Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination

Keith Thompson is an author, independent journalist, and explorer of “exceptional and supernormal mind-body capacities as potential indicators of the future evolution of human nature.” Thompson’s book, Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination (Ballantine Books, 1993) was hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “Magnificent…no matter what your beliefs, the most fascinating book written on the subject,” and by Venture World as “probably the most profound book on the UFO controversy yet to appear.”

Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination
December 10th at 9:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm PST

Keith Thompson is an author, independent journalist, and explorer of “exceptional and supernormal mind-body capacities as potential indicators of the future evolution of human nature.” Thompson’s book, Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination (Ballantine Books, 1993) was hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “Magnificent…no matter what your beliefs, the most fascinating book written on the subject,” and by Venture World as “probably the most profound book on the UFO controversy yet to appear.” Harvard psychiatrist John Mack credited Thompson’s writing with launching Mack’s interest in reports of individuals taken against their will by apparent alien beings.

Thompson’s 1982 interview with Robert Bly has been credited with initiating the “men’s movement” exploring contemporary masculinity and manhood, and his 1994 published conversation with best-selling author Carlos Castaneda (“Portrait of a Sorcerer”) marked the legendary recluse’s first public remarks in over two decades. Thompson’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

We do not sell books, but you can find Keith’s book here:

Angels and Aliens: UFO’s and the Mythic Imagination: Thompson, Keith: 9780201550849: Amazon.com: Books

Biography

I served as a member of the board of directors of the International Transpersonal Association, a non-profit organization founded to recognize and emphasize the central importance of the quality of human awareness and experience, the value of self-actualization, the evolving nature of consciousness at both individual and collective levels, and spiritual needs and impulses as integral aspects of human nature.

I accepted an invitation to join the board of trustees of Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, a leading center for exploring human potential through experience, education, and research.

My articles have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire and the San Francisco Chronicle, and in numerous book anthologies. I have been interviewed by TV and radio hosts including Larry King, George Noory, Michael Reagan and Bill O’Reilly—and, quite unexpectedly, by Rush Limbaugh. As a periodic talk radio host myself, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing novelist Anne Rice and political activist David Horowitz.

As a TV talk show host, my guests included former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, first man to orbit the earth; comedian Phyllis Diller; NBC newsman Hugh Downs; and comedian Dick Gregory.

I love running trails and snow-shoeing in Idaho, where I live with a marvelous golden retriever named Dorado.

– (thompsonatlarge.com)

 

 

Tested and Delivered From the Abyss by God With a Message

On April 12, 2021 Roc died for 90 minutes from complete cardiac arrest due to COVID-19. She had a profound NDE in which she went to a very dark hellish place. It was there that she was tested and saved by the presence of Jesus Christ, who showed her a life review that included powerful messages.  She was then sent back to her family and also to express love and acceptance to all. Roc’s experience was amazing and in turn life changing.

Tested and Delivered From the Abyss by God With a Message
Saturday, December 11th at 4:30 pm EST/1:30 pm PST

On April 12, 2021 Roc died for 90 minutes from complete cardiac arrest due to COVID-19. She had a profound NDE in which she went to a very dark hellish place. It was there that she was tested and saved by the presence of Jesus Christ, who showed her a life review that included powerful messages.  She was then sent back to her family and also to express love and acceptance to all. Roc’s experience was amazing and in turn life changing. This is one of the first times Roc will talk about her extensive NDE. She wants to share messages she received from the other side about food addiction and COVID-19. She invites you to join her to learn about her experience and hear her messages being delivered straight to you from Heaven, through her.

We do not sell books, but you can purchase Scirocco’s book at Amazon by clicking the link below.

90 Minutes From Covid: Jace is the purpose. I am the messenger. God is the reason. – Kindle edition by Slaton, Scirocco. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Biography
I’m Scirocco ,or Rockie as my family calls me. I’m a 40 yr. old I’m a native of Dayton Ohio. My first book is 90 Minutes From Covid. It is a short memoir it touches a bit on my up bringing and mostly my experience with COVID 19. I had complete cardiac arrest on April 12th 2021. I died for 90 minutes had a profound experience with God and came back to tell my story. I am here today from the love and support of my family. My story is the raw honest truth, no holding back. It may be a bit much for some but it’s my Gods to honest truth.

