Ana Christina Postponed Due to Illness

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
Orange County Chapter Support and Interest Group



Ana Christina Postponed Due to Illness

Ana Christina was in the process of being murdered when she had a Near Death Experience. She dedicates her talk and her book to all the souls who have been murdered by a loved one and their voices were never heard. She takes us on a moving journey of love, heartache, betrayal and most of all the greatest love a Father can have for his daughter.

More About Ana Christina

Ana Christina currently lives in a quiet, suburban neighborhood. She is surrounded by her loving and supportive children. She formerly held the position of the chief financial officer at three companies. She now dedicates her life to being an ambassador for the Lord and is working on a project to build a holistic shelter for the homeless and broken of spirit.



Please Join us for Social Hour

You can Meet with Ana Christina

Get your Book Signed 


J.C. Gordon March 10, 2018 :Orange County Exclusive

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
Orange County Chapter Support and Interest Group


“Join us for an Orange County Exclusive

J.C. Gordon

From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Featured Speaker at the

2017 Int’l Assoc of Near-Death Studies Conference

Amazon Best Selling Author, International Speaker, 

Founder of The Grail Academy of Higher Consciousness


J.C. Gordon

“The Significance of the Near Death Experience and

 What it revealed to Me”

Book Signing, Lecture, and Social Hour


Date:          Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time:         1:00-4:00 pm

Place:         HeartSpace  18271 McDurmott West Ste G, Irvine 92614

Donation     $10.00 ( Books Available for Purchase)

From J.C Gordon

During my June 25, 1996, near death experience, I was downloaded the infinite potentials and the limitless role that Infinite Consciousness is waiting to activate within us all.  The strategy of Infinite Consciousness was revealed to me during my NDE so that its next giant leap forward can be activated by anyone.

My presentation will resonate with those who are searching for the truth and freedoms they innately know exists but have been blinded from knowing.  I look forward to sharing the most rewarding experience of my life so anyone can benefit and unleash the potential their consciousness intends them to be

(Books Will Be Available for Purchase)

More About J.C. Gordon

JC Gordon had a successful career in the banking and financial world prior to semi-retiring in 1994. In 1996, he experienced his Near-Death Experience when a chain-saw kicked back and nearly decapitated him.

Upon returning from his NDE he realized it revealed how to activate the immortality of humanity and extinguish all dark force energy from the Universe. He wanted to tell the world about its profundity but knew he had to properly understand it so it could be effectively communicated.

This led him to a 21-year post-NDE internship to understand the 100% Consciousness he was revealed in order that he could properly communicate its significance.

The culmination of his NDE and post 21-year journey is “The Grail Academy of Higher Consciousness” whose purpose and mission is to activate Infinite Intelligence’s 100% Consciousness which is the destiny of fate.

See J.C. Gordon on Panel Interview


Please Join us for Social Hour

You can Meet with J.C. Gordon

Get your Book Signed and Selfies  


Valentines Day Meeting February 10 with Lee Pound

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
Orange County Chapter Support and Interest Group


Join us as we celebrate  with Chocolate and Love



Featured Speaker

Lee Pound

“Visits Between Life and Death”

Date:          Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:         1:00-4:00 pm

Place:         HeartSpace  18271 McDurmott West Ste G, Irvine 92614

In November 2015, Lee’s wife Sheri Long passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In the last days before she passed, while she was unconscious, Lee and two friends guided her through facing and resolving life issues that kept her from passing over to the other side. Lee says, “I visited that area between life and death, where Sheri was stuck and helped her reconcile with her long-dead parents. This talk is the story of these visits and their effect on Sheri and on me as well. It gives a new perspective on the meaning of both life and death.”

About Lee Pound

Lee Pound is a speaker, writer, book editor and publisher and writing trainer. He is currently working on his latest book, Nine Days in November, which recounts the story of his wife Sheri Long’s two-year battle with pancreatic cancer and the nine days before her passing, when a profound spiritual experience happened. He is the author of 12 books, ranging from three novels and four family histories to books on social media, writing, and coaching. Lee’s CSL Writers Workshop trains people to write and publish their own books.

Visit Lee’s Author Site


Anniversary Of OC IANDS January 13 Meeting

Join International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
Orange County Chapter Support and Interest Group as we celebrate 13 Years as a Group!!


Date:          Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time:         1:00-4:00 pm

Place:     HeartSpace ( Formely SMHAS)

18271 McDurmott West Ste G, Irvine 92614


In 2005 the Orange County IANDS group was formed. Pictured are Denis Purcell, from left, Gail Hamley, Stephen Damroth and Angel Love Powers. We will be eating cake and celebrating the many memories the group has shared over the years
Guest Speaker Dr. Janet Woods

The Transformational Power of Visioning

For Near-Death Experiencers.

Dr. Janet Woods is the Chapter Director for the Orange County Chapter of IANDS. She is the founder and Director of the Art of Life Institute. Where the focus is to inspire people to take action on their vision, dreams and life purpose.

Janet is the best selling author award-winning speaker and radio host. In addition, she is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the White House for her community service

While having dinner with a small group of friends and her fiance, Janet experienced a Threshold Death Experience (TDE). This episode led her to return with a renewed sense of purpose. Through the use of Vision Mapping, Janet was able to get in touch with her gifts and spirituality and created a program to support others in the same quest.

