IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies) is an organization that has been near and dear to my heart, since I learned of its existence in approximately, 1994. http://www.iands.org
I felt like I had found my true spiritual family when I discovered that there was actually an organization which was not only devoted to the study of near-death experiences, but also offered support and education in this vital arena.
It has been especially exciting for those of us who have been involved with IANDS as board members to welcome an exceptional and timely book, published in 2009, that was written by “our own.” MY NDE RESEARCH IS DISCUSSED UNDER MY FORMER NAME OF CASSANDRA MUSGRAVE. (See inside book/index on Amazon). http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_16?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=handbook+of+near-death+experiences+thirty+years+of+investigation&sprefix=handbook+of+near
“IANDS’s Own! The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation, a careful overview of published studies about NDEs, is now available from your favorite book distributor.
Published by Praeger, the book is built around presentations from the first two days of the 2006 IANDS conference. That event at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston brought together NDE researchers from around the world to discuss the major findings of three decades of exploration into NDEs. The result is this scholarly Handbook of Near-Death Experiences, edited by Janice Miner Holden, EdD; Bruce Greyson, MD; and Debbie James, RN/MSN. Forward by Kenneth Ring, PhD.
The book is sure to find its way to college classes and the library of any serious student of NDEs. Publisher information is at http://www.praeger.com/catalog/C35864.aspx. It is also available in hardcover at Amazon.com and other distributors, ISBN number 978-0-313-35864-7, or as an e-book at full price at http://www.abc-clio.com/products/overview.aspx?productid=111212 (Proceed all the way to Checkout to reach number for required phone call to complete the purchase). All proceeds from the book will go to IANDS.
Until next time,