2022 ALL Speakers by Day

2022 ALL Speakers by Day

2022 Day 1 - Thursday - SPEAKERS

2022 Day 1 - Thursday - SPEAKERS

Presentation with Complimentary Lunch by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies: Robert Bigelow & Colm Kelleher, PhD (pre-registration required)

Robert Bigelow, Colm Kelleher, PhD

Thu.
11:30 am
-
12:30 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
In 2020, aerospace entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow founded the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS). BICS’s mission includes “to communicate, facilitate, educate and organize scientific research and exploration into the survival of human consciousness (SOHC)” with a particular focus on consciousness surviving permanent bodily death. Following a successful competition in 2021 for essays providing the best evidence for SOHC, BICS is now looking to the future. In this presentation, Robert Bigelow and Colm Kelleher will reveal the details, including application process and important dates, for BICS’s new grants program for 2023, called “The Challenge”, that promises to significantly impact the future of research in the field of SOHC. Audience members attending this panel are invited to a complimentary bag lunch, for which they may make their menu selection on the conference registration form.
Robert Bigelow >> Las Vegas entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow is the Founder and President of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies. BICS was founded in 2020 to support research into both the survival of human consciousness after physical death and, based on data from such studies, the nature of the afterlife. In 2021, BICS launched a highly publicized and very successful global essay competition in which $1,800,000 was awarded to twenty-nine (29) winning essays. The essay requirement was to provide the best evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that human consciousness survives bodily death.

Robert Bigelow graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Robert Bigelow is an experienced general contractor, designer, developer, financier, buyer and manager of many large real estate projects in the US. Over the course of his career spanning many decades, he has designed and built numerous apartment complexes, including the Budget Suites of America hotel chain that are currently in
three southwestern states.

In 1999, Robert Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace, LLC. The purpose of Bigelow Aerospace was to provide general contracting and research and development for the design, development and construction of habitable space structures for private enterprise and government use. Mr. Bigelow personally provided all financial support totaling over $350 Million Dollars. He has successfully launched two subscale spacecraft called Genesis I & II into orbit as well as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is attached to the Tranquility module of the International Space Station. Moreover, Mr. Bigelow served as the program manager of the B330 spacecraft – Bigelow Aerospace’s main habitation system for LEO and beyond LEO destinations. He also holds 29 patents on aerospace systems and hardware.

Colm Kelleher, PhD >> Since obtaining his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Colm Kelleher has spent 35 years of his working life in a wide variety of diverse careers. Between 1991-1996, he was an immunology research scientist at the National Jewish Center in Denver Colorado. Between 1996-2004, Kelleher led the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) team on Skinwalker Ranch and multiple other NIDS projects. From 2004-2008, Colm served as laboratory director at San Francisco biotechnology company Prosetta where he led teams of scientists in executing DoD contracts to discover drugs against the Ebola virus, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Junin, Machupo, Marburg and other viruses of interest to DoD. In 2008 Kelleher became deputy administrator of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) where he led the day-to-day operations in executing the AAWSAP contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). From 2012-2020, Kelleher led the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Department at Bigelow Aerospace. where he managed eleven separate projects that cumulatively resulted in the building of life support systems for expandable spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Kelleher is the author of Brain Trust (Simon & Schuster) and he co-authored Hunt for the Skinwalker in 2005 with award winning journalist George Knapp.
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Presentation with Complimentary Lunch by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies: Robert Bigelow & Colm Kelleher, PhD (pre-registration required)

Robert Bigelow, Colm Kelleher, PhD

Thu.
11:30 am
-
12:30 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
In 2020, aerospace entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow founded the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS). BICS’s mission includes “to communicate, facilitate, educate and organize scientific research and exploration into the survival of human consciousness (SOHC)” with a particular focus on consciousness surviving permanent bodily death. Following a successful competition in 2021 for essays providing the best evidence for SOHC, BICS is now looking to the future. In this presentation, Robert Bigelow and Colm Kelleher will reveal the details, including application process and important dates, for BICS’s new grants program for 2023, called “The Challenge”, that promises to significantly impact the future of research in the field of SOHC. Audience members attending this panel are invited to a complimentary bag lunch, for which they may make their menu selection on the conference registration form.
Robert Bigelow >> Las Vegas entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow is the Founder and President of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies. BICS was founded in 2020 to support research into both the survival of human consciousness after physical death and, based on data from such studies, the nature of the afterlife. In 2021, BICS launched a highly publicized and very successful global essay competition in which $1,800,000 was awarded to twenty-nine (29) winning essays. The essay requirement was to provide the best evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that human consciousness survives bodily death.

Robert Bigelow graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Robert Bigelow is an experienced general contractor, designer, developer, financier, buyer and manager of many large real estate projects in the US. Over the course of his career spanning many decades, he has designed and built numerous apartment complexes, including the Budget Suites of America hotel chain that are currently in
three southwestern states.

In 1999, Robert Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace, LLC. The purpose of Bigelow Aerospace was to provide general contracting and research and development for the design, development and construction of habitable space structures for private enterprise and government use. Mr. Bigelow personally provided all financial support totaling over $350 Million Dollars. He has successfully launched two subscale spacecraft called Genesis I & II into orbit as well as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is attached to the Tranquility module of the International Space Station. Moreover, Mr. Bigelow served as the program manager of the B330 spacecraft – Bigelow Aerospace’s main habitation system for LEO and beyond LEO destinations. He also holds 29 patents on aerospace systems and hardware.

Colm Kelleher, PhD >> Since obtaining his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Colm Kelleher has spent 35 years of his working life in a wide variety of diverse careers. Between 1991-1996, he was an immunology research scientist at the National Jewish Center in Denver Colorado. Between 1996-2004, Kelleher led the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) team on Skinwalker Ranch and multiple other NIDS projects. From 2004-2008, Colm served as laboratory director at San Francisco biotechnology company Prosetta where he led teams of scientists in executing DoD contracts to discover drugs against the Ebola virus, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Junin, Machupo, Marburg and other viruses of interest to DoD. In 2008 Kelleher became deputy administrator of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) where he led the day-to-day operations in executing the AAWSAP contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). From 2012-2020, Kelleher led the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Department at Bigelow Aerospace. where he managed eleven separate projects that cumulatively resulted in the building of life support systems for expandable spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Kelleher is the author of Brain Trust (Simon & Schuster) and he co-authored Hunt for the Skinwalker in 2005 with award winning journalist George Knapp.
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NDE Evidence and the Next Steps in Mind-Brain Research

Robert Mays, BSc / Suzanne Mays, AAS

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Their current areas of focus are on (1) NDErs’ prophetic visions of world events, (2) describing the nature of the transcendent realm as is evident in NDEr accounts, and (3) understanding the nature of consciousness as an individuated mind-entity directly interacting with a physical body and brain, as opposed to a non-localized entity spread out across all of existence, transmitting to and receiving from the physical brain
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NDE Evidence and the Next Steps in Mind-Brain Research

Robert Mays, BSc / Suzanne Mays, AAS

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Their current areas of focus are on (1) NDErs’ prophetic visions of world events, (2) describing the nature of the transcendent realm as is evident in NDEr accounts, and (3) understanding the nature of consciousness as an individuated mind-entity directly interacting with a physical body and brain, as opposed to a non-localized entity spread out across all of existence, transmitting to and receiving from the physical brain
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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
-
1:45 pm
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
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.
Barbara Ireland is on a mission is to help birth the emerging, new species of human, Homo Diamondis – through the development of the conscious use of our thoughts and the power of the heart. She is author of the Amazon bestseller, “How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness,” and contributing author to “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.” She is founder of The De-Looping Method that uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts, and is creator of the Blueprint For Magic method of conscious-creating (both based on her NDE). Ireland trains individuals, foundations, and corporations (Boeing and others) to stop worry, raise self-esteem, and develop skill in joyful, conscious-creating. She is also a singer, lover of nature, and short story writer
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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
-
1:45 pm
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
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.
Barbara Ireland is on a mission is to help birth the emerging, new species of human, Homo Diamondis – through the development of the conscious use of our thoughts and the power of the heart. She is author of the Amazon bestseller, “How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness,” and contributing author to “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.” She is founder of The De-Looping Method that uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts, and is creator of the Blueprint For Magic method of conscious-creating (both based on her NDE). Ireland trains individuals, foundations, and corporations (Boeing and others) to stop worry, raise self-esteem, and develop skill in joyful, conscious-creating. She is also a singer, lover of nature, and short story writer
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The Best Evidence for Postmortem Survival

