I had the pleasure of working as a volunteer for IANDS this fall and the people are fabulous! There was so much love and caring shared at this event that it was palpable! While sharing healing with some of the members and conference attendees, I met some of the most loving and engaging people. They all had special messages to share with me. I met one of the speakers and had the opportunity to chat with her and she was outstanding and very accessible and kind. All in all, my experience at the 2019 IANDS conference far exceeded any expectations!
I have been a member of IANDS for over 20 years, and it is a great organization! I believe in IANDS mission so much that I accepted a position on the Board of Directors this year. IANDS provides support to people who have had a Near-Death Experience (NDE) and/or other Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STE). Also, it encourages research into these areas. I was personally helped by IANDS after my unexpected mystical experience. IANDS has also supported me in producing two videos, "Near-Death Experience, What Medical Professionals Need to Know" and "Understanding Veterans' NDEs". IANDS is a first-class non-profit that provides services to an often overlooked and misunderstood population.
amazing loving people with powerful experiences!!!!!!!
The International Association of Near-Death Studies is a fabulous organization comprised of researchers, physicians, neuroscientists, educators, medical practitioners, the general public and people that have had a Near-Death Experience or a Spiritually Transformative Experience. There is a tremendous amount of support for anyone interested in the concept that we live eternally. The annual conferences are magnificent, filled with enlightening presentations, workshops, speakers, healers, and social events. Local state-wide chapters are dynamic, personalized, and supportive. A huge amount of resources and research is available for people who have had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. IANDS is awesome!
This is the most significant and credible organization for publishing research, providing education and organizing support for individuals having these experiences and for those attracted to learning more about this subject matter. As it has been demonstrated that people hearing these experiences are significantly transformed in a manner like those having these experiences to become less fearful of death, more altruistically inclined and less dogmatically fixated on a belief system, it becomes a force for good in improving relationships for everyone so affected.
IANDS was instrumental in my coming to terms with my shared near-death experience. The knowledge, support and connections I made helped me make sense of the "new" world as I found it. I love IANDS.
IANDS is a highly valuable organization which has assembled the stories of so many NDEs and STEs (near-death experiences and spiritually transformative experiences) creating a community for experiencers and researchers alike.
IANDS is doing a fantastic job of sharing the NDE accounts that can change this world for the better. Now that social media is available, IANDS is sharing stories daily on facebook. These stories and the experiences they describe are amazing testimonies to life after death and another unseen world, so much greater and more powerful that our life here on Earth. This is an outstanding non-profit organization.
This organization saved my life. I finally found a "home" with a group of people who understand me, sometimes better than I understand myself. Those of us who have gone to the Light and returned can be very confused when we come back and nobody believes us. IANDS believes us and supports us and helps us find each other.
Great organization to learn about Near Death Experiences and other Spiritually Transformative Experiences. I like the multi faith perspective. Great to hear NDE and STE Experiences share their stories, as well as international researchers sharing their research and clinical experience. Annual conferences are great!
“Death” is the *ONLY* certainty. How wonderful to read the hundreds of stories from people who tell us it’s a beautiful experience!
IANDS is my essential and reliable source of information about the phenomenon of Near Death Experiences. NDE stories have become my main source of spiritual and personal evolution. The work this association does is simply amazing, fundamental, and of very high value. I can't imagine what a relief it might be for people who went through an NDE to be able to share their stories and feelings, in such a safe and supportive environment.
IANDS provides an essential community benefit by facilitating discussion of this incredible phenomenon nationally, internationally, and locally. Through its international presence, IANDS has become the number one authority and resource for information on the topics of NDEs and other spiritually transformative experiences. Through national and international conferences and information available on the website, IANDS helps to support experiences, authors, as well as the general public. Likewise, through it’s support of local Meetup groups, IANDS helps facilitate discussions which are both cathartic for experiencers but also serve to spread awareness to the public. I became a local organizer for IANDS in 2015 and have been happy to volunteer my time and energies to this wonderful organization. IANDS provides an outstanding service to our community members who frequently convey to me how much this organization has had a positive impact on their lives.
