Spiritual Awakenings International™ Conference 2022

"Bringing Us Together"™

Spiritual Awakenings:

Bringing Us Together As a Global Spiritual Family

Saturday June 11 - Sunday June 12, 2022

Photo of Betty Eadie, Near-Death Experience author of Embraced by the Light

Betty J. Eadie - USA

Photo of Dr. David Lukoff PhD, psychologist, Spiritual Emergence expert, author, and researcher

Dr. David Lukoff, PhD- Germany & USA

photo of Dr Yvonne Kason MD from Canada, President of Spiritual Awakenings International, author, researcher, STE and NDE Experiencer

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD - Canada

photo of Dr Peter Fenwick from UK, author, researcher, NDE and End of Life Experience expert

Dr. Peter Fenwick - England

photo of Dr, Stuart Sovatsky PhD, kundalini expert, psychologist, and author

Dr. Stuart Sovatsky, PhD - USA

Ground Breaking Circle of Honor Speakers

30 International Speakers from 12 Countries
Fascinating STE Experiencers panels
En Español – Spanish language panel
“NDE Talking Dead” ™ panel
Discussing all types of “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” ™ *

Join us for Spiritual Awakenings International online conference with renowned experts and fascinating Experiencers from around the world.


Suggested Conference Donation $50 to $200

NOTE: all events will be presented in English except the Spanish Experiencers Panel which will be presented en Español.

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Conference Agenda

FIRST EVENT starts at 8:30 AM Pacific Time, which is 11:30 AM Eastern Time, 4:30 PM in the UK & Sunday 1:30 AM in Sydney Australia.

LAST EVENT of the day starts at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, which is 9:00 PM Eastern Time, & Sunday, 2:00 AM in the UK , 11:00 AM in Sydney Australia.

NOTE: All events will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, with a 15 minute break before the next event begins.


Father Charles Ogada, 1971 – 2022

We are sad to inform you that Father Charles Ogada passed away on March 31, 2022, before he was able to give this planned presentation.

Opening Meditation - Nothingness is the Being of Everything!

Nothingness is the Being of Everything! In this guided meditation Father Charles Ogada will bring to our awareness experiencing that silence between two consecutive thought waves, that stillness between the inhalation and exhalation of breath, that presence behind every unfolding moment. This is the Truth of our true self.

Opening Meditation - Centering Prayer

“…when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Progenitor in secret. And your Progenitor, who sees in secret, will repay you.” Matthew 6:6

Centering Prayer is a method of meditation used by mystical Christians placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Rev. Peter Panagore began his practice in 1977. Peter has co-taught Centering Prayer with Cynthia Bourgeault, an internationally acclaimed retreat leader and mystic. 

Embracing Life through Hardships and Challenges

November 18, 1973, Betty Eadie, author of Embraced by the Light experienced death and a profound Near-Death Experience, after hemorrhaging from surgery. That changed her life and sent her on a journey that continues today. Betty knows that life does not end when we die.  Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway. 

What is Spiritual Competency for Healthcare Professionals?

Spirituality and religion are important aspects of human diversity that should be explicitly addressed by healthcare professionals.  Multicultural training is routinely included in coursework and internship programs, but it rarely includes training in Religious and Spiritual diversity. Yet polls show that spiritual and religious backgrounds, beliefs and practices, [and experiences (STEs)], are important in most people’s lives. Dr. David Lukoff is a co-author of the DSM IV and DSM 5 diagnostic category Religious or Spiritual Problem.

Gnosis in a Future Science of Consciousness

The classical scholar Peter Kingsley has argued that the origins of Western philosophy are to be found in direct experiences – of mysticism and gnosis [STEs] – rather than in Socratic dialogue and reasoning, which was a later development. Sadly, western society has lost our roots and center represented by the Self, and our identity is primarily shaped by outer factors and quantitative perspectives of modern science.

Childhood STE Experiencers Panel

Surviving and Integrating Childhood NDEs/STEs

Kirsty Salisbury – Near-Death to a Near-Teenager. Following a sudden illness and Near-Death Experience at age 12, in the blink of an eye, everything Kirsty knew changed.  She found that everything she believed (or did not believe) was challenged, her perceptions were altered, and she started asking big questions about life and death.