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
3:15 pm
-
4:15 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
This presentation will summarize highlights from Dr. Mishlove’s grand prize-winning essay for the Bigelow Institute competition. It will address spiritual mediumship, lucid dreams, reincarnation, NDEs, and instrumental trans-communication
Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is host and producer of the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube. He is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death
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The Best Evidence for Postmortem Survival

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
3:15 pm
-
4:15 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
This presentation will summarize highlights from Dr. Mishlove’s grand prize-winning essay for the Bigelow Institute competition. It will address spiritual mediumship, lucid dreams, reincarnation, NDEs, and instrumental trans-communication
Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is host and producer of the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube. He is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death
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Knowing Who We Truly Are As ONE

Caroline Chang, BA

Thu.
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
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.
Caroline Chang has been Producing and Hosting Awake 2 Oneness Radio for over 7 years. She launched her podcast 6 months after the transition of her only son Kyle. Caroline is also the Founder of The KYLE Foundation (Keep Your Light Expanding), and Co-Founder of Universal Oneness Alliance. Caroline is an Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Grief Mentor to many who have loved ones in Spirit. Caroline has given many talks, presentations, and been a guest speaker at many in person and online Conferences, podcasts, and Spiritual Centers. Caroline has written a chapter in the award-winning book “We Touched Heaven”, a collection of experiences that reach beyond the veil. She is also in the process of writing her book; a touching true story of a mother’s triumph from the devastating transition of her only son; and sharing her journey to Awakening to the Truth of who we are as Sovereign Divine Beings of Light. Her book is filled with inspiration and encouragement of how she overcame life’s challenges; as well as sharing spiritual lessons she has learned on her journey
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Knowing Who We Truly Are As ONE

Caroline Chang, BA

Thu.
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
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.
Caroline Chang has been Producing and Hosting Awake 2 Oneness Radio for over 7 years. She launched her podcast 6 months after the transition of her only son Kyle. Caroline is also the Founder of The KYLE Foundation (Keep Your Light Expanding), and Co-Founder of Universal Oneness Alliance. Caroline is an Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Grief Mentor to many who have loved ones in Spirit. Caroline has given many talks, presentations, and been a guest speaker at many in person and online Conferences, podcasts, and Spiritual Centers. Caroline has written a chapter in the award-winning book “We Touched Heaven”, a collection of experiences that reach beyond the veil. She is also in the process of writing her book; a touching true story of a mother’s triumph from the devastating transition of her only son; and sharing her journey to Awakening to the Truth of who we are as Sovereign Divine Beings of Light. Her book is filled with inspiration and encouragement of how she overcame life’s challenges; as well as sharing spiritual lessons she has learned on her journey
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Oneness and Who We Are

Jeffery Olsen, BSc

Thu.
8:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Jeffery Olsen is a best-selling author who inspires audiences internationally with his intriguing story of perseverance and inner strength. After a horrific automobile accident took the lives of his wife and youngest son, also inflicting multiple life-threatening injuries to Jeff (including the amputation of his left leg) he found the courage to survive over 18 surgeries and eventually heal both physically and emotionally. 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 beauty around them and choose joy in all they do. Olsen’s latest book, WHERE ARE YOU? is a collaboration with his oldest son Spencer, who also survived the accident at the age of seven. They have captured in a simple and powerful way their healing journey through the innocent perspective of that seven-year-old child and have created a heartfelt book for all ages. Among Jeff’s many accomplishments, he is most fulfilled by simply being a husband, father and friend. www.EnvoyPublishing.com
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Oneness and Who We Are

Jeffery Olsen, BSc

Thu.
8:00 pm
-
9:00 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Jeffery Olsen is a best-selling author who inspires audiences internationally with his intriguing story of perseverance and inner strength. After a horrific automobile accident took the lives of his wife and youngest son, also inflicting multiple life-threatening injuries to Jeff (including the amputation of his left leg) he found the courage to survive over 18 surgeries and eventually heal both physically and emotionally. 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 beauty around them and choose joy in all they do. Olsen’s latest book, WHERE ARE YOU? is a collaboration with his oldest son Spencer, who also survived the accident at the age of seven. They have captured in a simple and powerful way their healing journey through the innocent perspective of that seven-year-old child and have created a heartfelt book for all ages. Among Jeff’s many accomplishments, he is most fulfilled by simply being a husband, father and friend. www.EnvoyPublishing.com
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Divine Guidance from Beings of Light and the Power of Connection.

Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala, PhD

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
From the moment of her NDE at the age of two, Ingrid was aware of other dimensions of life than those most of us normally experience. She was also gifted with the wise input of “Beings of Light” who gave her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced the challenges of growing up and finding her professional destiny as an oceanographer. Throughout her life journey from her native Colombia to Europe and her eventual home in the USA — and from a deadly war zone to underwater explorations and a NASA research center — Ingrid teaches how any human experience can be illumined from within when we are tuned in with inner guidance
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Divine Guidance from Beings of Light and the Power of Connection.

Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala, PhD

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
From the moment of her NDE at the age of two, Ingrid was aware of other dimensions of life than those most of us normally experience. She was also gifted with the wise input of “Beings of Light” who gave her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced the challenges of growing up and finding her professional destiny as an oceanographer. Throughout her life journey from her native Colombia to Europe and her eventual home in the USA — and from a deadly war zone to underwater explorations and a NASA research center — Ingrid teaches how any human experience can be illumined from within when we are tuned in with inner guidance
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Remembering the Light: How Dying Saved My Life

Rosemary Thornton

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
60
Minutes
When Rose’s husband committed suicide, she fell into a pit so deep and dark that medical professionals expressed doubts about her recovery. Two years later, Rose was diagnosed with cancer, and during a related surgical biopsy, she bled to death. In heaven, her predominant emotion was gratitude that this life experience had ended, but the angelic beings she encountered encouraged Rose to return to earth. She was told that if she agreed to go back, she’d be restored to perfect health, physically, emotionally and mentally. After Rose’s restoration to life, she sold off her earthly possessions and moved 1,000 miles due west to start a new life in the Midwest. When asked how her life has changed after this NDE, she often replies, “Every single thing about my life has been transformed. Every single thing.” Her story has been heard by 10+ million people.

For 20 years, Rose Thornton enjoyed a national reputation as an expert on old houses. The author of ten books, Rose has been featured on everything from PBS’ “History Detectives” to BBC Radio. In 2016, her husband committed suicide and two years later, Rose was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. After a “routine” medical procedure, Rose bled to death. In heaven, she was told that if she agreed to return to earth, she’d be restored to wholeness. Subsequently, medical tests affirmed that not only had the disease disappeared, but she was also healed of the crippling grief. Her story has now been featured on dozens of video platforms and radio shows, and most recently, Rose did a two-hour interview on Coast-to-Coast. More than 10 million listeners have heard Rose’s NDE, and the most frequent comment she receives is, “This is the best NDE I’ve ever heard”
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Remembering the Light: How Dying Saved My Life

Rosemary Thornton

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
60
Minutes
When Rose’s husband committed suicide, she fell into a pit so deep and dark that medical professionals expressed doubts about her recovery. Two years later, Rose was diagnosed with cancer, and during a related surgical biopsy, she bled to death. In heaven, her predominant emotion was gratitude that this life experience had ended, but the angelic beings she encountered encouraged Rose to return to earth. She was told that if she agreed to go back, she’d be restored to perfect health, physically, emotionally and mentally. After Rose’s restoration to life, she sold off her earthly possessions and moved 1,000 miles due west to start a new life in the Midwest. When asked how her life has changed after this NDE, she often replies, “Every single thing about my life has been transformed. Every single thing.” Her story has been heard by 10+ million people.

