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Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Spring 2016)

Becoming Conscious: A Neurosurgeon Discusses His Transformational Experience

In 2008, neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, MD, woke up in excruciating pain. Within hours, he was in full grand mal seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The diagnosis was a rare and usually fatal form of E. coli bacterial meningitis, and his prognosis was grim. For seven days he lay in a deep coma. Despite the overwhelming odds against his survival, he not only woke up, but recovered completely. Read more…

The Daily Beast

Daily Beast (October 8, 2014)

Eben Alexander Has a GPS for Heaven

Hmm. This is tricky. How to review The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife, best-selling author and neurosurgeon Eben Alexander’s new book, which presents a cartography of heaven?

You surely think that Eben Alexander is either a fraud or sent from Heaven, but there’s little middle ground. Ironically, it’s Alexander who says it’s middle ground we badly need. Read more…

Time Magazine

Time (October 1, 2014)

‘Proof of Heaven’ Author: Science Is Being Forced To Take the Afterlife Seriously

Ever since Proof of Heaven, the narrative of a life-changing seven-day coma I underwent in 2008, was published two years ago, I have had a front-row seat (and often a seat on the stage itself) at the battle between those who believe in heaven, in a spiritual realm beyond this one, and those who, just as fiercely and adamantly, don’t believe. Read more…

New York Times

New York Times (November 25, 2012)

‘Proof of Heaven’ Author: Science Is Being Forced To Take the Afterlife Seriously

For years Dr. Eben Alexander III had dismissed near-death revelations of God and heaven as explainable by the hard wiring of the human brain. He was, after all, a neurosurgeon with sophisticated medical training.

But then in 2008 Dr. Alexander contracted bacterial meningitis. The deadly infection soaked his brain and sent him into a deep coma. Read more…

Newsweek

New York Times (November 25, 2012)

‘Proof of Heaven’ Author: Science Is Being Forced To Take the Afterlife Seriously

At around five o’clock on the morning of Nov. 10, 2008, I awoke with the early symptoms of what proved to be an extremely severe case of bacterial meningitis. As I wrote here three weeks ago, and as I narrate in my book Proof of Heaven, over the next several hours my entire cerebral cortex shut down. The part of my brain responsible for all higher neurological function went every bit as dark as the lower portion of New York City did during Hurricane Sandy. Read more…

Huffpost

New York Times (November 25, 2012)

‘Proof of Heaven’ Author: Science Is Being Forced To Take the Afterlife Seriously

A successful neurosurgeon, who has taught at Harvard Medical School and other universities, spent his life dismissing claims of heavenly out-of-body experiences and refuting such talk with scientific logic, until he himself had a near-death experience.

During that time, Dr. Eben Alexander says he saw heaven and knows the afterlife exists. Now he’s telling the world in his new book, “Proof of Heaven.” Read more…