International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) Orange County Chapter Support and Interest Group
Featured Speaker: Reverend Peter Panagore
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Place: School of Multidimensional Healing & Sciences
18271 McDurmott West, Suite H, Irvine (Directions Below)
“Heaven is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me that Death is just the Beginning”
Reverend Peter Panagore will describe the life-altering near death experiences he had, while ice-climbing, and how he continues to live, much of the time, in the awe-inspiring love and peace he felt then.
While administering aid to a car crash victim by a roadside, a shaft of light coursed through his body, and he says “I wasn’t in charge after that.” He describes being pulled out of his body to “the greater darkness, and experiencing a pulsation of light and darkness.” His daily life is one “déjà vu” experience after another, as if he’s lived each moment before. He expresses that he is in pain, because he wants so much “to go back”…but he stays here to teach that God is love.
BIO: Reverend Peter Panagore, of Ocean Point, Maine, author of Heaven Is Beautiful: How Dying Taught Me That Death Is Just The Beginning and Two Minutes for God: Quick Fixes For The Spirit, is a broadcaster on Sunday morning commercial TV reaching 37,000 viewers weekly locally on WCSH 6 from Portland, and serves as the fifth minister (writer, producer, manager, administrator, fund raiser, and media pastor) of the oldest religious broadcast in America, founded in 1926. First Radio Parish Church of America is branded as DailyDevotions.org where you can select from fifteen hundred two minute Daily Devotion videos. A New Englander, born and raised in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and on Cape Cod, he is a graduate of Yale University in Connecticut with a Masters of Divinity with a focus on the writings of Christian mystics and systematic theology. The Rev. earned his first degree—a B.A. in English–from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which was where he began his yoga practice of the subtle body. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman for one year as a National Exchange Student, from where he toured on stage nationally in the American Sign Language based Theater of Silence as a mime. At the age of twenty-one, while ice climbing in Alberta, Canada, he suffered a Near Death Experience. Teenage Peter graduated from a Roman Catholic college prep school–Saint John’s High School in Massachusetts where he rowed crew and where he learned to practice meditation. Raised by Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic parents, he attended both churches, and was later ordained in the ‘open and affirming’ United Church of Christ. Before moving on to broadcasting and media Pastor Peter preached for eighteen years from pulpits in Connecticut and coastal Maine, where he always cared the same for the marginalized and the well to do, finishing that portion of his ministry by serving the people of the Boothbay Region from the pulpit of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, United Church of Christ.
Parson Peter was a staff writer for six years at HOMILETICS, now HOMILETICS ONLINE, a leading nationwide worship preparation journal for clergy. Homiletics published more than a hundred and fifty of his sermons and all of which were heard preached in Boothbay Harbor. Peter has published short stories in anthologies, most notably, Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul, by New York Times Best Selling editor Jack Canfield. He continues to go adventuring in the wildernesses inward and outward.
OC IANDS exists for people in the Orange County and surrounding area who have had a near-death and/or related experiences or who have personal or professional interest in such experiences. The group provides a forum in which to discuss such experiences and their meaning and integration into subsequent life.
Discussion takes place in an atmosphere of openness and interest/support without judgment, proselytizing, or advice-giving. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Irvine. We have a structured program with a guest speaker followed by discussion.
IANDS is not affiliated with any specific religion.
Those who attend and who can afford to do so are asked to make a $10 contribution toward our cost for rental of our meeting room.
NO-HOST DINNER AFTER MEETING – NEW LOCATION!!
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant (949-752-2801)
900 Bristol St. North, Newport Beach (8 minutes from SMHAS).
DIRECTIONS to Coco’s from SMHAS:
When exiting the parking lot of SMHAS, turn Right on McDurmott.
Turn Right on Main St.
Turn Right on McArthur Blvd.
Turn Right on Jamboree.
Turn Right on North Bristol.
Coco’s Bakery will be on the right.
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Address and directions to the School of Multidimensional Healing & Science:
18271 McDurmott West, Suite H, Irvine, CA 92614 (near Red Hill and Main St.)
(949) 752-5272 (This is their office number, however, no one will be answering this phone the day of our meetings).