For 20 years, Rose Thornton enjoyed a national reputation as an expert on old houses. The author of ten books, Rose has been featured on everything from PBS’ “History Detectives” to BBC Radio. In 2016, her husband committed suicide and two years later, Rose was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. After a “routine” medical procedure, Rose bled to death. In heaven, she was told that if she agreed to return to earth, she’d be restored to wholeness. Subsequently, medical tests affirmed that not only had the disease disappeared, but she was also healed of the crippling grief. Her story has now been featured on dozens of video platforms and radio shows, and most recently, Rose did a two-hour interview on Coast-to-Coast. More than 10 million listeners have heard Rose’s NDE, and the most frequent comment she receives is, “This is the best NDE I’ve ever heard”
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Near-Death Experience Reports – The “Red Pill” for Discovering Reality

Rev. Lee Witting, DMin

Thu.
9:00 am
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10:00 am
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
The Matrix movie trilogy, and the Matrix Resurrection film of 2022, made famous the notion there is a deeper truth than the video game nature of our day-to-day existence. In those films, this deeper reality was visited by swallowing a red pill – much like Plato’s metaphor, some four centuries before Christ, of the enlightened who break their chains, and exit the cave of shadows to enter the sunlight of truth. Our conviction at NDE Radio – that NDEs provide that “red pill” visit to the deeper reality – is that we are helping demonstrate to listeners around the world the oneness we share with each another, and with the Earth itself. Is there a lasting impact when listen to what NDErs are telling us? In the eight years since launching the NDE Radio podcasts, this is a report on what progress we’re making based on a sampling of our listeners’ theological questions and responses.
Lee Witting is the host of NDE Radio. An experiencer himself, Lee earned his doctorate in NDE Studies from Bangor Theological Seminary, and served for many years as Chaplain at Eastern Maine Medical Center and as Pastor of the Union St. Brick Church, in Bangor, Maine. He has served on the IANDS Board of Directors, and as editor of IANDS Vital Signs. As both chaplain and podcaster, Lee has interviewed hundreds of NDErs, and worked with others who recounted many STEs, including shared-death experiences, prophesy, and after-death communications. Nearly 500 of his NDE-related interviews, on podcast and on YouTube, can be found at “NDE Radio with Lee Witting.” Lee’s “adventure theology” novel, Beyond the Phoenix Door, is available through Amazon. It describes Eden in a story inspired by actual NDEsLee Witting is the host of NDE Radio. An experiencer himself, Lee earned his doctorate in NDE Studies from Bangor Theological Seminary, and served for many years as Chaplain at Eastern Maine Medical Center and as Pastor of the Union St. Brick Church, in Bangor, Maine. He has served on the IANDS Board of Directors, and as editor of IANDS Vital Signs. As both chaplain and podcaster, Lee has interviewed hundreds of NDErs, and worked with others who recounted many STEs, including shared-death experiences, prophesy, and after-death communications. Nearly 500 of his NDE-related interviews, on podcast and on YouTube, can be found at “NDE Radio with Lee Witting.” Lee’s “adventure theology” novel, Beyond the Phoenix Door, is available through Amazon. It describes Eden in a story inspired by actual NDEs
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Near-Death Experience Reports – The “Red Pill” for Discovering Reality

Rev. Lee Witting, DMin

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
The Matrix movie trilogy, and the Matrix Resurrection film of 2022, made famous the notion there is a deeper truth than the video game nature of our day-to-day existence. In those films, this deeper reality was visited by swallowing a red pill – much like Plato’s metaphor, some four centuries before Christ, of the enlightened who break their chains, and exit the cave of shadows to enter the sunlight of truth. Our conviction at NDE Radio – that NDEs provide that “red pill” visit to the deeper reality – is that we are helping demonstrate to listeners around the world the oneness we share with each another, and with the Earth itself. Is there a lasting impact when listen to what NDErs are telling us? In the eight years since launching the NDE Radio podcasts, this is a report on what progress we’re making based on a sampling of our listeners’ theological questions and responses.
Lee Witting is the host of NDE Radio. An experiencer himself, Lee earned his doctorate in NDE Studies from Bangor Theological Seminary, and served for many years as Chaplain at Eastern Maine Medical Center and as Pastor of the Union St. Brick Church, in Bangor, Maine. He has served on the IANDS Board of Directors, and as editor of IANDS Vital Signs. As both chaplain and podcaster, Lee has interviewed hundreds of NDErs, and worked with others who recounted many STEs, including shared-death experiences, prophesy, and after-death communications. Nearly 500 of his NDE-related interviews, on podcast and on YouTube, can be found at “NDE Radio with Lee Witting.” Lee’s “adventure theology” novel, Beyond the Phoenix Door, is available through Amazon. It describes Eden in a story inspired by actual NDEsLee Witting is the host of NDE Radio. An experiencer himself, Lee earned his doctorate in NDE Studies from Bangor Theological Seminary, and served for many years as Chaplain at Eastern Maine Medical Center and as Pastor of the Union St. Brick Church, in Bangor, Maine. He has served on the IANDS Board of Directors, and as editor of IANDS Vital Signs. As both chaplain and podcaster, Lee has interviewed hundreds of NDErs, and worked with others who recounted many STEs, including shared-death experiences, prophesy, and after-death communications. Nearly 500 of his NDE-related interviews, on podcast and on YouTube, can be found at “NDE Radio with Lee Witting.” Lee’s “adventure theology” novel, Beyond the Phoenix Door, is available through Amazon. It describes Eden in a story inspired by actual NDEs
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“Live like you were dying”

Randy Kolibaba (pre-record)

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
Our life is a story that is told about ourselves, by ourselves, that we’ve come to believe. Often the harshest reality that many people come to in their lives is that the life they’re living is not what they envisioned for themselves. The presenter is a bestselling author and highly decorated retired officer of Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He’s investigated over 700 human deaths in his career. He’s witnessed death come both violently and passively. Facing a life-threatening auto-immune disease and listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit, he had a near death experience (NDE). After experiencing his NDE, miraculously, literally the next day his medical condition started to dramatically improve. He went from having been given only three days to live, to enjoy a full and complete recovery. The presenter has learned no matter how old you are or where you are in your life, a true change in your life is only a thought away.
Randy is 63 years old and born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Randy is married to Colleen, a registered nurse. They live in Kelowna, British Columbia, and together they have five children and six grandchildren. Randy went on to have a long and storied career with Canada’s iconic national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was decorated twice for outstanding service to his country, once by the Government of Canada and the second by Her Majesty the Queen of England. He served as Canada’s contingent commander of Canada’s largest-ever civilian policing mission to the United Nations during his tour of duty in war-torn Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Upon returning to Canada, after witnessing firsthand the atrocities of genocide, Randy was diagnosed with chronic Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has lectured on PTSD on various media platforms in both Canada and the United States. A professional public speaker who has also published two Self-Help books, with his latest, “Is this the life you Imagined…What if you were wrong?” listed on Amazon’s Best Sellers list and now sold in 58 countries. His books are used by medical professionals to assist patients to deal with PTSD
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“Live like you were dying”

Randy Kolibaba (pre-record)

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
Our life is a story that is told about ourselves, by ourselves, that we’ve come to believe. Often the harshest reality that many people come to in their lives is that the life they’re living is not what they envisioned for themselves. The presenter is a bestselling author and highly decorated retired officer of Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He’s investigated over 700 human deaths in his career. He’s witnessed death come both violently and passively. Facing a life-threatening auto-immune disease and listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit, he had a near death experience (NDE). After experiencing his NDE, miraculously, literally the next day his medical condition started to dramatically improve. He went from having been given only three days to live, to enjoy a full and complete recovery. The presenter has learned no matter how old you are or where you are in your life, a true change in your life is only a thought away.
Randy is 63 years old and born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Randy is married to Colleen, a registered nurse. They live in Kelowna, British Columbia, and together they have five children and six grandchildren. Randy went on to have a long and storied career with Canada’s iconic national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was decorated twice for outstanding service to his country, once by the Government of Canada and the second by Her Majesty the Queen of England. He served as Canada’s contingent commander of Canada’s largest-ever civilian policing mission to the United Nations during his tour of duty in war-torn Kosovo, Yugoslavia. Upon returning to Canada, after witnessing firsthand the atrocities of genocide, Randy was diagnosed with chronic Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has lectured on PTSD on various media platforms in both Canada and the United States. A professional public speaker who has also published two Self-Help books, with his latest, “Is this the life you Imagined…What if you were wrong?” listed on Amazon’s Best Sellers list and now sold in 58 countries. His books are used by medical professionals to assist patients to deal with PTSD
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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
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Jeffrey Long, M.D. is a radiation oncology physician living in Houma, Louisiana. Over 20 years ago he founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (nderf.org). Dr. Long has investigated over 3500 near-death experiences (NDEs), which is by far the largest number of NDEs ever scientifically studied. Portions of the NDERF website have been posted in over 30 languages allowing global outreach. The results of his previous research were published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences. Millions of people have seen Dr. Long discuss his research on shows including the NBC Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, National Geographic television, History Channel, The O’Reilly Factor, and on television broadcasts around the world
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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
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Jeffrey Long, M.D. is a radiation oncology physician living in Houma, Louisiana. Over 20 years ago he founded the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (nderf.org). Dr. Long has investigated over 3500 near-death experiences (NDEs), which is by far the largest number of NDEs ever scientifically studied. Portions of the NDERF website have been posted in over 30 languages allowing global outreach. The results of his previous research were published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences. Millions of people have seen Dr. Long discuss his research on shows including the NBC Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, National Geographic television, History Channel, The O’Reilly Factor, and on television broadcasts around the world
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Vibration, Frequency & Your Emotions: The Greatest Story Never Told