Tamara Caulder Richardson, aka, Southern Belle Medium® – The Hidden Secret Behind My 5 NDEs: Surviving Her Paranormal Childhood. Tamara will briefly highlight her childhood NDEs and focus on her early childhood that was filled with STEs such as; angels, demons, spirit people, ghosts, orbs, knowing things she should not, and other mystical experiences. She hopes sharing her story will help and inspire others – by how she went from an abused victim to a light warrior and spiritual leader.

Dr. Brian Sackett, PhD – Falling Into and Out of the Light. Brian will describe a Near-Death Experience of falling out of a car going 60 miles per hour, as a 3-year-old child. He entered a bright white light but was scared and pulled away. Like many other childhood NDEr’s, this took many years for him to integrate and to understand how it affected him.

Near-Life Experiences: Mother Kundalini, Parenthood, Life Conception, and the End of Child Abuse

In Pariyanga Tantra of Tirumular, couples exchange powerful, natural entheogenic brain nectars [madhu-amrita] whereby they become “as god and goddess” with one another. Child conception, parenthood through great-grandparenthood becomes an endless miracle. Dr. Stuart Sovatsky was the first in the US to bring yoga and meditation to incarcerated juveniles, homeless mentally-ill, and into schools and police departments in the mid-1970s. He was Director of first-ever spiritual emergence Kundalini Clinic [est. Dr. Lee Sannella, 1976].

STE Researchers Panel

Mark Anthony, JD Psychic Explorer (the Psychic Lawyer®)The NDE Zone: Connected by the Light from the Cosmic to the Subatomic. Throughout history people have seen “The Light” during Near-Death and Shared-Death Experiences, Death-Bed Visions and After Death Communications. Understanding NDEs reveals how these phenomena are interconnected. Mark Anthony is a fourth-generation psychic medium and an Oxford educated licensed attorney. He is the author of the best sellers The Afterlife Frequency, Evidence of Eternity and Never Letting Go

Marie Grace Brook, PhD, LCSW, CSD – Recent Research on How People Integrate Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs). Dr. Marie Grace Brooke will be sharing results from her STE research study, Struggles reported integrating intense spiritual experiences: Results from a survey using the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences Inventory (2021). It found that STE Experiencers know intuitively what they need, and that psychiatry and psychiatric medications were usually not helpful.

Monique Rebelle – Full Kundalini Rising Experience and Its Results. Monique Rebelle will describe the circumstances and process of her spontaneous Kundalini Awakening, and the essential message contained in her teachings afterwards. She will describe various types of awakenings and types of Kundalini risings, and practicess to stimulate Chakras on our path to become fully awakened beings.

Musica de Roxana Río

Music by Roxana Río

Tic Tac & Ave del Sol

Roxana Río es una cantautora veracruzana que lleva más de 30 años en el mundo musical. En 2020 con el confinamiento y debido a la cancelación de todos los eventos públicos, Roxana creó un proyecto cultural llamado “México en pocas palabras”en un canal de Youtube. Después de un año, Roxana decidió dejar el proyecto “respirar”.

Roxana Río is a singer-songwriter from Veracruz who has been in the musical world for more than 30 years. In 2020 with the confinement and due to the cancellation of all public events, Roxana created a cultural project called “Mexico in few words” on a YouTube channel. After a year she decided to set it aside for a while.

Panel de EET En Español

Las Bendiciones y Retos de ser un Experienciador

En Español - In Spanish only

Francisco Valentín – Mi Dicha y Desafíos Desde mi ECM Hasta Llegar a ser el Intérprete de Maestro Ascendidos. Francisco participará en este panel para contar brevemente su historia, así como la dicha y desafíos a consecuencia de sus experiencias transcendentales.

La Dra. Ingrid Honkala, PhD – Las Consecuencias de mi Experiencia Cercana a la Muerte en la Niñez. Aunque sus ECMs y sus subsecuentes experiencias extracorpóreas y demás experiencias espiritualmente transformadoras (EETs) le dieron dones increíbles, pasó la mayor parte de su vida sintiéndose diferente y muy sola.

