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The Latest and Greatest Near Death Experience (NDE) So Far?

October 10, 2012

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"This book is a thunderbolt!" writes Dr. Rabbi Meir Sendor.

And a priest comments in an article that appears in the Huffington Post, Eben Alexander, Harvard Neurosurgeon, Describes Heaven After Near-Death Experience a(VIDEO):

"I stood at Eben’s bedside ready to read Last Rites," writes Rev. Michael R. Sullivan, Rector, Holy Innocent’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Ga. "With vivid detail and description, he invites you to walk with him to that place none of us has experienced yet in our humanity we know we shall one day certainly travel. Having survived a near death experience and brought his neurological expertise and background to it, we gain both the insight of the mystics in his poetic words and the reality of the physical world in his scientific explorations."

And as Eben Alexander, himself, explains it in Newsweek. It is the Newsweek cover story:

Although I considered myself a faithful Christian, I was so more in name than in actual belief. I didn’t begrudge those who wanted to believe that Jesus was more than simply a good man who had suffered at the hands of the world. I sympathized deeply with those who wanted to believe that there was a God somewhere out there who loved us unconditionally. In fact, I envied such people the security that those beliefs no doubt provided. But as a scientist, I simply knew better than to believe them myself.

In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex, was inactivated, I experienced something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.

I know how pronouncements like mine sound to skeptics, so I will tell my story with the logic and language of the scientist I am.

PrinceofPeace13The question that many will ask is how this relates to the other big NDE story reported on here about a year and a half ago, Akiane’s Jesus, Heaven is for Real and the Man in the Turin Shroud.

Certainly, the “witnesses” to heaven are different. How different are the descriptions? How different are the criteria for judging the truthfulness of the stories. We will need to read Alexander’s book when it comes out. In the meantime we have this by Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, author of Life Beyond Life, 1974:

imageDr Eben Alexander’s near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. In my opinion, Dr Alexander is living proof of an afterlife. The extraordinary circumstances of his illness and his impeccable credentials make it very hard to formulate a mundane explanation for his case. For me, it is difficult to shake the feeling that his experience was somehow divinely ordained. Dr. Alexander’s book Proof of Heaven deserves to be a major international bestseller, and I believe it will be.

I am confident that Dr. Alexander’s story will capture worldwide interest. It will inspire many to accept that there really is life after death. I suspect his book will be a global game-changer. It has seismic implications and may help humanity arrive at a more accurate understanding of life’s true meaning and purpose in the larger sense.

Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience stands as perhaps one of the crown jewels of all near-death experiences. The knowledge of what he experienced raises the bar for serious investigators and pundits. It marks the beginning of a new era of rational investigation of humankind’s deepest mystery, life after death."

And many more reviews at Life Beyond Death: Consciousness if the Most Profound Mystery in the Universe

  1. Louis
    October 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    If only if it is as easy as all that. Unfortunately it isn’t, scientists are still debating the topic and a great deal has yet to be done. We must make sure that there is no link with the desire to sell, both books and magazines.

  2. Carlos Otal
    October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Muy interesante el relato del Dr. Eben Alexander.

    Los mejores trabajos sobre las NDE son los del cardiólogo Dr. Pim van Lommel:

    http://www.pimvanlommel.nl/?Endless_consciousness

    En 2001, la más prestigiosa revista médica, “The Lancet” publicaba:

    “Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands “. Pim van Lommel, Ruud van Wees, Vincent Meyers, Ingrid Elfferich

    http://www.pimvanlommel.nl/files/publicaties/Lancet%20artikel%20Pim%20van%20Lommel.pdf

    Carlos Otal

  3. Louis
    October 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Una tentativa de explicación. No es prueba.

  4. Louis
    October 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Inscribed on the “Buland Darwaza” gate of the Jama Masjid Mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, India, both built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar in AD 1601:

    “Jesus said, The world is a bridge; cross this bridge and do not build upon it.”

    So we must wait and see if the author of the book really finished crossing the bridge and came back to tell the story or much of it has to do with the words “build upon it” mixed with a badly interpreted experience. It is the best scientists in the field who will be able to answer the question.

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