We are a nonprofit organization focused on introducing the public to individuals who have had life changing spiritual experiences. Folks return from these experiences with no fear of death, more love of others, and changed priorities. Many times they embrace spiritual or charity work. They believe they have the unction to share their experiences with others. These talks give hope, comfort and direction to the listener. Although each experience is different, there are commonalities; floating above the body, going through a tunnel, meeting loved ones who have passed on, feeling totally loved, and being greeted and embraced by a Being of Light and Wisdom. This realm is felt as being much more real than the earthly realm. It feels like "home." Although by far most experiences are positive, hellish experiences have been reported. Even so, people report being rescued by the Being of Light.
We will not be meeting for the months of November and December, 2019. We usually meet the last Saturday of the month at the James City Co. Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg, Va. All are invited to attend. A donation of $10.00 is encouraged, but not required. Donations are used for speaker honoraria, rental fees for meeting rooms, website expenses, etc. During our meetings we listen to the speakers, give feedback and/or share our personal experiences if we wish, and can ask questions. Occasionally the library is not available, but if not, the location will be included in the speaker information located further down this page. If you have had a Near Death Experience and would like to share or if you have any questions, please call 757-345-2460 and leave a message for Hope Dillard. I am a counselor so I may be in session. I will call you back.
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Book Study and Discussion Group,
January 25, 2020, 11 AM to 1 PM, Held in the Cosby Room, James City Co. Library
ALL ARE INVITED
Please contact Dr. Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or are interested in attending.
Bio: Chuck Webb is a retired physician with a passion for exploring the out-of-body reality and what it says about who we are as human beings -- we are all part of one universal consciousness. Chuck has not had an Near Death Experience (NDE). He did have a spiritually transformative experience (a voice invited him to help work with the spiritual center of existence). He served in the Peace Corps in West Africa (Eseka, Cameroun) and worked as a social worker in Chicago (on the South-side at 63rd and Maryland) before medical school. During his medical career of 39 years he encountered many patients with NDE's -- but lacked the time to pursue what they revealed. He was boarded in internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative medicine and worked/taught on faculties of the Ohio State University, the University of Florida, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. He helped strengthen programs at the Hampton Veterans Hospital, start a geriatrics fellowship at EVMS, a community based hospice (a branch of Odyssey Hospice), and a hospital based palliative care consultation service (at Sentara Norfolk General.) After his medical career he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. With his medical and theological background he began exploring near death experiences. This has included several theological groups, teaching Sunday school, and reading everything he could get his hands on. The Virginia Beach IANDS (International Association of Near Death Studies) was key to deepening his interest. His hope is that we can do the same for others as VBIANDS did for him though our Williamsburg Friends of IANDS. He is doing research (reading, studying, exploring, and writing) to deepen his knowledge of the topic. He would like to begin writing a book on the topic. He recently moved to a continuing care retirement community in Mechanicsville VA outside Richmond. This has provided time and a secure environment to study. People ask if he is Christian... He sees the reality of spirituality in all religions but is Christian by tradition. He recognizes the need to update all faiths with the ongoing revelations that we are being given. This should lead to a new Reformation. There is a universal divinity met in NDE's. Each of us needs to prepare for his or her transition to the spiritual realm. We need to learn all we can about this topic as it is fundamental to preparing for our future.
Nature of the Group: The group will read and study near death experiences from an objective viewpoint, starting with Dr. Moody's book Life After Life. There are numerous directions we could take and the group will decide our direction. Big issues that will certainly be covered include documentation that out-of-body experiences are a proven fact (hence we are all spiritual beings trapped in earthly bodies -- and what this means for our culture and our species) and the fascinating topics of meeting a figure of divinity (Jeffrey Long's book God and the Afterlife -- meeting a god-figure is amazingly common), undergoing a life review (Pim von Lommel's book Consciousness beyond LIfe -- if such poweful memory bank is stored in the spiritual realm, what does that say about who we are?) and what is revealed of heaven (John Burke's Imagine Heaven -- spoiler alert, it''s pretty cool). Then there are negative NDE's and what may await those who refuse to embrace love, forgiveness and the spiritual reality, shared NDE's where people near those dying go with them into spiritual realms, and what does quantum physics have to say about consciousness and reality. We may spend more than one session on a particular topic depending on the group's wishes. Chuck will serve as facilitator and present a brief introduction to each topic. If interested a summary of a talk given in October can be sent to anyone interested.