Circle of Honor

Honorees

Spiritual Awakenings International wishes to honor and say thank you to the ground-breaking pioneers in the field of STEs and Spiritual Awakenings.

John R. Audette MS co-founder of IANDS, International Association for Near-Death Studies

website: eternea.org

Emma Bragdon PhD pioneer in Spiritual Emergence and Spiritual Emergency

website: imhu.org

Dannion Brinkley groundbreaker in raising awareness about Near-Death Experiences with his book Saved by the Light

website: www.dannion.com

book: Saved by the Light:The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received

Betty Eadie groundbreaker in raising awareness about Near-Death Experiences with her book Embraced by the Light

website: https://www.embracedbythelight.com/

book: Embraced By The Light: The Most Profound and Complete Near-Death Experience Ever

Peter Fenwick PhD  groundbreaking British end-of-life and NDE researcher

website: https://galileocommission.org/peter-fenwick/

book: The Art of Dying

Bonnie Greenwell PhD co-founder of the Kundalini Research Network

website: www.kundaliniguide.com

website:  www.awakeningguide.com

Bruce Greyson MD co-founder of IANDS, International Association for Near-Death Studies

website: www.brucegreyson.com

website:https://med.virginia.edu/…/near-death-experiences-ndes/

Stan Grof MD co-founder of the Spiritual Emergence Network

Bill Guggenheim  and Judy Guggenheim coined the phrase “After-Death Communications” in their groundbreaking book Hello from Heaven!

website: http://www.after-death.com/

book: Hello From Heaven! A new field of research – After-Death Communication – confirms that life and love are eternal

Yvonne Kason MD first Canadian MD specializing in STEs, coined the phrase STE, Spiritually Transformative Experiences, defined STE types, co-founder of the Kundalini Research Network and Spiritual Awakenings International

website: spiritualawakeningsinternational.org

book: Touched by the Light 

Jeffrey Long MD, founder of NDERF, Near-Death Experience Research Foundation

website:http://nderf.com/

book: Evidence of the Afterlife

George Lucas filmmaker, accurately depicted STEs in his groundbreaking Star Wars films

Raymond Moody MD coined the phrase Near-Death Experience and first defined NDE symptoms

website: www.lifeafterlife.com

website: www.finalwordsproject.org

Jyoti Ma co-founder of the Kundalini Research Network, former director of the Spiritual Emergence Network

website: thefountain.earth

website: www.centerforsacredstudies.org

Kenneth Ring PhD co-founder of IANDS, International Association for Near-Death Studies

website: www.kenring.org

blog: www.kenringblog.com

Kimberly Clark Sharp MSW, LICSW, pioneered NDE support/sharing groups in USA

Stuart Sovatsky PhD, pioneer raising awareness about Kundalini Awakenings, directed first Spiritual Emergence service, the Kundalini Clinic

website:https://princeton.academia.edu/StuartSovatsky                                              

Robert Turner MD, Francis Lu MD, David Lukoff PhD successfully proposed to American Psychiatric Association the creation of non-pathological diagnostic category in DSM-IV for religious or spiritual issues including STEs  David Lukoff’s website:

website: www.spiritualcompetency.com

video: Understanding spiritual crises

Pim Van Lommel MD, groundbreaking Dutch cardiologist and NDE researcher

website:https://pimvanlommel.nl/en/

book: Consciousness Beyond Life

Diane Willis, founder of iSee and Chicago IANDS

website:www.chicagoiands.org

website: www.dianewillis.com

Circle of Honor Honorees no longer living

Richard Maurice Bucke MD described STEs in his groundbreaking book Cosmic Consciousness

book: Cosmic Consciousness

Edgar Cayce groundbreaking American psychic, founder of ARE, Association for Research and Enlightenment

website: https://www.edgarcayce.org/

Christina Grof co-founder of the Spiritual Emergence Network

books: Spiritual Emergency, and other books

William James MD groundbreaking author on STEs in his book The Varieties of Religious Experience

book: The Varieties of Religious Experience

Gopi Krishna pioneer raising awareness of kundalini awakening in the west in his groundbreaking book Kundalini, the Evolutionary Energy in Man

books: Kundalini the Evolutionary Energy in Man, and other books  

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross MD pioneering author describing NDEs, ADCs, and other STEs in her groundbreaking book On Death and Dying

book: On Death and Dying

Lee Sannella MD first US MD to specialize in Kundalini Awakening

book: The Kundalini Experience: Psychosis or Transcendence

Paramahansa Yogananda father of yoga in the west, described STEs as normal part of spiritual development in his groundbreaking book Autobiography of a Yogi

website: https://yogananda.org

books: Autobiography of a Yogi, and other books