Jewish Experience Theme Group

Are you Jewish and wonder how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Jewish content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of having a Jewish background when discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Jewish traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs.

This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. The group will explore the meaning and purpose of NDEs and how to integrate them by understanding the Jewish values implicit in the experience. Each person’s NDE or spiritual transformative experience is unique, and Rabbi Steve will help you find the hidden core of your soul’s purpose contained in the experience of the NDE.

Kabbalah, contemporary psychology, and brain science will provide a deeper understanding of the role of your physical being in this world and how leaving this world is not death, but transformation into another stage of living. Together we will support each other as we move to greater insights and application of the wisdom which will be revealed to all of us in these sessions

About the facilitator 

Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D., co-founder and co-Rabbi with his wife, Rabbi/Cantor Eva Robbins of N’vay Shalom, co-founder for the AJRCA (Academy for Jewish Religion, California), first Transdenominational seminary on the West Coast, also a Kabbalist and practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in the Psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDEs. Rabbi Robbins has had 8 NDEs as well as 13 surgeries and multiple STE’s. His work focus’ on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his 8 NDEs. Many Jews who have had transformative experiences do not know how to deal with them. He works to provide, through his insights, support and guidance for others to find the deeper meanings through the uniquely Jewish concepts of eternal living, both in this world and the worlds to come.

Marcus Aurelius has nothing on Kelvin Chin!

Increase your JOY in 2022 with easily digestible essays that harken back to Marcus Aurelius’ writings…but updated for modern times by modern spiritualist Kelvin Chin.

Marcus Aurelius has nothing on Kelvin Chin! Join us for this uplifting Book Club session. 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST

“Marcus Aurelius Updated: 21st Century Meditations on Living Life” has the same goal as the 2nd century book, “Meditations,” by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius: to help us think about key areas of our lives in a practical way to increase our enjoyment of life. It is a collection of essays on emotions, life principles, meditation, and the spiritual. Plus, insights into love, forgiveness, the pursuit of happiness, free will, destiny, and the meaning of life.

Biography:

Kelvin Chin has been helping people navigate their lives more easily and smoothly for over 40 years. Throughout his life, he has focused on empowering others, often teaching them techniques and new ways of thinking, helping them to be more self-sufficient and effective. At age 19, Kelvin learned to meditate as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Three years later, Maharishi taught Kelvin how to teach it in an effortless, easy-to-learn way. In his mid-20’s, Kelvin began to remember ancient personal memories from many centuries ago. During his subsequent corporate and legal careers, these memories unfolded more and more. In addition, over the past 40 years, he has had many experiences with the “other side of the veil,” so that now his connection between this physical side and the more non-physical side is normal and natural, not unusual or extraordinary. Kelvin taught meditation throughout the 1970’s, including at West Point Military Academy and in the U.S. Army in Korea and on the DMZ. His students included people of all ages and walks of life, including members of the clergy of every religion, and even Buddhist monks. Kelvin was a test subject in the first medical studies in the U.S. done on meditation in 1971. After graduating from college, graduate and law school, he had a several decade career in business and law. During that time, he continued to help others by teaching them to meditate, and when needed, how to overcome their fear of death. Helping others with death and dying issues, along with his unique approach to the grieving process is something he has offered since his mother’s untimely death in 1982. Now, his teaching of “Turning Within” Meditation, his Overcoming the Fear of Death work, and his Grief Recovery program is his full-time focus. Kelvin was born and raised in Boston, has lived throughout the U.S., as well as 6 countries in Europe and Asia. He currently resides in Los Angeles near his two beautiful, talented children. He teaches worldwide (over 50 countries) both via videoconference and in-person.

You can find Kelvin here: KelvinChin.org

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is an open discussion group and must be attended LIVE… it is not recorded!

We do not sell books, but you can buy Jacob’s book at Amazon by clicking below.

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AND, do RSVP NOW for this ISGO book club meeting date and time!

