Conferences, Podcasts, and Poetry

I’m looking forward to meeting many of you at the National IANDS conference where I will be leading a workshop on writing about spiritual experiences and speaking on Saturday.  There will be plenty of time to talk with people in the IANDS bookstore. The bookstore will be giving away a couple of free copies of Angels in the OR and many other books by experiencers. I’m grateful to readers of Angels in the OR in my area and readers as far away as Australia.

This summer a few more podcasts on my new podcasting channel have been uploaded, as well as several new podcasts interviews from other podcasters.  You can check out my interviews on Healing Powers with Laura Power and Path 11 Productions.

I’m also pleased to share a book trailer that a former student helped produce for my book.  I love supporting their creativity!

It is strange to not be back at the campus teaching this fall, but I am on faculty leave to write a book to help college students find more success and healing while at college. The research is proving interesting. I will share more later!

For now, here is a short poem inspired by living with the knowledge of a near-death experience for 25 years.

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All This Talk About Death

We go on folks….we go on.

The credits are rolling,

surgeons are packing up their tools,

loved ones are falling to their knees,

and there you are in spirit going on,

finally, aware of how your worries

shouldn’t have been worries.

 

You should have loved them more,

hugged them more frequently,

reminded them to be happier,

taken them out to enjoy the sunlight and moonlight.

 

You should have danced more,

laughed more, praised more,

and joked around a bit more.

 

You are excited though,

hovering there above your discarded body

because it makes more sense to continue

than to become nothing when you are something—

a spark of God that you dimmed

and brightened depending on your circumstances and mood.

 

And, now, you can be fully who you were meant to be,

who you too often limited in the realm of fear and time.

—-Tricia Barker, 2019

Survivor Memoirs—Angels in the OR

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Thank you everyone who pre-ordered my book Angels in the OR! For over five weeks, my book stayed a #1 new release in the category of near-death experiences, survivor memoirs, and educator biographies.

I am particularly pleased that my book was a #1 new release in survivor memoirs because Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of my models, and his book is categorized as a survivor memoir. McCourt worked as an English teacher like me, and his journey touched so many of us who have worked as teachers.

When Angels in the OR launches on April 16th, I would love it if the book reached a wide audience. One of my aims is to make near-death experiences more mainstream. Angels in the OR examines the spiritual and human journey in honest, straight-forward ways and offers healing perspectives to all too common tragedies that intersect many lives.

A near-death experience can happen to anyone—an atheist, an agnostic, someone of any religious background, a college student, a child, a doctor, someone in the military, a mechanic, a millionaire, a minister, etc. Making near-death experiences more mainstream was also my hope when I spoke about my near-death experience on The Dr. Oz Show in mid February.

One of the greatest joys of teaching and writing has been the opportunity to connect with others. I want to connect with those of you who pre-ordered the book. On March 14th at 7 p.m. Central time, I will go live on Facebook to give you intuitive answers to some of your questions in real time.

I would love to answer your questions about angels and how to use this realm more often in your lives. I will also delve into a couple of themes in my book and make this somewhat of an online book tour! Thanks so much for your support!

I would also enjoy answering any questions about near-death experiences. I have interviewed many experiencers on my YouTube channel, and this summer I will also be hosting the Second Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit.

Follow me on Facebook and YouTube for updates about this event in June.

You can also follow The University of Heaven blog to get updates about The Second Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit featuring Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr, Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, Nancy Rynes, Howard Storm, Lisa Smartt, Lesley Lupo, Paul Perry, and many others. The webpage and sign-up form should be available soon.

To pre-order my book Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival and Transformation in paperback or e-book from Barnes & Noble click here.

To order the book from Amazon click here.

Thank you so much for your interest and support.  My continued hope is to bring more healing and greater participation with the light into the lives of others.

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