplain Rev. David Maginley, explores the soul’s homework through the wisdom of those who have stepped across the edge of mortality. In these chaotic times, understanding how conflict and suffering challenge ego self-preservation has never been more important. Engaging this wisely accelerates our awareness that we all emanate from Love. Our differences need not divide us!

The ego is such a convincing garment of identity! And nothing threatens it life conflict and suffering. How easily we believe everything we think. How often we are controlled by everything we feel. Yet those who’ve had a NDE know that ego identity is a necessary illusion, an aspect of the human experience. Their temporary transformation does not lead to enlightenment! But it does leave the indelible signature of the sacred upon our psyche.

David has been with hundreds as they’ve died, and will share insights on ego identity, how it fuels the present crisis, and the centrality of forgiveness and reconciliation in coming home to ourselves. One of the most difficult and central aspects of this is understanding the way conflict and suffering deconstruct ego identity in the reverse order that it was formed. And ego does not enjoy the process! Instinctive defence mechanisms kick in, and add fuel to the fire. This replays old injuries, triggering regret, shame, and frustration. What can we do?

David will explore concrete, simple strategies to restore connection and community, grounded in the wisdom of near-death experiences. We are all wired with this. Awakening it is the homework of the soul, now more than ever.

Rev. David Maginley is an interfaith spiritual counselor at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and award-winning author of Beyond Surviving: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey. David has also survived cancer four times, which resulted in a profound near-death experience and explorations in the nature of consciousness and the connection of body, mind and spirit. He knows what it’s like to have cancer from both sides of the hospital bed, and has a sense of this life from both sides of the veil.

David is ordained with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, a specialist with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, member of Canadian Association for Psychosocial Oncology, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and is featured in the documentaries Here Right Now and When You Die.

He has presented internationally on the most difficult topics: suffering and meaning, grief and hope, death and dying and our connection to God through love.

More information can be found at davidmaginley.com

Portland Oregon IANDS Guest Speaker Event

“I was shown a new positive future for humanity has now been realized by events on earth as observed by the Messengers in my latest NDE earlier this month!” — Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy. D., D.D. Join us as Rabbi Robbins shares the latest messages from his eighth NDE… a bright outlook exists for humanity as seen from the spiritual dimension that he visited. Hear his experience on Saturday, November 21, 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST)

I was shown a new positive future for humanity has now been realized by events on earth as observed by the Messengers in my latest NDE earlier this month!

with Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy. D., D.D.

Rabbi Robbins has had eight near-death experiences, the most recent being this month, November, 2020. Rabbi is eager to share the positive messages from this latest experience. The capstone message is that “humanity has turned the corner and will continue to realize even more that ‘we are all dependent on each other’ resulting in less avarice between competing ideologies and more agreement to co-exist for healing the welfare of ourselves and the planet!

Rabbi Robbins’ first NDE occurred at birth when he was born dead in 1944 with the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of his fetus. His second NDE was in l964 from severe hepatitis, then 1987 with a collapse lung from influenza originally contracted in 1985 with aggravation to previous severe lung damage, and again in 1991 with a second lung collapse followed by a third lung collapse in 2005 and by a severe shingles infection which left him in level 10 pain.

The sixth NDE was in January 2018, in which he received a message about IANDS which he knew nothing about at the time of this NDE. The seventh NDE was in May of 2020 in which he had massive organ failure, pneumonia, blood clots while in the hospital. Rabbi Steve was out of his body in near-death experiences several times. He has since been part of a research project for IANDS on NDEs and prophetic visions conducted by Robert and Susan Mays. Those videos are available on the IANDS website.

**** Special Message from Portland Oregon IANDS ****

Greetings!  My name is Greg Thompson and I am the new group leader for the Portland IANDS chapter.  I want to thank Jane de Forest for her hard work as the previous group leader.  She is a good friend and I wish her well.
I personally have had several near-death experiences and one shared death experience. In addition, I have had guidance to help me on my intended path in this life. I have helped people through rough times with grief, providing comfort and aid to people all around the world with the help of my guides.

I spoke about these experiences at a Portland IANDS meeting last January and have been involved in IANDS for the past three years off and on. I have written a book about my experiences and it is being published soon. It is titled ‘Living with My Spirit Guides’.

I am excited about working with the members and friends of Portland IANDS. Talking and working with people of similar interest in an area that was for a long time ridiculed is a breath of fresh air. Everyone has a different and valuable perspective on the world and deserves to be able to share their experiences and thoughts in a safe environment. I believe IANDS provides that space.

 

Northern Virginia IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

NoVA Guest Speaker, PMH Atwater, LLD, presents “The Near-Death Experiences of Tiny Ones Challenge What We Think We Know About Life, Love, God, Reincarnation, Babies, Suicide and Much More!” Sunday, November 22, 11 am PST (2 pm EST).

