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An open, supportive environment for experiencers, individuals facing terminal illnesses, and their loved ones. We also welcome caregivers, health care professionals, and any others interested in finding out more about NDE’s/OBE’s and the light they shed on death and the afterlife.

Service Area

Santa Barbara and surrounding communities.


Barbara Bartolomé 805-451-8646
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Regular Meeting Times

Regular Meeting Dates and Times:

Join us online at on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-9:00 pm, or watch the Guest Speaker's video on our Facebook page anytime you'd like to do so! Free!
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NOTE: In-Person Meetings (Currently Suspended due to Covid 19)

Normal Schedule: Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday

6:00pm - 6:45pm Experiencer's Circle (Led by Peter Wright CPLT CHT LBLT and James Smallwood MA) Experiencers can talk and bond w/ other Experiencers, share issues, raise questions, discuss problems, find out more information, all led by local Past Life Regression Therapist Peter Wright and James Smallwood, an OBE experiencer.

6:00 - 6:45pm NDE/OBE, Death, and Afterlife Discussion Group (Led by James Kwako MD and Ness Carroll PhD) Anyone interested in joining a roundtable discussion on any question, issue, or research pertaining to NDE's, OBE's, Death, Afterlife, Shared Death Experiences, and Spiritual Experiences, can join this group led by Dr. James Kwako and Ness Carroll PhD.

6:45-7:00pm Mix and Mingle for all. Snacks and Lemonade will be served.

7:00-9:00pm IANDS Santa Barbara Main Meeting (Led by Barbara Bartolomé, Peter Wright, James Kwako, James Smallwood, and Ness Carroll) Guest speakers, videos, discussions, etc.

FREE TO ALL, with voluntary (suggested $5 minimum) donation to IANDS appreciated.

Meeting Location

Unity Church

227 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Between Garden and Santa Barbara Streets
Room: Main Sanctuary

Other Information

Monthly meetings may include guest speakers, viewing DVDs, open discussion, new research information, and first-hand accounts from NDE/OBE Experiencers.

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