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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, June 28th

Jeff Olson will be our speaker for Friday, June 28. Jeff Olsen is a best selling author and inspires audiences across the country with his intriguing personal story of perseverance and inner strength. In 1997, Jeff experienced a horrific automobile … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, May 24th

We are pleased to announce that our speakers for Friday, May 24th, will be Robert and Suzanne Mays, two of the editors of a new compilation (July 2016) of NDE stories titled The Self Does Not Die. Haven’t you ever … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, April 26th

Mary Neal, MD, as an orthopaedic spine surgeon, thought near-death experiences could be explained by science as simply the action of neuro-synapses.  All of this changes when she had her own Near-death Experience.  Dr. Mary Neal drowned when she was … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, March 22, 2019

Jamie Beckstead will be our speaker for Friday, March 22nd.  Less than three years ago, in 2016, five-year old Faith Beckstead underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor.  To support her daughter, after the surgery, her mother Jamie shaved a … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, February 22nd

Melissa Lewis will be our speaker for February 22, 2018. Melissa Lewis is a 39-year-old single mom to three kids and was born with two rare genetic disorders that would go undiagnosed until well into adulthood. From birth, her digestive … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, January 25, 2019

Jozet Richardson and family will be our presenters for Friday, January 25th In 2000 Lance Richardson wrote a book called The Message about his extraordinary near-death experience – one of the most in-depth and insightful of this century.  Four years … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, November 23rd

We are pleased to announce our speaker for our November 23rd IANDS meeting will be Ted Whiting.  In 1981 Ted Whiting had exploratory surgery on his back due to complications from a motorcycle accident.  Originally scheduled for two hours, it … Continue reading

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