Archive 2020

IANDS Meeting for Friday, January 24


We are pleased to announce that Les Campbell will be our IANDS speaker for this coming Friday.

Les has been studying near-death experiences, from before Raymond Moody came up with that term. He has collected information on more than 500 related topics or features of NDE’s, produced more than 30 videos (20+ of which are on YouTube) and given more than 80 lectures on related topics.  In other words, Les is about as knowledgeable on NDEs as anyone in this planet. And on Friday he will share with us, his “Favorite but seldom shared Near-death insights”, from:  Insight into pre-mortal life, and a wombs eye view of entrance into mortality, to the nature of deity, a mother in heaven, a choir of planets, and much more.  And of course, as always there will be time allotted for you to pick his brain on questions you may have. If you’ve ever pondered a related topic but never found an answer, this would likely be a good presentation to attend.

IANDS meeting for February 28

Note: The audio for this meeting was lost. Instead here is a link to her talk on the podcast “We Don’t Die”

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Watts Edge will be our speaker February 28th. Claudia is a Utah native, an active local realtor and the author of award winning books. She spoke at our group last August, but a technical glitch eliminated the recording of her address. With the publication of her second book, we have an excuse to bring her back and hear more of her fascinating story, with a focus on her celebrated “THE 10 THINGS I LEARNED WHEN I DIED.”

Claudia had an unusually strong sustained contraction that crushed her uterus and imperiled her unborn daughter. At the hospital, after blood came gushing unexpectedly onto the floor, Claudia was rushed to a delivery room for a cesarean without anesthesia. The intense pain made her passing from this world a welcome blessing.

Follow her journey into enlightenment through the gifts she was given of empathic sensitivities, memories and dreams of Spirit School teachings, visions, and a unique ability to communicate with her Mother and Angel Sister on Other Side. Claudia has an absolutely unique story, and invites interaction during an extended question and answer period at the conclusion of the presentation.

Claudia is the author of two books titled with a play on her last name Gifts From the Edge, Stories of the Other Sidewinner of the Body Mind Spirit Award and Gifts From the Edge, Lessons from the Other Sideavailable at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Autographed books are available at the presentation for a reduced price of $10.00 cash preferred please, no tax.

Rev. Peter Panagore spoke via zoom Friday, April 24

We are very fortunate to have two time NDEr Rev. Peter Panagore to speak to us Friday.  From the words of former IANDS president, Janice Holden, “As a speaker, Peter Panagore is beyond gifted: He is inspired – by the Spirit with which he connected in his near-death experience decades ago and to which he remains connected to this day. His story is compelling not only in its details but also in its implications for every person and for humanity at large. Those who hear him speak are sure to feel touched and to come away with an abundance of food for thought and reflection.”

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LaVonne Wells Sandberg will be our speaker Friday, June 26 via Zoom

Posted on June 25, 2020by IANDS Utah

We are pleased to announce that our speaker this Friday (via Zoom) will be LaVonne Wells Sandberg. LaVonne lost her infant daughter Kiva over two decades ago at Primary Children’s Hospital in March 2000. Five month old Kiva was taken off of life support and handed to her mother to wait for her daughter to draw her last breaths. LaVonne felt Kiva leave through the crown of her head after three very deliberate breaths. Immediately after she then felt a hand on her shoulder and knew that someone was standing beside her. LaVonne has always been spiritually sensitive, but that event opened up additional awareness for her. She now is a spiritual instructor. Like many spiritually gifted individuals, she has had an unusually challenging childhood with a sister who passed due to food insecurity. Her specialty is to help families who have lost children deal with grief and find peace and true connection. LaVonne’s web site is LaVonne’s TED talk is can be found here.

Barbara Bartolome address used Friday, July 24th via Zoom

Posted on July 24, 2020by IANDS Utah

We know you have plans for the 24th. This will top your day off….

Barbara Bartolome, leader of the Santa Barbara IANDS group, will be our speaker Friday, July 24, 2020.

At 31, Barbara went to the hospital for a myelogram, a diagnostic imaging procedure that involves injecting iodine dye into the base of a patient’s neck. The dye accidentally went into her brain and within moments, she was unconscious and flat-lining. “I literally went from inside my body, and when I shut my eyes… the next second I was up on the ceiling looking down at the entire room,” she recalled. What she then saw and heard will be the subject of the NDE she will be sharing with us on Friday. Her experience has been shared in an NDE documentary as well as on the Today Show, as it provides compelling evidence, that “We are not Human Beings having a Spiritual Experience. We are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.”

Barbara feels her Life Purpose involves telling her NDE story and helping people to understand what NDEs teach us all about death and consciousness… and about living our life, as well!  Barbara is retired from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was named an Unsung Heroine at UC Santa Barbara for her volunteer work, both on campus and in her community. Join us as Barbara relates some of her amazing life experiences and tells us how finally assimilating her NDE story into her life has altered it in beautiful and amazing ways!