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Learn how Nancy Rynes, a scientist and former atheist, transformed her life by using spiritual wisdom given to her during a profound Near-Death Experience (NDE).

Nancy in the Media

Watch Nancy Rynes on NBC TV's The TODAY Show.

Watch Caroline Myss and Nancy Rynes discuss NDEs on Caroline's YouTube Channel.

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Read Nancy's best-selling book.

"Awakenings from the Light isn't just inspirational, it gives you practical steps to take to incorporate spiritual wisdom  into your life on Earth."

Awakenings from the Light book

Discover Nancy's story...

My friends call me "the atheist who went to heaven." 

While cycling on my usual route, I was run over by an SUV driven by a distracted driver. I should have died, but while surgeons worked to repair my traumatized spine, my spirit was in "heaven." Instead of dying, I was overcome by a powerful beauty, love and joy - and allowed to return to Earth to share what I learned.


Awakenings from the Light gives you an in-depth look into the extraordinary near-death experience that completely changed my life. Not just a tour guide to the afterlife, this book details the messages I received from my spiritual guides...messages that I was asked to bring back for myself, my family, and others here on Earth.


Awakenings from the Light gives you practical steps that you can take in order to make your life on Earth a bit more peaceful and joyful. These are steps that changed my life forever, just as they can yours.

Available in paperback (236 pgs), audiobook, and eBook/Kindle

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We're happy to announce that "Awakenings..." is one of Aspire Magazine's Top 10 Inspiring Books!
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We did have discussions related to her experience in the operating room, and she sticks out in my mind because I could not come up with any other explanation other than a real near death experience [NDE]— I remember her seeing this as a life changing blessing.

~ Dr. Christopher Trojanovich

Read the full article, "Lives Changed By Near-Death Experiences," in the Boulder Daily Camera.

Dr. Trojanovich, Nancy's primary care doctor, is a Harvard-trained internal medicine physician.

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The Reviews Are In

Read what people are saying about "Awakenings From the Light".

What People Say

"The writing is clear and concrete and I have gained much spiritual knowledge from this book. Thank you for writing it and thank your guide for her suggestion to write it. This is one of those books that you will remember and that will make a positive difference in your day to day life. At least it has for mine."

 - Paula C.

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Connection to Love

Messages from Mariel #1: Read more insights from Nancy's NDE guides and teachers. 

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Receiving Gratitude

Do you accept gratitude as well as you bestow it on others? Read why it is important to both give AND receive gratitude.

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Light in Darkness

Messages from Mariel #2: Are "dark times" all bad, or can we find something positive in them? Read more, here.

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