Book Club Read-Along: The In Between Practice: The Art of Letting Go

Featured for January’s read-alongs and guest author is NDEr Jim Bruton’s new book The In Between Practice: The Art of Letting Go (a follow-up to his first book, The In Between, A Trip of a Lifetime). Jim uses the personal integration of his near-death experience as a guide on how to live according to one’s true self; that which is of their own essence and meaningful and important personally. Jim was told during an out-of-body experience how to write his new book in such a way that the words would contain the information, but the “rivers of white” (or silence) between the words would hold understanding.

Book Club Read-Along: The In Between Practice: The Art of Letting Go by Jim Bruton
Tuesdays from 7-8 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT

You will be emailed the direct link good for all reading sessions for this author’s book when you RSVP for this FREE event now.

This RSVP is for the book club read-along sessions. Please purchase the book separately using the link provided below, or you can find it at your favorite book retailer.

IANDS Book Club is issuing a New Year’s Challenge: READ MORE BOOKS!  To that end, we’ve revamped book club and added these new Read-Along sessions. Here’s how book club works:

Read-Along Sessions (RAs)

Participants will receive the direct zoom link good for all the Read- Along sessions for this author’s book by adding this page to the shopping cart and completing the checkout. These RA sessions are absolutely FREE, just RSVP (complete the checkout step) to receive the direct zoom link good for joining all the weekly reading sessions for this author’s book.

Participants are expected to purchase the monthly featured book through their preferred bookseller (Amazon.com for example).

The RA group alternates reading together and individually to complete a book in time for the author’s Guest Author (GA) session.

RAs are totally casual – come in your pajamas, enjoy your snacks and drinks, and banter back-and-forth.  It’s a club, after all!

The live event with the Guest Author (GA) is optional and is scheduled to follow after the RAs are finished. Sign-up separately for the live meet-the-author (GA) session by visiting the ISGO event listings.

As usual, participants sign-up and pay a nominal fee to join the Guest Author (GA) discussion scheduled to follow when the reading sessions are completed. The live GA events are not recorded and there is a separate RSVP (sign up) to attend.

All proceeds support IANDS, a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Authors are only compensated through book sales.

GAs are held the third Thursday of each month, from 7-9 pm ET, and spotlight the author/book from the previous month’s RA sessions.

GAs are a chance to ask questions formulated during RA sessions, or dig deeper into a particular aspect of the book or author’s life.

RSVP now to receive the link for READ-ALONG SESSIONs on Tuesdays, January 11th, 18th, and 25th, from 7-8 PM ET

Featured for January RA’s is NDEr Jim Bruton’s new book The In Between Practice: The Art of Letting Go (a follow-up to his first book, The In Between, A Trip of a Lifetime). Jim uses the personal integration of his near-death experience as a guide on how to live according to one’s true self; that which is of their own essence and meaningful and important personally. Jim was told during an out-of-body experience how to write his new book in such a way that the words would contain the information, but the “rivers of white” (or silence) between the words would hold understanding. You can purchase the kindle or audible edition and have it immediately or get a hardcopy in about 2-3 days via Amazon.com. Can’t wait to read with everyone! NOTE: We have only 3 RAs in January due to the holidays.

Please note:

IANDS does not sell books, this is a sign up for the read-along sessions only.  But, you can purchase Jim Bruton’s book at Amazon in many formats by clicking the link below. If you want the book immediately, buying it in the Audible or Kindle formats will work well.

The In Between Practice: The Art of Letting Go

Best wishes for a new year filled with many new (book) beginnings!

Nancy

Christian Theme NDE/STE Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

IANDS Christian Sharing Group

4th Monday of the Month, 8pm EST, 5pm PST

January 24 topic: Reincarnation. Does this fit into Christian theology?

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? It is helpful for some experiencers to be able to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows for these sorts of discussions. Each evening will begin with a brief presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. There will also be time to share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions, or none at all, and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives. 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.

Facilitated by Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury

February 28 topic: St. Paul’s NDE, its features, and how this may have influenced his understanding of God.

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.

Distressing NDE Sharing Group

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. This group is as a safe place to openly talk about distressing NDEs. In regard to the “distressing NDE”, it’s our goal to allow a safe place to share, listen, and seek further insight and meaning.  In the Distressing NDE Sharing Group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our Earthly lives.

