2022 Featured Speakers

2022 Keynote/Distinguished SPEAKERS

Reflections of God's Light and Love

Mary Neal, MD

Sat.
2:30 pm
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3:30 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
Dr. Mary Neal’s life was transformed when she drowned on a South American river while kayaking with friends. During her thirty minutes underwater, she was held by Christ, experienced a surprising life review, went to heaven, and was then returned to her body. She was told about some future events, including the coming death of her oldest son and has experienced many tangible miracles. She believes an unshakable trust in God’s promises creates joy that transcends one’s circumstances, lights the world, and allows each one of us to become God’s messengers of love.

Oneness and Who We Are

Jeffery Olsen, BSc

Thu.
8:00 pm
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9:00 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
In the diversity of Near-Death Experiences, perhaps the most universal experience and therefore the lost luminous message is the reality that we are all ONE.

We are not only connected to each other, but connected to Divine Source. It is time to remember our origins and who we truly are, so that humanity can step into higher consciousness and a more compassionate way of being.

In 1997 Olsen experienced a horrific auto accident, which took the lives of half his family and nearly killed him. At the time of his accident, Olsen had incredible Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences, bringing him insights not common in today’s world. Jeff has integrated these experiences into everyday life, inspiring others to embrace the light within themselves and to choose joy and true connection in all they do.

Choosing joy and connection is a profound step toward oneness; oneness with the universe, oneness in relationships, and perhaps most importantly, oneness with one’s self.

The Best Evidence for Postmortem Survival

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
3:15 pm
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4:15 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
(to be added)

EDGES: Near-Death Experiences As You've Never Seen Them Before: The Life, Deaths, and Research of P.M.H. Atwater

PMH Atwater, LHD

Fri.
2:00 pm
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3:00 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
I died three times in three months in 1977, and each time had a near-death experience and each was different. In my third, a voice larger than big told me and I quote: “Test revelation. You are to do the research. One book for each death.” Book one was not named (I suspect it was my first one – COMING BACK TO LIFE). Book two: FUTURE MEMORY. Book three: A MANUAL FOR DEVELOPING HUMANS. Being a cop’s kid raised in a police station, I used police investigative techniques as my protocol. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, whom I met at O’Hare Airport near Chicago, listened to my story, and said I was a near-death survivor. She never mentioned Raymond Moody, nor had I heard of him or his famous book. In my first episode of “living the future before it occurred,” I saw myself quitting my bank job and moving to Falls, Church, Virginia. This I did, and began my work interviewing others like myself, a work that has continued unabated for 44 years.

Lucid Living: Here and Now

Suzanne Giesemann, MPA

Sun.
10:15 am
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11:45 am
MT
Room 1
90
Minutes
Imagine a life where joy is a constant companion and even the most difficult challenges can be faced with grace and serenity. Imagine being awake and aware that you are part of something far greater than your part in this collective reality. For now, this sacred state of awareness may come and go, but it is possible to live lucidly, connecting consciously with Higher Consciousness and being divinely guided moment by moment. Join Suzanne as she shares “No Other Explanation” evidence of our interconnectedness not just with each other, but with the one infinite Mind, and models how to live “The Awakened Way™” – a path to knowing who you are and why you’re here.

Timeless Oneness: The Electromagnetic Soul & The Collective Consciousness

Mark Anthony, JD

Fri.
3:15 pm
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4:15 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
Timeless Oneness: The Electromagnetic Soul & The Collective
Consciousness Presented by
Mark Anthony, JD Psychic Explorer ® Author of The Afterlife Frequency
In his groundbreaking book The Afterlife Frequency, Mark Anthony, JD Psychic Explorer
introduces the terms “electromagnetic soul” (EMS) and the “Collective Consciousness.”
The EMS provides the scientific basis for the various forms of spiritual phenomena
which include near-death, share-death experiences, out of body experiences, deathbed
visions and after death communication, not just through mediums but also direct contact
from spirits with people who aren’t necessarily mediums.

Both the EMS and the Collective Consciousness explain why during the different forms
of spiritual contact people report experiencing a sense of interconnectedness and
timelessness.

