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Near-Death Experiences: What Everyone Needs to Know ~ Diane Corcoran, PhD ~ August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014
7:15 pm EDT
- 9:30 pm EDT

Dr. Diane Corcoran

Near-Death Experiences: What Everyone Needs to Know

August 7, 2014

Join us for a captivating conversation about near-death experiences and their implications in health care.

Diane Corcoran, RN, Ph.D. was an Army nurse stationed in Vietnam when she had her first encounter with a near-death experience (NDE): A young soldier in recovery at the 24th Evacuation Hospital, a neurosurgery center for spine and head injuries, described his experience of being lifted out of his body, knowing which of those strewn around him would live and which would die, going to a “beautiful” and “wonderful” place, and then waking up in his body after being told that he was to go back. She could see that what he had gone through was life changing. Over time, as she heard other soldiers recount their near-death experiences, she saw many similarities in their accounts. She has made it her mission to learn more about those who report near-death experiences, especially war veterans.

In this talk, she’ll outline the characteristics of NDEs, describe the aftereffects, and explain how NDEs are different in military populations; and she will invite audience members to share their own NDE experiences.

As a special treat, Dr. Corcoran plans to bring, and introduce, two guests: Pat and Paul Fenske. Pat is a former director of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship International, the parent organization under which our Raleigh SFF was originally a chapter.

Dr. Corcoran is a retired Army Colonel and nurse who served from the Vietnam War through Desert Storm; she holds a doctorate in management. She has lectured for over 40 years on the importance of health care professionals understanding the near-death experience, and she has published several articles on the subject. She’s a past and current President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) in Durham; it aims to educate people about the phenomenon and support those who have gone through it. She continues to counsel people who have had NDEs and assists with resources and professional workshops.

You can learn more about Diane’s experiences in a 2011 Guideposts article, “Near-Death Experiences: Proof of Life After Death,” in which she is quoted as saying, “I see myself as an end-of-life midwife. I tell people, ‘You won’t have pain, it will be wonderful.’


Angel door prize – free

Dr. Corcoran has donated a copy of The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences: The Ultimate Guide to What Happens When We Die (a $22 value) by P.M.H. Atwater, a global leader in the study of NDEs.

This month’s raffle! – $5

ArielHuisman_144x217Enter to win a 45-minute reflexology session with Ariel Huisman, a $50 value. She offers foot, hand, and scalp reflexology in a way that treats the body as a whole and that helps place the body in an optimal environment so that it can heal itself. Her sessions allow people to relax, get centered, and often times can relieve pain. They are also an excellent complement to conventional or integrative health care.

Ariel is certified in reflexology and Reiki and has been in practice since 2005. She is a registered yoga teacher who enjoys teaching beginners, and she is passionate about supporting others’ journeys in self-discovery. Learn more about Ariel and her work at www.CaringSoleReflexology.com.


Early meditation – free

6:30 – 7:00 PM

Come early and treat yourself to an extended meditation led by Ariel Huisman. It will combine the breath, sound, and a guided visualization to help us remember our unique truths.

Refreshments – free

We serve light finger foods and water at intermission. To sponsor our refreshments in exchange for publicity for your practice or business, contact Info@Spiritual-Frontiers.com.
Tom Hildebrand 315x463Tom Hildebrand brings us delicious artesian spring water from Siler City each month. You’ll find details on how to purchase this water at HappyHillSpringWater.com.










August 7, 2014
7:15 pm EDT - 9:30 pm EDT


Diane Corcoran


$10; $8 seniors & students


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Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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