After participating in several meetings I decided to join IANDS as a volunteer and was asked to head up the coordination of a local chapter. My experience with IANDS is that it is an overwhelmingly positive and fraternal organization with a core interest in the benefit of humanity at large. While the NDE is the focal point, what really comes through is the deeper profound meaning of these experiences and the messages of love and universality. I have witnessed the profound impacts that IANDS has on our community of members. And this extends far beyond the experiencers themselves. Many of our members have never had an NDE and yet have received tremendous healing and growth as a consequence of their participation in our community. IANDS has an open-minded and non-dogmatic approach that allows people to truly explore deep and personal meaning without having to subscribe to a particular paradigm or spiritual / religious tradition etc.
My daughter had a NDE in April 2017. IANDS has been a fantastic source for support, information, and referrals to other IANDS members who can give guidance. I can’t thank them enough!
IANDS has performed a great service to grieving parents like me by putting on high quality speaking and panel events locally with people who have experienced NDE's or STE's and scientists who study the phenomena. These events provide signifigant support at a time when most of one's community disappears.
The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a terrific resource that publishes the research on NDE's. To have encouragement for and access to peer-reviewed studies is invaluable. The website and the social media are also fantastic resources to spread that information and support.
All of this illustrates how much the programs presented and research published by IANDS benefits the experiencers, the bereaved and the general public.
Iands has provided an invaluable service for humanity over the years. They continue to offer educational outreach as well as nurture a forum and community where people can come together to witness and share their experience in a loving and supportive environment.
I have been visiting the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) website ever since they first began on the Internet. They provide the highest quality information available on everything concerning NDE-related topics. Along with an informative website, IANDS publishes the Journal of Near-Death Studies - the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted solely to NDE studies - with articles that are very enlightening as well as informative. IANDS also publishes Vital Signs, a newsletter for members, and sponsors annual conferences and other NDE-related programs. I have a website devoted to NDEs as well (www.near-death.com) and I support IANDS' mission is to promote multi-disciplinary research of NDE and NDE-like experiences including their effects on the lives of those who have them. I especially like how IANDS promotes the exploration and implications of the NDE phenomenon as it relates to life, death and the possibility of life after death. This is much needed information for a world that seems too often to have lost touch with its spiritual nature. I especially enjoy IANDS online Index to the Periodical NDE Literature which is absolutely free with a Supporting or higher IANDS membership. This NDE Index is the world’s most powerful NDE search tool and must have for anyone interested in NDE research. I cannot recommend this research tool enough to people. This valuable tool provides bibliographical information on where to find almost every scholarly article concerning NDEs published in English between 1877 and 2011. Many of the articles are available for free or for purchase on the IANDS website. IANDS provides a much needed service to the world - valuable information concerning the most important topics in life - and most of it is free. Visiting the IANDS website, you can find answers to such questions as: Who are we as human beings? What does life, death, and life after death mean? Where do we go when we die? Why do so many scientists not accept the existence of an afterlife? How can I know whether or not NDEs are evidence of an afterlife? Where can I get help after having an NDE? Where can I get help after the death of a loved one? Where can I get more information about NDE?
IANDS is the premier organization for near-death experience (NDE) research and studies with a membership program offering a multitude of valuable resources including their prestigious Journal of Near-Death Studies, their Vital Signs newsletter, and their Index to the NDE Literature through to 2011. They offer open access to freely download their editions of the Journal of the Near-Death Studies from 1981 to 2009. Membership offers many more outstanding resources. Their newly redesigned website provides free access to many scholarly articles and downloadable documents and links to many valuable resources. You will not find a more authorative and scholarly website on the subject of NDEs and related phenomena.
Amazing Stories of Life Changing Experiences !
Informative, sensible and helpful!
One of the best ways one can learn about life's purpose and value, is by having a near-death experience. Since the vast majority of us never gets to have such an experience first-hand, we can only rely on the accounts of those who did. IANDS, through its research and documentation, plays an important role here as a bridge between those with the experience and those without.
I love to read of Miracles, Healings, and Spiritual adventures in the next life.
IANDS does wonderful work in raising awareness of the afterlife, and helping those who are suffering from grief following the transition of a loved one.
This is a wonderful organization and a very helpful website!