A Course In Miracles Introduction

The Course in Miracles conveys a profound message of love, healing, and inner peace through extending miracles, which is its central teaching. The curriculum promises that we all will remember and experience the pinnacle of the spiritual journey – perfect union with one another and with God in a holy relationship, abiding in an eternal Heaven of pure love and everlasting peace.

More Than An Introduction to A Course In Miracles Info Session
Tuesday, December 7th at 8 pm EST

Learn about A Course In Miracles, and about Debra, our new ACIM Certified group leader.

Debra is Certified to teach the course, ‘More Than An Introduction to A Course in Miracles’. In addition, she is also a Certified Study Group leader of A Course in Miracles Complete and Annotated Edition (CE) Text. Both are via the Circle of Atonement.

This will be an informational session intended to introduce you to the Course. It is meant to help people who are interested in ACIM decide whether they want to take the 8 week ‘More Than An Introduction to A Course in Miracles’ course and/or join a 12-18 month study group. Further details will be outlined in the info session.

Decades after Debra’s ‘NDE’, as outlined in her bio, a book came across her path, entitled A Course in Miracles. Immediately it read like poetry, re-sparking her mind and heart, the words alive and vibrant with meaning, describing and enlivening the still vivid memory of her ‘NDE’. There are countless passages interwoven throughout the Course reminiscent of spiritually transformative experiences, awakening to our true nature, outlining the pathway, weaving an exquisite tapestry of love that could only be divinely orchestrated.

A Course in Miracles is a path of spiritual development that takes the form of an educational course teaching us how to live in and engage with the world in a way that is aligned with Spirit.
It conveys a profound message of love, healing, and inner peace through forgiveness, and aims to lead you on a transformational journey of “removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.” (CE-In.1:7)

Debra is committed to joining with others in the divine undoing of guilt and fear held in the ego-mind of death, and via forgiveness and love, to re-remember and join with others in the miracles that surround us in every moment.

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ACIM resources to support you on our journey together:
https://circleofa.org/
https://coursecompanions.com/
https://circleofa.org/library/near-death-experiences-course-miracles/
https://circleofa.org/library/near-death-experiences-course-miracles-2/

 

 

About Debra:

From the moment of Debra’s first ‘NDE’ in a hospital room as an early adolescent, she became aware and remembered that our innate eternal self never dies.
The memory was revealed within a divine benevolent, omnipresent, omniscient light of profound unconditional love that enveloped and merged with her own essence in wholeness and unity.
This sacred holy instant initiated a remembrance of her true nature. In that heavenly realm where only joy and love reside, she was truly alive. This experience felt to be more of a near-life experience, far beyond the ego’s worldly dream of death.
Having the body reanimated by the medical team, felt to be an unpleasant recycle back into a state of sleep-death in contrast to the expansive effulgent vibrantly alive love that was inherent within the ultimate true reality.
Debra returned to the worldly body with a purpose to remember and embody this love and thereby share this gift of grace throughout her daily interactions with others.

She has served as an interfaith hospice & bereavement counselor volunteer
Debra currently works in film & television where she has the opportunity to play a variety of roles within this illusory dream role we call life.
She is the mother of three young adults.
Debra is also in the process of writing her first book.

Read Debra’s written NDE, entitled A Gift of Grace, on the following links:
IANDS: https://www.iands.org/research/nde-research/nde-archives31/newest-accounts/1478-the-divine-love-we-share-between-us-is-all-that-truly-matters-and-is-measured-and-endures.html

Circle of Atonement:
https://circleofa.org/stories/near-death-experience-of-love/

Listen as Lee Witting reads Debra’s A Gift of Grace account on his IANDS NDE Radio Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjSSd6jCc5Q&list=PLoX6CSguBlORMH-AifSRk8CdT24sqUYHJ&index=16&t=8s

New Heaven New Earth:
https://the-formula.org/a-childs-near-death-experience-that-covers-all-the-bases/?fbclid=IwAR3kGSrO5miFcm1kK4p-fcO7UIc8ExwMA4kZoU0b8rsbyO5ScRxknN0QmCo

 

A Vision Foretold of Her Near-Death Experience

Andrea Courey will tell of her life-changing NDE and its after-effects, including after-death communication, spontaneous mediumship, automatic writing and helping others through Sound Healing. Wednesday, December 8, 7 pm CST.

