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Near-Death Experience Conference Offers Rare Opportunity

The International Association for Near-Death Studies will hold its annual conference from August 29 through September 1 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, in King of Prussia—a rare opportunity, as the event is traditionally held in the western part of the U.S.

More than 70 professionals and experiencers are slated to present lectures and workshops on near-death and similar spiritually transformative experiences (NDE/STE). This year’s theme, Revolutionary Experiences: The Power of Love & Consciousness, focuses on positive altruistic behavior and the raising of global consciousness toward compassion and brotherhood that results from NDEs/STEs.

Near-death experience occurs when one clinically dies or comes close to death via trauma or a life-threatening situation, visits a spiritual realm, then comes back to deliver messages—most often of love and hope—and to tell of their experiences on the “other side.” The conference will feature, for the first time, a keynote panel comprised of popular, authored professionals from past IANDS conferences, including Suzanne Giesemann, MPA (retired Navy Commander-turned-evidential medium); Bruce Greyson, M.D.; and Eben Alexander, M.D. (author of The New York Times Best Seller Proof of Heaven), among others.

The conference is open to everyone of all backgrounds and faiths. Early-bird discount registration ended June 30, but possible extensions may be noted on the conference website. Natural Awakenings readers receive an extra 10 percent discount with code NDE163. Educational opportunities, as well as group and student discounts, are also available. Tickets are limited, so early registration is recommended.

Location: 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia. For more information, email LindaTruax7@gmail.com or visit Conference.iands.org.

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