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The Challenge of After-Death Survival – Vail Symposium

March 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Challenge of After Death Survival: Finding Common Ground Between Science and Spirituality

Consciousness Series
with Eben Alexander, Marjorie Woollacott, moderated by Karen Newell
March 21, 2018
Donovan Pavilion | Vail

The body and the brain: How do we deal with what comes after death? The question is discussed in this provocative panel discussion between a physician and neuroscientist, the first who has been to the other side and back and the second who has meditated for 40 years and published research on meditation and end of life experiences. How does a neuroscientist react to published cases suggestive of reincarnation? Can we trust an experience of a loved one communicating in a dream or vision to us at the moment they die? Hear firsthand how these scientists have grappled with these issues in their own lives and in the research literature.

Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for more than 25 years. He is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven. His third book, co-authored with Karen Newell, is Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness.

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, Ph.D., has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She has written more than 180 peer-reviewed research articles, several of which were on meditation, the topic that motivates her for this program.

Moderator Karen Newell has spent a lifetime seeking wisdom through esoteric teachings and firsthand experience exploring realms of consciousness. She is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, and co-author with Dr. Eben Alexander of Living in a Mindful Universe.

Door open at 5:30; presentation begins at 6:00.



March 21, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Vail Symposium


Donovan Pavilion
1600 South Frontage Road
Vail, CO United States
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