Ana Cecilia González, MEd – Mis Regalos Espirituales. Ana Cecilia nos compartirá cómo desde que inició su vida, con un inminente pronóstico de muerte, no solo la marcó, sino que le abrió las puertas a un sinfín de Experiencias Espiritualmente Transformadoras. Esto la hizo sentirse distinta y que no pertenecía. Eran regalos que le ayudaban a encontrar su propósito, pero ella no lo sabía


Suggested Conference Donation $50 to $200

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022

FIRST EVENT starts at 8:30 AM Pacific Time, which is 11:30 AM Eastern Time, 4:30 PM in the UK & Sunday 1:30 AM in Sydney Australia.

LAST EVENT of the day starts at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, which is 9:00 PM Eastern Time, & Monday 2:00 AM in the UK, 11:00 AM in Sydney Australia.

NOTE: All events will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, with a 15 minute break before the next event begins.

Morning Meditation - Connecting with Stillness

Connecting with Stillness. Brian will lead a 15-minute guided meditation focusing on awareness of one’s stillness. By relaxing into the spiritual core of one’s beingness, we connect with simply being completely secure and OK.  Some of the tools used will be softening, resting and amplifying Presence.

Shining Light on Awakening

We are all going to die, but few of us have looked closely at the process of dying, usually because we are afraid. But as death approaches we may experience phenomena which are both comforting and reassuring. You may have a premonition that you are going to die, visions of dead relatives who reassure you, and, as death approaches, may enter a transcendental state similar to what seems to happen at the moment of death. These and other important phenomena will be discussed in the talk.

Living the Sacred in Times of Upheaval

We are living in unprecedented times. As the world is being rocked by a pandemic, ecological destruction, severe mental and spiritual crises, violence, despair, and political divisions, what exactly does “Living the Sacred” mean? Judith will share perspectives on what must occur in order for humanity to go forward, derived from mystical teachings of the wisdom traditions, prophecies from sacred texts, worldviews from thought leaders, Dr. Miller’s own STEs, and STEs from the hundreds of spiritual seekers.

NDE Talking Dead Panel - NDEs and Post-Traumatic Stress

Raymond O’Brien – The Medical and Spiritual World: Psychological Impacts upon the Survivor through Surviving Cardiac Arrests. Raymond will share his experience as a multiple cardiac arrest and NDE survivor and will discussof a lack of understanding about how some survivors are not coping well – due to the ripples of surviving a cardiac arrest, and difficulties of processing such an event. Raymond is a British multiple NDE Experiencer x12, multiple STE Experiencer, and life-long “seer”.

Robert Bare –There is No Normal: The Challenge to Resume Life after NDEs when double-downed with PTSD from NDEs & a 23-year career as a First Responder in Law Enforcement.  Robert will share how recovering mentally and physically from death and also a NDE “reckoning” with a life review in the presence of the “Higher Power”, triggered Post-Traumatic Stress issues that needed to be dealt with to function normally. Robert Bare is a multiple NDE and multiple STE Experiencer, and the Vice-President and Co-Founder of Spiritual Awakenings International.

Dr. Yvonne Kason, MDBreaking the Silence: Both are True – NDE Bliss and Post-Traumatic Stress. Dr. Kason will share how 2 of her 5 Near-Death Experiences not only gave her glimpses of “Heaven,” but also gave her Post-Traumatic Stress afterwards, from the trauma of the fatal and near-fatal accidents.  Dr. Kason will describe these NDEs and share the challenges of dealing with PTS while integrating a powerful NDE at the same time. Dr. Yvonne Kason is a multiple NDE and multiple STE Experiencer, who coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” in 1994.  She is the Co-Founder and President of Spiritual Awakenings International.

Afterlife, Interrupted: Helping Stuck (And Not-so-Stuck) Souls Cross Over. A Catholic Priest Explores the Interrupted Death Experience

Father Nathan Castle, O.P., has helped more than 400 “stuck” and not-so-stuck souls who died suddenly and traumatically to adjust to the afterlife. Victims of fires, automobile accidents, shootings, stabbings, drownings, and suicides come to him in his dreams seeking help to resolve their Interrupted Death Experiences™.  Father Nathan Castle O.P. is a Catholic Priest who believes the Holy Spirit has given him a “night job” of helping souls who died suddenly and violently find afterlife peace.

