Jody's Review of The Lancet Article
Dreams, NDE, and Reality
NDE Rhetoric, Debunking the Debunkers?
Soulmate 5-Part Study
Love & Respect
Reconciling the Message of NDEs With Terrorist Events?
Lessons from NDEs About the Fourth Dimension
9/19/02 Swiss OBE Study
Why Study NDE's?
NDEs Call for a Celebration of Life on Earth: Life Purpose
NDE-Like Experiences: The Awakening Consciousness
An In-Depth Study of Drowning NDEs
Healing and Paranormal Gifts
NDE, Religion, and Spirituality
Where Professionalism Intersects NDEs and IANDS
Part 5 Soulmates
by Jody 2/13/03
This is the culmination study that discusses the findings of the other 4
Soulmate studies on consciousness, beings,
relationships, emotions, universal purpose, changed beliefs, and the life
is the meaning of the NDE and is it for the experiencer or for us all?
By Jody 10/9/05
This paper was presented in an
abbreviated form at the 2005 IANDS annual meeting in Virginia Beach, VA. I
was fascinated by a book called "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman.
I applied the emotional concepts to the meaning of NDE for the individual and
for us all.
Book, "From Soul to Soulmate" What is a Soulmate and how do you find
Click here for more information!
is also involved in the consciousness studies with NDERF/ADCRF/OBERF. Jody
Assistant District Attorney for the State of New Mexico working on a special DUI
taskforce in McKinley County and the Navajo Nation. She is an active co-investigator, and writer with the websites
and related projects. She helped Dr. Jeff with Paul Perry
to write "Evidence of the Afterlife" which will be coming out in
January 19, 2010. Her own book is "From Soul to Soulmate: Bridges
from Near Death Experience Wisdom" came out in July 2010.
Jody gave the websites a face-lift in March 2002 and has been
the current webmaster of NDERF, ADCRF and OBERF ever since that time. Jody's dedication to the
website and input on directions for NDERF have been important for the growth and
research prominence of the websites today. ADCRF has been consistently
second on the search engines. OBERF was resurrected and now is
doing really well since people all over the world want to talk about and hear
about other consciousness events. The NDERF international project is very
exciting because it has opened global vistas. Consciousness can now truly be
studied on a world-wide basis.
Jody has been on talk radio in a segment
called "ask the lawyer." She also served on the Seattle, Friends of IANDS,
Board of Directors. Jody has been published in a peer reviewed journal for
my research. Her research has many original components to it and serves as
the basis for many new studies and ways to look at NDE and consciousness. The
research has been used as part of a curriculum in a school in England. Dr.
Kevin Nelson, University of Kentucky, was so inspired by her research he
conducted a study and published in the medical journal, Neurology. She
appears in articles in woman's magazines in the UK, Australia, Sudan, Morocco, Egypt, and
Argentina. Jody has been filmed and consulted by numerous media and
television sources including movie trailers for The Hereafter and Charlie St.
Cloud. She has helped countless authors and publishers in their research and
In her spare(?) time she enjoys making necklaces
from genuine stone beads. The newest member of the pack is Zara,
a Neapolitan Mastiff 5 years old.
A Review of the Study: Respect in Close Relationships: Prototype
Definition, Self-Report Assessment, and Initial Correlates, J. Frei
and P. Shaver, Personal Relationships, 9 (2002), 121-139.
Here is a quick,
review of an insightful
respect and how it figures in relationships. Interestingly,
marriage counselors hear about the two main issues in a marriage as
being love and respect, but respect and aspects of respect have never
been scientifically studied or defined until now.
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and Neuroholography: An Interdisciplinary Interpretation of Development of
Homeotherm State in Evolution, by Istvan Bokkon, Sleep and Hypnosis,
Review by Jody 1/15/06 The last time I got
this excited to see a paper published was when von Lommel published his
incredible longitudinal NDE study in December 2001. This PhD study is well
worth the read!
of New Swiss Study on OBEs,
by Jody 9/25/02 The study was published in the British journal Nature on 9/19/02.
