We're elated that Dr. Eben Alexander will return to speak on behalf of IANDS Santa Barbara and bring along his co-author of the newly released audio book Seeking Heaven: Sound Journeys Into the Beyond, Sacred Acoustics' Karen Newell, for an evening that will change your outlook on the continuation of our consciousness after death... and what this brings to our understanding of life! Bring a friend and join us on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at the beautiful and historic Marjorie Luke Theatre, located at Santa Barbara Junior High, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara 93101. Ample on-site parking is available via the parking lot at the East end of Santa Barbara Junior High, with parking attendants to direct you.
General Admission Tickets will be $20 (plus ticketing fee), in advance.
General Admission Tickets w/ Hardcover Book included will be $42 (plus ticketing fee), in advance.
Reserved Seating Tickets will be $100 (plus ticketing fee), which will include a 90 minute 'Meet and Greet' event from 4:30pm-6:00pm, prior to his talk. This is your chance to meet and chat with Dr. Alexander and other guests. Then, you'll enjoy front and center reserved seating at his presentation from 6:30-8:30pm. You'll receive a pre-signed, hard bound copy of his best selling book Proof of Heaven, which has appeared in the #1 spot on the NY Times Best Sellers List for over 40 weeks.
At the Door General Admission Tickets (if seats are still available) will be $35 each, starting at 4:30pm on the day of the event.
Please contact IANDS SB Founder/Director Barbara Bartolome at: IANDS.SantaBarbara@gmail.com to be added to the IANDS SB e-mail list to receive information about future IANDS SB meetings and events.
Eben Alexander III, MD, has been a renowned academic neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, including 15 years at Brigham & Women's and the Children's Hospitals, as well as Harvard Medical School in Boston. Over his academic career he authored and co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals and made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. As a scientist and physician, he thought he knew where consciousness resided and how the brain and mind worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE). in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week in deep coma from an inexplicable brain infection changed all that - completely!
He was shocked to find the hyper-reality of that spiritual realm, which had been reported in NDEs over many centuries. He spent two and a half years reconciling his rich spiritual experience with contemporary physics and cosmology. His spiritual experience is totally consistent with the leading edges of scientific understanding today. Dr. Alexander offers that together, science and spirituality will thrive in a symbiosis offering the most profound insight into fundamental truth, yielding unimaginable power. Dr. Alexander now believes that the spiritual realm is real and a seamless blending of science and spirituality is on the horizon. The keystone is in the global progression of individual conscious awakening.
With his amazing book 'Proof of Heaven' a runaway bestseller, both in the U.S. and abroad, and after his truly astounding Near-Death Experience (NDE) account has appeared in the NY Times and Newsweek, he's done extensive TV interviews with Oprah, Dr. Oz, Katie Couric, Larry King Live, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, Nightline, and others. Meet the skeptic who now believes heaven exists -- and he can prove it! Hear about his near-death experience and why it turned him into a believer.
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IANDS Santa Barbara
IANDS Santa Barbara is just one of the over 60 groups worldwide that represent the International Association for Near-Death Studies, which was founded by John Audette, Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Bruce Greyson, and others in the 1970s. It was founded to build global awareness and understanding of near-death studies. IANDS Santa Barbara was formed in August 2011 by Barbara Bartolome.
The IANDS Santa Barbara Leadership Team consists of James Kwako MD, James Smallwood MA, Peter Wright CPLT CHT LBLT, Ness Carroll PhD, Michelle Nephew, and William Peters MFT, who all diligently work to help provide support and community for experiencers and their families, educate about near-death and other spiritually transformative experiences, and to lead the way in building awareness and understanding of near-death and spiritually transformative experiences within the medical, mental health, hospice and caregiver communities, as well as with the general public.
There are no dues for membership in IANDS Santa Barbara, but attendees may wish to join and support the main IANDS organization, headquartered in Durham, NC. Monthly local IANDS Santa Barbara meetings are free and open to everyone, although a freewill donation of $10 is suggested to help us pay for venue and meeting costs... although no one is ever watching and we encourage you to come without feeling the need to donate anything if you're not financially able to.
We occasionally host IANDS Santa Barbara fundraisers with major guest speakers, or we schedule a social fundraiser evening at a local restaurant, to help offset the costs to stage the meetings and to bring in amazing guest speakers from around the U.S. and beyond. We welcome and appreciate any donors who wish to make an annual contribution to help support the non-profit 501(c)(3) IANDS organization's compassionate and educational mission, here on the California Central Coast.
Please email IANDS.SantaBarbara@gmail.com to be added to the email list for a generally once-a-month notification of upcoming meeting dates and their associated venue, or call Barbara Bartolome at 805-451-8646 for more information.