Just don’t expect a dry lecture. Combining his dynamic speaking style with a colorful
PowerPoint presentation Mark Anthony, JD Psychic Explorer takes you on an
entertaining and educational journey from the cosmic to the subatomic even into the
human soul itself. About Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony, JD Psychic Explorer / Psychic Lawyer ® is a fourth- generation psychic
medium who communicates with spirits. He is an Oxford educated attorney licensed to
practice law in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court.
Mark travels to mystical locations in remote corners of the world to examine Ancient
Mysteries and Supernatural Phenomena.

Mark appears nationwide on TV & Radio including CBS TV “The Doctors,” and Gaia
TV’s “Beyond Belief with George Noory.” He is the co-host of the live stream show “The
Psychic and The Doc,” on the Transformation Network.

He’s a headline speaker at conventions, expos and spiritual organizations

such as the
Edgar Cayce A.R.E., International Association for Near-death Studies, The Shift
Network, Spiritual Awakenings International, Bright Live, Helping Parents Heal, Vail
Symposium & universities including Brown, Columbia, Harvard & Yale.
Mark Anthony is a columnist for Best Holistic Life Magazine and the author of the
groundbreaking bestseller The Afterlife Frequency. His other bestsellers are Never
Letting Go and Evidence of Eternity.

2022 featured SPEAKERS

What Lessons from NDEs Tell Us About Oneness

Brian Smith, BSc (pre-recorded)

Fri.
12:45 pm
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1:45 pm
MT
Room 2
60
Minutes
The presentation will show how the NDE, while being tailored to the individual, provides universal lessons that can help in daily life. People are divided by race, nationality, religion, etc. because we have forgotten that we are literally all One. Many times fundamentalists will attack NDE experiencers because their experience falls outside the bounds of that particular religion or conflicts with Atheistic Materialism.

NDEs in Salt Lake City: The Luminous Mormon View of Near-Death Phenomena

Jeffrey O'Driscoll, MD

Sat.
3:45 pm
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4:45 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
Without discussing the rightness or wrongness of Mormonism, this presentation explains why many Mormons comfortably embrace near-death experiences. While much of the western Judeo-Christian world looks askance at NDEs and related phenomena, most Mormons, or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as they prefer to be called, view glimpses of eternity and end-of-life phenomena as normal, scriptural, and edifying. Indeed, though Mormons use a different nomenclature than the NDE community, they accept the eternal and divine nature of the human soul, communications with Deity, and after-death communications as a basis for belief at a personal level and as the source of Mormon doctrine at an institutional level. While such experiences are considered sacred, sharing them is acceptable and sometimes encouraged. When spiritual and faith traditions understand one another’s lexicon, they may realize they are much nearer a timeless oneness than they ever imagined.

Oneness, Love, and God: Groundbreaking New Insights from a Survey of 834 Near-Death Experiencers

Jeffrey Long, MD, (HERS) (pre-recorded)

Thu.
4:30 pm
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5:30 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
A survey of 834 near-death experiencers (NDErs) was conducted. The survey included questions asking about awareness during their NDEs regarding: 1. Any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness exists? 2. Any specific information / awareness regarding love? 3. Any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being exists? A remarkably high percentage of NDErs answered ‘Yes’ to these questions- 47.1%, 57.1%, and 48.0% to questions one through three, respectively. All three of these questions allowed a narrative response. These narrative responses showed remarkably consistent insights: 1. NDErs often found that a mystical universal connection/unity/oneness really exists. 2. NDErs often describe the unearthly love in their NDEs as a part of everything, as if love connects everyone and everything. 3. God is often described as beyond earthly words and is a reality.

Comparing Shared Death Experiences and Near-Death Experiences: Unveiling an Illuminating Contrast

William Peters, MA, MEd, MFT (HERS)/Michael Kinsella, PhD

Thu.
2:00 pm
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3:00 pm
MT
Room 2
60
Minutes
William Peters, M.A., M.Ed., MFT, is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings) and their healing benefits. As the director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative, William and his team collect and study shared crossings. William is a global leader in shared death studies and end-of-life phenomena. He teaches methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. William is a psychotherapist and served as a hospice worker with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. His work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of shared crossings. William’s work has appeared in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in Omega – Journal of Death Studies. William’s book entitled At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, is published by Simon & Schuster. For more information on William go to WilliamPeters.info or SharedCrossing.com.

