571. Tricia Barker

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 story has been featured on Life to Afterlife: Death and Back, National Geographic Magazine, Women’s World Magazine, Coast to Coast AM, and The Doctor Oz Show.

Tricia’s memoir, Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation is also available through Audible. This book tells a story of her near-death experience, teaching mission, and eventual triumph over childhood trauma. The book focuses on the importance being of service to the world. A screenplay is in the works for her story.

Tricia is a graduate of The University of Texas. She 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 academic publications.


Website: triciabarkernde.com

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Transcript of this interview.

Interview recorded October 3, 2020

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to “Buddha at the Gas Pump” with Rick Archer
  • 00:04:19 – Joy in Telling Stories
  • 00:08:15 – Psychic bond between parents and children
  • 00:12:14 – Encountering Light Beings in the Operating Room
  • 00:16:00 – Personal Guardian Angels
  • 00:19:38 – Connecting with Subtle Beings and Angels
  • 00:23:58 – The Role of Practice and Learning in Spiritual Development
  • 00:27:47 – Connecting to an All-Knowing Energy
  • 00:31:24 – Healing Trauma and Awakening
  • 00:35:09 – The Need in Low-Income Schools
  • 00:38:38 – Oneness with Everyone and Messages from the Cosmos
  • 00:42:28 – A Heavenly Encounter with Grandfather and God
  • 00:46:38 – The Personal Form of God and Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:50:37 – The Annoyance of Oneness with Everyone
  • 00:54:34 – Channeling Insight into Helping Students
  • 00:58:41 – Inspiring Healing and Change in Traumatized Students
  • 01:02:41 – The Impact of Trauma on Society
  • 01:06:43 – The Impact of Meditation in Schools
  • 01:10:38 – The Power of Community and Support
  • 01:14:58 – Faith and Near-Death Experiences
  • 01:18:04 – Near-death Experiences and Letting Go
  • 01:21:40 – Using Literature to Analyze Culture
  • 01:25:38 – Themes in Near-Death Experiences
  • 01:29:52 – Connecting to Intuition and Discerning Truth
  • 01:33:34 – Contact with Loved Ones on the Other Side
  • 01:37:35 – Unfairness and Healing Perspectives
  • 01:41:22 – Healing from Contracts and the Virtue of Justice
  • 01:45:12 – Robin Williams’ Message of Healing
  • 01:48:55 – Embracing the Gift of Life and Spiritual Connection
  • 01:53:04 – Workshops, Summits, and Readings on YouTube
  • 01:56:30 – Upcoming Interviews and Farewell