A Vision Foretold of Her Near-Death Experience with Andrea Courey

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7 pm CST (5 PST, 6 MST, 8 EST)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders: Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

Andrea Courey will tell the story of a life-altering event which was foretold in a vision she had only fifteen hours before. She and her husband were both struck by a car as they walked along a snow-covered sidewalk and her NDE led to psychic abilities that have led her on a previously unimagined thirty-year journey.

Andrea’s life has seen extensive after-death communication with her grandmother, her deceased daughter Chloe and others who have asked her to deliver messages to bereaved loved ones, and these conversations across the veil have led to books and other callings, the most recent of which is the use of Sound Healing Meditation, through which Andrea helps others, such as parents who have lost a child.

Speaker’s Bio:
Thirty years ago, Andrea Courey was a wife and mother of three young children in Montreal, Quebec when she was struck by a car and had an NDE which changed the course of her life. No longer afraid of death, she suddenly realized that her marriage was no longer viable and began to hear from her grandmother across the veil. Now a single mother with no income, at her grandmother’s urging she became an entrepreneur, creating and running a company for eighteen years (Grandma Emily’s Granola).

After selling the company in 2015, she was called to care for her daughter Chloe, who died with cancer the next year. Andrea’s 2016 book, “Conversations with Chloe – A Mother and Daughter Dialogue Across the Veil” (Click here for Amazon Link), was a collaboration with Chloe written over the months following her death. The three decades since Andrea’s NDE have been a journey of self-discovery, marked by psychic aftereffects including spontaneous mediumship, automatic writing, and after-death communication. She has only been sharing her story publicly since Chloe’s death and most recently has begun leading Sound Healing Meditations to help others, such as parents who, like her, have lost a child.

Her second book, “Magical Thinking …not!”, is the result of her work with bereaved parents and is available for free from Andrea’s website: https://andreacourey.com.

Andrea’s Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013366892819

 

 

A Lifetime of Uncommon (Yet Natural) Miracles…

The miraculous may just be a natural part of our life… and spiritual gifts can be learned. It is possible to have heightened connection to the Divine within us without having “an NDE”. Come hear some of the amazing ways that you too can learn to find and trust that connection.

A Lifetime of Uncommon (Yet Natural) Miracles…
a Launch Pad Series event featuring: Leesa Anderson

Leesa will share experiences of a divine and spiritual nature… seeming miracles that have occurred throughout her life as she radically relied on God to direct her way through extreme loss and hardship, staving off bankruptcy as well as directing her as a witness to an accident that resulted in a series of impossible and miraculous outcomes. All was greatly influenced by a very small and simple suggestion from a dear friend that helped build her ‘spiritual muscles’.

Saturday, December 4 at 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST)

Biography

Leesa’s life has been a mix of the practical, spiritual and mystical. From a career as the owner of a corporate real estate company for a ski resort, to her lifelong quest to understand the meaning of key spiritual teachings, to two shared death experiences that bookend her years of adulthood, she has many (many) stories to share.

A nudge from ‘Life’ to ‘let the light out’ into the world (along with a great deal of encouragement from ISGO’s Chuck Swedrock), Leesa is coming forward for the first time to offer these amazing and inspiring experiences to anyone whose heart may benefit from hearing them.

While she is not an author or a teacher, life may one day take her down these paths. For today, simply tune in and enjoy a series of remarkable experiences. She’d love to hear your thoughts and offer answers to any questions you may have. With much heart and love, let the stories begin.

 

How Children are Cared for in Heaven – the NDE of Ken Leth

Ken Leth had a profound NDE as a young child. He met relatives and a loving mother who took care of him on the other side and said her son was known on Earth as Jesus. Ken was also shown future events. Join us as Ken explains how children are cared for on the other side and much more about his experience and what it taught him. The interview will be followed by an open Q & A portion. 11/21 at 12:30 pm EST.

