Near-death experiences are the tip of the spear in demonstrating the primacy of consciousness in the universe at the convergence of neuroscience, philosophy of mind, parapsychology and quantum physics. This rapidly evolving evolution in understanding the nature of reality will revolutionize the entire world.
NDEs bring about profound transformation, unmatched by any therapeutic techniques, including physical and mental healing, shifts in worldview and enhanced sense of meaning and purpose. The NDE Scale, developed by psychiatrist Bruce Greyson in 1983 to measure specific features that might contribute to such life-changing metamorphosis.
The sixteen features included on the scale can be divided into four categories – cognitive, affective (emotional), paranormal, and transcendental. Using elements of the scale, assess your own NDE or spiritually transformative experience and learn how these same qualities can be cultivated through meditative and other techniques.
Throughout history people have seen “The Light” during Near-Death and Shared-Death Experiences, Death Bed Visions and After Death Communication. Understanding NDEs reveals how these phenomena are interconnected.
Einstein said, “There is no matter there’s only energy which vibrates at different frequencies.” In physical form our consciousness/soul/spirit resides in the slower energetic vibration of the body. Once released it transitions to the higher energetic vibration of the Other Side dimension.
NDEs, SDEs, DBVs and ADC all occur between these two dimensions—The NDE Zone.
In tandem with a dynamic PowerPoint presentation Mark Anthony takes the audience on an illuminating and entertaining journey into the PAST to uncover how contact with the NDE Zone has impacted humanity. From the cosmic to the subatomic Mark will explain our PRESENT understanding of The NDE ZONE through quantum physics and conclude by looking toward FUTURE discoveries yet to be revealed from The NDE Zone.
IANDS originally stood for International Association for Near-Death Studies. However, as the organization has focused more and more on providing support and services to near-death experiencers and less and less on research, it may be time to rebrand IANDS the International Association for Near-Death Services. I will review the history of IANDS from its founding as a collective of researchers to a source of support for experiencers and their significant others, and for reliable information for the general public. The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unprecedented global death anxiety with persistent societal and psychological consequences. That combined with global climate change and worldwide political and social unrest suggest a greater than ever need for IANDS to promote a larger perspective on life and death today.
Based on his own non-ordinary transformational experiences of encounter with other-dimensional realities, Oscar will illumine the relationship between NDE’s, OBE’s and UFO’s as catalysts for global human spiritualization. Understood from a shamanic perspective, all opportunities that allow the 'thinning of the veil' between spiritual and material worlds are best approached as a rite-of-passage—an initiatory befriending of Great Originating Mystery for restoring sacred trust between humankind and our living, sentient earth. Being a respected shamanic elder from Peru, a seasoned researcher of multidimensional anomalous phenomena, and having had three Near Death Experiences of his own, at ages two, ten, and thirty-three, Oscar dives deep into our cosmic soul where the relationship between consciousness, matter and spirit is generously illumined as a divine gift from Source.
In 1975, IANDS was founded by a courageous group of idealistic researchers, intent on sharing revolutionary findings from the study of near-death experiences. What resulted is documentation of countless reports from souls who have witnessed the reality of the spiritual realm. NDEs are the "tip of the spear" in the awakening that is now emerging from the scientific study of consciousness. Age-old mystical traditions have always known the oneness of our existence, a concept long ago left behind by the modern secular world. Coming full circle, Western leading-edge science can validate that we are connected through one, eternal consciousness, and we live in a mental and spiritual universe. Knowledge learned from NDEs not only transforms the individual experiencer, but also brings an opportunity to us all about how to bring oneness into our lives. Experience the rich vibrations of the spiritual realm using the eternal Om audio recording from Sacred Acoustics.
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Events of the last year have affected nearly everyone on the planet. Therapists are seeing record numbers of patients for depression and anxiety, and worries about the future keep people hobbled by fear and uncertainty. Are there ways to easily enhance peace and connection in our lives, ways that derive from the lessons of NDEs? Nancy Rynes discusses a few of her own challenges, and walks the audience through how she used simple NDE lessons and Spiritual Creativity to make life a little easier and a lot more peaceful.
Life changes in seconds. 37 Seconds to be exact. Pregnant with her second child, Stephanie had detailed premonitions she would die giving birth. No one believed her, until it happened. Exactly the way she said it would.
Armed with new information and inquisitive doctors wanting to know how she saw everything before and after her NDE, Stephanie went in search for answers. This led her to a deeper knowledge of understanding, empathy and meaning in her experience. But not without doubting herself and her abilities for many years. Her NDE has opened the conversation between doctors and patients all over the globe and the world as she knew it has permanently changed.
