We are pleased to announce our speaker this Friday, November 24, 2017, will be Jeff O’Driscoll, MD FACEP. Dr. O’Driscoll is an emergency physician who often comes into contact with patients who are seriously injured. Many die or are close to death. Dr. O’Driscoll has had a series of shared-death experiences with some of his patients, as he helps them through their difficult recovery. Dr. O’Driscoll had such an experience with our IANDS Board member Jeff Olsen, whose experience was partially shared in our last meeting. Dr. O’Driscoll has just completed a book about his experiences with shared death experiences and near-death experience, entitled “Not Yet” from the words often heard by those who have just gone to the other side and are told it is not yet your time, you must go back. Dr. O’Driscoll will be a fascinating speaker sharing his experiences acquired over 25 years an an ER physician.
The inspiring documentary, Glimpses Beyond Death’s Door, available on DVD, was filmed by Utah IANDS member and film-maker Brandon Smith. This documentary includes statements of experts and the near-death experiences of individuals from Utah and Idaho. The included near-death experiences are from people of differing cultural and religious backgrounds. They describe peace in death, first-hand descriptions from the other side of the veil, a being of light, meeting deceased loved ones; communication by thought transference; travel at phenomenal speeds; expanded comprehension and memory powers; and all-encompassing, overwhelming light and love.
The October 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.
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 a critical care nurse at the University of Utah Hospital, often on LifeFlight helicopter efforts to save severely injured people. In those roles, she frequently heard amazing near-death experiences from patients.
Since Janet last spoke at IANDS, she has been a nurse at major hospitals in the mid-West and southern U.S. where she has continued to interact with and provide care to those suffering from critical illnesses and injuries. She has first-hand heard and seen some extraordinary near-death and related experiences. You will enjoy her presentation of a few of the experiences she has witnessed!
The September 22nd 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.
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 at that time for the home invasion. During the robbery Russ was shot four times by the two intruders, two times after confronting one of the intruders and attempting to wrestle gun from him, shot two more times by the second intruder as Russ was struggling with the first intruder.
After the intruders fled Russ’s home police medical personnel responded, Russ was transported to the hospital where he was immediately prepped and taken into surgery. As his life was slipping away due to the multiple gunshots, Russ experienced a profound near-death experience which completely changed the course of his life and provided answers. Being shot and the subsequent NDE in his words was “the best thing that ever happened to me”.
There will be a limited number of Russ’ book, “Phases of Existence and Things I Learned When I was Dead” available for sale at the end of the meeting. Copies may also be purchased from Amazon.
The August 25th 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.
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 life.
Some of the decisions she made were shocking to him and to her family. But she had learned she could turn to a higher source of wisdom and she learned to trust that source of wisdom completely.
Come and share her amazing journey.
The May 26th 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.
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 opened to the Other Side. In 2000 she was in another tragic automobile accident where she crossed over and witnessed everything that was happening to her here on earth from above. On January 21, 2012 Debra was laying in her bed dying from an unknown illness where she crossed over into the arms of God. Debra signed a life span contract that day with God. Sheri Getten played a role in all three of Debra’s NDEs. On 1-21-12 she came to Debra’s house to do a healing. She witnessed Debra’s transitioning into the arms of God, she could listen to Debra describe in detail what she saw and what was being said with God. This is a profound and powerful NDE and healing miracle. This story gives hope, healing and awareness that with God all things are possible. Today because of these NDEs they perform spiritual, physical and mental healing. Together they have discovered a unique healing technique and are currently doing healings around the world.
The April 28th 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.
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 unexpectedly went into labor and was admitted to the small Community Hospital in Boulder Colorado. Once in her room, she was examined by the Nurse who felt that it was unnecessary to call the doctor, as it was late evening and she did not feel Marlena would be delivering before morning. Marlena was then left alone in a room. Soon she was experiencing coldness, pain and spasms.
As time passed Marlena’s pain, uncontrollable spasms and fear grew; alone and unable to contact anyone. Soon Marlena was at a point that the pain and fear consumed her. She was pleading for relief from the pain and the fear of being alone. Suddenly Marlena found herself separated from her body, initially thinking she had died. Then Marlena had an experience that transformed her Life forever.
Marlena was given a gift that helped her overcome not only the pain and fear she was enduring, but has helped her confront her fears, and many losses throughout her life.
The experience was transformative in all areas of her life. Providing her with a strong and unwavering faith, strength, comfort, and the ability to share these gifts with others.
Earning a MS degree in education and counseling, Marlena’s life has been devoted to the service of others. Working as an educator, counselor and trainer in both formal education and hospice care. She has provided Love, Comfort and understanding to both dying children and adults, as well as invaluable training to other educators and counselors.