Proof of Heaven Download by Eben Alexander
Click Here to Download the Book A SCIENTISTS 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 This nonfiction book about a neurosurgeon who suffers from a severe infection of the brain - so severe that it shuts down his neo-cortex and he drops into a deep coma - is one of the best Near Death Experience books I've ever read. The author was an agnostic physician with expertise in the brain and consciousness. He started with a strong position that all consciousness is centered in brain function. If the brain stops functioning, you are dead and there is no coming back. He was skeptical of claims of NDEs because he knew how the drugs doctors used to bring patients back affected the brain. But when his brain completely shut down, he experienced a very deep entry into Oneness, and was miraculously brought back to life, not by medical intervention - they had given up and were ready to pull the plug - but by Divine intervention. He struggled to reconcile what he knew as a physician and neurosurgeon with his experiences when his brain was completely "off-line". The experiences he had were alternately horrifying and exquisitely transcendent. The account loops around to another miracle: the discovery of who his guide was in the world beyond physical existence. He did not recognize his guide until a series of events brought her identity to him. I highly recommend this book
I am a Near Death Experiencer. I was really excited when I ran across Dr. Eben Alexander's book on his Near Death Experience. I spent last night and most of today reading his book. I am happy that someone with Dr. Alexander's years of experience and qualifications has told his story of one of the deepest and longest and most significant NDE's I've ever read about or heard of. Dr. Alexander is a neurosurgeon who has worked at some of the finest hospitals in the country. He has also been a teacher at Harvard Medical School. He is a professional who understands the workings of the brain from the viewpoint of a surgeon and a scientist. This is a man who carefully analyzes and considers all points of view before presenting his thoughts on his own NDE. What I see in this book is a portrait of an NDE'r who is a top professional in the field of brain surgery, a strong family man, and a man of integrity and good sense.
I particularly liked his honesty in dealing with his battles with depression, and his sense of rejection stemming from his having been an adopted child. To my mind, his honesty and his vulnerability help to give this book integrity. It is very encouraging to all us NDE'rs who are out there, working to spread the word about what has happened to us, to find this kind of corroboration of both the reality and the value of our experiences. Thank you, Dr. Alexander.
For anyone who is curious about what happens to us when we die (and that would include most of us), this is a fascinating and provocative read. Granted, it is nonfiction, and I will take the author at his word on this but, to his credit, the story unfolds like literary fiction. Meaning, it's riveting. What came to mind was a movie-length adaptation of an episode from the television series House: A healthy neurosurgeon is suddenly stuck down by a severe and puzzling form of meningitis and slips into a coma, resulting in a near-death experience (NDE), a preview of heaven, then a miraculous recovery with no brain damage, and the doctor returns to life to tell the tale. I appreciated the medical details the author brings to this memoir – which is not surprising since Alexander is a neurosurgeon who knows the ins-and-outs of this life-and-death business. So the fact that he is the one who becomes trapped on the other side of the glass, or mirror, metaphorically speaking – the doctor now the patient facing death – is a key factor in making this story resonate. If told by a car salesman or motivational speaker (no disrespect to these professions) – it just would not have the same impact. Proof of Heaven? I can practically hear the atheists screaming no! The believers shouting yes! And the agnostics shaking their heads every which way. Why? Because no one truly knows. That is the human condition: to wonder. As for me, the book helps confirm what I have felt most of my life. We have a soul. And death is not the final chapter.
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