Tricia Barker website

Tricia Barker experienced a profound near-death experience during her senior year of college, and this experience guided her to teach overseas, in public schools, and at the college level.  Her near-death experience story has been featured on I Survived:  Beyond and Back, Season 1, Episode 5, National Geographic’s April 2016 article “The Crossing,” the cover story for Simple Grace Magazine, an article in Women’s World Magazine, and featured on The Doctor Oz Show on Feb. 15, 2019.

Tricia’s memoir, Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation can be ordered now at this link. It is also available through Audible. This book tells a story of her near-death experience, teaching mission, and eventual triumph over trauma in her past. The book also focuses on the importance being of service to the world and the healing power of giving unconditional love to others. She believes that joy, humor, and healing is available to everyone through a deeper connection to divinity.  Tricia Barker and a long-time writer for Hallmark have recently completed a screenplay based on her book Angels in the OR.

Tricia is a graduate of The University of Texas. She also received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Currently, she teaches English and Creative Writing at a beautiful community college in Fort Worth, Texas. She interviews other near-death experiencers, researchers, healers, spiritual teachers, and mediums on her YouTube Channel. Tricia’s poetry and essays have been published in several publications including The Binnacle, The Paterson Literary Review, and The Midwest Quarterly.





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  1. I love your story Tricia. Your experience is so amazing and so intriguing. We are so lucky to have you with us. Your light makes us all better. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  2. Hello Tricia,

    I would like very much to purchase a copy of your book, but i could not find it on Amazon. Is it for sale?

    Thank you.

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    • Thanks for your comment! My memoir is a work in progress. I posted a few sample passages from the NDE on the first three posts. I teach for TCC. Do you go to IANDS meetings? I rarely go, but I would like to go to more of them.


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  6. Wow! I’m so glad that I stumbled upon your site. I was an online student of yours around 5 years ago. The encouragement that you gave me, along with the story of your NDE has been and continues to be such an inspiration to me! I look forward to reading your book!

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  8. Hi Tricia,
    I read your NDE story on NDERF recently and enjoyed it very much. So, thank you for sharing it. I could relate how you used to close yourself off from others. I can be the same way and often have to force myself out of my comfort zone to be more open and reach out to others. Ironically, even though I’ve never had an NDE, reading/hearing NDEs stories from those like yourself, have helped me realize that love is the most important thing in life and how even the smallest gesture toward someone — whether it’s simply a warm smile — is important. Reading your NDE story (and others) has changed how I interact with people. I now try to be as positive and helpful a person as I can and more conscious of those I interact with–whether it’s a clerk in a department store, a waiter, or whomever. I guess it’s one small way of sharing God’s light. Thanks again for sharing your story. I was blessed by it.

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    • I’m so glad to hear that NDE stories have added beauty to your life, and those small kind gestures are important. When I was on the other side, I knew I needed to come back and remind others of their connection to greater possibilities and connections. I’m glad my story benefited you in some way.


  9. Beautiful message!
    I’m in your 12 pm class at Tcc, so glad u hv turned these “life lessons” to the positive in ur life!
    THANX for sharing!
    Joyce Owens


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  11. I feel so blessed today that I was guided / directed into your inspirational blog site. I am a NDExpereincer myself just about six years ago and still I cannot find enough reason why I have to experience such because I am just an ordinary and simple person living a very humble life .

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