One story can change the world. Stephanie will share the what, when and how it all merged and help give you the best tools to prepare you to tell your own story.
Objective: I want audience members to see how to let go of denser energies and move into the light of their own healing. I will give examples of how it is possible to spread love and kindness in this world while also protecting oneself from attack and damaging energies. What kind of future are we collectively imagining? Let’s imagine one of greater light, playfulness, abundance, spiritual community, collaboration, and kindness. Let’s remind the world that our stories from the afterlife are a gift to humanity, and that gift is the ability to bring more heaven to earth in tangible ways. This talk will discuss how the lessons of my near-death experience and the lessons from other near-death experiences can be practically applied to our lives, our businesses, and our communities.
For 40 years, while talking to IANDS and the world at large about the importance of acknowledging distressing NDEs, I have been been working to find a believable understanding of my own experience. That endeavor is discussed in Reckoning: Discoveries after a Traumatic Near-Death Experience. This conference presentation is a look at basic issues which I believe most need attention if we are to move beyond fascination with the horrifying aspects of distressing NDEs into a more developed grasp of what it means to Be.
From my NDE at age two, I became aware of other dimensions of life and was gifted with guidance from Beings of Light. Through my connection with the spirit realm, I’ve been given clear answers to key questions such as: Why are we here? Why do we forget? What is our Purpose? The answers I receive are clear, direct and simple, and include analogies to explain complex and deep subjects in a way that are easy to understand, remember and integrate. This presentation will bring us closer to realizing the spiritual qualities of our true nature. If our essence is that of Love, Peace and Joy then the true question is: What am I doing to disturb it? Through contrast and challenge we show each other where we are in our spiritual evolution. Learn how our challenges don’t need to turn into sufferings, but into a conscious doorway to awareness and awakening. We are the Light of Consciousness and according to the Beings of Light, “Our Purpose is to Be the Light, and our Mission is to Shine It.”
My NDE focused on how repetitive, negative thoughts are the SOURCE of problems in people's lives. I will recount my NDE and how this lesson was illustrated to me, then describe how I released the pattern of “looping” negative thoughts when I returned – and how that increased my happiness, health, and success.
Most of us “loop” on negative past events and future scenarios. What we don't realize, is the tremendous CREATIVE FORCE of those thoughts. Until we understand this, and clean up the “stories” that wreak havoc in our lives, we are fated to continue to create suffering in relationships or finances, health or happiness.
However, we also have the choice and ability to create tremendous positive shifts in all areas of our lives, by consciously working with the creative power of our thoughts.
I will provide techniques to release the negative “stories” we tell that create pain, then lead a meditation to help people begin to use the power of their thoughts for extraordinary joy.
Jeffrey Long, M.D. has scientifically studied over 3500 near-death experiences (NDEs). He will review his NDE research that found powerful evidence of the afterlife. Dr. Long will present his current groundbreaking investigation of the content of NDEs that address humankind’s ageless questions which include: Is there an afterlife? What is the afterlife like? Is heaven a reality? This is the largest scientific investigation of sequentially shared experiences exploring the nature of the afterlife ever reported. Insights into the afterlife from NDEs do not seem explainable by pre-existing cultural or religious beliefs. The evidence-based and inspiring conclusion of this study is that the afterlife is real.
While near-death experiences are increasingly discussed among medical providers, including incidence, proposed mechanisms and long-term impact on experiencers, far less attention is given to shared-death experiences, which may be as common or more common among medical providers. By sharing personal experiences and experiences for colleagues, this presentation will initiate the normalization of shared-death experiences among medical providers and invite collaboration and research into the phenomena.
How do we speak about The Unspeakable or describe The Indescribable? How do we frame the timeless? Or explain the Thingless-ness of Nothingness? Noetic wisdom lingers as an aftereffect of every mystical experience, such as an NDE, or even that time when your dead beloved visited you wordlessly saying, “Love” like a download of pure love to your soul. “My dead sister came to me to say she loved me” carries little of the truth of the experience.
Words can’t carry your experience, but words are all we have. Our languaging problem has plagued mystics geniuses as diverse as Jesus, Rumi, Patanjali, and Lao Tzu. They solved it simply once they understood the keys. Once you know the keys that they used, including metaphor, simile, myth, paradox, and symbol, every book by every genius will open for you and show you hidden truths within. Every mystic was a code-switcher.
“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.”
― Meister Eckhart
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