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International Association for Near-Death Studies Expands Services

The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) has expanded services to include IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO) in an effort to make IANDS programs available to a broader audience. Four ISGO service offerings will be available as live sessions via the internet: peer-to-peer group sessions for sharing experiences guided by ISGO-certified facilitators, individual sessions that have a specific theme or topic, single session webinars and multiple session courses. The first Spanish language session will take place on October 14.  

The Greater Boston IANDS local group has been meeting in Needham for about 16 years. Their next meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, October 12, in the Community Room of the Needham Public Library. Retired emergency room physician and mystic Rod Chelberg will talk about his near-death experience. He will also share several real examples of people’s transitions and what it was like to enter the spiritual realm. He is the author of When God Calls, Say Yes!: A Physician’s Experience of Mystical Guidance. A brief question and answer period will follow his free talk. 

Cost is $5; subscribers are free. Location: Online at and Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham. Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 617-792-0755.