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Ep. 3: Proof of Heaven with Eben Alexander, MD

Death Expo 2014 Keynote Speaker

Eben Alexander III, MD

Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Dr. Eben Alexander discuss his latest book The Map of Heaven. They will explore Dr. Alexander's near-death experience that inspired him to write the best-selling book Proof of Heaven and his current understanding of the Afterlife and the nature of consciousness.

In this interview you will learn:

the common parallels often recorded in near-death experience accounts

how Dr. Alexander's work is helping others find their own memory of heaven

why science and spirituality actually strengthen each other rather than being at odds

how afterlife encounters can help transform our approach to the end-of-life

Dr. Eben Alexander has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Over those years he has personally dealt with hundreds of patients suffering from severe alterations in their level of consciousness. Many of those patients were rendered comatose by trauma, brain tumors, ruptured aneurysms, infections, or stroke. In his academic career he has authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals, and made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit.

In the predawn hours of November 10, 2008, he was driven into coma by a rare and mysterious bacterial meningitis-encephalitis of unknown cause. He spent a week in coma on a ventilator, his prospects for survival diminishing rapidly. On the seventh day, to the surprise of everyone, he started to awaken. Memories of his life had been completely deleted inside of the coma, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm – more real than this earthly one! His story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness. It will have a major effect on how we view spirituality, soul and the non-material realm. In analyzing his experience, including the scientific possibilities and grand implications, he envisions a more complete reconciliation of modern science and spirituality as a natural product.

He has been blessed with a complete recovery and shares his most powerful, life-changing story in his book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has remained in the top ten for over a year. His next book, Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife, was released on October 7, 2014.

As co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Eternea, Dr. Alexander has dedicated himself to sharing this information, promoting further research on the unifying elements of science and spirituality, and encouraging people to be inspired by the power of unconditional love in their daily lives and in their work in their communities.

When not speaking or conducting research, Dr. Alexander enjoys hiking, climbing, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, tennis and meditation.

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