Local Woman Publishes Near-Death Experience Book and Tells How The Catholic School Board Hid Her Story


crisis-of-spiritMaria Iuliano was five years old on July 16, 1980 when she was pronounced clinically dead during open-heart surgery. She had an out-of-body experience and explored heaven where she learned many teachings from key individuals of popular culture, academia and spirituality.

After Maria recovered and returned to school, she was excited to share her stories. A Catholic school counsellor threatened to have Maria taken away from her family if she spoke about her time in heaven and what she saw and learned. Fear kept Maria silent for years.

Now an adult, Maria has reconnected with her spirituality and is able to recall the powerful messages she learned during her near-death experience. She believes these messages were meant for the greater good of humanity and shares them in her first book, Crisis of Spirit.

Crisis of Spirit tells the true story of what the Catholic School Board did to Maria and what she had to endure as a result. The book also explains the powerful messages she was given while she was in heaven – messages that will help people shift awareness of their consciousness and create peace within. The book is easy to read and includes visual and practical teachings for different learning styles.

Maria graduated with Honours in Peace and Conflict Studies from Sault College. She runs a successful business called Life Improvers where she is a Peace and Spiritual Mentor. She is working on her second book due for release in January 2017.


  1. I lost my religion (catholic) in grade 7 when I watched my parish priest (east end parish, I won’t name it) walk out of his living quarters in a full length mink coat! YES a full length mink coat. And I thought, firstly, I have never seen a man in a mink coat, and secondly, wow my Mom doesn’t even have a mink coat. THEN I watched the priest open the garage door and get into his brand new Cadillac.
    I was stunned.
    And I thought..Hey my Dad can’t afford a Cadillac! That’s when it hit me. I can remember the moment so clearly. I could feel the disillusionment wash through me. I watched my family add their hard earned money weekly to the collection plate, and we lived far worse off than the priest did.
    That’s the moment I lost my religion. (I have never told anyone this before. lol )

    • Yeah,, you would think they would encourage such a wonderful experience and her experience just helps to verify that there is life after death. I had a near death experience and it was so inspiring that I will never forget, I didn’t speak of it often, I did not attend a catholic school but was afraid no one would believe me,, I only told those that were very close to me and who needed to hear it, to educate, inspire and verify that there is heaven and there is love, peace and joy that is beyond understanding, in our realm. Thank you for this story,, I am going to read the book,,,

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