Barbara Silverman Whitfield

Profile Updated: November 4, 2019
Residing In: Atlanta, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Charles L. Whitfield, MD
Occupation: Author, researcher, therapist
Children: Beth, Steven, Gary and Kate.

9 grandchildren

Besides 4 kids and 9 grand kids, I've authored 6 published books, and co-authored 5 more, written lots of chapters for others books that are on psychiatry and self help, spiritual emergencies, and exploration of consciousness.

Understanding Your Body and its Relationship with Cannabis

The Secrets of Medical Marijuana: Switching from Pills to Cannabis

Medical Cannabis and PTSD: The Only Genuine Alternative?

School Story:

I kept a low profile at Mumford.

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Apr 12, 2023 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 04, 2019 at 5:05 AM

Link to book trailer for our latest book Dragon Energy: Myth and Reality

Sep 12, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Our new book Dragon Energy!

Apr 12, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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Mar 25, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Happy Happy Birthday Homer!

Apr 12, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Mar 25, 2018 at 8:45 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOMER! May your year be filled with Good Health and Joy!

Mar 03, 2018 at 1:43 PM

I can still picture you laughing at my attempt to cheat in typing class, when I typed 3 sentences before the teacher told everyone to start. Did me no good, as I still flunked typing. Only the Army taught me to type 90 words a minute, but the only thing that did for me was getting me the job of a company clerk in Viet Nam. Hope to see you at the 60th reunion.

May 05, 2017 at 2:12 PM

I added a video today of my interview with Jeffrey Mishlove from Thinking Allowed (PBS) on Medicinal Marijuana

May 05, 2017 at 2:10 PM
Apr 12, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Mar 25, 2017 at 8:17 AM

Happy Birthday Homer. Didn't know you were an Aries! I am too. I'm going to be in Detroit in the fall with my daughter to take a walk down memory lane -- going to go to the cider mill!

Mar 02, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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Mar 02, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Posted on: Mar 02, 2017 at 7:51 AM

Hi Homer, You probably don't remember me but I remember your beautiful voice!

Apr 12, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Barbara Silverman graduation picture Mumford 1960
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I'm holding our youngest of nine grand kids, Lily Fitzhugh Harris at a little less than a year old.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
When my first book came out in 1990 I was on Larry King Live (for the second time). With me is Sharon Cormier who also had a near-death experience.We were still wearing the big hair look from the 80s!
My now husband Charlie saw me on the show and coincidently was coming up to Connecticut where I was living at the time (working at the University). He asked me out and we've been together ever since.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
This is my latest book coming out in February with Muse House Press. It's the culmination of my research into what the near-death experience (NDE) means to those of us who have had it. It is also a rich summary of generic spirituality (as opposed to religion) If you want to know more, go to
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Here's springtime in Atlanta. And that's my son Gary with wife Annie and Lily now 17 months.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
This is 1978 and my son Steve's bar mitzvah.
I'm dancing with my younger son Gary and Gary and Cookie Frenkel are behind us.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
This is the cover for my new book coming out Jan. 1 2011 with Muse House Press. It's a true story of a friend who healed herself from the ravages of child sexual abuse and went on to thrive in her life. There is an appendix with the latest research from the CDC on how chronic childhood abuse and neglect effects our health and behaviors.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:50 AM
This is a picture from a four and a half hour interview I did in June for the Bio Channel's new series Beyond and Back. It will be shown in Oct and edited down to about 20 minutes for a one hour show.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Atheist reunites with her dead Grandmother - NDE

Barbara's Near-Death Experience Page:
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After a surgery Barbara began to die as her vital signs began to shut down. She lost consciousness and found herself floating in the hallway looking into a pa speaker up by the ceiling.

She traveled back to her room and remembers watching her body with a sense of detachment and amusement as she noticed tape on her nose. She soon found herself in total blackness and felt hands gently pull her into a warm loving place. She believed this was her Grandmother who had been dead for 14 years.

She shared a bonding moment with her grandmother as they shared experiences they had in life.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Present! - Barbara Whitfield's Near-Death Experience

Spiritual counselor and near-death researcher, Barbara Whitfield, talks about her own near-death experience and her work with Dr. Kenneth Ring.