The Past Lives Podcast Ep106 – Jeff O’Driscoll

This week I am talking to Jeff O’Driscoll about his book ‘Not Yet: Near-Life Experiences & Lessons Learned’.

Jeff practiced emergency medicine in a level-one trauma center for twenty-five years and served as department chair for eight. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Jeff has had extensive experience with shared death phenomena during 25 years as an emergency physician in a level-one trauma center. He has welcomed souls arriving into this sphere of existence and bid farewell to others who were leaving. Sometimes he encountered those who hovered between staying and leaving. His experiences have enabled him to assist others through their near-death experiences (NDEs).

Dr. O’Driscoll first met an unconscious Jeff Olsen in a trauma suite while Olsen passed through a NDE. They’ve now been friends for over twenty years, frequently discussing the tenuous terrain near the borders of mortality and lessons learned beyond the veil. He recently took a leave of absence from emergency medicine to do consulting and to write. Many lessons are incorporated in his children’s books, available at, and his recent novel, WHO BURIED ACHILLES?, available on Amazon.

Jeff obtained his MD at the University of Utah and completed his internal medicine residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has published works in theology, ancient scripture, history, medical science and medical administration. In addition to writing, Dr. O’Driscoll enjoys painting, sculpting and cycling. He is a talented public speaker and loves teaching both small groups and large audiences. He and Sheila have been married for thirty-one years. They have five children and three grandchildren.

Not Yet

Doctor Jeff O’Driscoll grabs highlights from his twenty-five years in the emergency department and walks readers through a series of near-life experiences that open a window into a spiritual world. Leveraging the near-death experience of his friend, Jeff Olsen, and the shared-death experience he had with Tamara, Olsen’s deceased wife, O’Driscoll invites willing souls beyond the veil and into a fuller, more inspired life.

Dr. O’Driscoll’s encounters with the spirits that frequent the ER are filled with insights and encouragement. His candor and vulnerability are compelling. His story is transformative.

2 thoughts on “The Past Lives Podcast Ep106 – Jeff O’Driscoll

  • Alice Craven Baker

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. I got from this to never say never…to be aware of the fact we are only “seeing” other people through the human we are being in this lifetime; through the ego, through our brain that calculates and sizes up and judges. I liken it to you washing the patient’s feet and then knowing who that really was, you saw the divine, God, because we are made in his image. That’s what you saw. I knew you were going to say it was Jesus that you saw. I’ve had the experience, but I had to purposely shed the other person’s shell – and then I could see the divine spark, the connectedness, he was me and I was him and we were divine.
    If that makes sense.
    I read your book a couple of years ago (when you and Jeff met in trauma) and remembered about the nurse who absolutely insisted you follow through with the experience. I’m a retired nurse and recall thinking when reading that – as a physician, now you should have been convinced in one second to do what she suggested, because she would have never imposed her insistence in a circumstance of normal !
    Thanks again,
    Alice Baker

  • Jeff O'Driscoll

    Thank you, Alice. And you’re right. It’s always good to listen to nurses. I’ve benefitted many times, and my patients have benefitted, when I’ve listened to nurses. Thank your for reading my book and for your comments above.
    Best regards,
    Jeff O’Driscoll

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