In 1991 Dan Rhema was the director of an intercultural training center in Mexico until an epidemic of dengue fever swept through the town where he lived. Dan contracted three different strains of the fever. Critically ill, he was flown to Atlanta, Georgia where the Centers for Disease Control specialists worked to save his life. The multiple types of dengue had deteriorated into a deadly combination of meningitis and encephalitis and, later that evening, Dan had a near-death experience. He left his body and took an unexpected journey to the other side. Dan did not come back to this world as the same person. His brain damaged from the fevers, Dan returned as a stranger in his own mind.
Dan joins host Michele Mattia at 2pm ET to discuss the trauma which awakened an unknown creativity within, the unexpected journey through his unconscious mind that resulted in chronicling his dreams through artistic creations, and his book I Close My Eyes To See – Dan’s story told through a unique paring of his words and over one hundred pieces of his art.
To ask a question during live shows, call the studio at 714.333.3349, email Connect@MicheleMattia.com or post on Michele's Life Design Facebook page.
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