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Monday, September 05, 2016
Chicago IANDS Next Mtg, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2 pm (Illinois)
Saturday, September 10, 2-5 pm
Guest Speaker: EBEN ALEXANDER,III,MD,
NDEr, Neurosurgeon, Author, had
amazing Near-Death Experience...His NDE story followed by a presentation
on "Sacred Acoustics" with KAREN NEWELL. HE WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM. Don't
be late! (No sharing today.)
Eben Alexander III MD was an
academic neurosurgeon for 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham
& Women’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical
Dr. Eben Alexander is currently best known as the NY Times best-selling author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife andThe Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife. His books are available in translation in over 35 countries worldwide.
He thought he had a very good idea of
how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit. Then, in the
predawn hours of Nov. 10, 2008, he became a comatose patient. For
reasons still obscure, he was overcome by bacterial meningitis, rendered
comatose on a ventilator in the ICU within hours.
His physicians were stunned to find that
the culprit was E. coli, which never causes meningitis in patients over
3 months of age unless they were infected in a neurosurgical procedure
(which he had not been). After 6 days on triple antibiotics, showing no
response, with little neurological function remaining, his physicians
had few words of encouragement for his family.
On day seven, he opened his eyes, to the
surprise of all! However, his earliest recollections were strange and
involved no recall of his life before coma. Like a newborn, he had no
functioning language, nor knowledge of this world, our culture, or loved
ones surrounding him.
His story offers a critical key to the
understanding of consciousness, spirituality and human existence. He
awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm –
more real than this earthly one! The purest and most extraordinary part
of his journey happened deep in coma. His entire neocortex, that outer
surface of the brain that makes us human, was totally disengaged by the
meningitis. How was it possible for that rich experience to originate in
The implications are mind-boggling! In
analyzing the scientific possibilities and grand implications, he sees a
more complete reconciliation of modern science and spirituality as a
natural product. He has been blessed with a complete recovery, and
continues to write books about the lessons learned and the deepening
awareness that began on that day.
Karen Newell is co-founder with Kevin Kossi of Sacred Acoustics.
As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio
meditation, Karen empowers others in their own journeys of discovery.
Using Sacred Acoustics recordings, she teaches you how to enter
and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance,
achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition.
At international workshops presented with
best-selling author Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen demonstrates key
practices of consciousness exploration: heart awareness, intention,
maintaining neutrality, emotional management and cultivating internal
Meditation and heart awareness were
central elements to Karen's many different subjects of study. But she
found it extremely challenging to sit still with focused attention for
any length of time. She discovered that the most effective aid for
meditation was monotonous sound — not music and singing melodies, but
the simple tones produced by crystal bowls, tuning forks, gongs, chimes
and human chanting.
When it came to modern methods, Karen
found that the regular practice of listening to recordings containing
binaural beats minimized distracting thoughts and restlessness, allowing
her to finally reach the expanded states of awareness she sought. Karen
and Kevin Kossi created original recordings unmatched by any others
either of them had ever experienced. Together, they created Sacred Acoustics.
An advanced information technologist, Karen had previously worked in the magazine and newspaper publishing field for 26 years.
Tickets are moving....Don't miss this opportunity!
4. Please take a few yellow flyers and
post them at your grocery store, community center, library, or store
windows where people can see them. People DO read these….and it is
helpful to get the word out about Chicago IANDS and our wonderful
speakers. Thank you!
5. We have a great selection of books and
DVDs at the meeting, and you can visit our online gift store with
almost 100 Chicago IANDS gift items.....T-shirts, mugs, tote bags,
keychains, posters, sweatshirts, etc. Take a look! www.zazzle.com/chicagoiands*
6. Please, everyone, completely fill out
a Contact Sheet, if you have not already done so. We do not give this
info to ANYONE. And we usually send only one email per month,
about a week before each meeting. It is very helpful for us to have
info about people attending and to be able to contact you if the need
arises. Also...it is necessary to have filled out a Contact Sheet if you
want to participate in any of the special offerings we present, like
one-on-one sessions with our speakers. Thank you.
7. I am visualizing a large Victorian
(?) house in the area being donated to Chicago IANDS/iSee, so that we
can further extend our ability to educate people about near-death
experiences and other extraordinary experiences and help those who have
had them. "Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind." This is
an ongoing effort. Thank you.
Our meditations at the beginning of
each meeting are short, but important spiritual energy times for
us.....Please observe silence and wait to enter the auditorium until after the meditation is over.....thank you.
(Also, please turn off all cell phones during the meeting.)
DIRECTIONS TO THE CHICAGO IANDS MEETING this Saturday:
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR-DEATH STUDIES (IANDS)
support and study group meets second Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Near-death
experiences, out-of-body experiences, losses, research. All are
welcome. Suggested Donation - $20. No one is turned away. For more
info: 847.251.5758 or http://www.chicagoiands.org.
Location: Frank Auditorium in Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave. (& Central), Evanston.
Directions: From the Kennedy
Expressway: Take Eden’s Expressway to Old Orchard Rd. Go east to Gross
Point Rd. Turn Left. Go one block to Central Street. Turn right and
stay on Central about a mile, crossing over Green Bay Rd, until you get
to Evanston Hospital, which will be on your left. Turn left immediately
after you go under the “L” overpass. Then turn right into the parking
From Sheridan Rd.: Follow
Sheridan north along the Lake until you reach Central St. Turn left
(W). Ridge Ave will be the first stoplight. Continue one block
further to the “L” overpass. Turn right immediately before going under
the overpass, on Girard, then turn right into the parking garage (free).
On the “L”: Take the purple line into Evanston. Get off at Central St. Hospital is across the street.
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Carl Bard