Check out my Article featured in The Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics NIB Journal.

“A medical and spiritual gap of care is created when a patient’s self-report of a near-death experience (NDE) is ignored, disregarded as nonfactual, or misdiagnosed as a hallucination due to post-traumatic stress, hypoxia, an adverse reaction to drugs, anesthesia, or mental illness. This gap of care causes patients to lose confidence in expressing their NDE for fear of stigma and is evident in the narratives.”-Lilia Samoilo, NIB commentary author and neologist of the medical and spiritual gap of care of NDE patients.

A special heart-felt thank you to Lilia for all of her hard work and dedication to ensuring the success of this fourth issue of Voices.


Check out the foreword and chapter I wrote for this newly published book!

CONVERGENCE The Interconnection of Extraordinary Experiences

Author:  Barbara Mango, Ph.D.

Barbara received her MA and Ph.D. in Metaphysics. Prior to receiving her post graduate degrees, she worked as a pre-K educator, Reiki practitioner, and is the sole proprietor of A Healing Touch Reiki. She currently researches, writes, and speaks about extraordinary phenomena and consciousness. Barbara is a Board Member of the PLR Institute (Past Life Research Institute) and served on the research committee for the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation. She is a contributing author to the book, The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences, by Dr. Penny Sartori (Watkins, 2017). Barbara co-hosts Alternate Perception Radio with Brent Raynes ( Convergence is her debut book. When not writing, Barbara can be found with her nose in a book, puttering in her garden, or playing with her three neurotic cats. She lives in the Northeast with her husband.

She may be contacted at her website, on Facebook at journeysintoconsciousness, or on twitter, @ExperiencerOm

Check out my chapter contribution for the book:


Near-death experiences (NDEs) are often transformative—not only on an individual level, but on a collective level too. This book contains a selection of inspiring stories from ordinary people whose extraordinary experiences have changed the course and direction of their lives, opening each and every one of them to the power of divine love. 

Recent years have seen a dramatic change of attitude towards NDEs. Unfortunately, the ongoing debates about NDEs have detracted greatly from their transformational effects and how empowering they can be for the whole of mankind. For those who experience them, NDEs often instill the knowledge that we are all interconnected and part of one great whole.

This book aims to inspire people from all walks of life, creeds, cultures, and faiths to the transformational power of the message of NDEs—and to show how the love experienced during the NDE has the capacity to heal minds, bodies and souls.

Check out my chapter contribution for the book:


Have you ever had an experience beyond your everyday reality? Where time warped or even stood still? An experience that fundamentally changed who you are or how you see the world? An experience that maybe even made you question your sanity? So has everyone in this book.

In this first edition of our Pocketbooks of Hope and Transformation Series, you’ll discover 16 stories of people who’ve had NOTEs (non-ordinary transcendent experiences). From challenging visionary experiences to overcoming dark nights of the soul, these stories showcase ordinary people from across the globe who experienced something extraordinary that pushed them beyond the edges of their known world. For many, their experiences brought about big life changes and were an invitation to step powerfully into a life of greater purpose and meaning.