How Children are Cared for in Heaven – the NDE of Ken Leth
Presented by Philadelphia Friends of IANDS
11/21/2021 at 12:30 pm EST/9:30 am PST

Ken Leth had a remarkable Near-Death Experience when he was 8 years old. Ken has also had many Out of Body Experiences, including memories of leaving his body at his own birth.

During his NDE he first found himself in a dark and isolating environment with several dark spirits, but then an angel came to rescue him. Upon entering the higher realm or ‘heaven,’ he was introduced to multiple relatives that passed before he was born. He then met a very loving woman, who taught him and gave him a tour of heaven, explaining to Ken how his family went back multiple generations. Ken asked about the future and was shown many future events in the United States. Later the woman introduced him to a person as “her son who is known on Earth as Jesus.” Ken wrote a book about his experiences called, “A Child Goes To Heaven.”

Be Still, and Know Music Festival

Swing by Saturday night, December 4th, as we celebrate together all of the wondrous love and light that you are. The lovely and talented Karen Michelle will channel beautiful harp music to start the evening. Then, The Mystic Chics will sing their light-filled songs for you.

Be Still, and Know Music Festival

Let us celebrate you with a FREE night of light-filled music by The Mystic Chics!

December 4th at 8:00 PM Eastern US/5:00 PM Pacific US

Swing by Saturday night, December 4th, as we celebrate together all of the wondrous love and light that you are. The lovely and talented Karen Michelle and Christina Tourin will channel beautiful harp music to start the evening. Then, The Mystic Chics will sing their light-filled songs for you. Your heart will fill with joy and love as you connect to the light through this glorious music. You will be inspired to clap and sing along, and your toes will be tapping to the music. This music will guide you to:

Be still,
and know.

Be still, and know that love is our truest nature. Be still, and know that kindness is our truest path. Be still, and know that we are all one.

Christina Tourin

Meet Christina here: About Christina Tourin – Playharp

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Michelle

Karen Michelle, Psy.D. has worked in the field of mental health and coaching for eighteen years focusing on personal growth and exploration, spiritual transformational experiences, life changes, such as change in career / educational groups, loss of loved ones, trauma recovery / self-sufficiency planning, and daily life stress management. Karen is also multiple NDE and STE experiencer from childhood through adulthood, with an experience of Guides and Angelic presence from toddler through adulthood.

Karen’s special interests and training include channeled harp and healing harp music, guided imagery, Grief Recovery training certificate, Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 certificate; ongoing training with Near Death Experiencers and Spiritual Transformational Experiencers.

 

Meet The Mystic Chics: The Mystic Chics – A new genre of being

Preview their music here: The Mystic Chics – A new genre of being

Mother Earth’s Messages, Future Vision & Angelic Teachings

Nadine will speak of her second message from the light she received at age 15. She was sent to a future life to view how destructive global warming will become. This year she’s had the pleasure of communicating with the beautiful ethereal being that Mother Earth truly is. She’ll offer hope in how to change our path to heal Mother Earth, and therefore ourselves, and relay direct messages and premonitions from our eternal Mother. Nadine will also explain angelic teachings on how to manifest, about free will, how contracts work, and how nothing is set in stone.

Mother Earth’s Messages, Future Vision & Angelic Teachings
11/27/2021, 5:30 PM EST

Throughout her youth Nadine had multiple angel visitations, saw past lives, had a shared NDE, was shown how we can attain world peace, and later had a NDE at age 24. She then experienced a difficult time being judged or disbelieved by others, and shut down. After 16 years of silence, she had a profound spiritual reawakening. This led to astral travels to various realms, communications with angels, the deceased, and God, releasing trauma, and working with light elements, amongst other experiences.

Nadine will be speaking of her second message from the light. At age of 15 she was sent to a future life to be shown a degrading state of Mother Earth, and how destructive global warming and natural disasters will become. This year she also had the pleasure of communicating directly with the beautiful ethereal being that Mother Earth truly is.

She’ll offer hope in how to change our path to heal Mother Earth, and therefore ourselves, by various means. She’ll also relay direct messages from our eternal Mother for humanity, accurate predictions from her, and some incredible or heart felt interactions with her. Finally Nadine will explain lessons from angels on how to manifest, how powerful our minds really are, about free will, how contracts work, and how nothing is set in stone.

