The Near Dean Experience

Jacob Cooper had a childhood Near-Death Experience (NDE). Since a young age, Jacob has been in touch with the spirit realm. In sharing his experience and message to others, he brings light towards death and helps others re-remember their spiritual truths. Click on RSVP now to see more details about Jacob!

Jacob Cooper had a childhood Near-Death Experience (NDE). Since a young age, Jacob has been in touch with the spirit realm. In sharing his experience and message to others, he brings light towards death and helps others re-remember their spiritual truths.

Jacob Cooper is as a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and provides individual and group psychotherapy sessions in a dual Mental Health and Substance Abuse recovery-oriented clinic. He runs two Mindfulness Meditation groups weekly. He is a Reiki Master Teacher and provides Reiki healing sessions for mind, body, and spirit and trains students and attunes them to Reiki. Also, as a certified hypnotherapist, Jacob facilitates past life regression therapy for individuals and groups.

He has been a featured guest presenter for IANDS and has been featured on numerous television and radio programs. Jacob provides mindfulness workshops throughout colleges and has trained mindfulness-based stress reduction to Graduate School students at Tour College of Osteopathic Medicine and Adelphi University School of Social Work. Jacob is currently working on his book about his near-death experience and more!!

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The Near Dean Experience -second Wednesday of the month (normally):
Where we share and discuss all things NDE (and more) – Guest experiencers, NDE accounts, Thirty-one NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, open group discussion, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection).

Mystical Music Moment – Where we listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually. For possible group sharing, please submit your favorite(s) in a Facebook message.

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.

To maintain an intimate group experience, seating is limited to twenty.

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

The Near Dean Experience

Yolaine Stout, founding director of ACISTE, is January’s guest experiencer. Mrs. Stout has given numerous presentations and radio interviews related to near-death experiences and her own NDE, the result of a suicide attempt in 1982. Click on RSVP now to see more details of Yolaine’s amazing life journey.

Yolaine Stout, founding director of ACISTE, has served as President and Executive Director on four non-profit boards since 1990, including the International Association for Near-Death Studies or IANDS. In that capacity, she saw the tremendous need for a greater understanding of the integration process and support system for experiencers. She is author of “Six Major Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers” published in the Journal of Near-Death Studies, co-facilitated the first IANDS retreat for near-death experiencers.

Mrs. Stout has given numerous presentations and radio interviews related to near-death experiences and her own NDE, the result of a suicide attempt in 1982. Mrs. Stout has also produced an upcoming documentary called “Back to Life: Six Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers.” She is an Honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her teaching credential. After retiring from a 25 year teaching career, she received her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

In addition to her work with ACISTE, Mrs. Stout has been a writer, organizational consultant, strategic planner and life coach. Her passion is to see organizations and individuals reach their highest potential through the power of vision, passion, purpose, collaboration and action. She is married to Scripps scientist, Dr. Charles Stout and has raised three sons.

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The Near Dean Experience -second Wednesday of the month (normally):
Where we share and discuss all things NDE (and more) – Guest experiencers, NDE accounts, Thirty-one NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, open group discussion, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection).

Mystical Music Moment – Where we listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually. For possible group sharing, please submit your favorite(s) in a Facebook message.

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.

To maintain an intimate group experience, seating is limited to twenty.

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

The Near Dean Experience

Guest experiencer: Howard Storm

On June 1, 1985, at the age of 38, Howard Storm, an avowed atheist, died and had an extraordinary near-death experience. Afterwards, his life was so dramatically changed, he resigned as an art professor to become a United Church of Christ minister. Please join us for this intimate group meeting, as Howard shares his experience; followed by time for questions and answers.

Guest Experiencer: Howard Storm

Prior to his near-death experience, Howard Storm was a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University. As an ardent atheist, he had great contempt for religion, God, and anyone who believed in that superstitious nonsense . He knew with certainty, the material world was the full extent of everything that was. For Howard, the only real truth was what Science could prove.

On June 1, 1985, at the age of 38, Howard Storm died (severe perforation of the stomach) and had an extraordinary and profound near-death experience. Afterwards, his life was so dramatically changed, he resigned as a professor and attended the United Theological Seminary to become a United Church of Christ minister.

