Kevin Williams



Greetings! I am Kevin Williams, the webmaster of this website. I want to be completely frank with my wonderful visitors concerning why there are so many Amazon ads on this website. Many years ago, I donated this website and all the revenue it generates to the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) — the premier organization dedicated to near-death experience (NDE) research.

My donation of this website to IANDS wasn’t completely altruistic, however, because ever since I went on permanent disability (for bipolar disorder) I was not permitted to earn any revenue — even if it’s “passive income” from Amazon ads on this website. So I couldn’t think of a greater organization to donate these assets to than IANDS. In return, IANDS was gracious enough to allow me to keep the complete creative, webmaster control over this site as well as the responsibility of maintaining it. And although my transition from computer programmer to permanent disability was a vow of poverty; my contribution to such a great NDE organization has over the years ultimately become a tremendous spiritual blessing to me. So you will see ads throughout this website, all of which are to help support the great mission of IANDS. And I highly recommend everyone help to further the mission of IANDS. In your life review, you will be very glad you did.

“I Have Culled A Bouquet Of Varied Flowers From Men’s Gardens, And Nothing Is My Own But The String That Binds Them.”


International Association For Near-Death Studies

about IANDS about IANDS

As an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) focuses most of its resources into providing the highest quality information available about NDE-related subjects. It is the only such membership group in the world. IANDS provides reliable information to caregivers, experiencers, and the public by publication of the approximately quarterly magazine Vital Signs; maintaining this active and growing website; working with media around the world; sponsoring periodic North American conferences, continuing education programs, and other programs; offering a speaker’s bureau; and producing a wide variety of educational materials. IANDS encourages interest in research and professional applications through publication of the three-times-a-year Journal of Near-Death Studies, management of a program of small grants to encourage scholarly research, creation of an NDE Research Fund, sponsorship of conferences and other programs, work with media representatives around the world, and publication of an indexed bibliography to the periodical literature on near-death and near-death like experiences. IANDS also facilitates support. Near-death and similar experiences can raise deeply troubling questions for many experiencers. Aftereffects of the NDE can be disturbing to the experiencers as well as to their families, friends, and caregivers. To meet these needs, support and interest groups have developed across North America and around the world.

IANDS Serves A Broad Range Of People:

  • EXPERIENCE People who have had a near-death or similar experience.
  • RESEARCHERS People who are interested in the objective academic or clinical study of near-death experiences and/or near-death-like experiences.
  • HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS People who care for experiencers’ physical and/or mental health.
  • PEOPLE CLOSE TO EXPERIENCERS Family and friends of persons who have had an NDE.
  • EDUCATORS People who teach about near-death and near-death-like experiences.
  • INTERESTED OTHER PEOPLE People with terminal illness, those in grief, and the general public. IANDS also encourages people to submit their NDE testimony for possible publication.