This year is the first time Nadine’s been called to reveal all her experiences of the light, to offer messages of love, hope, and connection to others. She feels blessed to be able to do so through her new soul family of IANDS.

Drowning NDEr & IANDS Member since the Beginning!

Ten years after he had an NDE in 1968 while scuba diving, John Migliaccio was still struggling to accept the reality of this life-altering experience that kept emerging in flashbacks and memories as real as the experience itself. A brief meditation exercise in 1974 vividly brought back this connection just as the seminal books on NDEs – “Return  from Tomorrow” by Dr. George Ritchie and “Life After Life” by Dr. Raymond Moody – created a groundswell of public interest and examination, and media coverage of these incredible stories. Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator, Friday, Nov. 19, 7 pm Eastern (4 pm Pacific)

Drowning NDEr & IANDS Member since the Beginning!
November 19, 2021 and 7:00-9:00 PM

Ten years after he had an NDE in 1968 while scuba diving, John Migliaccio was still struggling to accept the reality of this life-altering experience that kept emerging in flashbacks and memories as real as the experience itself.

A brief meditation exercise in 1974 vividly brought back this connection just as the seminal books on NDEs – “Return  from Tomorrow” by Dr. George Ritchie and “Life After Life” by Dr. Raymond Moody – created a groundswell of public interest and examination, and media coverage of these incredible stories.

After being reassured by Dr. Ritchie that he was “not crazy”, his experience has appeared in numerous books and media coverage over the years.  John has  remained involved with IANDS from its very beginning as an original board member, spokesperson, research subject, supporter and advocate.

Attend the meeting online to see what he looks like now 😉 and bring your questions to ask John during the last 30 minutes of his session.

Durham IANDS with Susan Amsden, Facilitator

Shared Crossings – An Evening with William Peters, Founder of The Shared Crossing Project

Shared Crossings are real. What can explain these shared death experiences and what do they tell us about what lies beyond? Can they reduce the sting of death or even prepare us for our own final moments? Can we have both a better life and a better death?

Shared Crossings – An Evening with William Peters, Founder of The Shared Crossing Project
January 12th, 2022 at 7:00 pm Central

In 2000, end-of-life therapist William Peters was volunteering at the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco when he had an extraordinary experience as he was reading aloud to a patient: he suddenly felt himself floating in midair, completely out of his body. The patient, who was also aloft, looked at him and smiled. The next moment, Peters felt himself return to his body… but the patient never regained consciousness and died.

Perplexed and stunned by what had happened, Peters began searching for other people who’d shared similar experiences. He would spend the next twenty years gathering and meticulously categorizing their stories to identify key patterns and features of what is now known as the “shared crossing” experience. The similarities, which cut across continents and cultures and include awe-inspiring visual and sensory effects, and powerful emotional after-effects, were impossible to ignore.

Long whispered about in the hospice and medical communities, these extraordinary moments of final passage will be the subject of a discussion with William, author of the upcoming book “At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better.”
What can explain these shared death experiences? How can we increase our likelihood of having one? What do these experiences tell us about what lies beyond? And, most importantly, how can they help take away the sting of death and better prepare us for our own final moments? How can we have both a better life and a better death?

We do not sell books, but you can find Peters’ book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/At-Heavens-Door/William-J-Peters/9781982150426

You can also purchase it from Amazon here:

At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better: Peters, William J.: 9781982150426: Amazon.com: Books

William Peters is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about shared crossings and their healing benefits. As the director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), William and his team collect and study extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings). William is a global leader in shared death studies and end of life phenomenon. He has developed methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. He is a psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara where he specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psycho-spiritual evolution. William’s work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of Shared Death Experiences while serving as a hospice worker with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. He has presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference. William’s research has recently been approved in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Omega magazine.
William’s book entitled “At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better”, will be published by Simon & Schuster for worldwide release in January, 2022.

You can find Peters here:

Websites – https://www.sharedcrossing.com/ & https://sharedcrossing.mykajabi.com/williampeters

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sharedcrossingproject

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sharedcrossingproject/