Please join us for this intimate group meeting, as Howard shares his experience; followed by time for questions and answers.

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The Near Dean Experience (every second Wednesday of the month):
Where we share and discuss all things NDE (and more) – Guest experiencers, NDE accounts, Thirty-one NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, open group discussion, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection).

Mystical Music Moment – Where we listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually. For possible group sharing, please submit your favorite(s) in a Facebook message.

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.

To maintain an intimate group experience, seating is limited to twenty.

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

Free Workshop w Jane de Forest of Portland OR IANDS

Jane de Forest is launching online access to in her word’s: “I designed this experience into classes and workshops for adult and kids that gently guide participants into a deeper experience of creativity and self-discovery.” This first event is free to fine tune the online setup and to launch the series. Join us Saturday, Nov 2 at 6:30 pm PDT.

Unlock Your Intuitive Code: Gut Instinct, Empathy, Direct Psychic Experience

This is a real workshop (scroll down for description) and also a test to fine-tune online presentations of future workshops. These will be provided by Jane de Forest, group facilitator for Portland Oregon IANDS, using ISGO to deliver this as the first in that series of workshops.

This first one is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm PDT.  More details will be made available shortly, but the entry fee for everyone is $0, aka FREE! (Of course, feel ‘free’ to donate if you choose to!)

This Saturday’s Workshop: Unlock Your Intuitive Code: Gut Instinct, Empathy, Direct Psychic Experience

Join local intuitive artist Jane de Forest for an entertaining workshop to identify your “intuitive code”, develop your natural psychic abilities, and practice these skills with art. Some techniques she will teach are basic energetic anatomy, how to draw hidden objects, send messages & receive them between people and animals. Whether you’re just starting out on your journey of self-discovery or hoping to take your psychic abilities to the next level, this class provides the opportunity and supportive space for you to extend your awareness into the exciting realm beyond the physical senses. By the end of class, you will have discovered the way that works for you to “tap in” and leave with practical tools and an enhanced ability to interpret gut feelings, signs, and hunches.

Jane’s comment from her website www.janesinspiration.com:

“As a professional Intuitive for almost 20 years, I’ve been blessed to work with personal and business clients. Practicing meditation with my gift of “sight” has given me insight into the many layers that we think of as reality.  I don’t pretend to know why or how it works. But I do know that it’s real. I’ve had the privilege to share readings with many wonderful souls all over the world who were seeking answers and insight.  Each session is as unique as the individual I’m visiting with but always meaningful—even if I don’t understand a message meant just for the client. In addition to intuitive consultations, I have designed this experience into classes and workshops for adult and kids that gently guide participants into a deeper experience of creativity and self-discovery.”

The Near Dean Experience

All things NDE (and more) – NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, NDE video clips, guest experiencers, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection), stimulating group discussion.

Guest Experiencer: Beverly Brodsky

“In 1970, I had a profound encounter in which I was taken into the heart of creation, and back to the moment before the Big Bang. My NDE taught me everything that mattered: who we are, why we are here, and the nature of reality itself. To share and ponder this mystery is my greatest honor and joy.”  ~ Beverly Brodsky

Guest Experiencer: Beverly Brodsky

Beverly Brodsky was raised in a conservative Jewish family in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in Philadelphia. She went through her teens as an atheist. Since learning of the Holocaust at age eight, she had turned angrily against any early belief in God. How could God exist and permit such a thing to occur? In July 1970, her questions were answered when a motorcycle accident led to her near-death experience.

“In 1970, I had a profound encounter in which I was taken into the heart of creation, and back to the moment before the Big Bang. My NDE taught me everything that mattered: who we are, why we are here, and the nature of reality itself. To share and ponder this mystery is my greatest honor and joy.”  ~ Beverly Brodsky

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The Near Dean Experience (every second Tuesday of the month):
Where we share and discuss all things NDE (and more) – Guest experiencers, NDE accounts, Thirty-one NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, open group discussion, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection).

Mystical Music Moment – Where we listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually. For possible group sharing, please submit your favorite(s) in a Facebook message.

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.

To maintain an intimate group experience, seating is limited to twenty.

