The Big Picture of Life Discussion Group

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life. Fourth Tuesdays of the month. The next session will be Tuesday, September 29 – 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT) for a minimum of 4 more sessions and beyond based on audience response.

With Katta Mapes ….

The Big Picture of Life” themed IANDS Sharing Group (ISGO) online:

The IANDS family embraces parents, grandparents and others who have loved ones who are young people – children and teens.

Just like you, they often wonder about life and beyond.

Written by Katta Mapes MA, MEd Mark Pitstick M.A., D.C and Gary Schwartz PhD, “The Big Picture of Life” offers a guide to help young people learn some answers about these big questions. It is beautifully illustrated by Maiah Pardo.

 

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life.

Fourth Tuesdays of the month starting on August 25 – 8 pm EST; 5 pm PST for 5 sessions

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography:

Katta Mapes M.A., M.Ed.

‘I love life, learning and laughter.’

 Katta is a Consultant, Trainer and Writer in Tucson, AZ. Her services include classes, workshops and individual sessions on a broad range of psychospiritual topics and issues.  Currently she is forming classes and support groups for psychic kids, teens and their parents with a Super Sensitive Sixth Sense.

As a retired bilingual school guidance counselor and spiritual explorer she brings decades of experience in helping children, youth and adults.  Her books, ‘Stop! Think! Choose! Building Emotional Intelligence in Young People’ and ‘A Manual for Teacher Training in Interpersonal Peacemaking’ are now out of print and are only available from the author.

After over three decades of working with adults, children and teens from various countries, she initiated a psychospiritual entrepreneurship endeavor: Creating Conscious Connections L.L.C.  Her goal is to promote social and emotional well-being for all.  Her signature programs are available in English and Spanish.

  • Creating Conscious Connections ~ Connect with the Divine Source of your being for the benefit of all

~ Reach In and connect with yourself

~ Reach Out and connect with others

~ Reach Up and connect with the Divine

  • The Skills Skool Series

Classes, workshops and private sessions for learning life skills that lead to success in both the Little and Big Picture of Life for children, youth, adults and families. She also offers training and consultation for school personnel in various aspects of social-emotional learning.

Contact her at:  Katta.Connect@gmail.com  (Hablo español)

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.

Greater Reality Living Series

Much scientific and clinical evidence now clearly shows that life continues after bodily death in the greater reality –  the totality of life that isn’t perceived by human senses.  How might this great news, nine related benefits, and the L.I.V.E.S. formula affect the way you live and treat others and our planet?  This event fee includes a digital copy of The Greater Reality book by myself and Gary E. Schwartz PhD.

Greater Reality Living Series with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
August 29 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

This is the first of 10 independent interactive & presentation-oriented sessions…

Greater Reality Living – series launch (introduces series and includes a bonus gift).

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Much scientific and clinical evidence now clearly shows that life continues after bodily death in the greater reality –  the totality of life that isn’t perceived by human senses.  How might this great news, nine related benefits, and the L.I.V.E.S. formula affect the way you live and treat others and our planet?  This series launch session fee includes a digital copy of The Greater Reality book by myself and Gary E. Schwartz PhD.

LONGER DESCRIPTION – Overview of Series Topics 

The greater reality is all that actually exists. The vast majority of it cannot be perceived by your five senses, but is nonetheless very real.  It is a scientific fact that your senses, as amazing as they are, detect less than one percent of reality.

Because so much of reality escapes the senses, you likely have viewed life as though through a tiny pinhole and then wondered why things don’t make sense.  Many benefits accompany deeply knowing the contemporary evidence about the nature of reality.  University-based, controlled, replicated, and multicentered research reported in peer-reviewed scientific journals now makes it very clear . . .

Life continues after bodily death.

(Please take a moment and let that great news settle in.)  This life-transformative news will be officially announced in early 2021 after completion of multicenter studies at six universities and institutes, publication of The SoulPhone Experiments book, and publication of a seminal paper in a prestigious scientific journal.  To learn more, visit SoulPhone Update.

In addition to the great news about life after bodily death, much scientific, clinical, and experiential evidence provides a high degree of certainty that you and everyone else . . .

