Near-Death Experiences Researcher - Dr. Ryan Foster

  • February 16, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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Near-death experiences (NDEs) have been described as ineffable experiences that may include a journey through a tunnel, peaceful feelings, an out-of-body experience, and profound changes for clients.  Research shows that NDEs occur in people of both genders and characterized by any identifiable demographic: all ages, cultures, races, belief systems, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientations, levels of education, and life histories. It also indicates that 10-30% of people who experience a close brush with death, through illness, accident, or suicide attempt, have reported NDEs—and that the experience also occurs not only near physical death but also during other circumstances of profound physical or psychological stress.  As a result of this presentation, attendees will learn the results of 30 years of research on NDEs.

DR. RYAN FOSTER has specialized training with people who have had near-death experiences.  Dr. Foster is assistant editor for the Journal of Near-Death Studies, and a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

Admission Donation - $15.00. The group intention is that you experience a positive investment in your spiritual growth. 



Please consider not wearing heavily-scented products.


Dinner at Thai Restaurant following presentation: Join us for a group dinner at local Thai restaurant after presentation.  Restaurant is in walking distance.

Wear layers or bring a throw:  The temperature of the room can vary.  We're an informal group, so come prepared to be comfortable and make yourself at home.

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  • Secretsun

    Great presentation by one of the prominent researchers in this field.

    February 24, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    I am sorry that I had to miss this because of work.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Christine

    Really enjoyed Ryan's presentation. Very thought provoking - could have listened to him talk for hours. Two thumbs up!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    Unfortunately, as much as I would like to make this I had to change my RSVP to know. I have to work.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Matt W.

    In philosophy and science the two privaling views of consciousness are that consciousness comes from brain function or that the brain is an antenna.

    These have been the only real options for the past 150 years probably. The antenna theory just gained major headway through recent research and appears to be the most evidence based theory of who we are.

    2 · January 17, 2014

    • Matt W.

      Oh Boy well I had not read those books either but would love to put I have a new born on the way so I doubt something that dense is for me at the moment but has Alexandria IONS thought about a book club. hint hint hint..... they do that at the Baltimore IONS ;)

      January 19, 2014

    • Susan

      Congratulations on your new born on the way! Anyone is encouraged to create subgroups. I cannot offer mtg space as I rent mtg space in a private condo - that's very different than someone who has public space to offer or a business space to offer. Nor am I available to lead a subgroup. But I certainly hope that anyone among you will utilize this group as a platform to connect with others and create/lead more groups and continue to develop relationships among yourselves. I am happy to help you connect with others in this group to develop a book club should someone be interested in leading and providing space - it's a wonderful idea! Keep the ideas coming and sharing thru this webpage, as that is what will help to develop a community.

      January 19, 2014

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