The speaker for Friday May 27, 2016 will be T.J. Owen. The publishing of her experience and her public speaking on her NDE at a time when NDE’s were not commonly acknowledged should make for a very interesting presentation. Her experience has been published by several NDE researchers as well as in her book,”Time to Believe” (available on Amazon).
T. J. Owen was born in Los Angeles, California in 1947. She grew up in California but as an adult traveled with her work in the Aerospace Industry to many states as well as with her husband’s work in the Middle East. There she volunteered to take on the assignment to help other women and their family members to overcome the culture shock of living and working in a foreign culture.
In her 40 year career in Aerospace some of the projects she worked on include the Apollo Space Program, the Space Shuttle program, research and development for computer and medical laser technology, military and commercial aircraft. She retired after 9/11 while working as a Lead Electrical Manufacturing Engineer at the Boeing Company in Washington State. She now lives with her husband of 50 years in Utah.
In 1969 she experienced an unusual Near-Death Experience that was first published, online, at NDERF.org (Near-Death Experience Research Foundation) during the website’s beginning in 1997.
Dr. Jeffrey Long, and founder of the NDERF.org read T.J’s NDE account and encourage her to publisher her book which she did in 2013. Her NDE still remains a favorite on Dr. Long’s NDERF.org web site. Dr. Long wrote a foreword to T.J. book as well using quotes from her NDE account in his book, Evidence Of The Afterlife: The Science Of Near-Death which was published in 2010.
Roy L. Hill, Psy.D., also found T.J’s. NDE fascinating and her account inspired him to write an entire chapter, “The Better Angels of Our Nature”, using T.J.’s quotes from her book. Dr. Hill’s book, Psychology and the Near-Death Experience, Searching For God, was publish in 2015.
T.J. Owen has volunteered at many hospitals visiting the sick and dying, Home care and Hospice volunteer, grief counselor, a member of the QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program, National Alliance on Mental Illness Education Program as a Certified teacher and public speaker.
Time To Believe: A Life and A Near-Death Experience is her first book. T. J. is eager to respond to readers on her Face Book page, Tegan Jane Owen.
The May 27th IANDS meeting will begin at 7PM in the Salt Lake County Commission hearing Room in the north building of the County Government Center located at 2001 South State, SLC. We meet the fourth Friday of each month except December. Bring a friend as meetings are free of charge.