Michael Kinsella, Ph.D., is Chief of Research for the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), a non-profit entity devoted studying end-of-life experiences and their therapeutic benefits. Together with the SCRI team, Dr. Kinsella recently published articles on shared end-of-life experiences that have appeared in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2021) and Omega—Journal of Death and Dying (2022). Michael also served as a contributing author to William Peters’ recent book At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better (2022). In addition to writing and research, Michael teaches university courses on death and dying and works as a hospice volunteer.

NDE Evidence and the Next Steps in Mind-Brain Research

Robert Mays, BSc / Suzanne Mays, AAS

Thu.
9:00 am
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10:00 am
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
NDEs provide strong evidence that the nonmaterial mind is a separate entity that interfaces with the brain in ordinary consciousness—a view that requires a radical shift in neuroscience. Earlier scientific revolutions like the heliocentric view of the heavens took more than a century to be accepted whereas more recent revolutions like the structure of the atom took less than 20 years. The difference was the ability to provide convincing evidence and a model of the new paradigm to other scientists. We present the NDE evidence for the separate mind entity and a model of, and evidence for, mind-brain interaction. There is good NDE evidence that the nonmaterial mind interacts with physical matter including neural mechanisms and there is good neurological evidence from neural structures and anesthesiology that suggests an interface for the mind to work with the brain. What is needed now is a research program to validate this model of mind-brain interaction.

The Emerging Human: Using Your Thoughts & Heart To Co-Create With the Universe & Birth a More Magnificent You – and World

Barbara Ireland, BFA

Thu.
12:45 pm
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1:45 pm
MT
Room 2
60
Minutes
We are at a pivotal moment in human history: A new species of Human is emerging. We have the opportunity to evolve into this new consciousness – or not. We all feel and witness the struggle between the age-old focus on ego, greed, power struggles and competition – vs – a new focus on the heart, cooperation, and Oneness with all beings we share this world with. During my NDE, I was taught that the 2 greatest challenges humans are here to explore and develop are: 1) Learning to consciously use, and create with, the power of our thoughts, rather than destroy with unconscious, repetitive, negative thinking; and 2) the importance of how we show up in our relationships – with people, the environment, and ourSelves. I will recount my NDE, and how working with these 2 teachings dramatically enhanced my life. I will share specific ways you can use the power of your thoughts and heart to co-create with the Universe, connect with the Oneness – and birth the new species within yourself.

Knowing Who We Truly Are As ONE

Caroline Chang, BA

Thu.
4:30 pm
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5:30 pm
MT
Room 2
60
Minutes
The Universal Truth of Oneness and know we are all Sovereign Divine Beings of Light; connected to Source and each other. Science is now teaching us that ALL life, everything is energy, and that energy is interconnected and interdependent. In essence, everyone is ONE. Knowing the truth of Oneness will put an end to war, crime, poverty, racism, religious and cultural division, and the destruction of the earth. We are in the midst of a Global Consciousness Shift and we are living in the dawn of a new age for mankind’s Awakening.

Glowing With the Essence of Love

Rev. Peter Panagore, MDiv

Fri.
9:00 am
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10:00 am
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
Multiple times, in multiple ways, over my lifetime I’ve experienced Oneness. I said nothing for decades. Instead, I put The Ineffable into action, or rather allowed It to act through me, when facing division, judgmental attitudes, and self-righteousness interests. It’s less that I have diminished feelings of conflict, alienation, fear of punishment, and death. It’s more that I know what I am, who I am, where I am from, and to where I am going. The Living Remembrance compels me to care for others even by putting myself at risk for strangers. Touching Timelessness leaves me living in a constant state of déjà vu. Expressions of compassion and love naturally and unavoidably arise from a transcendental Union experience. I will talk about all of this and, inshallah, create a space combining our collective Luminous selves to multiple, and experience, the Radiance among us and feel the Essence of Love together.