Several media articles were published based upon this study. This
article takes a look at: 1) the study, 2) the media coverage, and 3) critical
discussion of both, the study and the media.
Spiritual Spectrum Overview
In order to fully understand
what an out of body experience (OBE) is, it must be understood as one of many
related spiritual spectrum phenomena. An OBE can be defined as an experience in
which a person seems to perceive the world from a location outside the physical
In this writing, I will look at the history of OBE and research findings on near
death experiences (NDEs), the most extreme of OBEs. An OBE is also compared and
contrasted with dreams, lucid dreams, astral projection, and autoscopy.
Dreams, Near-Death Experiences,
by Jody 3/27/03. This is a
review of literature and dream studies combined with a retrospective study of near-death experiencers (NDErs) who were asked "if their experience was dreamlike in any
way?" This paper gives an overview of consciousness and altered states
of consciousness as it relates to memories, recall, and narrative of
experiences. Then I compare and contrast NDEs with dreams against the
backdrop of reality.
Study NDEs? by Jody "Man's fascination with immortality and what happens after death is
the ultimate mystery of life. The
study of near death experiences spans a surprisingly wide spectrum of areas that
touch the very core of human existence."
to see the ARTICLE
Rhetoric, Debunking the Debunkers,
NDE Rhetoric was written to highlight the common arguments for and against NDE.
Fourth Dimension and NDEs,
by Jody 11/25/02
From near death experience research, a model that fits the data is that
consciousness (synonymous to soul) is a fourth dimensional construct. This
concept necessarily affects the way we view time and how we integrate
consciousness with our three dimensional, earth reality. Our science,
religion, and society are all affected by how we perceive our earth reality.
This paper attempts to explain the fourth dimension by analogizing to one,
two, and three dimensional concepts to what NDErs are telling us about their
fourth dimensional experiences.
Do You Reconcile the Message of NDEs With the Current Terrorist Events?
by Jody of NDERF. 9/16/01.
a time where it may seem that the NDE messages of love and compassion appear
irreconcilable with recent terrorist attacks on the United States, there is a
framework that may be useful for healing. There are many emotions and many
One of the hardest things to reconcile is how to lovingly and
compassionately engage in war against terrorists and countries that harbor and
Another problem was, how do you reconcile irreconcilable differences
between two different ideologies of life?
One way to heal emotions is to individually collect our own thoughts and
write them down.
Everyone will process the events differently.
I realized that my processing came from news input and emotions as viewed
through the lens of good and evil.
This writing represents my struggles in reconciliation in hopes that it
will help others to find their own path to make sense out of the recent events
and come to peace within themselves.
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than a Book Review on "The Four Agreements." by Jody
is a summary and discussion of
Don M. Ruiz.
is one of the most spiritually powerful books packed into 138 easy to read and
As my friend William points out,
"A summary is possible, but you really
need to read the whole thing to do it justice. And, I might add, it's
definitely worth taking the time to read. I have read a whole lot of 'great'
books in the past 25 some odd years that deal with expanding human potential.
I have to say that this one is the clearest, cleanest and simplest I have ever
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Professionalism Intersects With NDEs and IANDS
purpose of posting this article is not only for general information, but
mainly for those seeking professional counseling and psychological help
resulting from experiencing an NDE, the death of a loved one, or trying to
integrate a spiritually transformative event. There are many who hold
themselves out as healers, but may not be licensed or competent to practice in
the healing arts. Although there are many good and competent medical
professionals among our ranks, there are always a few that spoil it for
everyone. The bottom line is to make sure you thoroughly check out any
medical or counseling professional you decide to obtain services
through. With that as the backdrop, below is a discussion of legal
liability concerning where professionalism and IANDS intersect.
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Call for a Celebration of Life on Earth by Jody
"So why would one want to celebrate being on earth?
It is one of the rare opportunities to experience growth of the spirit.
It is hard to learn or grow in an environment with total knowledge and
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Experiences, The Awakening Consciousness by Jody
article explores the integration aspects of NDE-like experiences on the
spiritual path. A sample life-journey is examined to help others integrate
their own unique experiences during their spiritual journey.
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