Entries by Eben Alexander

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Welcome to the Revolution in Consciousness

We live in fascinating times. The world at large, as well as the scientific community, are in the process of an unprecedented awakening that we see as an inherent part of human destiny over the last few millennia. This awakening is empowered by our very investigations into the nature of consciousness, and into the metaphysics […]

Witnessing the 2017 Total Eclipse

The most profound of human experiences cannot be put neatly into words – they are so extraordinary as to completely defy encapsulation within our very limited language. A total eclipse of the sun is the epitome of such ineffable natural events. To paraphrase Annie Dillard, “Comparing a partial with a complete solar eclipse is like […]

A Call For World Peace

“Hate only causes more hate. My daughter would’ve said, ‘Why hate? What would that accomplish or do for anyone?’ Heather would not want people to hate.” – Mrs. Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017 Dear Friends, As many of you know, we live in Charlottesville, Virginia. […]

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Extraordinary Healing

Ever since my coma due to severe gram-negative bacterial meningo-encephalitis in 2008, I have come to see that all physical, mental, and emotional healing benefits first and foremost from a basis in spiritual healing. By spiritual, I mean an awareness that we are purposefully and meaningfully connected with others, all of life, and the universe […]

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Deepening Our Understanding of Mind

For some time now, I have toyed with the idea of writing an article for the mainstream press on the fascinating turns that have recently emerged in the mind-body discussion. Such notions included the possibility of writing for Scientific American, a magazine I have always appreciated, but also one that I have come to realize […]

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Spiritual Healing

Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist James Carpenter has written an interesting article in Aeon addressing the scourge of the misuse of antipsychotic drugs in developed countries. In so doing, he opens the conversation to points I often make to medical audiences about the fundamental role of spiritual healing, and of deeper understanding of spiritual disease, in […]

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Confronting Evil, Part II

Just as people began responding to my blog on “Confronting Evil,” reports started coming in about the tragic deaths in Nice, France on July 14 – the killing of innocent people around the world continues to shock us daily. Yet again, we are confronted with unbelievable crimes against humanity, no matter what the cause, from […]

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Confronting Evil

True forgiveness is an essential choice that many successfully embrace in seemingly despicable circumstances. In my younger years, I sensed great truth in the saying “Tout comprendre, tout pardoner.” Translated, this oft-quoted phrase means “if you understand someone else completely, you can pardon all of their actions.” This supposition hinges on the notion that humans […]