BEYOND DEATH (2000) - Mainstream researchers, mediums and those who have had near-death experiences help explore the eternal mystery of what awaits us when we die. We are all destined to die, and there is no escape. But perhaps it is this inevitability that inspires us to continually seek answers to the question: WHAT HAPPENS BEYOND DEATH?
This feature-length film explores the eternal enigma from every angle, meeting with everyone from mainstream scientific researchers to mediums in search of insight into what is in store for us. Skeptics detail their arguments.
A dramatic and vivid counterpoint is provided by several people who have had near-death experiences, and their extraordinary tales are pointed to by others as proof that there is indeed another chapter to be written after we pass away. Probing and illuminating, this is an extraordinary journey into a realm that has captured the human imagination for millennia - the quest for the afterlife.
Don’t miss this fabulous, hard-to-find film! 90 minutes.
DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991) - In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage. This is a very funny dramatization of the “Life Review.” Except for the obvious allusions to modern life, the actual process seems very much in line with what near-death experiencers report on a daily basis.
Director: Albert Brooks
Writer: Albert Brooks
Stars: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn
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.)
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 IANDS Conferences.
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.