Unlocking Your Infinite Potential – 3/2/19 JC Gordon @ Om Center for Spiritual Living,
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Author, Futurist, NDEr

Nelson Abreu: “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences” @ Om Center for Spiritual Living
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Nelson Abreu, BSEE, PE is a Portuguese-American electrical engineer, innovation expert and consciousness author, educator and technologist based in Los Angeles. He lectures at the International Academy of Consciousness and is a member of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) consortium.

He has contributed to several books and publications, the latest of which is Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences. Nelson is a co-founder of design, technology, and well-being startup Neumascape Studio, where he co-creates consciousness technologies.

He began experiencing and studying transformative phenomena like out-of-body experiences (OBEs) in 1998. He has developed techniques and technologies to facilitate such states and presented at conferences and workshops in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

About the Book

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences”

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences is an exploration of psi phenomena through real accounts and testimonies of everyday people.

This book includes a collection of real-life stories of people who have had transformative experiences, like telepathy and out-of-body experiences.

They suggest that such experiences happen spontaneously to people from all walks of life. Some also demonstrate that some of these extraordinary phenomena can be facilitated by training or optimal conditions.

It becomes evident that such abilities could have a significant impact on our personal and collective spiritual development.

Utilizing a more objective perspective, this collection of extraordinary narratives provides guideposts and opens important doors in the ever-expanding study of consciousness


San Diego IANDS exists for people in the San Diego 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.

Dr. Yvonne Kason – IANDS President and Author of Touched by the Light @ Om Center for Spiritual Living
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dr. Kason has five published books, her most recent, Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences, (2019), in which she shares the conclusions from her 40 years of STE research with about 100 case stories, including the stories of her own 5 NDEs.  It is a guide to help NDE and STE Experiencers, as well as their family, friends, and counselors.

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, is the current President of IANDS, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and an author, public speaker, and media resource. A pioneer in the field of spirituality in health-care, she is a retired family physician and transpersonal psychotherapist who previously taught at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kason is an internationally renowned medical expert on Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)  and other Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs), who has had five Near-Death Experiences and multiple STEs herself.  Propelled by a powerful kundalini awakening in 1976 and an NDE in a 1979 airplane crash, she began to research NDEs and other spiritual experiences.  In 1990 she became the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize her medical practice in the research and counseling of patients with NDEs and other STEs. Dr., Kason first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences”  in 1994, a term which is now the industry standard. Spiritually Transformative Experiences include Near-Death Experiences, Mystical Experiences, Kundalini Awakening, Psychic Experiences, and Inspired Creativity.

Spirit is Real! Ned Matannia – March 7, 2020 @ Om Center for Spiritual LIving La Mesa
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Ned with his mentor

Spirit Is Real

Life is bigger and more beautiful than we imagine. More fascinating, too. The current mainstream view of reality that we see on the TV and even in most movies, is of a world where we must struggle to survive. What if there was a magical component to life, right at the edge of our awareness?

Most of us were raised to treat death as a gloomy and morbid matter. And, we are raised to out-compete the other students, to become to the top our classes, and #1 on the sports field. For pride and fun, sure; but underneath, for a sense of scarcity: there are a limited number of jobs, success, and abundance in the world, and we’d better make sure not to be one of the unlucky ones that falls behind.

Life becomes about competition, and mostly not the friendly kind. You see how most people live in this fear. This stress and anxiety. Homelessness could be a missed paycheck or two away. A large fraction of society on anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications.

Near death experiencer (NDEr) Anita Moorjani talks about this fear. And that she learned in her NDE that life is meant to be lived with joy and self-empowerment. This all comes from remembering and becoming aware of the world of Spirit all around us. We don’t die; NDErs show us this. Mediums communicate accurate and very touching and deep messages from our loved ones in Spirit.

We are spiritual beings in these temporary human bodies. And we are meant to shine in love and cooperation.

I feel that the world needs to awaken to and remember this fact more than anything right now: Spirit is real, and knowing this changes everything. Yes, we are still living in this world, but moreso “not of it,” as the wisdom goes. Life is really not about scarcity and fearful competition. We are all one, and near death experiencers learn this firsthand. Spirit is real, and we can and ideally should apply this and live it. For the happiest and most fulfilling time on Earth.


Ned Matinnia is a seeker who, from a young age, longed to know why things are they way they are. How things work. Is there a purpose or reason for life, beyond just existing? He has studied the world’s major religions, but he really found the answers he was looking for when he discovered near death experiences. Mediums too.

As a former atheistically-leaning agnostic in his teenage years, and a lover of science, it was natural that he would be led to think that there is no purpose for life, and that we are purely and evolutionary random accident.

What near-death experiences and mediums, and other healers, have shown him is that there definitely is a reason for being here on Earth, and that we chose to come here. We signed our soul contracts. Often with wide latitude in certain areas, but contracts nonetheless.

The learning, wisdom, and awakening that real spiritual experiences give humanity is one of his deepest passions. He is a budding medium himself, with a day job in computers; another one of his major interests.

His Facebook group Near Death Experiences (Return from Death), has 40,000 members.. He has worked on the IANDS Board and helped with several recent conferences.