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International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)

IANDS’ purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences, their effects on people’s lives, and their implications for beliefs about life, death, and human purpose. 

The Afterlife Awareness Conference

The Afterlife Awareness Conference serves as an educational, social and spiritual gathering place for those seeking evidence of life after death. The conference brings together scientists, researchers, hospice professionals, spiritual teachers and grief counselors to share their knowledge about end-of-life care, near-death experience, after-death communication, conscious dying and conscious grieving.


Forever Family Foundation

The Foundation's purpose is "to further the understanding of Afterlife Science through research and education while providing support and healing for people in grief."


University of Virginia Dept. of Perceptual Studies

Founded in 1967 by Dr. Ian Stevenson, the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is a highly productive university-based research group devoted to the investigation of phenomena that challenge mainstream scientific paradigms regarding the nature of the mind/brain relationship. Researchers at DOPS are particularly interested in studying phenomena related to consciousness functioning beyond the confines of the physical body, and phenomena that suggest continuation of consciousness after physical death.

The Windbridge Research Center

The mission of the Windbridge Research Center is to ease suffering around dying, death, and what comes next by performing rigorous scientific research and sharing the results and other customized content with the general public, clinicians (like medical and mental health professionals), scientists (like researchers and philosophers), and practitioners (like mediums).

The Foundation for Mind-Being Research (FMBR)

The FMBR's mission is to expand the context of scientific exploration to include both its physical and non-physical aspects, and to create partnerships that foster innovative solutions for the challenges that are facing our world today.


The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a research center and direct-experience lab specializing in the intersection of science and profound human experience. The Institute's mission is to reveal the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery.

The Scientific and Medical Network

A leading international forum for people engaged in creating a new worldview for the 21st century.

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