The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is a membership organization providing information about near-death and related experiences to experiencers, researchers, educators, health care providers, and the interested public.
IANDS’ purpose is “to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences, their effects on people’s lives, and their implications for beliefs about life, death, and human purpose.” Among its various activities is a periodic conference in North America.
This year’s IANDS Conference, entitled “Mysteries of Near-Death Experiences: Perspectives from Experiencers, Science and Spirituality“, will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Red Lion Hotel Denver Central on Thursday-Saturday, Sept 2-4 plus optional Fun Day outings on Sunday, Sept 5. (More details to come.)
- Explore strategies to promote disclosure, description and classification of the “mysteries” associated with NDEs.
- Compare and contrast insights of an NDE as viewed from experiencer, scientific and/or spiritual perspectives.
- Discuss future research on reported facets of “mysteries” related to Near-Death Experiences.
- Identify possible practices which might be used to support the NDEer in his/her attempts to integrate an experience from multiple perspectives.
To submit a paper, see the Conference Call for Papers.
For more of my posts about near-death experiences, here’s an index: