Defined by IANDS

According to the Interntional Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) IANDS.org's page "What is an NDE?

"A near-death experience, or NDE, is a profound psychological event that may occur to a person close to death or who is not near death but in a situation of physical or emotional crisis. Being in a life-threatening situation does not, by itself, constitute a near-death experience. It is the pattern of perceptions, creating a recognizable overall event, that has been called “near-death experience.”

For more information check out their website: https://iands.org  IANDS is widely recognized as an authority on Near-Death Experiences. There are groups all around the United states, there may even be a group in your city.  Click here for more information about IANDS groups.

Quoted from the filmed opening announcement by Kimberly Clark Sharp from the February 9th, 2013 Seattle IANDS meeting.

"By definition a Near-Death Experience, simply put, is a memory or collection of memories that ocur when the body is without heartbeat or respiration. In other words your are dead or very close to death." 

Defined by Dr. PMH Atwater L.H.D, Participant

​​In chapter 1, paragraph 1 of our book Consciousness Continues Near-Death Experiences and the aftereffects:


"A Near-Death Experience is an experience of otherworldliness that happens at the edge of death. It happens to people who almost die, are close to death, or actually do die and are later revived or resuscitated. This experience, whether pleasant or unpleasant, is so significant that most times it brings life-long changes, even physiological changes and psychological changes that make an immense difference in the person’s life."


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