Proof of Heaven

Posted on October 25th, 2012, by iMinerva

Heaven

There are often accounts of “near-death” experiences.  The brilliant white light, music, sense of calm.  Dr. Eben Alexander’s story is, for me, the most compelling – and reassuring.

An academenic neurosurgeon who teaches at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Alexander has written a book, Proof of Heaven, detailing his experience, a vividly remembered journey which occured in 2008 when he lay in a coma for seven days.  A severe bacterial menigitis had attacked his brain and there was little hope for any survival beyond a vegetative state.  Yet while the brain signaled inactivity, some other level of Dr. Alexander’s being was very active.  He writes, “…my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.”

As a scientist, Alexander has no medical explanation for his experience admitting it should not be possible.  However, he is firmly convinced that “It exists, and what I saw and learned there has placed me quite literally in a new world: a world where we are much more than our brains and bodies, and where death is not the end of consciousness but rather a chapter in a vast, and incalculably positive, journey.”

Dr. Alexander is poetic in describing his journey, filled with fluffly pink-white clouds, “flocks of transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamerlike lines behind them,” and “A sound, huge and booming like a glorious chant.”

Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, hit bookstores, Amazon, Kindle and iTunes this week.  Dr. Alexander, very much alive, coherent and inspirational, has hit the media trail with interviews on many of the news programs and an excerpt of the book in the October 15th Newsweek which is also available online.

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