Become a Member of IANDS

What will you get if you JOIN or Renew your Membership?

Arizona IANDS Experience Sharing (AIES) is a non-profit, registered 501c3 affiliate of International Association for Near Death Studies, Inc (IANDS) and is eligible for tax deductible donations.

Individuals who are members of IANDS at any level are automatically eligible, at no extra cost, for major discounts at the bookstore, on registration fees for special events and via the shopping cart at on this web site.

Signup online at on this web site or at any event by Arizona AIES and we will receive a commission that helps fund events and activities in Arizona.

When you become a member of the Arizona chapter of IANDS you also get a membership in the International Association for Near Death Studies, Inc. If you are over 65 or a full time student, you are eligible for a discount on memberships above the Basic level.

Arizona IANDS is no longer processing IANDS memberships through this website. If you would like to join or renew your membership, visit the memberships page.


Arizona IANDS Experience Sharing

We have two primary meeting styles:

Guest Speaker Presentations

Prominent individuals, often noted authors, that share their experiences and / or research with the audience, followed by Q&A. These are scheduled monthly from October through May.
Details about these events can be found on this web site.

Sharing / Discussion Small Groups

A support style format that’s primary purpose is to create a safe, peer group for sharing and exploring near-death and similar experiences plus related topics. Open to experiencers and interested others. Guided by facilitators to promote respect for individual uniqueness.
Plus, occasional bonus events… workshops, informational videos, social gatherings, etc

Dr. Kenneth Ring, psychologist, researcher, founder of IANDS and co-author of the book “Lessons from the Light” published after 20 years studying the NDE phenomenon, coined the term “benign virus”, to describe the effect on people exposed to the subject as being similar to the transformational after-effects noted in people who have these experiences.

Nearly 40 years of research demonstrate that when people learn about near-death and similar experiences, they are positively transformed like the experiencers themselves as follows:

  1. Loss of fear of death.
  2. ​Less materialistic, more altruistic in use of time and resources.
  3. More compassionate and loving.
  4. ​More sensitive to the effect of one’s behavior on others.
  5. ​More spiritual and less dogmatically religious or atheistic.

Our mission is to enable these transformations globally… you can help … Join or Renew now!


And a wonderful reminder of a key message from exploring this mission – enjoy the following:

There Is A Light ….



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Tucson IANDS
at Unity of Tucson
​3617 Camino Blanco
Tucson, AZ 85718
Central AZ IANDS
c/o Unity of Mesa
​2700 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
Northwest Valley IANDS
c/o Advent Episcopal Church
13150 Spanish Garden Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375

The Arizona Chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies

Arizona IANDS Experience Sharing

Arizona IANDS has chosen the mission of bringing together a community that listens and shares the evidence for the universal nature of a loving consciousness that includes us all.

Arizona IANDS Experience Sharing is in the process of renewing as a non-profit, registered 501c3 affiliate of IANDS to again become eligible for tax deductible donations. Details to follow.


Currently scheduled events

(Click on group LINKS on above menu for details):

Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing: Friday, July 12, 6:30 pm at Unity of Tucson

NW Valley (Sun City West) IANDS Experience Sharing: Meetings and events on hold for summer 2024  Watch this space for further announcement of coming events.

Annual IANDS Conference is in Phoenix this year!!  (Well, Chandler, actually.)   For details, see