  1. do not really ‘lose’ loved ones after their earthly bodies perish since you can reunite with them when you change worlds.
  1. can enjoy a continued, but different, relationship with them now.
  1. are an integral part of Source Energy / the Light now.
  2. receive assistance and guidance from sources variously described as angels, guides, master teachers, and higher energies.
  3. can have many different and, perhaps, simultaneous life experiences.
  1. can create the greatest life you have envisioned.
  1. are interconnected with other people, animals, nature, and all of life.
  1. have special purposes for experiencing being on this planet at this time.
  2. have a pre-birth plan … “Did  my soul REALLY plan all this?”.
  3. can develop an awareness of past-life traumas that when understood facilitate release of issues carried over into this life.

None of the above is apparent when you rely on just your five senses.  All of the above can assist having a more joyful, peaceful, and meaningful human experience.  That’s why it’s so important to learn more about the greater reality AND deeply internalize this great news.

The term greater reality living describes how you might choose to live as you expand your awareness about the totality of life.  How will you live and treat others – and yourself – when you really know that the benefits listed above are quite probably true?

We pose this question because we do not pretend to know what this will mean for you.  You and all people are unique and have special reasons for being just as you are in this exact moment.  The book Greater Reality Living can help you formulate your best answers.  My book The Big Picture of Life – co-authored by Dr. Schwartz and Katta Mapes MA, MEd – is a version of Greater Reality Living written for ages 10 -16 or so.  After this webinar, you will be better prepared to discuss this topic and The Big Picture of Life book with young people in your life.

Living in more evolved ways is easier when you have a support system of kindred spirits who are also on the path of love, enlightenment, self-growth, and service to others.  We encourage you to expand your circle of loving, open-minded, and service-oriented people.  This is one benefit of online and local Greater Reality Living Groups.

Many people have expressed their desire to regularly meet with a group of such people.  They want a nonjudgmental, safe, inclusive, and respectful place where they can share their personal spiritually transformative experiences and discuss important topics.  Five keys to greater reality living – the L.I.V.E.S. formula – will also be discussed in this webinar.  

Life continues after bodily death.  That has now been definitively demonstrated scientifically!

I hope you join us to learn more about the evidence behind this statement and the benefits listed above.  Knowing all that, and applying the L.I.V.E.S. strategies for greater reality living over time, can improve every aspect of your earthly experience.

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.  

The Big Picture of Life Discussion Group

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life. Fourth Tuesdays of the month starting on August 25 – 8 pm EST; 5 pm PST for a minimum of 5 sessions and beyond based on audience response.

With Katta Mapes ….

The Big Picture of Life” themed IANDS Sharing Group (ISGO) online:

The IANDS family embraces parents, grandparents and others who have loved ones who are young people – children and teens.

Just like you, they often wonder about life and beyond.

Written by Katta Mapes MA, MEd Mark Pitstick M.A., D.C and Gary Schwartz PhD, “The Big Picture of Life” offers a guide to help young people learn some answers about these big questions. It is beautifully illustrated by Maiah Pardo.

 

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life.

Fourth Tuesdays of the month starting on August 25 – 8 pm EST; 5 pm PST for 5 sessions

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography:

Katta Mapes M.A., M.Ed.

‘I love life, learning and laughter.’

 Katta is a Consultant, Trainer and Writer in Tucson, AZ. Her services include classes, workshops and individual sessions on a broad range of psychospiritual topics and issues.  Currently she is forming classes and support groups for psychic kids, teens and their parents with a Super Sensitive Sixth Sense.

As a retired bilingual school guidance counselor and spiritual explorer she brings decades of experience in helping children, youth and adults.  Her books, ‘Stop! Think! Choose! Building Emotional Intelligence in Young People’ and ‘A Manual for Teacher Training in Interpersonal Peacemaking’ are now out of print and are only available from the author.

After over three decades of working with adults, children and teens from various countries, she initiated a psychospiritual entrepreneurship endeavor: Creating Conscious Connections L.L.C.  Her goal is to promote social and emotional well-being for all.  Her signature programs are available in English and Spanish.

  • Creating Conscious Connections ~ Connect with the Divine Source of your being for the benefit of all

~ Reach In and connect with yourself

~ Reach Out and connect with others

~ Reach Up and connect with the Divine

  • The Skills Skool Series

Classes, workshops and private sessions for learning life skills that lead to success in both the Little and Big Picture of Life for children, youth, adults and families. She also offers training and consultation for school personnel in various aspects of social-emotional learning.

Contact her at:  Katta.Connect@gmail.com  (Hablo español)

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.

Durham IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

“You Are the Power, You Are the Truth, You Are the Love, You Are… ALL that you Seek!” Join near-death experiencer, Mira Sai, author of Enstasy, at this virtual Durham IANDS event on Friday, September 18 at 7 pm EDT.