Bill Letson, BSc

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
In 1994, while working as a firefighter, Bill Letson had a profound NDE. Fifteen years later he set out to discover first-hand the true nature of ourselves and our earthly journey. His story weaves together the notion of the incredible power of our emotions, intentions, thoughts and motivations. How our earthly mission is to align with our infinite & eternal divine mind and to live our lives by the wisdom of a compassionate heart. To strive to be peaceable, friendly, kind, and fearless in our thoughts and emotions and how this highest vibrational living will free us from the cycle of rebirth. The presentation infers this simple message is subtly throughout our popular entertainment media and there for us when we’re ready to receive it.
William J. Letson is a retired fire captain and forester of 35 years. He is the author of Full Contact Kundalini, a book about his Near Death Experience in 1994, where it eventually led, and what he has learned regarding the true nature of our earthly journey and our connection to an eternal higher consciousness of pure love. Bill lives in Atascadero, California with Lia, his wife of 40 years, along with their ranch cats, running dogs, and joyful egg laying hens. He likes to split his time between California and Costa Rica and can be reached at bletson56@gmail.com
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Vibration, Frequency & Your Emotions: The Greatest Story Never Told

Bill Letson, BSc

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
In 1994, while working as a firefighter, Bill Letson had a profound NDE. Fifteen years later he set out to discover first-hand the true nature of ourselves and our earthly journey. His story weaves together the notion of the incredible power of our emotions, intentions, thoughts and motivations. How our earthly mission is to align with our infinite & eternal divine mind and to live our lives by the wisdom of a compassionate heart. To strive to be peaceable, friendly, kind, and fearless in our thoughts and emotions and how this highest vibrational living will free us from the cycle of rebirth. The presentation infers this simple message is subtly throughout our popular entertainment media and there for us when we’re ready to receive it.
William J. Letson is a retired fire captain and forester of 35 years. He is the author of Full Contact Kundalini, a book about his Near Death Experience in 1994, where it eventually led, and what he has learned regarding the true nature of our earthly journey and our connection to an eternal higher consciousness of pure love. Bill lives in Atascadero, California with Lia, his wife of 40 years, along with their ranch cats, running dogs, and joyful egg laying hens. He likes to split his time between California and Costa Rica and can be reached at bletson56@gmail.com
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Pre-Birth Planning: An Experiential and Clinical Indication of Eternal Oneness

Mark Pitstick, MA, DC (pre-recorded)

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
Have you ever wondered . . . Are at least some of the events that happen while you are on earth pre-planned? If so, who does the planning? You, your angels / guides, the Light? To what degree are events planned? Are they completely determined or is just the possibility of certain outcomes designed? Does the success of these plans correlate with your soul / energy advancement and other factors? Can pre-planning be changed and, if so, how and by whom? Why would anyone choose to suffer with illness, abuse, loneliness, addiction, etc.? Are murder and suicide preplanned? Is your earthly experience really purposeful and meaningful? Or is part – or all of it – random, chaotic, and unfair? If you have thought about these questions, you have lots of company. I hear them often from people around the world, especially those experiencing tragedy, pain, and hopelessness
Mark Pitstick, MA, DC, has fifty years’ experience helping people in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and holistic health care practice. His training includes: suicide prevention counseling; graduate theology studies; master degree in clinical psychology; and doctorate in chiropractic health care. After working in hospitals with many suffering and dying adults and children, Mark was motivated to find evidence-based answers and holistic solutions to life’s toughest questions and challenges. He has written seven books, produced the Soul Proof documentary, and created eleven audio-products. Mark directs the SoulPhone Foundation and assists research for the SoulPhone Project. SoulProof.com SoulPhone.com
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Pre-Birth Planning: An Experiential and Clinical Indication of Eternal Oneness

Mark Pitstick, MA, DC (pre-recorded)

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
Have you ever wondered . . . Are at least some of the events that happen while you are on earth pre-planned? If so, who does the planning? You, your angels / guides, the Light? To what degree are events planned? Are they completely determined or is just the possibility of certain outcomes designed? Does the success of these plans correlate with your soul / energy advancement and other factors? Can pre-planning be changed and, if so, how and by whom? Why would anyone choose to suffer with illness, abuse, loneliness, addiction, etc.? Are murder and suicide preplanned? Is your earthly experience really purposeful and meaningful? Or is part – or all of it – random, chaotic, and unfair? If you have thought about these questions, you have lots of company. I hear them often from people around the world, especially those experiencing tragedy, pain, and hopelessness
Mark Pitstick, MA, DC, has fifty years’ experience helping people in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and holistic health care practice. His training includes: suicide prevention counseling; graduate theology studies; master degree in clinical psychology; and doctorate in chiropractic health care. After working in hospitals with many suffering and dying adults and children, Mark was motivated to find evidence-based answers and holistic solutions to life’s toughest questions and challenges. He has written seven books, produced the Soul Proof documentary, and created eleven audio-products. Mark directs the SoulPhone Foundation and assists research for the SoulPhone Project. SoulProof.com SoulPhone.com
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There is No Death but There is Definitely More....Life After Life

LaVonne Wells Sandberg, BSc

Thu.
12:45 pm
-
1:45 pm
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
Sharing my story of my daughter’s passing/transition in my arms, leaving from the top of her head, and immediately standing right beside me. I will share how to notice and embrace signs from loved ones passed. An experiential process will be given for attendees to have their own personal experience of receiving a sign from their loved ones. The whole purpose of this format is to support people in remembering, ‘we never truly die.’ To start seeing loss and grief as a part of our life process. To start seeing the possibility of grief and joy co-existing at the same time.
LaVonne is a spiritual teacher, global speaker, and love activist. She provides private sessions, yearly workshops, and monthly gatherings for people to look at death from a non-dogmatic spiritual perspective. Her programs provide the ability to connect and communicate with loved ones who have passed. LaVonne has made it her life’s work in providing systems for women and men in creating peace after the loss of a loved one. LaVonne recognizes we hold all answers within ourselves and simply acts as a catalyst to assist others in finding clarity and awaken resolutions that may lay dormant
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There is No Death but There is Definitely More....Life After Life

LaVonne Wells Sandberg, BSc

Thu.
12:45 pm
-
1:45 pm
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
Sharing my story of my daughter’s passing/transition in my arms, leaving from the top of her head, and immediately standing right beside me. I will share how to notice and embrace signs from loved ones passed. An experiential process will be given for attendees to have their own personal experience of receiving a sign from their loved ones. The whole purpose of this format is to support people in remembering, ‘we never truly die.’ To start seeing loss and grief as a part of our life process. To start seeing the possibility of grief and joy co-existing at the same time.
LaVonne is a spiritual teacher, global speaker, and love activist. She provides private sessions, yearly workshops, and monthly gatherings for people to look at death from a non-dogmatic spiritual perspective. Her programs provide the ability to connect and communicate with loved ones who have passed. LaVonne has made it her life’s work in providing systems for women and men in creating peace after the loss of a loved one. LaVonne recognizes we hold all answers within ourselves and simply acts as a catalyst to assist others in finding clarity and awaken resolutions that may lay dormant
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On the other side of the tunnel: empirical evidence on out-of-body experiences during NDE

Jose Miguel Gaona, MD, PhD (HERS)

Thu.
2:30 pm
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
30
Minutes
It is an informative but scientific approach, carried out by a forensic neuropsychiatrist, to the near death experiences (NDE). With numerous testimonials from people from many parts of the world who have had out-of-body experiences during their NDE. We postulate that these out-of-body experiences could constitute an objective way of affirming the existence of a displacement of consciousness outside of its physical container, which is the brain. Furthermore, many of these experiences are confirmed by people in the immediate environment, whether they are medical professionals, family members and friends. Techniques to approach an NDE followed by an OBE are discussed from a scientific point of view but in a very comprehensible manner.
Prof. Dr. Gaona is forensic psychiatrist. Professor at a European University (Madrid). Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Specialist in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Techniques from Harvard University (Berenson-Allen Hospital. Boston). University Graduate Degree in Theology. Visiting Professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) one of the world’s temples for the study of consciousness with Prof. Michael Persinger
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On the other side of the tunnel: empirical evidence on out-of-body experiences during NDE

