Penny Brooks Wilson
Penny Wilson resides in Kentucky with her spouse Don. A mother of three and has two grandchildren. In 2002, Penny earned her Associate Degree in nursing at Eastern Kentucky University, going on to the field of cardiothoracic intensive care and critical care nursing. In 2011 her practice expanded to patients who were terminally ill and actively dying. This gave her the opportunity to provide support through often neglected end-of-life transitions. As each soul passed into the spirit world, she found herself examining her own beliefs about death and what lay beyond. Processing these passages through journaling, though it was not until her own near death experiences, that she decided to leave nursing and pursue writing. August 2014, Penny was struck with idiopathic anaphylaxis resulting in respiratory failure, forcing doctors to medically induce a coma and initiate life-support. The anaphylactic attacks repeated themselves eighteen times since that first diagnosis. Her journeys into the afterlife revealed to her the divine nature of our existence, and showed her that through her gifts she can affect profound change in the world around her. Inspired by her experiences, she is currently working on her first book, “A Life Reclaimed”. She also penned a chapter in the forthcoming book, “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences” by Dr. Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh.
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. Currently, she teaches English and Creative Writing at a beautiful community college in Fort Worth, Texas. Many of the classrooms at Trinity River Campus overlook the beautiful Trinity River which reminds Tricia of images from her near-death experience. Tricia’s memoir in-progress, Healed, chronicles the moment of her accident, her near-death experience, and her mission of healing for herself and others. Tricia’s poetry has been published in several publications including The Binnacle, The Paterson Literary Review, and The Midwest Quarterly.
David Bennett enjoys the life of a public speaker, author, energetic healer, and transformational life coach. He’s had many appearances on radio and television, including on The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Dr Oz, Angels Among Us, NBC national news and PBS.
David is the past leader of Upstate New York IANDS, where he volunteered for eleven years. He serves on the board for NDEretreat.com, helping coordinate the Near-Death Experiencer Spiritual Retreats in St. Louis since 2006. David also serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiencers (ACISTE) in San Diego. At the moment he has retired to Virginia Beach where he daily devotes his time to writing and spreading his message by writing a column for Huffington Post, Medium, and Om Times.
David works as an energetic healer using a White Light healing technique given to him from Spirit during stage IV lung and bone cancer. He also works as a certified integration/transformational life coach. His book about his Near-Death Experiences is called Voyage of Purpose: Spiritual Wisdom from Near-Death back to Life. You can find more about David on his website: http://www.DharmaTalks.com
Recently David has been teaching contemplation meditation from his new book A Voice as Old as Time: Contemplations For Spiritual Transformation. His Podcasts are Contemplative Living on PodBean - http://contemplativeliving.podbean.com/
David Bennett was once a brash young commercial diver and Chief Engineer of the Research Vessel Aloha. His harsh personal philosophy was “you cut your swath through life to survive.” But one night he was caught in a violent storm off the California coast where he drowned. While technically “dead,” he met beings of light, relived his life, and peeked into his future, all resulting in a complete paradigm shift for him. Later in life, he discovered he had stage IV lung and bone cancer—so advanced that his spine collapsed. Miraculously, he survived once again. These brushes with death taught him even more about living, loving, and how to find purpose in his life.
David brings listeners right into the heart of the near-death experience, including his path changing life review, being surrounded by the love, the light, and meeting the Soul Family. Part lecture and part guide for achieving spiritual growth, this talk shows how to integrate the most traumatic of incidents into one’s spiritual path in order to live a more meaningful life.