Mira SaiEnstasy to present her NDE for Durham NC IANDS

“You Are the Power, You Are the Truth, You Are the Love, You Are… ALL that you Seek!”

Attn: Mira will be conducting a “Light” meditation at the beginning of her talk. She asks, for those whose circumstances allow it, please have a candle that can be safely lit and held at about eye level.
(Note: Do not attempt this if driving or otherwise unable to enter a meditative state at the beginning before Mira’s sharing talk begins. The safety of your situation comes first.)

Climbing 8km straight up Neelkanth Mountain seen in background-Himalayas-above Badrinath 2010

As fate would have it, a fatal near-death accident in 1994, in her Mercedes Benz sports car, completely changed Mira Sai’s life, taking an abrupt shift towards a divinely inspired spiritual life… not one of going into the forest, but bringing the forest into her life… in essence, living in the world but not of it…

 

Having had many rare, spiritual experiences while journeying in the Himalayan mountains, meditating in many sacred caves and bathing in a multitude of holy rivers in the freezing Himalayan waters at 15,000 ft. and above.

 

 

Having gained the ultimate experience of oneness with Supreme Consciousness while she was on the ‘Other Side’, the impermanence of the ‘Life Movie’ and the permanence of the Screen it was being played on… became experientially clear!

Note: Mira Sai lived at Sai Baba’s ashram (twice) for a total of 10 years.

Bio: Born and raised in New Delhi, India, educated in the very best Catholic convent schools, a Philosophy major from Lady Sri Ram College, Mira Sai’s vacation to New York in 1973 turned into a permanent move when she became the CEO of her own large scale wholesale business in New York City, USA, at the young age of 23 years, manufacturing and importing her own label of designer clothing from India for major U.S. retail stores.

She later moved to California and practiced as a very successful Financial Advisor, designing financial portfolios including the formation of Wills and Trusts, and receiving numerous awards every year.

During this time, Ms. Sai known as Arti Gupta, served on the Board of Trustees at Fremont Temple of California for four years. She also served as Vice-President of the Nargis-Dutt Cancer Foundation, organizing fundraisers with her team, and sending medical equipment for cancer patients to hospitals in India. Well-known and highly respected in the Bay area and very often invited as Guest of Honor at public Indian functions, Ms. Sai was periodically in the news in the local Indian newspaper and TV channel.

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.

Durham IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

Kelly shares a difficult life story from the place leading up to the death experience that resulted from committing suicide. The transcendent result transforms her and her audiences. “I was told to return and share these experiences, and to help others be reminded to remember WHO they are from a soul level, and an Incarnate level.” You can help yourself and others by hearing Kelley’s experience and the lessons transmitted through it.

Nurture Your Soul with Kelly Sammy

For the message that touches most significantly sometimes it has the darkest beginnings. Join Kelly for the happy ending!

A Near-Death (death) Experience from suicide…

Kelly Sammy’s Nurture Your Soul Bio:
On February 9, 2008 my life was forever shifted.  The label “near-death experience” does not feel accurate to me, I did not have a near-death experience — I did in fact die.  For 38 years prior to this experience, I lived the life of a victim and I saw everything through the lens of life happening TO me vs. FOR me.   At the lowest of lows in this time of my life, I committed suicide and I was very successful in this endeavor.  But it was not my time to ‘leave’ nor was I able to ‘stay’. 
During my death experience, I was witness to many things and shared in many experiences that allowed me to return to my physical body with all of my senses awakened. I was told to return and share these experiences, and to help others be reminded to remember WHO they are from a soul level, and an Incarnate level.  As a soul guide, I can assist and share perspective on many of these things from a clairvoyant perspective, as well as a Soul Guide perspective.

Durham IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

“When you are given three months to live, you do a lot of soul searching, coupled with not only the importance of one’s Life Review, but what you do with WHAT you Learned on the other side,” says Anthony. Join us for the next phase of that journey…

2020 and Beyond – History Repeats Itself Until The Lesson is Learned with Peter Anthony

According to Numerology and Astrology we are in a time of Evolution or Revolution. Whatever personal journey we began in January 2020, will be revealed in the summer of 2020. What choices do we have before us? What past or current lessons are being played out in our conscious and or subconscious minds during this time of pause? And what does a Near- Death Experience have to do with the year 2020?

Peter will discuss the afterlife awakening from his Near-Death and explain why many NDErs come back with similar messages. Anthony’s book, “Key Master”, laid out a road map of WHY choice is our gift. I was given a choice to return or stay while I was on the other side. What I saw was a future with two possible outcomes. All of us will ultimately decide on two possible outcomes in the year 2020: 1. Now here. 2. Nowhere. Choose wisely.

