Saturday, November 26, 2016

Dates: 11/26/2016 Dates: 11/26/2016 Times: 13:00 - 16:00 Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

     The Los Angeles International
Association for Near-Death Studies
presents Barbara Bartolome’, NDEr and president of Santa Barbara IANDS, as our speaker Saturday, Nov. 26th from 1 to 4 PM.
Founder and Group Leader of IANDS Santa Barbara, Barbara Bartolome will share the story about her 1987 near-death experience, at age 31, during a Myelogram procedure, prior to back surgery for a blown disc. Flatlining, she watched her resuscitation from a ceiling vantage point, while communicating to an incredible, loving entity who she believes was the Creator/God. When she returned to her body, she floored the neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and medical support team with the accurate details of what she’d seen and heard during her cardiac arrest and subsequent resuscitation. Like many NDErs, she was roundly dismissed, most likely because the hospital feared the financial liability the medical error had caused. The hospital staff refused to acknowledge the NDE or discuss it. Over a dozen years passed before she started assimilating her NDE and she discovered the NDERF.org website. Barbara finally wrote up and submitted her NDE story for their archives, never guessing what a major opening that would bring to her life. About two years later, she was invited to the 2009 IANDS Conference in San Diego by NDERF Founder, Dr. Jeffrey Long. At that conference, having very little knowledge of NDEs and their after-effects, a chance comment by one of the speakers set her upon a quest that would eventually provide a new, surprising NDE discovery for her! Join us as Barbara relates some of her amazing life experiences and tells us how the unfolding of her NDE story has grounded her, provided long-awaited answers, and led her to cherish her whole life. Her favorite quote is, “We are not Human Beings having a Spiritual Experience, We are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.”
The IANDS Santa Barbara group celebrated their fifth anniversary in August 2016 and their meetings and events routinely draw between 80-120 attendees each month. Barbara states that NDEs are opening up the world to the reality of non-local consciousness and she’s thrilled to be helping people learn that death is just a transition back “home” and we all are here to love others, learn much, and enjoy all aspects of our life adventures!
Barbara is retired from the University of California, Santa Barbara and was named Santa Barbara’s Businesswoman of the Year in 2004, for creating, opening, and operating a wonderful paper arts store in downtown Santa Barbara. She lays claim to having the tallest family in Santa Barbara, and she and her husband Victor have five tall and terrific grown kids, as well as eight “Adopted by Love” extra kids, from all over the world, who lived with their family at various times. Barbara enjoys finding ways to “make a difference” in the world and really loves people, travel, photography, genealogy, and volunteering!
We request a donation of $10 per person, but no one will be turned away.
Grace Lutheran Church
Directions: From the 10 Fwy, exit at the Overland offramp and go South to Culver City. From the 405 Fwy., exit at Culver Blvd and take Culver blvd. East to Overland Ave., where you turn South.

Grace Lutheran Church is at 4427 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA  90230, 4 blocks South of Culver Blvd. Turn West from Overland Ave. on Franklin Ave. and park on the street. The room is on Overland Ave. through the Sunday School entrance. Go down the stairs and Room 8, where we will meet, is at the East end of the hallway.
 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Denis Purcell  at Laiands@aol.com

Love and Light,
Denis