Afterlife Encounters

Rhine Research Center

American Assoc. Suicidology

Death Education & Counseling

Paralogical Foundation


Dianne Arcangel

Former hospice chaplain and director for the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center of Houston.

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Afterlife Encounters:  
Ordinary People Extraordinary Experiences

Author: Dianne Arcangel
Pub. Date: September 2005
Category: Death, Spiritualism, Parapsychology, Psychology, New Age
Publisher: Hampton Roads 
(Charlottesville, VA)
ISBN: 1-57174-436-3
Hardcover, 332 pages, $15.95
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How many people experience apparitions? “According to research statistics, at least 11% of the general population experience an afterlife encounter (AE) at least once during their lives,” declares former psychiatric hospital therapist Dianne Arcangel who has studied the phenomenon for more than five decades. “I believe the number is greater, however, because most people do not understand what encounters are. Many have witnessed apparitions, but are not aware that they have.”

In Afterlife Encounters, Arcangel described the features of encounters, including: what, specifically, they are; when and where they are most likely to occur; who is most likely to perceive them, and the purpose for AEs.

Most importantly, Arcangel’s groundbreaking five-year international survey, the first of its kind, revealed the positive effects afterlife encounters have on witnesses.

Beyond research findings, Afterlife Encounters presents more than 90 real-life reports from Arcangel’s growing database of over 10,000 accounts.

As an international spokesperson, Dianne has appeared on numerous talk shows, such as Oprah, Geraldo, Sally, Rolanda, etc.; and she has been featured in national and international television documentaries, such as NBC’s Ancient Prophecies, the Learning Channel’s Forces Beyond, CBC’s Man Alive, and many more. For bookings, please see author’s contact information.

The belief that humans survive bodily death in some form is universal. Long considered superstition, several lines of evidence now suggest that this belief is valid. Dianne Arcangel's Afterlife Encounters adds to this body of knowledge, and will provide hope and comfort for anyone who reads it.”

—Larry Dossey, M.D., father of mind-body medicine and New York Times

bestselling author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words.

American Assoc. of Suicidology, Assoc. for Death Education and Counseling, International Assoc. of Suicidology and Prevention, Paralogical Foundation, the Society for Psychical Research.
Rhine Research Center Board Member.