Dr. Laurin Bellg: ABOUT ME
I am a critical care physician working with very ill patients in the ICU. My training prepared me to help care for the very sick, but it did not prepare me for encounters with the unknown. Over the past twenty years I’ve heard numerous mysterious and beautiful stories that patients have returned from the brink of death to share with me. They are both incredible and life-affirming.
Several years ago I began journaling about these miraculous moments. When one of these stories was published, I was excited and inspired by the response and knew I had to write a book about it.
Near Death in the ICU is that book and, I am happy to announce it has now been published and is available on Amazon. Within two days of its release, it became a #1-best-seller in three catagories and now is four-time award winner. Follow me on Twitter and FaceBook for all of the latest updates and news.
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR-DEATH STUDIES (Chicago IANDS) support and study group…..Near-Death Experiences, Out-of-Body Experiences, After-Death Communication, Losses, Research. All are welcome.
TIME: 2-5 p.m. on the Second Saturday of each month
COST: Suggested Donation - $20. No one is turned away.
PHONE: For more info, call (847)251-5758
LOCATION: Frank Auditorium in Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave. (& Central), Evanston.
Chicago IANDS Merchandise: , http://zazzle.com/chicagoiands* Good quality T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, keychains, and much more….
From the Kennedy Exprswy: 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 (on Girard). Then turn right into the parking garage (free).
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 on Girard, immediately before going under the overpass, then turn right into the parking garage (free).
On the “L”: Take the purple line into Evanston. Get off at Central St. (Metra is less than a mile away.)
All of Chicago IANDS’ meetings are now being put online and can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqE_xpqPYkM_Z7g2g3rnvw/videos and on the Chicago IANDS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoIANDS/?ref=bookmarks. DVDs are no longer being made.
In May, 2008, on our 10th Anniversary, Chicago IANDS announced the formation of a new not-for-profit organization, iSee (International Society for Extraordinary Experiences). This new organization will formally honor ALL spiritual and mystical experiences, creating a place where people can come together to discuss and learn about such experiences. More information will be forthcoming about this organization in the future. For the present time, both Chicago IANDS and iSee will be co-presenting our monthly meetings.
Visit Diane Willis’ YouTube Channel to watch Diane interview Eric Pearl, NDEr, and author of The Reconnection.
Click here for info about the 2017 IANDS Conference.(http://conference.iands.org/).
For a description of a Chicago IANDS meeting see Jon Anderson’s book, City Watch: Discovering the Uncommon Chicago, University of Iowa Press, 2001, p. 248.
Don’t miss our Native American NDE story!
Cutting edge article by Dr. Allan Botkin from the Journal of Near-Death Studies! Dr. Botkin was our guest speaker in December, 2002 and November, 2005.