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.

 

IANDS Launch Pad Series – From Darkness to Light

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

From Darkness to Light  with Julio Enrique Reyes-Alvarado

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

Biography:

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

Business experience:

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

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

 

Upstate NY IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

She went to bed one night asking God to take her, to forgive her and let her die. Lisa sobbed herself to sleep and woke around 4am, eyes still wet with tears to a voice like no other. This voice said “You will be ok speak softly.” A love and a peace overcame her, she had no pain for the first time in almost 4 years. Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 pm EDT.

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

“You Will Be Okay Speak Softly” 
with Lisa Ward, Friday, October 9 at 3:30 pm PDT | 6:30 pm EDT

Lisa Ward will be sharing with you what many call a spiritual transformative experience . Her inspirational story started with serious health concerns beginning in 2012.

Lisa lives in the Syracuse area. She was diagnosed with several serious conditions including two brain tumors – one on the cerebellum, one on the pituitary gland. She had a 5mm lung tumor, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathy, chiari malformation with hydrosyringomyelia, COPD, bowel and bladder incontinence and the list goes on.

She would end up in the hospital by ambulance at least once a week. Lisa could no longer do anything that she could once do. She was in constant pain. Lisa had been to the NY Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, she had been to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, she had been to Chiari Institute in Long Island. She was becoming deeply depressed and running out of hope. Hospice had called, Blue Cross/Blue Shield called frequently.

She went to bed one night asking God to take her, to forgive her and let her die. Lisa sobbed herself to sleep and woke around 4am, eyes still wet with tears to a voice like no other. This voice said “You will be ok speak softly.” A love and a peace overcame her, she had no pain for the first time in almost 4 years.

Lisa is now a reiki master, a hypnosis consultant and is NLP certified. She will share with you her journey and the amazing things she learned along the way to healing. She will speak on unconditional love and the power of meditation and discovering her purpose.

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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!

The Big Picture of Life – Free Webinar

A free webinar for covering existential questions for yourself and the young people (& others) that you care about in your life. Based on the pictures and themes covered in this kid’s book for all of us!

The Big Picture of Lifewith Katta Mapes & Mark Pitstick

Have your questions been answered? Even so, how do you answer if someone you know and care about asks these questions?

How do you answer the questions of life for yourself?

  • Who am I?
  • What happens when I die?
  • Are there angels or spiritual beings?
  • Why aren’t all prayers answered?

And how then do you answer those questions when someone you care about, young or old, asks them to you!?

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

A 30 month ordeal of repeated trips to the emergency room, involving 18 respiratory arrests and induced comas … and yet the transcendent gifts of those experiences are a bounty now shared with countless others who hear Penny’s phenomenal rendition of this period of her life and full recovery!

A Life Reclaimed… with Penny Wittbrodt, RN

A Near-Death Experience … and again!

In August 2012, nurse Penny Wittbrodt was rushed to the emergency room after the mysterious onset of severe respiratory distress.

Her husband raced to the hospital and within minutes, stood helplessly watching as she stopped breathing, was placed on life support and into a medically induced coma.

Over the next two and a half years that scene unexplainably replayed itself eighteen times.

Penny shares her story, her near-death experiences and the conversation with God that led to her complete recovery.

Testimonials

When Penny shares her NDE with others it’s undeniable how deeply moving, and intelligent this nurse is.  Her account of being rushed to the emergency room where her husband has to witness her on life support, the events that replayed multiple times over the next two and a half years and the aftermath that follows, affirms on the deepest level that profound meaning lies behind every seemingly tragic event in our existence. 

I am struck to the core by her account of entering a supernatural world paired with her intimate conversation with God that eventually lead to healing in her life.  I felt compelled to listen close as she described a love feeling that passes throughout her DNA only to be given a God affirmation that he is inside of her.  Hearing Penny share her experience, I knew she speaks truth paired with love and a burning desire to help others by sharing her experience and there is no doubt in my mind that all who are blessed to be able to hear her speak would consider it to be a great gift.

by Erica McKenzie, RN  – Author of “Dying to Fit in

Penny Wittbrodt could be called a “frequent flyer” between her spiritual home and her earthly dwelling, owing to several NDEs during bouts with anaphylaxis and medically induced comas, and at least one STE years before her first NDE. While her experiences were deeply spiritual, personal and profound, I appreciate Penny’s down-to-earth honesty, pragmatic outlook, and her teachable, questioning spirit displayed as she tells of her encounters with God, in all His light, patience and lovingkindness. There is a true sense of comfort in recognizing Penny’s concerns, curiosity, fears and questions which she expressed before God, as universal, and our own.