Janet has been able to guide thousands of like-minded individuals who have received this second chance at life to create a visual representation of their lives and how they choose to create and live them.

Please bring with you the following:

Scissors, Glue, and Lifestyle Magazines to share

This Saturday Dec 9th Speaker: Cheryl Deines

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
Orange County Chapter Support and Interest Group

Please join us our Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange.
* Have Something You Would Like to Re-Gift?
* Have Something You Know Someone else Would Love?
* Ready to Release Something Old, Yet Valuable?
Then wrap it pretty and bring it to the event. 


Featured Speaker

Cheryl Deines

“Experiences at the Threshold of Death & Beyond”

Date:          Saturday, December 09, 2017

Time:         1:00-4:00 pm

Place:         SMHAS  18271 McDurmott West Ste G, Irvine 92614


Cheryl is author the book, “The Final Dance: Inspiration From the Dying About Living.” Which is coming out January 2018.

Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has been working as a Hospice Social Worker for the last 17 years. Prior to her hospice work, she was a self-professed agnostic.

Unsure of whether life after death existed. Her beliefs have shifted drastically as she has worked closely with dying patients and their grieving family members. She will share some of the sacred and miraculous experiences she has had during her years in hospice which transformed her beliefs from questioning to knowing that life after death exists.


New November Speaker Dr. Sarah Larsen

We are excited to welcome back Dr. Sarah Larsen to our newly renovated space. 

Are you curious to explore the secrets of the Ancient Egyptians and connections to near death experiences and celestial beings? The Pyramids, The Sphinx, and Temples along the Nile used sacred geometry to activate the Mystery School Initiates into the richer spiritual energies, alchemy, and mystical transformation! Dr. Sarah has led spiritual pilgrimages to Egypt, has had several Near Death Experiences, and will share her first-hand experiences of Egypt and beyond the veil. Dr. Sarah will also be channeling messages to you and the group. As an intuitive and medium, she will also offer guidance as specific requests or questions arise.

Dr. Sarah Larsen is trained in western and eastern medicine, is a transformational teacher and coach, a world-class speaker and entrepreneur.  Coming from a repressive society and having experienced an arranged abusive marriage between the ages of 14-19. Sarah had a series of Near-Death Experiences during that time and sought knowledge in science, history, and religious traditions to heal herself and expand her worldview.  These insights, which transcend traditional borders, are what she offers to her clients and to her audiences around the world.  She is committed to the joining of our inner worlds with our outer worlds. She is a certified master trainer and facilitator of Neurolinguistics Programming, hypnotism and intuition development.  She can be seen and heard throughout the world on iHeart Radio, UBN Radio/TV and CRN network – with its 25 million subscribers.

Private Sessions with Dr. Larsen

Dr. Sarah will be conducting one-hour sessions ( at $250.00) at a special rate which includes a follow-up and special bonuses. Appoints start at 5:00 pm – 9:00pm.  You can book your appointment by contacting Dr. Janet Woods at 949-400-0443 or email at

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 social hour followed by a guest speaker and discussion                                                                                                                    
OC-IANDS is not affiliated with any specific religion. 

October 14 Event with Luis Minero

Join the Orange County Chapter of the International Association for  Near Death Studies for their Monthly Speaker Meeting. October 14th , 2017


Our guest speaker will be Luis Minero

Luis Minero has over 30 years of personal experiences with paranormal phenomena and Astral Projection and Out-of-Body Experiences.
As President of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) and Author of the book “Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience ” he has taught courses on paranormal phenomena, and spiritual growth in cities worldwide, and in many languages, helping thousands of individuals to develop their own skills.

Luis Minero is regularly interviewed on radio and TV programs throughout the world. He has been published many papers on projectiology and conscientiology, including in the Journal of Conscientiology.

Luis presented at the 1st International Congress on Existential Inversion in 1998, in Florianópolis, Brazil; at the 3rd International Congress of Projectiology and Conscientiology in 2002, in New York, USA; at the 1st World State Forum in 2006, in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil; and the 1st Global Symposium on Existential Inversion (2006), and the 2nd International Symposium on Conscientiological Research (2008), both at the IAC Campus in Portugal.

He speaks fluently Spanish, English, Portuguese and German and has lectured in many countries across Europe, and North and South America; and is responsible for starting activities in Caracas, Venezuela; Mexico City; Phoenix, Arizona; and San Francisco Bay, California.


Be sure to add your name to the event box to win prizes and giveaways during the meeting. Join our mailing list to get advance information about upcoming events.


Everyone is invited to a no-host dinner at:

El Torito Restaurant
18512 MacArthur (across from John Wayne Airport), Irvine, CA
Restaurant:  (949) 833-8230

DIRECTIONS to El Torito from OC IANDS meeting:
When exiting the parking lot, turn Right on McDurmott.
Turn Right on Main St.
Turn Right on MacArthur.
El Torito will be on the left side of the street after you’ve passed the 405 frwy.


Dr. Janet Woods is the facilitator for the orange county chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies. This chapter exists for people in the Orange County and surrounding area who have had a near-death and/or related experiences. We also include people who have a personal or professional interest in such experiences.

The 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 at the School of Multidimensional Healing at 18271 McDurmott West Suite G. Irvine, ca 92614.


Send your request by email with a first and last name to

Send an email to and type UNSUBSCRIBE OC IANDS in the subject line.

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Upcoming Speakers 

Yolaine Stout

Cheryl Deines