This is a group for Christian clergy and Christian chaplains, certified by their professional association, who have had or are interested in, near-death and other mystical experiences. We will explore the message and works of Jesus in light of these experiences. How do we integrate them into our spiritual journeys? How do we help our congregations integrate them? How do they enhance our call as Christians and as clergy? How do they help our congregations? Was Jesus perhaps trying to help us see a greater reality to which these experiences point?
Bio: Rev. David Maginley, M.Div, CSPC, is an interfaith spiritual counsellor at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and author of Beyond Surviving: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey. He has also survived cancer four times, which led to a profound near-death experience and explorations in consciousness and the connection of the body, mind, and spirit. With degrees in philosophy and as an ordained minister, David has a deep sense of purpose in supporting others in their spiritual journey. He knows what it’s like to have cancer from both sides of the hospital bed and has a sense of this life from both sides of the veil.
David is a certified specialist with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, a minister with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and a member of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network, and the International Association for Near-Death Studies.
David regularly presents to support groups and healthcare professionals and is featured in the documentary, When You Die, exploring life after death.
In addition to being an author, David is an avid photographer. His writing and images explore themes of mortality, compassion, resilience, and hope – relevant to anyone seeking a deeper spiritual path and those facing cancer.
It is important to know:
- No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
- These meetings are never recorded.
- Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
These sharing groups are free to everyone!
IANDS groups 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.