Facilitator: Kathy McDaniel

NDE researcher and author, Bruce Grayson,  documented three types of “distressing NDEs”: inverse, void, and hellish
~ Psychiatry. 1992 Feb; 55(1):95-110.

Have you (or someone you know) had what is sometimes classified as a distressing NDE?

The “Distressing NDE Sharing Group” is for those who may have had a dark, hellish, or otherwise uncomfortable NDE. It is a safe place to share and listen.  In this group, we attempt to further contemplate how these experiences might provide insight, meaning, and guidance to our earthly lives and beyond.

About the facilitator

Kathy McDaniel is the author of “Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat” (Lessons from a Dark Near-Death Experience and How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife)

Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, M.K. McDaniel fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat is a memoir of M.K.’s experiences before, during, and after a Dark Near-Death Experience. Her family waited and prayed, totally unaware of the horrors M.K. was bravely facing and miserably enduring in a seemingly eternal hell, culminating in her eventual glimpse of heaven and chat with her deceased fiancé. But M.K. still had work to do on Earth. During her lengthy recovery, as M.K. reflected on the purpose of her experiences in the Afterlife, she recalled the tribulations of her family ancestors and their courage to survive. If they could overcome their overwhelming obstacles, then so could she. As memories of former earthly hellish traumas surfaced and seemed to parallel her actual hell experiences, M.K. sought out others with the same story. She eventually found solace, hope, and understanding at the International Association of Near-Death Studies meetings in Seattle. IANDS offered insights, camaraderie, and joy she had nearly forgotten to be possible in this life. Uplifting, humorous, chilling, and engrossing, Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat takes the reader by the hand to safely explore our human and otherworldly selves. Its gentle message will help the reader find their way along the bumpy, earthly road to eternity.

https://www.amazon.com/Misfit-Hell-Heaven-Expat-Near-Death/dp/1952146127/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Misfit+in+Hell+to+Heaven+Expat&qid=1620062673&sr=8-1

Jewish Experience Theme Group

Are you Jewish and wonder how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Jewish content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of having a Jewish background when discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Jewish traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs.

This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. The group will explore the meaning and purpose of NDEs and how to integrate them by understanding the Jewish values implicit in the experience. Each person’s NDE or spiritual transformative experience is unique, and Rabbi Steve will help you find the hidden core of your soul’s purpose contained in the experience of the NDE.

Kabbalah, contemporary psychology, and brain science will provide a deeper understanding of the role of your physical being in this world and how leaving this world is not death, but transformation into another stage of living. Together we will support each other as we move to greater insights and application of the wisdom which will be revealed to all of us in these sessions

About the facilitator 

Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D., co-founder and co-Rabbi with his wife, Rabbi/Cantor Eva Robbins of N’vay Shalom, co-founder for the AJRCA (Academy for Jewish Religion, California), first Transdenominational seminary on the West Coast, also a Kabbalist and practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in the Psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDEs. Rabbi Robbins has had 8 NDEs as well as 13 surgeries and multiple STE’s. His work focus’ on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his 8 NDEs. Many Jews who have had transformative experiences do not know how to deal with them. He works to provide, through his insights, support and guidance for others to find the deeper meanings through the uniquely Jewish concepts of eternal living, both in this world and the worlds to come.

Christian Theme NDE/STE Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

IANDS Christian Sharing Group

4th Monday of the Month, 8pm EST, 5pm PST

December 27 topic: Who was Jesus? Simply an enlightened person? The Son of God? What does this mean?

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? It is helpful for some experiencers to be able to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows for these sorts of discussions. Each evening will begin with a brief presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. There will also be time to share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions, or none at all, and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives. 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.

Facilitated by Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury

January 24 topic: Reincarnation. Does this fit into Christian theology?

February 28 topic: St. Paul’s NDE, its features, and how this may have influenced his understanding of God.

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.