Jose Miguel Gaona, MD, PhD (HERS)

Thu.
2:30 pm
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
30
Minutes
It is an informative but scientific approach, carried out by a forensic neuropsychiatrist, to the near death experiences (NDE). With numerous testimonials from people from many parts of the world who have had out-of-body experiences during their NDE. We postulate that these out-of-body experiences could constitute an objective way of affirming the existence of a displacement of consciousness outside of its physical container, which is the brain. Furthermore, many of these experiences are confirmed by people in the immediate environment, whether they are medical professionals, family members and friends. Techniques to approach an NDE followed by an OBE are discussed from a scientific point of view but in a very comprehensible manner.
Prof. Dr. Gaona is forensic psychiatrist. Professor at a European University (Madrid). Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Specialist in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Techniques from Harvard University (Berenson-Allen Hospital. Boston). University Graduate Degree in Theology. Visiting Professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) one of the world’s temples for the study of consciousness with Prof. Michael Persinger
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Maintaining Luminous Love Amid Our Current Cultural Challenges

Valerie Varan MS, LPC

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
60
Minutes
After our Oneness experience, we are radiating Luminous Love so strong we could never imagine it gone from our perception. Until it is. Sometimes it gradually fades over time, like a dream. At other times, the fabric of our being tears unexpectedly, now marred with shadow and stained by pain. These recent years of cultural upheaval have shredded most of us to some degree. We have found our hearts broken, Luminous Love seeming beyond the horizon of our grasp. But, there are specific steps we can take to get it back. Valerie will validate current common triggers for losing unconditional love for self and others, and the grief that accompanies that loss; encourage us that Luminous Love is a quantum state that we CAN re-access; and remind us that, like energy-matter, Love is a multiple-sided aspect of the Oneness that we can lose only to our linear perception
A spiritual experiencer since childhood, Valerie Varan has long looked to science and ancient wisdom to help us all understand our transcendent experiences of Oneness and Luminous Love. For over four decades, she has been synthesizing research in quantum physics, bioenergetics, neuroscience, east-west psychology, meditation, epigenetics, and mind-body science. Valerie is a nationally certified and CO-licensed professional counselor and spiritual life coach in private practice for over fifteen years. She specializes in issues of subtle energy awareness and awakening to higher consciousness states we here at IANDS call Luminous Love and Oneness. She is author of “Living in a Quantum Reality: Using Quantum Physics and Psychology to Embrace Your Higher Consciousness”, endorsed by energy psychology’s David Feinstein and Fred Gallo, as well as quantum physicists Claude Swanson and Amit Goswami. Valerie’s work has been featured in the US and internationally, and in various magazines, online articles and interviews. Her greatest joy is helping clients pursue their spiritual paths, regularly connecting to their higher states for guidance
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Maintaining Luminous Love Amid Our Current Cultural Challenges

Valerie Varan MS, LPC

Thu.
10:15 am
-
11:15 am
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
60
Minutes
After our Oneness experience, we are radiating Luminous Love so strong we could never imagine it gone from our perception. Until it is. Sometimes it gradually fades over time, like a dream. At other times, the fabric of our being tears unexpectedly, now marred with shadow and stained by pain. These recent years of cultural upheaval have shredded most of us to some degree. We have found our hearts broken, Luminous Love seeming beyond the horizon of our grasp. But, there are specific steps we can take to get it back. Valerie will validate current common triggers for losing unconditional love for self and others, and the grief that accompanies that loss; encourage us that Luminous Love is a quantum state that we CAN re-access; and remind us that, like energy-matter, Love is a multiple-sided aspect of the Oneness that we can lose only to our linear perception
A spiritual experiencer since childhood, Valerie Varan has long looked to science and ancient wisdom to help us all understand our transcendent experiences of Oneness and Luminous Love. For over four decades, she has been synthesizing research in quantum physics, bioenergetics, neuroscience, east-west psychology, meditation, epigenetics, and mind-body science. Valerie is a nationally certified and CO-licensed professional counselor and spiritual life coach in private practice for over fifteen years. She specializes in issues of subtle energy awareness and awakening to higher consciousness states we here at IANDS call Luminous Love and Oneness. She is author of “Living in a Quantum Reality: Using Quantum Physics and Psychology to Embrace Your Higher Consciousness”, endorsed by energy psychology’s David Feinstein and Fred Gallo, as well as quantum physicists Claude Swanson and Amit Goswami. Valerie’s work has been featured in the US and internationally, and in various magazines, online articles and interviews. Her greatest joy is helping clients pursue their spiritual paths, regularly connecting to their higher states for guidance
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Oneness with God

Lisamarie Boncek, MDiv, AHC

Thu.
2:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
When in my spirit form I was one with God/ Jesus and Archangel Michael performed a massive healing on me.
Pre-birth memories of knowing I was one with God and knowing I was healed.
Lisamarie Boncek is an Ordained Minister, Spiritual Counselor, SPIRITUAL and Motivational speaker, Healer, Ayurveda Specialist AHC, Yoga instructor RYT200 Opera Singer, 2x NDEer and 30 years of Spiritual experience
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Oneness with God

Lisamarie Boncek, MDiv, AHC

Thu.
2:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
When in my spirit form I was one with God/ Jesus and Archangel Michael performed a massive healing on me.
Pre-birth memories of knowing I was one with God and knowing I was healed.
Lisamarie Boncek is an Ordained Minister, Spiritual Counselor, SPIRITUAL and Motivational speaker, Healer, Ayurveda Specialist AHC, Yoga instructor RYT200 Opera Singer, 2x NDEer and 30 years of Spiritual experience
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Chase the Light

Chase Skylar De Mayo (USAF Veteran)

Thu.
2:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
What dying taught me about chasing the light and finding happiness in everything we do.

Chase Skylar DeMayo is a US Air Force Veteran who Died April 1st 2008 and sent back to spread laughter, light, love and joy with the world. After a Near-Death Experience through cardiac arrest in 2008 while stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Chase kept his Near-Death Experience private in fear of judgement and retribution for twelve years until now. Through the work Lilia Samoilo and Diane Corcoran have done to educate Veterans; Chase hopes to continue that message help heal others and allow them to Chase the Light. To keep in touch with Chase and hear more about his experiences and journey, visit ChaseSkylar.com
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Chase the Light

Chase Skylar De Mayo (USAF Veteran)

Thu.
2:00 pm
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
What dying taught me about chasing the light and finding happiness in everything we do.

Chase Skylar DeMayo is a US Air Force Veteran who Died April 1st 2008 and sent back to spread laughter, light, love and joy with the world. After a Near-Death Experience through cardiac arrest in 2008 while stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Chase kept his Near-Death Experience private in fear of judgement and retribution for twelve years until now. Through the work Lilia Samoilo and Diane Corcoran have done to educate Veterans; Chase hopes to continue that message help heal others and allow them to Chase the Light. To keep in touch with Chase and hear more about his experiences and journey, visit ChaseSkylar.com
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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
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
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.
William Peters, MA, MEd, MFT (HERS) >> 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 phenomenon. 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, PhD >> (to be added)

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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
-
3:00 pm
MT
Room 2 (Canyon)
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.
William Peters, MA, MEd, MFT (HERS) >> 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 phenomenon. 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, PhD >> (to be added)

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Afterlife Evidence Panel: Results of Bigelow Essay Contest and Future Research Directions

Moderator: Jan Holden, EdD / Robert Mays, BSc / Suzanne Mays, AAS / Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
12:45 pm
-
2:15 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
90
Minutes
In January of 2021, Robert Bigelow, of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS), announced a competition for the best essay providing evidence of an afterlife–with a top prize of $500,000. In November of that year, BICS announced the winners: 29 essays whose authors received a total of $1.8 million. In this panel, two contest winners will summarize their essays, one is an Honorable Mention author duo, and the other is the First Prize winner. Panelists will discuss what they consider the best directions for future afterlife research; and panelists will respond to questions and comments from the audience.
Janice Miner Holden, EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP >> After 31 years on the University of North Texas (UNT) Counseling Program faculty, Jan Holden retired in 2019 as Professor Emerita of Counseling. Beginning in 1988 with her doctoral dissertation, her primary research focus has been counseling implications of near-death and related experiences. In this research area she has over 50 refereed journal publications and over 100 national and international presentations and has received numerous awards and honors. Since 2008 she has served as editor-in-chief of the International Association for Near-Death Studies’s scholarly Journal of Near-Death Studies, and she serves currently as that association’s President. Her website is www.janholden.com