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

General Online Sharing Session

Join Lisa Jones every first Thursday of the month, at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT) of the month! This is an IANDS Sharing Group Online (ISGO) event. Make this a regular connection for sharing and hearing personal experiences in a safe environment.

Join Lisa Jones every first Thursday of the month, at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT) of the month! This is an IANDS Sharing Group Online (ISGO) event. Make this a regular connection for sharing and hearing personal experiences in a safe environment.

The Near Dean Experience

All things NDE (and more) – NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, NDE video clips, guest experiencers, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection), stimulating group discussion.

Guest Experiencer: Penny Wittbrodt

In August 2014, Penny was struck down with a rare disease called, idiopathic anaphylaxis. The condition resulted in frequent episodes of respiratory failure, forcing doctors to initiate life-support.  It was during three of these episodes, Penny left her physical body and returned to our non-physical environment. Her journeys into the afterlife, helped her to understand the abiding love our Creator has for us, and the divine nature of our existence. Penny learned that each of us is blessed with the ability to affect profound change in the world.

Guest Experiencer: Penny Wittbrodt

In August 2014, Penny was struck down with a rare disease called, idiopathic anaphylaxis. The condition resulted in frequent episodes of respiratory failure, forcing doctors to initiate life-support.  It was during three of these episodes, Penny left her physical body and returned to our non-physical environment. Her journeys into the afterlife, helped her to understand the abiding love our Creator has for us, and the divine nature of our existence. Penny learned that each of us is blessed with the ability to affect profound change in the world. 

Penny is the mother of three, and has four beautiful grandchildren. A retired nurse, she lives in Kentucky with her husband Don, and their three eccentric cats. In 2002, she began her professional career after earning her Associate Degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She went on to enter the fields of cardiothoracic and critical care nursing. In 2011, her practice expanded, allowing her to care for terminally ill and actively dying patients. This gave her the opportunity to provide support through often neglected end-of-life transitions. As each soul passed into the spirit world, she found herself examining her own beliefs about death and what lay beyond. After her own near-death experience she began writing and sharing her story with others.

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The Near Dean Experience (every second Tuesday of the month):
Where we share and discuss all things NDE (and more) – Guest experiencers, NDE accounts, Thirty-one NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, open group discussion, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection).

Mystical Music Moment – Where we listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually. For possible group sharing, please submit your favorite(s) in a Facebook message.

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.

To maintain an intimate group experience, seating is limited to twenty.

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

General Online Sharing Session

Join Lisa Jones every first Thursday of the month, at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT) of the month! This is an IANDS Sharing Group Online (ISGO) event. Make this a regular connection for sharing and hearing personal experiences in a safe environment.

Join Lisa Jones every first Thursday of the month, at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT) of the month! This is an IANDS Sharing Group Online (ISGO) event. Make this a regular connection for sharing and hearing personal experiences in a safe environment.

The Near Dean Experience

All things NDE (and more) – NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, NDE video clips, guest experiencers, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection), stimulating group discussion.

Guest Experiencer: Erin McGillis

Erin will be sharing her near death experience, which occurred in 1990 during childbirth.

Guest Experiencer: Erin McGillis

Erin will be sharing her near death experience, which occurred in 1990 during childbirth.

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The Near Dean Experience (every second Tuesday of the month):
Where we share and discuss all things NDE (and more) – Guest experiencers, NDE accounts, Thirty-one NDE Commonalities, The NDE message, open group discussion, mystical music moment (music as spiritual therapy and connection).

Mystical Music Moment – Where we listen to, share, and discuss brief clips of music that enable us to connect spiritually. For possible group sharing, please submit your favorite(s) in a Facebook message.

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.

To maintain an intimate group experience, seating is limited to twenty.

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

General Online Sharing Session

Join this weekly IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO) event … Saturdays at 4 pm Pacific in US/CN … (to see the event listed in your local time, set the timezone via the dropdown list above). Make this a regular connection for sharing and hearing personal experiences in a safe environment.

Join this weekly IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO) event … Saturdays at 4 pm Pacific in US/CN … (to see the event listed in your local time, set the timezone via the dropdown list above). Make this a regular connection for sharing and hearing personal experiences in a safe environment.