Dannion Brinkley is a New York Times best selling author, along with being a most popular lecturer, worldwide, in the fields of spirituality, prophecy, and self-development. He is also a highly respected, sought after expert in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as hospice in conjuction with palliative and end-of-life care. With co-author, Paul Perry, Dannion wrote the international spiritual classics Saved by the Light and At Peace in the Light .
Dannion’s lastest best selling book, based on his incredible third near-death experience, Secrets of the Light, was co-authored by his wife, Kathryn Peters-Brinkley. Dannion has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows and in 1994 his New York Times bestseller, Saved by the Light (VHS), was one of the highest rated made-for-television movie of all time (by the Fox Network).
No stranger to pain, Dannion’s deep understanding of, and compassion for, those who are suffering or in transition, is anchored in his own personal experiences of enduring unimaginable pain and multiple near-death experiences. After being struck by lightning in 1975, Dannion was clinically dead for 28 minutes and had one of the most complete Near Death Experiences (NDEs) ever recorded.
His near death experiences were the result of two lightning strikes, open-heart surgery, ruptured subdural hematomas, resulting in brain surgery and a massive grand mal seizure. Drawing from these experiences, Dannion delivers his uniquely inspirational and insightful messages to diverse audiences worldwide on topics including Near-Death ExperiencePalliative and Hospice Care, and Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices.
Dannion’s near death experiences, and subsequent Panoramic Life Reviews, ingrained in him a deep sense of service and compassion. That is why he has been a hospice volunteer for 34 years; has spent more than 30,000 hours at the bedside of dying veterans; and has been with 375 people as they drew their final breath.
In 1997, Dannion co-founded The Twilight Brigade, Compassion in Action , in Los Angeles, Caflifornia, with a small but dedicated team of experienced hospice volunteers and trainers. Through the years, nearly 6,000 people have taken Dannion’s volunteer training.
His ultimate vision is to expand the Twilight Brigade Chapters so they are active in every VA VISN, with trained volunteers serving in every VA hospice unit in the country. In this way, the dying, their loved ones and VA providers will have greater access to the Twilight Brigade services. And at the end of life, not a single veteran will be alone.
Because of Dannion’s valiant work in healthcare and cooperation with the Veteran’s Administration, for more than 20 years he has had a hand in educating legislators and policymakers about the value of complementary therapies, the need for more research and a wider access to these alternative modalities, for every veteran. Duly respected for his knowledge and foresight, Dannion was invited to the famed Chantilly meeting which gave birth to the National Institute for Health. Later he testified before Congress, a White House Commission, the National Academy of Sciences, as well as numerous Alternative Medicine Advisory Committee meetings.
In recognition of all his dedication and hard work, Dannion has received dozens of awards for his achievements and volunteer service, including the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Cherished Heroes Award, the Courage and Valor Award from the National Foundation for Women Legislators and numerous VA Awards including the VA Special Secretary’s Award and the Heart of Hospice Award, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s highest honor.
Dannion is a respected international speaker who delivers his uniquely inspirational and insightful messages to diverse audiences worldwide, on topics including near death experiences, palliative and hospice care, and complementary and alternative healing practices.