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“Bringing us Together” 
Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buenos Dias, Buongiorno, Aloha!

2,000! In August 2021, Spiritual Awakenings International (SAI) grew to 2,000 subscribers, from 58 countries around the world. Thank you everyone for your interest and enthusiasm to raise awareness of STEs globally.

NEW – Launch of the “SAI Experiencers Sharing Circles” – Saturday, October 2, 2021.  We are delighted to announce that we will start hosting “SAI Experiencers Sharing Circles” the first Saturday of each month.  They’re FREE!  Our SAI Experiencers Sharing Circle is an opportunity for anyone who has had a Spiritually Transformative Experience™ (STE) to come together with a group of other STE Experiencers to confidentially share and to listen. Register on our website:

SAI Presents Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer®/Psychic Explorer® on Saturday September 18, 2021 – Debunking Death: The Science of Reincarnation and Near-Death Experiences.  Combining his gift of evidential mediumship and his unique sense of humor, you won’t want to miss this exiting talk! Register at:

Welcome 2 new SAI Advisory Board members:  Brian Sackett PhD from Canada, and Kirsty Salisbury from New Zealand.

Dr. Brian Sackett, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist previously in private practice in San Jose, CA and is a recent Toronto, Canada resident. He specializes in working with clients dealing with trauma and abuse, spiritual emergence, anxiety and couples’ communication issues.  Prior to becoming a therapist, Brian worked for years in high tech in a variety of sales, marketing and engineering positions, mostly in the semiconductor industry. His undergraduate degree is a bachelor of sciences in mathematics, from Stanford University, and he has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

He has meditated and studied meditation since he was 21 years old and has had many strong Spiritually Transformative Experiences that have motivated him to do this, including a childhood Near-Death Experience, a Shared-Death Experience, and a spiritual emergency following an encounter with Baba Ram Dass and Swami Muktananda twenty years before the Grofs defined spiritual emergence.  He facilitates the online Toronto Meditation/Self-Inquiry Group and does spiritual guidance and coaching.  Brian was a featured speaker at the Spiritual Awakenings International Conference 2021.

Kirsty Salisbury is a speaker, podcaster and coach exploring the topics of life, death and experiences in between. Following a Near-Death Experience at 12 years of age, Kirsty is passionate about widening the conversation around death and the afterlife. Through her podcast ‘Let’s Talk Near Death’ Kirsty shares personal stories of life after near death, and events of significant spiritual transformation.  Kirsty is a Co-Founder of IANDS Down Under, a Spiritual Awakenings International Affiliated Group,  a certified ISGO Facilitator, founder of the Let’s Talk Near Death Online Community (, and host of the Auckland Death Cafe. Outside of her podcast, Kirsty is a certified Funeral Celebrant and Author. Her books ‘A Life by Design and ‘Dying Well help to empower others to delve deeper into the topics of resilience, regrets, and how we can take a holistic approach to both life and death.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Kirsty loves being active, travelling and spending time with her family.  

Mark the Date – SAI Conference 2022 will be Saturday June 11, and Sunday June 12, 2022 – online. We plan to have outstanding international speakers on a wide array of STE related topics.  Interested in speaking at our conference?  A Call for Papers will be sent out this fall.

In memory of Rev. John Price 1938-2021.  It is with sadness that we share the news that Rev. John Price, our special SAI Veteran’s and Remembrance Day speaker on November 11, 2020, has recently passed . Take a moment to watch his extraordinary and excellent SAI presentation, posted below. You may also view Rev John Price’s obituary at: John Price Obituary – Houston, TX | A Sacred Choice               

With much love and gratitude to all for your support,

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD
Spiritual Awakenings International
“Bringing us Together”