How to Experience Oneness Through Meditation Practice, Service, and Energy Healing

Tricia Barker, MFA

Fri.
12:45 pm
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1:45 pm
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
The experience of oneness can help alleviate fears about death and anxiety about living. Oneness experiences can help people feel more awareness and bliss in the present moment. Oneness experiences also help individuals to drop judgments of others and work for the benefit of humanity. Meditation, service work, spiritual energy healing, and even the study of near-death experiences can give people an opportunity to experience moments of oneness.

The History and Impact of Near-Death Experiences on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1784 to the Present

Martin Tanner, JD

Sat.
9:00 am
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10:00 am
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” Church) was founded in 1830 by 24 year old Joseph Smith, based on a vision which had many NDE elements. Later he visited by an angel who, after delivering a message, departed through a tunnel into heaven. Once a mob beat him, and left him for dead. During assault Smith watched the rest of the assault from above, when his spirit left his body. From 1784 to the present thousands of Latter-day Saints have had extensive NDEs, including Mormon leader, Jedediah Grant. In 1920 a Mormon leader from Idaho, Heber Hale, shared his NDE in the Church’s conference. Details of these and other NDEs in Mormon Faith, in Judaism, early Christianity and other faiths will be described. Presenter will conclude with the suggestion tradition religions should not be skeptical of NDEs. Neither should those who accept NDEs be skeptical of tradition religion. Both share common roots.

Practical Oneness: Grounding Luminosity into the Lived-Experience of our Humanity

Brooke Grove, MA

Fri.
10:15 am
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11:15 am
MT
Room 2
60
Minutes
Mystical Experiencers report that the ethereal Oneness experienced throughout a Transcendent state is a sublime peak experience, which radically alters one’s Life trajectory. Medicinal storytelling, including yet not limited to Near-Death Experiences, document how these experiences radically alter collective consciousness and inspire others to more aligned ways of Being. Yet, authentic embodiment of our Spiritual knowing is a notable challenge for seekers of all paths, as we are recurrently confronted with the dichotomy between our awakening and the realities of our complex and fragile humanity. This lecture, offered humbly by a perfectly imperfect experiencer and healer, explores the cultural phenomenon of Spiritual bypassing to highlight the need for integration of our human complexities and grounded embodiment of our Light, so we may shine as a relatable source of authentic connection to those we are blessed to inspire and serve.

Oneness, Here, There and Everywhere

Jose Hernandez, BE

Sun.
9:00 am
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10:00 am
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
Jose Hernandez, member of the Association of Transformational Leaders and featured on the Netflix Docu-series, Surviving Death, speaks on his experience of Oneness. Jose had profoundly life-changing experience of Oneness There during his Near-Death-Experience, Here, from the experiences in the 22 years since his Near-Death-Experience, and Everywhere, in a profound out of body experience on his 50th birthday. His nuanced encounters of Oneness have allowed him to integrate its lessons fully here, informing his work, teachings and art in practical ways. He shares his understanding with the audience, offering practical suggestions on how to experience Oneness here and now.

Divine Guidance from Beings of Light and the Power of Connection.

Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala, PhD

Thu.
10:15 am
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11:15 am
MT
Room 1
60
Minutes
In this presentation, you will discover how during Ingrid’s NDE, while navigating in the spirit realm, she saw her mom who was about 10 min away from the place where Ingrid was drowning, and thanks to the strong connection between them, her mom was able to sense Ingrid’s presence. And then, by following her intuition and inner guidance she was able to find Ingrid’s lifeless body sunk at the bottom of a tank filled with frigid water, and to save her. Ingrid came back from the other realm to confirm that connection and communication between realms is absolutely real. When she grew up, Ingrid had a second NDE and not long after the Beings of Light revealed to her that one of the purposes of her NDEs was to bring back the message of the importance of connection which is essential to reuniting with our neighbors in Oneness. True Connection can only be achieved through Unconditional Love. Nowadays Ingrid is still communicating and learning from the Beings of Light and the spirit realm.