Robert Mays, BSc/Susanne Mays, AAS >> Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Their current areas of focus are on (1) NDErs’ prophetic visions of world events, (2) describing the nature of the transcendent realm as is evident in NDEr accounts, and (3) understanding the nature of consciousness as an individuated mind-entity directly interacting with a physical body and brain, as opposed to a non-localized entity spread out across all of existence, transmitting to and receiving from the physical brain

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD >> Jeffrey is host and producer of the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube. He is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death



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Afterlife Evidence Panel: Results of Bigelow Essay Contest and Future Research Directions

Moderator: Jan Holden, EdD / Robert Mays, BSc / Suzanne Mays, AAS / Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
12:45 pm
-
2:15 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
90
Minutes
In January of 2021, Robert Bigelow, of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS), announced a competition for the best essay providing evidence of an afterlife–with a top prize of $500,000. In November of that year, BICS announced the winners: 29 essays whose authors received a total of $1.8 million. In this panel, two contest winners will summarize their essays, one is an Honorable Mention author duo, and the other is the First Prize winner. Panelists will discuss what they consider the best directions for future afterlife research; and panelists will respond to questions and comments from the audience.
Janice Miner Holden, EdD, LPC-S, ACMHP >> After 31 years on the University of North Texas (UNT) Counseling Program faculty, Jan Holden retired in 2019 as Professor Emerita of Counseling. Beginning in 1988 with her doctoral dissertation, her primary research focus has been counseling implications of near-death and related experiences. In this research area she has over 50 refereed journal publications and over 100 national and international presentations and has received numerous awards and honors. Since 2008 she has served as editor-in-chief of the International Association for Near-Death Studies’s scholarly Journal of Near-Death Studies, and she serves currently as that association’s President. Her website is www.janholden.com

Robert Mays, BSc/Susanne Mays, AAS >> Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Their current areas of focus are on (1) NDErs’ prophetic visions of world events, (2) describing the nature of the transcendent realm as is evident in NDEr accounts, and (3) understanding the nature of consciousness as an individuated mind-entity directly interacting with a physical body and brain, as opposed to a non-localized entity spread out across all of existence, transmitting to and receiving from the physical brain

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD >> Jeffrey is host and producer of the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube. He is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death



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Random Coincidences or Evidence of Unity Collaboration

Jim Fisher, MBA/Jose Hernandez, BE

Thu.
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
Presenters will discuss the possibility that our efforts in this physical realm have been facilitated and supported by entities/energies that exist beyond this physical realm. They will review how seemingly disparate events in their lives brought them together and how this collaboration is expanding to include others interested in addressing mental and physical health needs.
Jim Fisher, MBA >> Jim’s financial background (MBA and CPA) provided varied opportunities for employment. During his final 17 years before retiring, Jim helped create and manage anesthesia practices for hospitals. Around 2002 he began questioning his childhood Christian beliefs which prompted him to study a variety of spiritually transformative subjects. He has participated in programs at the Monroe Institute and the Rhine Center and has traveled to the Amazon jungle and Togo, Africa to learn about different cultures. With assistance from others, Jim created a meetup group and YouTube channel called Consciousness-café. He served as Treasurer of IANDS and currently serves on the Finance and Ethics committees

Jose Hernandez, BE >> Jose Hernandez was an electrical engineer with no background in art. Jose had an NDE in 2000 after an allergic reaction to medication. After spending six weeks in the critical care unit and seeing psychiatrists for three years, he finally embraced his new path. Jose began creating art for meditation and his art has exhibited across the US and hangs in healthcare institutions and private and corporate collections worldwide. He is a member of the Association for Transformational Leaders. Jose co-founded Inner Immersion and Immersive Arts, to share his breakthrough Mindfulness practice and art in wellness and corporate environments. He lives in British Columbia, Canada with his wife, Anastasia, and daughter, Gabrielle, speaking regularly on his NDE and on Art for Healing
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Random Coincidences or Evidence of Unity Collaboration

Jim Fisher, MBA/Jose Hernandez, BE

Thu.
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 3 (Granite)
60
Minutes
Presenters will discuss the possibility that our efforts in this physical realm have been facilitated and supported by entities/energies that exist beyond this physical realm. They will review how seemingly disparate events in their lives brought them together and how this collaboration is expanding to include others interested in addressing mental and physical health needs.
Jim Fisher, MBA >> Jim’s financial background (MBA and CPA) provided varied opportunities for employment. During his final 17 years before retiring, Jim helped create and manage anesthesia practices for hospitals. Around 2002 he began questioning his childhood Christian beliefs which prompted him to study a variety of spiritually transformative subjects. He has participated in programs at the Monroe Institute and the Rhine Center and has traveled to the Amazon jungle and Togo, Africa to learn about different cultures. With assistance from others, Jim created a meetup group and YouTube channel called Consciousness-café. He served as Treasurer of IANDS and currently serves on the Finance and Ethics committees

Jose Hernandez, BE >> Jose Hernandez was an electrical engineer with no background in art. Jose had an NDE in 2000 after an allergic reaction to medication. After spending six weeks in the critical care unit and seeing psychiatrists for three years, he finally embraced his new path. Jose began creating art for meditation and his art has exhibited across the US and hangs in healthcare institutions and private and corporate collections worldwide. He is a member of the Association for Transformational Leaders. Jose co-founded Inner Immersion and Immersive Arts, to share his breakthrough Mindfulness practice and art in wellness and corporate environments. He lives in British Columbia, Canada with his wife, Anastasia, and daughter, Gabrielle, speaking regularly on his NDE and on Art for Healing
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The Glorious World of the Afterlife - Comparing NDEs to the many other forms of spirit communication

Sandra Champlain (pre-recorded)

Thu.
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
As a 25-year afterlife explorer, author and radio show host of over 400 episodes, Sandra Champlain has found great similarities of radiant world of the afterlife. Discover parallels between NDEs and 3 forms of mediumship, Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental Trans-Communication. As a bonus, she will share some powerful practices to create ‘Heaven on Earth.’
In 1996, the fear of dying led Sandra Champlain on a journey to find evidence of the afterlife. 25 years later, she is the author of the #1 international best-selling book, ‘We Don’t Die – A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death’, is host of ‘We Don’t Die Radio’ and ‘Shades of the Afterlife’ with well over 400 combined hours of afterlife evidence. Sandra hosts online conferences, workshops and medium demonstrations, and is passionate about sharing the truth about the afterlife, easing the pain of grief, and helping all live powerful lives
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The Glorious World of the Afterlife - Comparing NDEs to the many other forms of spirit communication

Sandra Champlain (pre-recorded)

Thu.
4:30 pm
-
5:30 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
As a 25-year afterlife explorer, author and radio show host of over 400 episodes, Sandra Champlain has found great similarities of radiant world of the afterlife. Discover parallels between NDEs and 3 forms of mediumship, Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental Trans-Communication. As a bonus, she will share some powerful practices to create ‘Heaven on Earth.’
In 1996, the fear of dying led Sandra Champlain on a journey to find evidence of the afterlife. 25 years later, she is the author of the #1 international best-selling book, ‘We Don’t Die – A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death’, is host of ‘We Don’t Die Radio’ and ‘Shades of the Afterlife’ with well over 400 combined hours of afterlife evidence. Sandra hosts online conferences, workshops and medium demonstrations, and is passionate about sharing the truth about the afterlife, easing the pain of grief, and helping all live powerful lives
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Alejandro Agudo

Spanish NDE Videos & Discussion

Alejandro Agudo and Angie Willson-Quayle, PhD

Thu.
5:30 pm
-
7:00 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
90
Minutes
1: “Life is a Dream” Julio Bogeat’s NDE (“La Vida es Sueño” la ECM de Julio Bogeat)
2: “Medicine Before the Enigma of NDEs” Dr. Sans, M.D. (“La Medicina Anti el Enigma de las ECMs”)

1: The NDE of an 8-year-old boy which happened in a hospital in Madrid, Spain, recounted by the boy, who is NOW a 45-year-old psychologist. A video that explores the growing phenomenon of NDEs in children. (La ECM de un niño de 8 años en un hospital de Madrid (España) contada por él mismo, hoy un psicólogo de 45 años. Un vídeo que explora el apasionante fenómeno de las ECMs en los niños.)