Awakening in Intense Times

Our world has changed irreversibly over the past 2 years. During these intense times, lives have been turned completely upside down. As values and paradigms get challenged, it has created a perfect storm for spiritual awakenings to occur. But then what? Dr. Nicole Gruel is an Australia based specialist in spiritual health, who descends from a 450-year lineage of samurai. A NDE as a teenager and other STEs since have inspired her to cheerlead others towards joyful livelihood, and to become the “Agents of Awesome” they were meant to be.

STEs, Trauma, and Spiritual Emergencies Panel

Betty Guadagno – Waking Up – A Life Transformed. Betty’s story begins in darkness, trauma and tragedy – atheism, poverty, and a myriad of abuses. In March of 2019, she had a spontaneous kundalini awakening that transported her to the space between life and eternity. She changed from a drug addicted sex worker and atheist to a devout believer in long-term recovery, working as a recovery coach, and manifesting a life beyond her wildest dreams. 

Emily BurfootAwakening Experiences in the Context of Spiritual vs Material Power Dynamics. Emily had her first NDE at age 21, and later 5 STEs. She was admitted to the psychiatric ward 3 times due to spiritual crisis.  As a result, she is now dedicated to promoting compassion and better understanding of spiritual experiences by mental health practitioners. In 2021, she co-founded Blue Lotus Network to help empower others to optimize mental health through their own unique self-actualization process.

Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro EdD – My Garage Sale Spiritual Awakening. Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro’s life was forever changed after surviving trauma induced STEs. She experienced one spiritual and divine encounter after another at an ordinary garage sale that brought about her spiritual awakening. Marni realized the inaccuracy of what she was taught to believe about life and death. She now knows that we are truly spiritual beings having a human experience.

Cristina Mohr – How to Navigate your Spiritual Emergence Through our Current Mental Health Paradigm. After Cristina’s Spiritually Transformative Experience was diagnosed as bipolar disorder, she had to work through her shadow self. She later realized that during her crisis in the ER, everyone assumed the problem was psychological and never did physical tests. Cristina shares her story because she does not want to see others suffer in the manner she did.

STE Experiencers Panel

Gary L. Wimmer – The Great Awakening. In 1977, Gary was involved in a head-on collision with a speeding car. He traveled to dimensions and worlds beyond imagination. That Near Death Experience (NDE) changed his life forever. The entire human race, individually and collectively, is also facing monumental challenges and their consequences. Why? Because humanity is experiencing a Great Awakening. Gary has been a professional medium, healer, teacher, spiritualist, and clairvoyant for 45 years.

Ruth Rousseau Clothier – Gift of Life Here and Now. Ruth is a multiple STE experiencer who had her first NDE at the age of 16 months, from radiation on her spine. She returned to before embodiment and learned that Creation is within.  This awareness stayed throughout her life. As a 20-year-old pregnant in a cardiologist’s office, her heart stopped twice. When she went “over” she was encompassed in absolute love and given a choice – return to a life of heart problems or hold on to absolute Love.

Claudia Watts Edge – Soul Contracts: Our Pre-Planned Promises. Claudia had a profound NDE in 1984, when she was shown “The Room of Choices” where she and her son Jesse prepared for their earth experience. Many decisions had to be made for potential adversities and circumstances for further spiritual advancement. She learned that Earth is not our true home. It was created for us to learn and grow, and although promises were made, free will takes precedence over any preplanned situation, and can be changed.

Russell E. Ricks –You’re Not Alone in This Journey. Feeling misunderstood as a young boy with an undiagnosed disability, Russell pleaded to God through prayer to take him away – to take him to a place where he would feel safe and loved. What followed was a Near-Death-like Experience, a STE where he learned he was genuinely loved by God. He learned God loves us and wants us to know He is with us. We are eternal beings. We all have a spark or portion of Divine eternity within us.


SAI is Donation-Based.

Suggested Conference Donation $50 to $200.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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* “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” ™ (STE) was first coined by Dr. Yvonne Kason MD in 1994