Peter will go into detail in his NDE lecture of the CHOICE FACTOR and explain in a 3-hour workshop the importance of every choice we make from June 2020, will return as a lesson in the Fall of 2020, ending January 20, 2021. Whether it is clear to us or not, the Karmic system of what breads we cast upon waters always returns to shore could not apply more than today.

Peter Anthony’s Near Death Encounter landed him on numerous television paranormal shows. Anthony traveled extensively throughout America, working alongside a team of paranormal and forensic experts, as a psychic detective. Resolving forgotten murder cases, as well as exploring haunted houses, cemeteries, caves and concentration camps, skyrocketed Peter to become internationally known. Peter is the author of “The Key Master” and has appeared on the Leeza Gibbons Show, Borderline, Beyond Belief; Fact or Fiction & Celebrity Séance.

As Peter stated, “I had to die on an operating table in order to learn how to live again.” For those who have crossed over, as a result of a Near Death Experience, look at it as, a second chance, from Heaven above.” Peter will share in detail his Near-Death Experience and how it changed his life. After his experience he faced the following challenges: medical complications, becoming a national and international sensation, radically changing his profession, and his view of life. However, his will to overcome these events came from all he witnessed on the “other side” during his Near-Death experience.

Today, Peter is an author (of “Key Master”), a Life-Coach, an expert in Ancient Astrology and Numerology, a TV producer, and was recently selected into the Hall of Fame for musicians, spiritualists, and writers who are making a difference on planet earth. He shares his heartfelt story in the hope that others may benefit.

Peter’s website: http://theaccidentalprophet.com/

Peter’s book available at Barnes & Noble at:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/key-master-peter-anthony/1009077535?ean=9781440135729

Or Peter’s book available at Amazon Books at:
http://www.amazon.com/author/panthony

Zoom Workshop on following Sunday, June 21 – 1-4 PM.  Link will be available soon.

Note: All material discussed and submitted is covered under current copyright laws.

The Near Dean Experience – Guest Experiencers brother Edward Salisbury and Cheryl Mackin

Join us for a very unique and special “The Near Dean Experience”. Where you’ll hear from husband and wife experiencers brother Edward Salisbury and Cheryl Mackin. Theirs is an extraordinary story of near death experiences, spiritual destiny, and compassionate service.

It’s two experiencers for the price of one!

Join us for a very unique and special “The Near Dean Experience”. Where you’ll hear from husband and wife experiencers brother Edward Salisbury and Cheryl Mackin. Theirs is an extraordinary story of near death experiences, spiritual destiny, and compassionate service.

Cheryl Mackin and Ed Salisbury have served on the IANDS board, spoken in multiple conferences, and lead the Central Texas NDE monthly gathering for many years.

Cheryl Mackin

Cheryl Mackin’s body was underwater for 30 minutes off the Hawaiian. During that time, she said she was engulfed in a comforting white light and felt like she was floating weightless. But when she heard the friend she’d been with call her name, she was called back to life “at warp speed” and in a twisting swirl of color. “I wasn’t supposed to have stayed there,” she said, when asked why she came back. “It may be because I’m now a healer and a chiropractor, and I came back because that’s what I was supposed to do.”

Ed Salisbury

Ed Salisbury is a hospice minister, yoga coach, and funeral director. Having experienced multiple near-death experiences, he’s been drawn to work closely with the dying. In that role, he’s been providing optimal choices in elder care, health challenges and “at death” care for over 20 years. He advises friends, families and organizations in the planning and fulfillment of funeral arrangements. Ed has also served on local and international association boards of directors for grief recovery, near-death experiences (IANDS), funeral consumer, and hospice care organizations

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The Near Dean Experience (every second Wednesday of the month):
 
* Mystical Music Moment – We listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually (approximately five minutes)
 
* Guest experiencer
 
* Q&A
 
Group Host: Dean Christensen
 

Dean has been a researcher of the NDE phenomenon for over thirty-eight years. A possible NDE (at a very young age) and multiple STE’s have compelled Dean to actively share these spiritual phenomena with others. Dean has a deep fascination with the human experience in tandem with the spiritual, as interpreted from the universal message of the NDE. As a musician and lover of music, Dean believes we can “tap into” various spiritual energies via the musical experience.

Please join us for what should be an uplifting and enriching experience!