2: A surprising interview with an important Spanish doctor who has personally witnessed several cases of NDEs in his patients. A sincere and profound reflection on the role of Medicine before this phenomenon. (Una sorprendente entrevista con un importante médico español que ha presenciado personalmente varios casos de ECMs en sus pacientes. Una reflexión sincera y profunda sobre el papel de la Medicina ante este fenómeno.)
Alejandro Agudo >> is a bilingual translator (Spanish/English) and is a co-translator for the IANDS published book, The Self Does Not Die. The Spanish title is El No Yo Muere. Alejandro is a researcher, writer, and videographer in Madrid, Spain. He is especially interested in the Near-Death experience, and other similar experiences. Alejandro is the interviewer for the new Spanish NDE video with Ingrid Hansen-Garcia Honkala, PhD

Angie Willson-Quayle, PhD >> IANDS Chapter Group Leader outside Washington, DC since 2019. However, my interest in IANDS grew out of the three spiritually transformative experiences I had years ago. Those forever changed my life and got me on a spiritual path that I direct daily towards love, ‘giving back’ and a deeper awareness of true self. I am originally from the United Kingdom, but I have lived in the United States since 1991. My two daughters were born here, and this is now my permanent home. Although I began my study of Psychology in London, I completed my research-based doctoral training in Developmental Psychology in Northern Virginia. More recently, I did an uncharacteristic ‘180 -degree turn’ in my profession. This was not my idea! I moved from research to the clinical arena. I started retraining to work with couples in relationship distress, but this was ONLY after I could no longer ignore the clamorous call of the Universe to change direction that had filled my head for years. When I finally conceded kicking and screaming, a new path opened up effortlessly and mysteriously, and things have been falling into place ever since. Ah, the magic of the Universe…!
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Spanish NDE Videos & Discussion

Alejandro Agudo

Alejandro Agudo and Angie Willson-Quayle, PhD

Thu.
5:30 pm
-
7:00 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
90
Minutes
1: “Life is a Dream” Julio Bogeat’s NDE (“La Vida es Sueño” la ECM de Julio Bogeat)
2: “Medicine Before the Enigma of NDEs” Dr. Sans, M.D. (“La Medicina Anti el Enigma de las ECMs”)

1: The NDE of an 8-year-old boy which happened in a hospital in Madrid, Spain, recounted by the boy, who is NOW a 45-year-old psychologist. A video that explores the growing phenomenon of NDEs in children. (La ECM de un niño de 8 años en un hospital de Madrid (España) contada por él mismo, hoy un psicólogo de 45 años. Un vídeo que explora el apasionante fenómeno de las ECMs en los niños.)

2: A surprising interview with an important Spanish doctor who has personally witnessed several cases of NDEs in his patients. A sincere and profound reflection on the role of Medicine before this phenomenon. (Una sorprendente entrevista con un importante médico español que ha presenciado personalmente varios casos de ECMs en sus pacientes. Una reflexión sincera y profunda sobre el papel de la Medicina ante este fenómeno.)
Alejandro Agudo >> is a bilingual translator (Spanish/English) and is a co-translator for the IANDS published book, The Self Does Not Die. The Spanish title is El No Yo Muere. Alejandro is a researcher, writer, and videographer in Madrid, Spain. He is especially interested in the Near-Death experience, and other similar experiences. Alejandro is the interviewer for the new Spanish NDE video with Ingrid Hansen-Garcia Honkala, PhD

Angie Willson-Quayle, PhD >> IANDS Chapter Group Leader outside Washington, DC since 2019. However, my interest in IANDS grew out of the three spiritually transformative experiences I had years ago. Those forever changed my life and got me on a spiritual path that I direct daily towards love, ‘giving back’ and a deeper awareness of true self. I am originally from the United Kingdom, but I have lived in the United States since 1991. My two daughters were born here, and this is now my permanent home. Although I began my study of Psychology in London, I completed my research-based doctoral training in Developmental Psychology in Northern Virginia. More recently, I did an uncharacteristic ‘180 -degree turn’ in my profession. This was not my idea! I moved from research to the clinical arena. I started retraining to work with couples in relationship distress, but this was ONLY after I could no longer ignore the clamorous call of the Universe to change direction that had filled my head for years. When I finally conceded kicking and screaming, a new path opened up effortlessly and mysteriously, and things have been falling into place ever since. Ah, the magic of the Universe…!
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A Vietnam Combat Soldier’s NDE: Transformed By The Power of God’s Love

Stephen Gardipee / Dustin Vaughn Warncke, BA

Thu.
12:45 pm
-
1:45 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
Lead presenter, Stephen Gardipee served in the military as a scout pilot during the Vietnam War. During his second tour of duty while on a rescue mission, Stephen’s helicopter was shot down behind enemy lines and he died on the floor of the jungle. Not realizing what had happened, he found himself outside of his body observing the scene around him. Then, Stephen experienced the most profound, indelible event of his life! During his NDE, he was taken to heaven, stood in the presence of God and timeless oneness. Stephen was transformed by the power of God’s Love. His life would never be the same
Steve Gardipee >> Steve was born to working-class parents and wanted to attend flight school and found a way to do so via the military. He has had a successful career as a professional helicopter pilot and private pilot as well. He lives in Texas and Dustin Warncke, and he serve Cross Water Outfitters, a Christian fishing ministry

Dustin Vaughn Warncke, BA >> Dustin has served as a motivational speaker, devotional leader and master teacher, working with numerous individuals, small businesses, and organizations helping them achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University. He has hosted hundreds of YouTube videos and TV shows and bi-weekly podcasts and authored paperback books, eBooks, blogs and feature articles for regional and national print and online publications. Dustin’s goal in all he does is to inspire others to do great things in life and serve others while living with love, joy, purpose, meaning and significance
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A Vietnam Combat Soldier’s NDE: Transformed By The Power of God’s Love

Stephen Gardipee / Dustin Vaughn Warncke, BA

Thu.
12:45 pm
-
1:45 pm
MT
Room 4 (Topaz)
60
Minutes
Lead presenter, Stephen Gardipee served in the military as a scout pilot during the Vietnam War. During his second tour of duty while on a rescue mission, Stephen’s helicopter was shot down behind enemy lines and he died on the floor of the jungle. Not realizing what had happened, he found himself outside of his body observing the scene around him. Then, Stephen experienced the most profound, indelible event of his life! During his NDE, he was taken to heaven, stood in the presence of God and timeless oneness. Stephen was transformed by the power of God’s Love. His life would never be the same
Steve Gardipee >> Steve was born to working-class parents and wanted to attend flight school and found a way to do so via the military. He has had a successful career as a professional helicopter pilot and private pilot as well. He lives in Texas and Dustin Warncke, and he serve Cross Water Outfitters, a Christian fishing ministry

Dustin Vaughn Warncke, BA >> Dustin has served as a motivational speaker, devotional leader and master teacher, working with numerous individuals, small businesses, and organizations helping them achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University. He has hosted hundreds of YouTube videos and TV shows and bi-weekly podcasts and authored paperback books, eBooks, blogs and feature articles for regional and national print and online publications. Dustin’s goal in all he does is to inspire others to do great things in life and serve others while living with love, joy, purpose, meaning and significance
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Presentation with Complimentary Lunch by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies: Robert Bigelow & Colm Kelleher, PhD (pre-registration required)

Robert Bigelow, Colm Kelleher, PhD

Thu.
11:30 am
-
12:30 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
In 2020, aerospace entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow founded the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS). BICS’s mission includes “to communicate, facilitate, educate and organize scientific research and exploration into the survival of human consciousness (SOHC)” with a particular focus on consciousness surviving permanent bodily death. Following a successful competition in 2021 for essays providing the best evidence for SOHC, BICS is now looking to the future. In this presentation, Robert Bigelow and Colm Kelleher will reveal the details, including application process and important dates, for BICS’s new grants program for 2023, called “The Challenge”, that promises to significantly impact the future of research in the field of SOHC. Audience members attending this panel are invited to a complimentary bag lunch, for which they may make their menu selection on the conference registration form.
Robert Bigelow >> Las Vegas entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow is the Founder and President of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies. BICS was founded in 2020 to support research into both the survival of human consciousness after physical death and, based on data from such studies, the nature of the afterlife. In 2021, BICS launched a highly publicized and very successful global essay competition in which $1,800,000 was awarded to twenty-nine (29) winning essays. The essay requirement was to provide the best evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that human consciousness survives bodily death.

