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Unless otherwise posted, each meeting is the second Saturday of the month from 1:30-4:00 PM at the UW Medicine, South Lake Union Complex, Brotman Building. 2014 meeting dates are Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 6.

Order Kim's book from  

Kim's book After the Light is available at every IANDS meeting.

You can order it here. Or you can order it directly from Kim by emailing Kim. You'll get a personally signed copy, cost is $16.95 plus $5 for S&H. Here's Kim's "book bite:"

Demons and angels and ghosts, oh my! Kansas girl without ruby slippers dies, has near-death experience and comes back to relocate in the Emerald City.

For those of you who are interested in having Kimberly Clark Sharp speak at a function, here is her biography: bio.html.

Seattle IANDS publishes a regular newsletter with NDE stories and interesting insights. You may subscribe for $10 a year to cover our expenses. All information on our web site is free.

We update this web site regularly so check back for more information.

E-mail us. We can't guarantee a speedy response or provide counseling, but your mail will be read. If you're interested in helping with the many tasks needed to run a volunteer organization, please contact us. Thank you!

Articles of Interest

Dr. AlexanderHeaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife. When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife. "As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities." Newsweek Magazine.

August, 2012. $5,000,000 grant to the University of California at Riverside to fund "The Immortality Project," research on aspects of immortality, including near-death experiences and the impact of belief in an afterlife on human behavior.   Slashdot, Frontiers in Human Neroscience, Vancouver Sun

Have you had a near-death experience? Would you like to tell it to our group? Sharing your NDE in front of 100 or more kindred souls can be a wonderful experience, with blessings for the listeners and blessings for the speaker. If you would like to explore the possibility, read our If you want to speak page.

YouTube presentation provided by David Bennett, leader of Upstate NY IANDS. This beautiful video is a moving compilation of affirmations from near-death experiencers who attended the Experiencers Retreat in St. Louis, MO. Link to video "Pearls of Wisdom from the NDEs":

From Yahoo News, September 2008: What Happens When We Die?

From Science News, September 2008: World's Largest-ever Study Of Near-Death Experiences

From, October 2007: Near-death experiences: Hard to forget or explain

From Newsweek, summer 2007: Back From the Dead: Doctors are reinventing...

From the University of Virginia, summer 2007: Scientists Analyze the Near-Death Experience

New York Times (free registration required) 04/13/04 article with Bruce Greyson: Following a Bright Light to a Calmer Tomorrow

CNN 09/19/02 article: Out-of-body experience clues may hide in mind

IC Wales Online article 09/09/02 article:
"Nurse seeks truth behind near-death experiences".

Seattle Times (registration required) 07/27/01 article on the international IANDS conference in Seattle:
"A glimpse of the 'other side': Seattle conference unites near-death individuals".

Note - we still need transcribers to unlock the treasure trove of NDE stories from our Seattle IANDS meetings. If you or someone you know would like to help us in this noble venture, please call Seattle IANDS at 206-525-5489 and leave a message or email Seattle IANDS at

Kimberly Clark Sharp can be contacted at Her full bio is at bio.html.

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Seattle IANDS does not provide mental health services and does not make referrals to mental health professionals.