Book Testimonials


The story contained in this book, DYING TO WAKE UP, is one of transcendence and transformation. It is one of the most astounding near death experiences I have heard.”

~Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D. Life after Life
New York Times

quote2 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, “Dying to Be Me
New York Times Bestseller

quote2 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.
“Lessons from the Light”


Dr. Parti’s NDE is amazing, and the shift he made in his life afterwards will melt your heart. Buy this book so that you too will wake up.”

~Beverly Brodsky
President, San Diego Chapter
International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS)

I love Rajiv Parti’s story. It’s full impact was revealed to me when Dr. Parti found himself in Hell. His father and guide took him by the hand and led him out of Hell. His father gave him a meaningful and significant message I will always remember.”

~Larry Merrill
IANDS Facilitator
Mesa, AZ

quote2 Dr. Rajiv Parti’s experience of consciousness was one of the most profound I have heard. He traveled from Hell to heaven, and learned what life is really about. Dr. Parti has much to teach us about the meaning of life and why we are here.”

~Ellie Schamber, Ph.D.
Leader of IANDS
Marin County, CA

quote2 The NDE and transformation described in Dying to Wake Up represents the broadest manifestation of transformation I have ever seen. Every aspect of Dr. Parti’s personality and lifestyle is now either very different or even directly contrary to those aspects prior to his experience. This book represents a new milestone in the literature of personal NDE accounts.”

~John Sphar
Founder and director, South Bay (California) IANDS

quote2 Dr. Parti’s exceptional and unique near-death account recalling his journey to the other side leaves me awestruck and nearly speechless. It is the most detailed, comprehensive and variegated near-death experience I have encountered in over 40 years of work in this field of study. More importantly, the invaluable lessons his journey taught him and how it remarkably changed his life upon his return instills profound inspiration and joy. This very well-written book is extremely engaging and highly compelling. It qualifies as a very important addition to the exponentially expanding body of literature on this subject, one which greatly reinforces the growing collection of irrefutable and incontrovertible evidence that consciousness does indeed survive bodily death, continuing on to enjoy infinite and eternal existence.”

~John R. Audette, M.S.
President, CEO & Co-Founder,
Principal Founder, IANDS

quote2 Dr. Parti’s near-death experience is life changing. His dialogue with his deceased father exudes an abundance of wisdom, clearly demonstrating the importance of forgiveness, love and healing with messages for all of us. With each turn of the page, you will discover a wealth of awareness and inspiration from a man once without empathy, transform into a remarkable intuitive visionary with a mission to be a healer of the soul. Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. In Rajiv’s case, what he has done with his experience is most profound! I strongly encourage you to “be quite and listen” to his story; an opportunity to apply these lessons to our own lives is truly a gift from God for us all.”

~Erica McKenzie, R.N.
Near-Death Experiencer
Author of “Dying to Fit In

Dr. Parti’s story is extraordinary, not just because his near-death experience was so profound and evidential, but because as a physician, he links science and spirit in an account that bridges both worlds.”

~Terri Daniel, Founder
The Death Awareness Institute and The Afterlife Conference

This book is a compelling exploration of equal and opposite reactions—of how life seeks to balance us out when we’re off balance. Raj Parti is a man who went from putting people to sleep for a living, as an anesthesiologist, to one who is helping wake them up, as a spiritual healer—and his book is nothing less than the story of a man finding his heart and soul, and helping others find theirs. His journey is riveting, and his vulnerability and self-revelation healing balms in themselves. A startling and soulful read!”

~Gregg Levoy
Author of “Vital Signs

Dr Parti had a profound NDE which transformed his life and the life of others around him. His interaction with his father in the afterlife has deeply affected the way he perceives and shares love, forgiveness and healing.”

~Yvonne Sneeden
Co-producer, “Back From The Light

Dying to Wake Up serves as a spiritual wake-up call. Far more than the riveting account of a Near Death Experience, Raj Parti’s powerful story is filled with wisdom and Truth that speaks directly to the soul.”

~Suzanne Giesemann
Evidence-based Medium
Author of “Wolf’s Message

If you have ever doubted the reality of life after death, reincarnation, past lives or the existence of Archangels or Jesus Christ then Dying to Wake Up will blow your mind!”

~Virginia Hummel, author of Cracking the Grief Code
and Orbs and the Afterlife.

Dr. Parti’s NDE is an excellent example of the healing and transformative powers of an NDE. His veridical experience is an informed, weighty testament to the proof of the living mind and the everlasting nature of consciousness.”

~Debra Diamond
Author of Life After Near Death: Miraculous Stories of Healing and
Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers.