Welcome to the website for Shlomo Attia – entrepreneur, author, spiritual seeker and host of Steps to Salvation with Shlomo on Blog Talk Radio. Here, he shares his thoughts on current events including politics, education, energy, justice, and Islamic terrorism, just to name a few.
A passionate defender of liberty and individual rights, a Near Death Experience in 2003 changed Shlomo’s perspective on God and spirituality. Although raised in Tel Aviv Israel in a traditional Jewish household, he questioned everything and eventually became an Atheist. To quote him directly:
During my childhood, my insatiable thirst for knowledge and truth often landed me in trouble. I was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel in a traditional Jewish home, where my constant questions about the nature of God and challenges to my faith were not always well received. Infused with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, I was earning more money than my father by the time I was 13 years old. Only problem was, I was doing so by retooling and selling “hot” bikes in my neighborhood. Once caught, I was not only severely beaten by my mother in front of my friends, I was also sent to a judge who gave me a choice of punishments: attend a religious school or go to a kibbutz.
At first I selected the religious school. But since the Rabbis didn’t appreciate my relentless questions about God and the traditional Jewish religion, they threw me out after a few days. That’s when the very best thing that could have ever happened to me took place: I went to live on a kibbutz.
This kibbutz literally saved my life by giving me the opportunity to channel my restless energy into productive endeavors, like learning how to become an electrician and a mechanic. The discipline and skills I developed set me up for success. I was further influenced by my service in the Israeli Defense Forces, which I joined in 1981 at the age of eighteen. Among other duties as paratrooper in a volunteer unit, I served in Beirut in 1983.
Following his honorable discharge, he relocated to the United States in 1990, where he set up his Hollywood, Florida-based business. In spite of his success, his main motivation has always been to contribute to others. Then a horrific motorcycle accident nearly ended his life.
Upon arrival at Memorial Hospital, I was pronounced clinically dead—a diagnosis that the medical team would proclaim a second time after I spent 4 ½ weeks in a coma. I was literally on my way to the morgue when someone checked my pulse again and realized I was still (barely) alive. It was during this period that my soul traveled to the other side.
Thanks to a caring, interested nurse my memories of this experience were well-preserved. After I finally woke up, she asked me questions like ‘What did you see?’ and ‘Who did you talk to?’
A I answered her in detail, I realized how important it was to remember and retain as much of this information as humanly possible. While in heaven, I’d been told by three angels we call ‘The Council’ that I still had work to do on earth. They highly recommended that I go back even though the choice was mine to make. They did not give me details about the mission they wanted me to fulfill, but I firmly believe this book is an essential part of it.
Ironically, it wasn’t until 2009 that I realized what was going on between this world and the other world, and I felt an urgent need to let people know about it. That’s when I knew for sure that this book was a big part of the work The Council asked me to complete when I was in heaven.
This experience led to the publication of his groundbreaking book, Steps To Salvation, in 2014.