Near-Death Experiencer Barbara Harris Whitfield

Barbara Harris Whitfield was born with a curvature in her lumbar spine called “scoliosis.” Beginning in 1973, she was hospitalized four times in two years. Finally, she I underwent surgery and awoke after the five-and-a-half-hour operation in a Stryker-frame circle bed. Two days after surgery, complications set in and she died. You can learn about Barbara’s near-death experience by going here. After her NDE, Barbara went on to publish many articles and several books. She worked as a researcher at the University of Connecticut Medical School under the guidance of psychiatry professor Bruce Greyson, and taught at Rutger’s University’s Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies School for 12 years. Barbara is also a past president and board member of the Kundalini Research Network. She has been a guest on major television shows, including Larry King Live, the Today Show, Man Alive, Donahue, Unsolved Mysteries, PM Magazine, Good Morning America, Oprah, Joan Rivers, Sonya Freeman, CNN Medical News and Alabama Public Television. Along with her husband, best-selling author Charles Whitfield, Barbara is a workshop presenter and therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.


Chapter 36 – No Wonder. No Wonder. No Wonder.

Barbara’s story appears on this page.


Chapter 62 – Enlightenment Is A Fantasy

The quote in this chapter originally appeared in a conversation that took place on NHNE’s Main NDE Network.



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Spiritual Awakenings: Insights of the Near-Death Experience and Other Doorways to Our Soul
By Barbara Whitfield

Amazon Description:

In Spiritual Awakenings, Barbara Harris Whitfield shares her own story and the stories of others who have encountered near-death experiences (NDEs), to show readers how and why NDEs have such a transformative effect on individuals. She shares the latest research on the subject and gives readers assistance in achieving the same powerful experience without risking their lives.


The Natural Soul
By Barbara Harris Whitfield

Amazon Description:

The central concept of The Natural Soul is the difference between ego, the character we play in our daily drama, and who we really are — our soul or True Self. This book overflows with intimate vignettes that bring these ideas alive. Whitfield tackles head-on our current epidemic of spiritual and societal malaise and our overuse of prescription medication which usually numbs us to our soul. Our ego may struggle to understand but as we read we awaken to what our soul innately knows: we came here as souls born into a human body and we will leave again as our soul. She uses this new way of seeing our life in other areas including: the love of our life, raising children, grieving naturally instead of numbing out in “depression,” helping others die, facing our own final passage in this life time and soul contact across the veil. The Natural Soul, Whitfield’s fifth published book, offers us our souls’ natural birth right — a life of peace and joy. Previous books have garnered her appearances on Oprah, Larry King, Donahue, the U.S. Senate and U.N. in New York.


The Power of Humility: Choosing Peace over Conflict in Relationships
By Charles L. Whitfield, Barbara H. Whitfield, Russell Park, Jeneane Prevatt

Amazon Description:

Do you shy away from conflict?

Do you tend to over- or under-react during disagreements?

Is it difficult for you to rise above a painful problem in a relationship?

If so, you’re not alone. We all experience conflict on a daily basis, whether it’s with another person like a coworker or boss, or in a “triangle” with two other people such as in a family relationship. Dealing with strife isn’t easy because most of us don’t clearly understand one of the most critical yet overlooked skills to successful relationships: humility — and how to best express it.

From four of America’s top experts on emotional healing, spirituality and recovery, comes a new approach to solving the conflicts that cause us both physical and emotional stress. Bestselling author Charles Whitfield and three leading experts explain that having humility doesn’t mean being a doormat or turning the other cheek — it’s about being authentic, open and understanding.

Using case studies, cutting-edge clinical research and compelling narrative, they show you how to harness the power of humility in your own life — at home, at work and in your community. By doing so, you will be able to speak your mind, get things accomplished more harmoniously and feel more satisfied with yourself and your relationships.

Let The Power of Humility show you how to have peace in your life.