Jewish Experience Theme Group

Are you Jewish and wonder how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Jewish content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Jewish Experience Sharing Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Jewish community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of having a Jewish background when discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Jewish traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs.

This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. The group will explore the meaning and purpose of NDEs and how to integrate them by understanding the Jewish values implicit in the experience. Each person’s NDE or spiritual transformative experience is unique, and Rabbi Steve will help you find the hidden core of your soul’s purpose contained in the experience of the NDE.

Kabbalah, contemporary psychology, and brain science will provide a deeper understanding of the role of your physical being in this world and how leaving this world is not death, but transformation into another stage of living. Together we will support each other as we move to greater insights and application of the wisdom which will be revealed to all of us in these sessions

About the facilitator 

Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D., co-founder and co-Rabbi with his wife, Rabbi/Cantor Eva Robbins of N’vay Shalom, co-founder for the AJRCA (Academy for Jewish Religion, California), first Transdenominational seminary on the West Coast, also a Kabbalist and practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. He is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in the Psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDEs. Rabbi Robbins has had 8 NDEs as well as 13 surgeries and multiple STE’s. His work focus’ on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his 8 NDEs. Many Jews who have had transformative experiences do not know how to deal with them. He works to provide, through his insights, support and guidance for others to find the deeper meanings through the uniquely Jewish concepts of eternal living, both in this world and the worlds to come.

Christian Theme NDE/STE Group

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you a non-Christian who has had an NDE with Jesus, or set in a Christian context? Are you struggling to integrate your experience? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who have a desire to join us.

The “Christian Themed NDE/STE Group” is a sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in the near-death or similar experiences.

For some experiencers, it’s helpful to consider issues of Christianity in discussing their NDE/STE. This group allows a safe place for those types discussions. Each evening will begin with a presentation, followed by time for participants to respond. Additionally, there will be time to share your experiences, challenges, joys, and dreams.

We understand attendees of this group may come from many different Christian traditions, other faith traditions, or none at all. We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. 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.
~ Stephanie Bradbury

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.

Book Club Presents Nicole Gruel, Ph.D, “The Power of Non-Ordinary Transcendent Experiences.”

The spiritual world sends us notes all the time, and Nicole Gruel, PH.d has packaged her take as to how and why in the form of her own NOTEs. A handy-dandy guide for self-empowerment and practical ways to harness spiritual experience! December 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm eastern

Book Club Presents Nicole Gruel, Ph.D, “The Power of Non-Ordinary Transcendent Experiences.”
December 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm eastern

NOTEs (non-ordinary transcendent experiences) are on the rise, and thanks to researcher Nicole Gruel, PhD, there is now a self-empowerment guide that highlights practical ways to harness NOTEs and make them the seeds for a potent, fulfilled, and meaningful life. Find out what life is like beyond transformation and how NOTEs can benefit our lives, loved ones, communities, and, ultimately, the world. Through real experiencers’
stories and evidence-based research, The Power of NOTEs reveals the following:
• why NOTEs are humanity’s best-kept secret
• the good, the challenging, and the dark side of NOTEs
• how/why we’re neurologically hardwired to experience NOTEs
• how NOTEs affect and enhance flow states
• how NOTEs differ based on personality
• the optimum ways to work with NOTEs,
both during and beyond the experience
• why NOTEs experiencers are at the forefront
of humanity’s evolution

You can find Nicole here: Drnicolegruel.com

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is an open discussion group and must be attended LIVE… it is not recorded!

We do not sell books, but you can buy Nicole’s book at Amazon by clicking below.

Power of Notes

About Nicole:

Dr. Nicole Gruel has a PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. She’s a past Board Member of IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies), Co-Founder of IANDS Sharing Groups Online, Mentor for Life Coaches at ACISTE (American Centre for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences), Gifts Compass™ Advisor and Training Facilitator, past NSW/ACT President of the Australian Association of Psychological Type (AusAPT), certified Counsellor, and certified Life Coach with Strategic Intervention and ACISTE. She has also trained in various healing, movement, and energy psychology modalities.

AND, do RSVP NOW for this ISGO book club meeting date and time!