(IANDS) focuses most of its resources into providing the highest quality information available
about NDE-related subjects. It is the only such membership group in the world.
IANDS serves a broad range of people:
Experiencers: People who have had a near-death or similar experience
Researchers: People who are interested in the objective academic or clinical study of near-death experiences and/or near-death-like experiences
Health care professionals: People who care for experiencers’ physical and/or mental health
People close to experiencers: Family and friends of persons who have had an NDE.
Educators: People who teach about near-death and near-death-like experiences
Interested other people: People with terminal illness, those in grief, and the general public.
As an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the International Association for Near-Death Studies
In addition to maintaining this information-rich website, IANDS publishes a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and a member newsletter, sponsors conferences and other programs, works with the media, and encourages the formation of regional discussion and support groups.
We invite you to join today to become a part of this mission and keep up to date on what is known about this fascinating subject.
IANDS’ purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences, their effects on people’s lives, and their implications for beliefs about life, death, and human purpose. Where scholarship does not indicate a reasonably clear position on the origin or interpretation of these experiences, we remain impartial and open to the presentation of varying points of view; however, while all personal beliefs will be respected, IANDS is under no obligation to consider them all equally supportable. Whatever the viewpoint, IANDS never supports proselytizing.