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About IANDS Utah

The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) is devoted exclusively to providing information about near-death and related experiences to experiencers, researchers, educators, health care providers, and the interested public. IANDS Utah has a three-fold purpose: (1) To facilitate and foster greater acceptance and understanding of near-death experiences; (2) To advance, encourage and promote research and study of near-death experiences; (3) To provide information, guidance, comfort, care and other assistance to those concerned with terminal illness, death, disability, disease and related issues.

IANDS Meeting for Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The speaker for Friday September 22, 2017 will be Janet Crawford.  Janet Crawford is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing.  She first spoke to IANDS of Utah in the early 1990’s when she was … Continue reading

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IANDS Utah Meeting for Friday, August 25th, 2017

The speaker for Friday August 25, 2017 will be Russ Horman. On the evening of October 8, 2001 Russ’s life changed profoundly after being targeted in a home invasion robbery. Russ had been setup by the girl he was dating … Continue reading

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IANDS Meeting for Friday, July 28th, 2017

Gifts from a Traumatic Brain Injury In 2011, a motorcycle accident left Greg Nordfeldt with a traumatic brain injury and multiple broken bones.  When he rejoined the world after 11 days in and out of a coma and nearly a … Continue reading

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IANDS Utah Meeting for Friday, June 23rd, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our speaker for June is Sally Firmage.  In September of 2013 Sally, while hiking, experienced a life-threatening electrolyte imbalance and ended up in the hospital very near death.  As she came close to death, … Continue reading

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IANDS Utah Meeting for Friday, May 26th, 2017

Heather Smith Woolsey will be our speaker for May 26, 2017. Heather’s husband wanted to kill her.  He succeeded.  But then Heather came back, and with what she had learned in the darkness of death, she began to change her … Continue reading

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IANDS Utah Meeting for Friday, April 28th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our speakers for Friday, April 28th will be Debra Martin and Sheri Getten.  In 1997, Debra Martin was in a horrific car accident where divine intervention saved her life. This was her first door … Continue reading

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IANDS Utah Meeting for Friday, March 24th, 2017

Marlena Tumlin will be our speaker for March 24,2017. At the age of 23 pregnant with her second child, Marlena had traveled to Boulder Colorado to be with her mother during the period her husband was traveling for work. Marlena … Continue reading

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