And Penny, herself, is a gifted teacher, as a nurse and recent survivor of CoVid19. Through live-journaling during her illness on an interactive forum, she is engaged [with] an audience of hundreds, equipping them with detailed, healthful understanding and knowledge from her own research and experience. Not only has she been able to expand their own practical understanding of medical care and self-advocacy, Penny has had the opportunity to quietly share her NDE story, with its powerful rays of light, hope and love, enabling listeners to move beyond fear and go forward with faith on their own journeys.

by Debi W Bender


BIOGRAPHY – Penny Wittbrodt, RN

Photo w sleeping husband & our goddaughter.Penny Wittbrodt is the mother of three grown kids and grandmother of four. She and her husband Don, enjoy life in the beautiful bluegrass state of Kentucky. After graduating from nursing school in 2002, Penny accepted her first position as a Cardiothoracic ICU nurse. Most of her nursing career was spent in critical care.

Penny also felt a need to give back to her community and was involved in two different not-for-profit outreach programs. One of these, was a local clinic that served patients who otherwise would have lacked basic primary medical care.

Several years later, her small town was shocked by the closing of their local Boys and Girls club. Penny and a team of concerned parents opened their own after-school center. In its first year of operation, the program received the state of Kentucky “Destiny Award,” for excellence in service to at-risk and underserved children.

The after-school program revealed Penny’s love for teaching. She took a year away from nursing when she accepted adjunct professor positions, at three area technical colleges. There, she taught pathophysiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and dosage calculation.

When the spring term ended, she returned to nursing. Penny would soon be forced to give up her career, when in 2013, she was assaulted by a patient. The attack left her with a spinal injury which required a lengthy surgery and left her with permanent nerve damage in her spine, left arm, and hand. Unable to work, she fell into a dark depression and began isolating herself. This led to overwhelming social anxiety which in turn, caused her to withdrawal even further.

Several months after surgery, she developed a mysterious autoimmune condition which caused eighteen bouts of respiratory failure, over two-and-a-half years. Doctors had no answers and every treatment they prescribed failed. Finally, through a series of near-death experiences, the source of her continued attacks was revealed. Penny discovered how to overcome her condition and took action. That decision dramatically changed the course of her life. Based on her experience, she was invited to write a chapter for Dr. Penny Sartori’s book, “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences.”  Penny is currently finalizing her first book, “A Life Reclaimed.

IANDS Book Club with author Andrea Courey

“Conversations with Chloe” is an intimate mother-daughter dialogue that began six weeks after Chloe’s death. Writing a letter to her daughter, Andrea was jolted by Chloe’s response, “Mom, you are so easy to find that it’s a joke” that began a journey of healing, wonder, and knowing that there is only life after life. May this uncommon dialogue offer hope, comfort, and share the realization that all is as it should be.

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IANDS Book Club with author David Oakford

“Soul Bared” is the detailed near-death experience of David Oakford. Triggered initially by a fatal drug overdose, he was initially bewildered and frightened to find that we do not “die”. Instinctively praying to God, David was rescued by a guardian angel he calls “Bob”. He was shown various life-after-death realms involving light beings, dark souls, the life-force energy dynamics of earth and its inhabitants, plus lessons-learned teachings revealed by a panel of evaluators. Clearly written, this detailed account weaves the overriding message that Love is the answer to life’s questions throughout this spiritual journey beyond the veil of death.

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IANDS Book Club with author Cathy Byrd

“The Boy Who Knew Too Much” by Cathy Byrd is the story of a mother startled by her two-year old son’s detailed memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ’30s. Cathy embarked on an investigation of those details and was shaken by discoveries that forever changed her views on life and death; ultimately revealing the greatest findings…the convincing nature of the truth that love never dies.

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IANDS Book Club with author Janet Tarantino

“Dying to See” is a mystical adventure about Janet Tarantino’s near-death experiences. Now after years of silence, Janet shares what she learned during her transcendental experiences… including encounters with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and many Angelic Beings. Janet describes in incredible detail not only about life beyond the veil but also about mortal life and how we should live with a sense of adventure wondering where God will take us next plus how to be open to the realization that love is the only thing that matters.

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