Entries by Eben Alexander

Living in a Mindful Universe Launches

We are thrilled today to announce the release of the book that picks right up where Proof of Heaven (2012) left off. As tempting as it was after awakening from coma to simply accept my extraordinary healing and current well-being as an inexplicable miracle, I couldn’t do that. Instead, I was driven to find an explanation […]

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Our Collective “Gift of Desperation”

We seem to have had more than our fair share of natural disasters in these late summer months – more category 4 and 5 hurricanes hitting the Caribbean and East Coast of the United States than have ever been encountered, two powerful earthquakes stunning central and southwestern Mexico, record high temperatures with devastating forest fires […]

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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 […]