Sunday, November 22 at 11 am PST (2 pm EST)
Guest Speaker: PMH Atwater

The Near-Death Experiences of Tiny Ones Challenge What We Think We Know About Life, Love, God, Reincarnation, Babies, Suicide and Much More!

About Dr. PMH Atwater

Dr. Atwater has written 18 books on Near Death Experience and related topics based on her research on nearly 5,000 adults and children.  She is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies.  Some of her findings have been verified in clinical settings, among them the prospective study carried out in Holland and published in “The Lancet” Medical Journal. She herself experienced 3 NDEs over 3 months in 1977, which turned her life around.  Shortly thereafter, she became a researcher because of what she was told to do during her third NDE by what she calls “The Voice Like None Other.”  All these years later, she continues to be guided by The Voice.  She has won many awards and traveled the world – always inviting people to look past appearances for the truth that underlies what we think we know.

PMH is the daughter of a police officer and was raised in a police station.  As a consequence, she uses police investigative techniques as her protocol in her research.  Her father always said: “The body says more than the mouth does.”  As such, she never uses prepared or computerized questions, which puts me at odds with the so-called “scientific protocol.”  She believes her method makes her work more thorough.

In Dr. Atwater’s own words: “I am now working on my 19th book – a challenge to my life, my death, my research.  I’ve never written a more personal book than this before.   As a child, other realms were familiar to me.  As an adult, I went to Idaho’s Attorney General and incorporated INNER FORUM, an organization devoted to the exploration of esoteric, metaphysical topics, and spiritual transformations.  Inner Forum ran for 7 years.  During that time, well over 3,000 people availed themselves of classes, studies, experiments with altered state of consciousness, psychic phenomenon, out-of-body experiences, and so forth.  You name it and I did it.  For a time, I was a medium.  At that time, I was also employed as a bank analyst and technical writer.  I don’t usually talk about my experiences because my research comes first, but I will if it will help others.”  For more information on PMH and her books, visit www.pmhatwater.com.

A Northern Virginia IANDS Event! – Facilitator, Angie Willson-Quayle, PhD

About IANDS Northern Virginia:

Our Chapter is now partnering with Unity of Fairfax Church and IANDS’ ISGO (IANDS Sharing Groups Online) and our mission is to support individuals who have had an NDE as well as to provide a venue for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating phenomenon and other metaphysical topics.  We invite speakers and facilitate discussions in a respectful and welcoming manner.  Our meetings will remain virtual until further notice.  For more information about our Chapter, please visit our IANDS NoVA Meet Up Group (https://www.meetup.com/IANDS-Northern-Virginia/).

Members of the Northern Virginia IANDS (NoVA) have a slightly different arrangement that will be recognized at registration of their IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO) account. An ISGO registration of all users is required to authentic access via the ISGO network controller. This prevents non-registered user interruptions. NoVA and ISGO thank you for tolerating these extra security measures to assure a presentation experience uninterrupted by outside intrusions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS

Dr. Cummings, a physician, neuroscientist, and skeptic reveals the extraordinary near-death experience from drowning that resulted in a measured 8-minutes of full cardiac arrest, changed how he experiences time and convinced him the afterlife is real.
Nov 11, 7 pm CST (5 pm PST. 6 pm MST, 8 pm EST).

Dr. Peter Cummings – Physician, Former Atheist Transformed by NDE
Wednesday, November 11 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 Peter Quortrup

In 2018, Dr. Peter Cummings was a husband, father and board-certified neuropathologist who spent his days teaching neuroanatomy and neurobiology at a prestigious medical school in  Boston. As an atheist, thoughts of God and spirit rarely crossed his mind.

Then he and his family went on a whitewater rafting trip in Costa Rica, where Peter fell into a Class IV rapid and drowned. But during the eight minutes his Apple Watch showed him to be in cardiac arrest, he had an extraordinary experience of peace, light, and love, watching from above as his wife and son were rescued from the rapids, events that were later verified. Dr. Cummings returned from his near- death experience with an altered experience of time, living in a perpetual present with no sense of past or future and set out to discover the truth about what he had seen and felt. Was it real, or a trick of his dying brain? What he found contradicted everything his training as a brain scientist had taught him and left him convinced that the mind, the afterlife, and yes, even God, are real. His upcoming book Forever Now is the surprising, scientifically rigorous, deeply moving story of his quest for understanding.

Dr. Peter CummingsPeter Cummings, MD is a triple board certified physician specializing in neuropathology and forensic pathology. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in Orono and a masters degree in pathology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Ireland, graduating medical school with honors. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology and his fellowship in neuropathology at the University of Virginia. He is an award winning educator and best selling author. He has been accepted as a medical expert in the courts of 27 states and 7 different countries.

 

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents…

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

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

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

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

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

Biography:

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

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

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

Seattle IANDS Guest Speaker

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

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

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

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

Find Joyce here: www.CellLevelHealing.com