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Click Here to Download the Book A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexanders own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotionand in essence makes us human shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexanders eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexanders recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Alexanders story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
Reviews I am a lifelong esoteric explorer and shamanic practitioner, having been given the grace of many mystical experiences and I love the marriage of science and spirit. For the reason of this author's professional education and experience, and his spiritual (or lack thereof) history, and having read many, many books on the death phenomena as well as having participated in NDE studies with experiencers of medical death, I found Dr. Alexander's testament a particularly unique and powerful case for validating the eternity of our nature. Apparently without knowledge, Dr. Alexander aptly describes the Bardo states of consciousness which are well-documented in Buddhist philosophy and authentically articulates certain spiritual realms regularly experienced by psychopomps in their endeavors to aid those making the Great Transition. Worth having in your library if the mystery of the death experience either intrigues you or is part of your study. As is attributed to the Buddha, "If you die before you die, then when you die, you won't die!".
If anyone has ever lost a loved one, or deeply pondered what happens to us when we die, I think Eben Alexander's book Proof of Heaven gives the reader a great deal of comfort and hope. This book was a short and easy read. It was personal, warm, and not at all preachy. Alexander makes his argument for life after death from the position of the converted. He is a neurosurgeon who had always been skeptical of other accounts of near death experiences, until he had his own. Like most scientists or medical professionals who refute the notion of life after death, Alexander had always believed that the near death experiences, which thousands of people have reported, could always be attributed to the processes our dying brain goes through in such a trauma. This all changed once Alexander had his own experience. Being a highly respected neurosurgeon, Alexander is able to refute many of these dismissive explanations. He explains that when he was in his coma, experiencing the afterlife, his neocortex, which would be responsible for creating such fantasies, had completely shut down. It would have been impossible for his brain to come up with the visions he says he experienced. Alexander's narration weaves back and forth between personal stories about his family and professional life, the medical ordeal which led him to a coma, and his experience in the afterlife. One thing that made his descriptions of Heaven believable to me was that he often prefaced them with a
disclaimer that his description would in no way get close to the actual beauty and feeling of the afterlife. He states repeatedly that any attempt at putting it into words would be condensing the enormity of what he saw into tiny, unrelatable human terms. To me, that sounds like a man who experienced something so majestic that there is no way to describe it in this world that would even come close to doing it justice. While he is trying to convince the reader that Heaven is real, Alexander's book is not overwhelmingly argumentative. His purpose is not so much to fight against disbelief as it is to inspire hope; to provoke us to think differently about the world we inhabit, reflect on what is awaiting us, and to get us thinking about what we can do in our own lives to draw ourselves closer to God. The following quote was, in my opinion, the most beautiful expression of what Alexander was trying to drive home in this book: "So I was communicating directly with God? Absolutely. Expressed that way, it sounds grandiose. But when it was happening, it didn`t feel that way. Instead, it felt like I was doing what every soul is able to do when they leave their bodies, and what we can all do right now through various methods of prayer or deep meditation. Communicating with God is the most extraordinary experience imaginable, yet at the same time it`s the most natural one of all, because God is present in us at all times. Omniscient, omnipotent, personal - and loving us without conditions. We are connected as One through our divine link with God. " (p. 161). I've always been a believer in God and the afterlife, but this book helped me gain even more introspection into what all of that might entail. I would highly recommend this book to believers, and open-minded non believers alike. I think it was inspiring and provided a great deal of comfort and hope.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and appreciated the way the author presented his experiences. In some ways it validates what others have written about Heaven; yet he also had different experiences. The fact that he had been dubious about the experiences of others, and even about the existence of Heaven, but then had his own experience and tried to quantify it scientifically in order to convince himself also adds validity. This was a huge risk for him, as an M.D., to present his experiences to the world since some in the medical field might consider him a "flake", etc. I admire his courage.
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