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Dying to Wake Up: A Doctor's Voyage into the Afterlife and the Wisdom He Brought Back Hardcover – August 23, 2016
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"One of the most astounding near death experiences I have heard." (Raymond Moody, MD, bestselling author of Life After Life)
“This is one is one of the most amazing NDEs I’ve everheard, not just for the experience itself, but for the difference it has madein Dr. Parti’s life.” (Dannion Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Saved by the Light)
“Dr. Parti’s NDE is powerful, deeply spiritual, and transformative, not just for the man who experienced it, but for the person who reads about it, too.” (Anita Moorjani, New York Times bestselling author of Dying to Be Me)
"Healed by his near-death experience, Dr. Rajiv Parti has become a healer himself—a true doctor of the soul. The story of his amazing transformation from a materialistically-obsessed anesthesiologist to a spiritual teacher is one of the most inspiring I have encountered in nearly forty years of researching NDEs." (Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., author of Lessons from the Light)
"Dr. Rajiv's NDE is amazing, and the shift he made in his life afterwards will melt your heart. Buy this book so that you too will wake up." (Beverly Brodsky, President, San Diego Chapter, International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS))
“I love Rajiv Parti’s story. It’s full impact was revealed to me when Rajiv found himself in hell. His father and guide, took him by the hand and led him out of hell. His father gave him a meaningful and significant message I will always remember.” (Larry Merrill, Facilitator, IANDS, Mesa, Arizona)
“Dr. Rajiv Parti’s experience of consciousness was one of the most profound I have heard. He traveled from hell to heaven, and learned what life is really about. Dr. Parti has much to teach us about the meaning of life and why we are here.” (Ellie Schamber, Ph.D., Leader of Marin IANDS)
“Dr. Parti’s story is extraordinary, not just because his near-death experience was so profound and evidential, but because as a physician, he links science and spirit in an account that bridges both worlds.” (Terri Daniel, Founder of the Death Awareness Institute and The Afterlife Conference)
"Dying to Wake Up serves as a spiritual wake-up call. Far more than the riveting account of a Near Death Experience, Rajiv Parti's powerful story is filled with wisdom and Truth that speaks directly to the soul." (Suzanne Giesemann, evidence-based medium and author of Messages of Hope and Wolf's Message)
About the Author
Rajiv Parti, MD, is a world-renowned specialist in pain management with over thirty years as a cardiac anesthesiologist. In addition to being Chief of Anesthesiology at Bakersfield Heart Hospital for more than a decade, Dr. Parti is founder of the Pain Management Institute of California. Dr. Parti’s study in complementary and alternative medicine has led him to formulate an integrative approach to total wellness, especially pain management, stress, and depression. He tours the country extensively, holding workshops to demonstrate methods of healing to help others overcome addiction, depression, chronic pain, and even cancer.
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His life growing up in India was interesting and again I identified with the combination of wonder at the world, love from his mother and sisters, and abuse from his father. The way he decides to get into medicine was kind of cool.
His near-death description of being out of his body in surgery and then on the other side was fascinating, including two reincarnation flashbacks and forgiveness from those he harmed in those lives. I've never seen that - closure with a past life - in other NDE's.
I loved also his hanging with who he believed to be Jesus, which was a little strange for him since he was Hindu. His wife also cracked me up when he told her about seeing Jesus. She said something like, What about the 50,000 gods and goddesses? Must be a feature of the religion of their upbringing.
I appreciated the difficulties Dr. Parti dealt with on changing his life when he came back. He and his wife didn't want the neighbors to think they'd lost status by putting their house up for sale and moving to a smaller one in the outer link of the gated community. Again, I was smiling inside reading that. It's easy for us to say, Who cares what people think?!?! But they'd lived that kind of life for years and years. I can imagine it was hard to let go in spite of the spiritual experience.
I was surprised and delighted to see Dr. Parti was into Bill Wilson and the steps of A.A., too. I have no idea if he ever was in the program, but he clearly knows the details of Bill Wilson's life (he had an amazing spiritual experience that jump-started the program) and the principles of A.A.
This is one of my favorite NDE memoirs. I read avidly from beginning to end and didn't skim a single paragraph, which I find myself doing too frequently lately. Right on, Dr. Parti! Keep spreading the word and teaching others how to heal themselves.
That said, the book was compelling reading, but don't get sucked in.