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

 

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 20 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.

Military Experiences Group

Join this EXCLUSIVE IANDS online sharing event for active or veteran military service members … “There is nothing more satisfying than when someone is able to end years of isolation by having a receptive small group hear them talk openly about their experience(s).” Facilitated by Diane Corcoran, Army Nurse who has been there … Vietnam to Desert Storm. Second Sundays Monthly, 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern (see the dropdown at the top of this webpage to always display in your TZ).

Join this exclusive** group for active or veteran members of military service-only please… 2nd Sunday monthly 1 pm Pacific (4 pm Eastern)
Facilitated by Diane Corcoran, an Army nurse who has been there – from Vietnam to Desert Storm.

“There is nothing more satisfying than when someone is able to end years of isolation having had no-one previously receptive to hear them talk about their experience(s).”

Please join and share, or just listen, in a small online group environment that emphasizes confidentiality and privacy.

Please use the discount code “freedom” to RSVP for no cost. A completed checkout, even when the amount due is $0.00 is necessary to receive the “Join event” link.

** This specific group is for currently active or veteran military service personnel. Other groups are being planned to include family / friends of these individuals. Thank you for respecting this RSVP restriction.

Want to know more?
Watch this free training video on Military/Veteran’s experiences:
Understanding Veterans’ Near-Death Experiences (36:37)

Learn about these online sharing sessions by reading the brochure for this event by clicking on the link below:
Military Near-Death Experiences Brochure 2020 12-1-20

These “sharing groups” are free to everyone using the discount code “freedom” at checkout, all rsvps must checkout even if $0 is amt due.

Military Experience Sharing sessions on ISGO
Monthly on the 2nd Sunday, 1 pm Pacific (4 pm Eastern)

That said, ISGO “Sharing Groups (Experiencer Sharing Lounge)” rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations: Simply click on the following link to donate:

Donation

How do sharing groups work?
Everyone with a sincere interest in near-death and related experiences is welcome. You are invited to share, learn, or just listen in one of our over 13 sharing groups per month. These are safe spaces.  You can leave your camera off and sit silently until you are ready to join the group. Each sharing group is free to attend, with donations requested to cover the cost of the services provided.

Each group is led by a trained facilitator. The facilitator maintains the IANDS Sharing Group guidelines that are created from decades of experience providing sharing groups in the clinical setting. It is the facilitators role to provide an opportunity for each person, who wishes to do so, to share. It is also the facilitator’s goal to keep the group space safe while maintaining neutrality. These groups do not provide counseling. They are peer-to-peer sharing groups.These groups last 90 minutes. There is no guest speaker. Each attendee is given the same privileges to speak as all other attendees, as long as the guidelines are followed. The size of groups are limited. The group access closes 10 minutes after start time to maintain the feeling of safety, security, and privacy. Even though these groups are free to all, donations are requested so that we can continue to provide them free of charge to all who wish to attend.

You are required to create an account with IANDS Sharing Groups Online to participate in these groups. A link will be sent to you in your confirmation email or you can return to the reservation page on the date of the event and use the link that will be on that page.

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.

 

ISGO Sharing Group

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. They are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

Please join us for the next IANDS Sharing group!

Facilitator: Betty Guadagno

IANDS Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. It’s a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple “Zoom” video conferencing program. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).

These “sharing groups” are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO “Sharing Groups (Experiencer Sharing Lounge)” rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations: Simply click on the following link to donate:

Donation

 

ISGO Sharing Group

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. They are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

Please join us for the next IANDS Sharing group!

Facilitator: Elke Macartney

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. It’s a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple “Zoom” video conferencing program. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).

These “sharing groups” are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO “Sharing Groups (Experiencer Sharing Lounge)” rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations: Simply click on the following link to donate:

Donation

 

ISGO Sharing Group

ISGO Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. They are a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

Please join us for the next IANDS Sharing group!

Facilitator: Shaun Lether

IANDS Sharing Groups are not just for Near Death Experiencers. It’s a safe place to talk and share openly about one’s Near Death Experience, Spiritually Transformative Experience, or simply discuss these and similar topics of interest (or simply enjoy listening). Everyone is welcome!

For these groups, IANDS uses the very simple “Zoom” video conferencing program. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).

These “sharing groups” are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO “Sharing Groups (Experiencer Sharing Lounge)” rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations: Simply click on the following link to donate:

Donation