01. October 2016 · Comments Off on Dying To Wake Up: Book Overview · Categories: Uncategorized

dying-to-wake-upSynopsis: Dying To Wake Up; A Doctor’s Voyage Into The Afterlife And The Wisdom He Brought Back is the latest offering in the public NDE literature. The book describes the NDE awakening experience of a wealthy, pompous, self-centered Anesthesiologist Doctor by the name of Rajiv Parti. Here’s a brief synopsis of the book from the publisher: When Dr. Rajiv Parti had his near-death experience on the operating table, he first watched his own operation from the ceiling. He was greeted by archangels and his deceased father who led him through the tortures of hell and revealed the toxic cycle of violence that has plagued his family for generations. He even reviewed the struggles of his previous lives that reflected those he still faced in the present. Finally, he experienced heaven. From the angels, he learned lessons of spiritual health that they insisted he bring down to earth—to do so, Dr. Parti knew he had to change his ways. In sharing these lessons and eternal truths, Dr. Parti offers his audience the opportunity to attain peace and live a better life here on Earth.

I have read over 100 books on the afterlife and NDEs and I consider myself an amateur expert on these matters. The book is fairly well written, or I should say co-written with Paul Perry who has assisted many other well-known NDE dr_rajiv_parti-nt-smexperiencers with their books as well.

I feel that books like this make a valuable contribution to the overall literature of Afterlife Experiences because they offer a direct experience of the afterlife described by people who didn’t believe in it in the first place and to me that offers greater credibility to the reader and perhaps pushes the science and study of the Afterlife a bit further with each offering.

Dr. Parti was not what anyone would call a nice man. I might compare his ego with the size of that infamous presidential candidate currently vying for office. He was obsessed with making himself as wealthy as he could. And he was very successful in this regard, but obviously that was a hard lesson he was lucky enough to learn at a relatively young age. And after realizing the error of his ways up to that point he had the courage to try to turn his ship around. In other words he became obsessed with trying to become a healer instead of a wealth accumulation machine. (It might be beneficial for the national if Mr. Trump could have an NDE right about now!)

In my opinion, that is the strength of this book. It is a great lesson for all of us. However, the book is not without its flaws. One Amazon 3 star reviewer I happen to agree with put it this way: “This book was fascinating in the beginning– reading about the author’s NDE and also his frank discussion of his cynicism, apathy toward his patients, anger and materialism. His NDE seemed plausible (although the lengthy descriptions of what the angels said to him seem like more than he could have accurately remembered). But afterward, Parti seems to have been looking to the wrong spiritual guides.”

He quotes Jung, among other modern day philosophers and to me this material seemed an unnecessary addition to flesh out the book. My guess is that this added material came from the professional co-writer, Paul Perry. Another Amazon one start reviewer stated, “After reading these NDE books for so many years; there was nothing new with this one. The message that he wants to tell us is the message Christ taught thousands of years ago… to love others. He had two previous life reviews but no real mention about reincarnation, which left me perplexed.”

That said, many other reviewers were impressed. Here are a few quotes:

“Dr. Parti’s NDE is powerful, deeply spiritual, and transformative, not just for the man who experienced it, but for the person who reads about it, too.” (Anita Moorjani, New York Times bestselling author of Dying to Be Me )

“Healed by his near-death experience, Dr. Rajiv Parti has become a healer himself—a true doctor of the soul. The story of his amazing transformation from a materialistically-obsessed anesthesiologist to a spiritual teacher is one of the most inspiring I have encountered in nearly forty years of researching NDEs.” (Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., author of Lessons from the Light )

“Dying to Wake Up serves as a spiritual wake-up call. Rajiv Parti’s powerful story is filled with wisdom and Truth that speaks directly to the soul.” (Suzanne Giesemann, evidence-based medium and author of Messages of Hope and Wolf’s Message )

Summary: After his near-death experience, Dr. Parti awoke a new man. He gave away his mansion, quit his career, opened a wellness clinic, and completely turned around his relationships with his family. To this day, he still converses with angels and spreads their wisdom to the living.

In this remarkable true story of spiritual transformation, Dr. Parti provides rare details of heaven, hell, the afterlife, and angels. In sharing the lessons and eternal truths from the Divine that changed him forever, Dr. Parti offers his audience the opportunity to attain peace and live a better life here on Earth.

About Rajiv Parti, MD

Rajiv Parti, is a world-renowned specialist in pain management with over thirty years as a cardiac anesthesiologist. In addition to being Chief of Anesthesiology at Bakersfield Heart Hospital for more than a decade, Dr. Parti is founder of the Pain Management Institute of California. Dr. Parti’s study in complementary and alternative medicine has led him to formulate an integrative approach to total wellness, especially pain management, stress, and depression. He tours the country extensively, holding workshops to demonstrate methods of healing to help others overcome addiction, depression, chronic pain, and even cancer.