Robert Bigelow graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Robert Bigelow is an experienced general contractor, designer, developer, financier, buyer and manager of many large real estate projects in the US. Over the course of his career spanning many decades, he has designed and built numerous apartment complexes, including the Budget Suites of America hotel chain that are currently in
three southwestern states.

In 1999, Robert Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace, LLC. The purpose of Bigelow Aerospace was to provide general contracting and research and development for the design, development and construction of habitable space structures for private enterprise and government use. Mr. Bigelow personally provided all financial support totaling over $350 Million Dollars. He has successfully launched two subscale spacecraft called Genesis I & II into orbit as well as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is attached to the Tranquility module of the International Space Station. Moreover, Mr. Bigelow served as the program manager of the B330 spacecraft – Bigelow Aerospace’s main habitation system for LEO and beyond LEO destinations. He also holds 29 patents on aerospace systems and hardware.

Colm Kelleher, PhD >> Since obtaining his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Colm Kelleher has spent 35 years of his working life in a wide variety of diverse careers. Between 1991-1996, he was an immunology research scientist at the National Jewish Center in Denver Colorado. Between 1996-2004, Kelleher led the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) team on Skinwalker Ranch and multiple other NIDS projects. From 2004-2008, Colm served as laboratory director at San Francisco biotechnology company Prosetta where he led teams of scientists in executing DoD contracts to discover drugs against the Ebola virus, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Junin, Machupo, Marburg and other viruses of interest to DoD. In 2008 Kelleher became deputy administrator of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) where he led the day-to-day operations in executing the AAWSAP contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). From 2012-2020, Kelleher led the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Department at Bigelow Aerospace. where he managed eleven separate projects that cumulatively resulted in the building of life support systems for expandable spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Kelleher is the author of Brain Trust (Simon & Schuster) and he co-authored Hunt for the Skinwalker in 2005 with award winning journalist George Knapp.
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Presentation with Complimentary Lunch by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies: Robert Bigelow & Colm Kelleher, PhD (pre-registration required)

Robert Bigelow, Colm Kelleher, PhD

Thu.
11:30 am
-
12:30 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
In 2020, aerospace entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow founded the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS). BICS’s mission includes “to communicate, facilitate, educate and organize scientific research and exploration into the survival of human consciousness (SOHC)” with a particular focus on consciousness surviving permanent bodily death. Following a successful competition in 2021 for essays providing the best evidence for SOHC, BICS is now looking to the future. In this presentation, Robert Bigelow and Colm Kelleher will reveal the details, including application process and important dates, for BICS’s new grants program for 2023, called “The Challenge”, that promises to significantly impact the future of research in the field of SOHC. Audience members attending this panel are invited to a complimentary bag lunch, for which they may make their menu selection on the conference registration form.
Robert Bigelow >> Las Vegas entrepreneur Robert T. Bigelow is the Founder and President of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies. BICS was founded in 2020 to support research into both the survival of human consciousness after physical death and, based on data from such studies, the nature of the afterlife. In 2021, BICS launched a highly publicized and very successful global essay competition in which $1,800,000 was awarded to twenty-nine (29) winning essays. The essay requirement was to provide the best evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that human consciousness survives bodily death.

Robert Bigelow graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Robert Bigelow is an experienced general contractor, designer, developer, financier, buyer and manager of many large real estate projects in the US. Over the course of his career spanning many decades, he has designed and built numerous apartment complexes, including the Budget Suites of America hotel chain that are currently in
three southwestern states.

In 1999, Robert Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace, LLC. The purpose of Bigelow Aerospace was to provide general contracting and research and development for the design, development and construction of habitable space structures for private enterprise and government use. Mr. Bigelow personally provided all financial support totaling over $350 Million Dollars. He has successfully launched two subscale spacecraft called Genesis I & II into orbit as well as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is attached to the Tranquility module of the International Space Station. Moreover, Mr. Bigelow served as the program manager of the B330 spacecraft – Bigelow Aerospace’s main habitation system for LEO and beyond LEO destinations. He also holds 29 patents on aerospace systems and hardware.

Colm Kelleher, PhD >> Since obtaining his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Colm Kelleher has spent 35 years of his working life in a wide variety of diverse careers. Between 1991-1996, he was an immunology research scientist at the National Jewish Center in Denver Colorado. Between 1996-2004, Kelleher led the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) team on Skinwalker Ranch and multiple other NIDS projects. From 2004-2008, Colm served as laboratory director at San Francisco biotechnology company Prosetta where he led teams of scientists in executing DoD contracts to discover drugs against the Ebola virus, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Junin, Machupo, Marburg and other viruses of interest to DoD. In 2008 Kelleher became deputy administrator of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) where he led the day-to-day operations in executing the AAWSAP contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). From 2012-2020, Kelleher led the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Department at Bigelow Aerospace. where he managed eleven separate projects that cumulatively resulted in the building of life support systems for expandable spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Kelleher is the author of Brain Trust (Simon & Schuster) and he co-authored Hunt for the Skinwalker in 2005 with award winning journalist George Knapp.
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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 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Their current areas of focus are on (1) NDErs’ prophetic visions of world events, (2) describing the nature of the transcendent realm as is evident in NDEr accounts, and (3) understanding the nature of consciousness as an individuated mind-entity directly interacting with a physical body and brain, as opposed to a non-localized entity spread out across all of existence, transmitting to and receiving from the physical brain
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NDE Evidence and the Next Steps in Mind-Brain Research

Robert Mays, BSc / Suzanne Mays, AAS

Thu.
9:00 am
-
10:00 am
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
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.
Robert and Suzanne Mays have studied NDE phenomena together for over 40 years, although neither has had an NDE. They are particularly interested in veridical perceptions during NDEs and apparent interactions during NDEs between the NDEr and physical reality, as well as the neurological evidence of the interaction of the nonmaterial mind with the brain during ordinary consciousness, especially in language comprehension and in memory formation and recall. Their current areas of focus are on (1) NDErs’ prophetic visions of world events, (2) describing the nature of the transcendent realm as is evident in NDEr accounts, and (3) understanding the nature of consciousness as an individuated mind-entity directly interacting with a physical body and brain, as opposed to a non-localized entity spread out across all of existence, transmitting to and receiving from the physical brain
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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 (Canyon)
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.
Barbara Ireland is on a mission is to help birth the emerging, new species of human, Homo Diamondis – through the development of the conscious use of our thoughts and the power of the heart. She is author of the Amazon bestseller, “How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness,” and contributing author to “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.” She is founder of The De-Looping Method that uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts, and is creator of the Blueprint For Magic method of conscious-creating (both based on her NDE). Ireland trains individuals, foundations, and corporations (Boeing and others) to stop worry, raise self-esteem, and develop skill in joyful, conscious-creating. She is also a singer, lover of nature, and short story writer
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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 (Canyon)
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.
Barbara Ireland is on a mission is to help birth the emerging, new species of human, Homo Diamondis – through the development of the conscious use of our thoughts and the power of the heart. She is author of the Amazon bestseller, “How To Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness,” and contributing author to “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World.” She is founder of The De-Looping Method that uses neuroscience to interrupt repetitive, negative thoughts, and is creator of the Blueprint For Magic method of conscious-creating (both based on her NDE). Ireland trains individuals, foundations, and corporations (Boeing and others) to stop worry, raise self-esteem, and develop skill in joyful, conscious-creating. She is also a singer, lover of nature, and short story writer
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The Best Evidence for Postmortem Survival

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
3:15 pm
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4:15 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
This presentation will summarize highlights from Dr. Mishlove’s grand prize-winning essay for the Bigelow Institute competition. It will address spiritual mediumship, lucid dreams, reincarnation, NDEs, and instrumental trans-communication
Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is host and producer of the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube. He is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death
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The Best Evidence for Postmortem Survival

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

Thu.
3:15 pm
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4:15 pm
MT
Room 1 (Grand Ballroom)
60
Minutes
This presentation will summarize highlights from Dr. Mishlove’s grand prize-winning essay for the Bigelow Institute competition. It will address spiritual mediumship, lucid dreams, reincarnation, NDEs, and instrumental trans-communication
Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is host and producer of the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube. He is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death
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