How Dying Saved My Life by David Bennett



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.



David Bennett enjoys the retired 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, Doctor Oz, Angels Among Us, NBC National News, and PBS.


David is the past leader of Upstate New York IANDS, where he volunteered for a monthly experiencer support group and a bi-monthly public meeting.

He serves on the board for, helping coordinate the 2006 through 2020 Near-Death Experiencer Spiritual Retreats in St. Louis, MO.

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.

David has retired to Virginia Beach where he daily devotes his time to writing and spreading his message by writing a column for Huffington Post and Om Times.


You can find David’s daily reflections of living an empowered life on Twitter and Facebook.

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His first book is about his Near-Death Experiences Voyage of Purpose: Spiritual Wisdom from Near-Death back to Life. His new book is A Voice as Old as Time: Contemplations For Spiritual Transformation



The Edgar Cayce Forum is hosted by the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE)  located at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, Va 23451. It is Free and open to the public!!! of course donations are appreciated to help us cover the cost of light refreshments and door prizes. 

The Forum starts at 7:00 and ends about 9:15 P.M.  A.R.E. Visitors Center, Located on 67th St. and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451


up-coming Edgar Cayce Forum for 2017

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