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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, 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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IANDS meeting for Friday, October 26th

We are pleased to announce that Lula Grace was our speaker for October 26, 2018. At 4 years of age Lula Brink and her sister begged her father for permission to wade in a canal while their family was out … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, September 28th

IANDS of Utah is pleased to announce our speaker for September is Melvin Morse, MD, who will be speaking on Near-Death Experiences in Children and Current Research on Near-Death Experiences.  Dr, Morse is the New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Closer to … Continue reading

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IANDS meeting for Friday, August 24th

We are pleased to announce the Robert Tremblay will be our speaker for August 24, 2018. Robert, born and raised in Vermont, has had many career paths: Army medic, chief of police, missing persons investigator, finance professional, a trainer for … Continue reading

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