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Near death experiences and the stories that accompany them are just a bunch of nonsense. At least, that's what Dr. Eben Alexander used to think. Alexander is a neurosurgeon, and was once confident in the fact that tales of white lights and pearly gates were patently false, and entirely unscientific. But then Dr. Alexander had his own brush with death.

Dr. Alexander contracted meningitis, a rare illness which attacks the part of the brain which controls thought and emotion and shuts it down. The illness left him comatose, unable to think or communicate with anyone, for seven days. Brain scans showed that his cerebral cortex was completely inactive, with only the occasional sputtering activity. Just when doctors finally made the difficult decision to give up trying to save him, Dr. Alexander woke up. And when he woke up, he was a completely different person.

Before the coma, Dr. Alexander knew that there was no God, no heaven, nowhere to go when you die. But when he woke up after seven days of being practically dead to the world, he had a story to tell. A story which was remarkably similar to the ones which he had scoffed at over the years. He had met an angel, and that angel had taken him to speak directly with the Divine source of the Universe. He now not only believes that Heaven is real, but that Science can and will one day present incontrovertible Proof of Heaven.

Dr. Eben Alexander, born in North Carolina in 1953, is a neurosurgeon and graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He has served as a resident neurosurgeon at Duke, Newcastle Hospital (UK), Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is certified by both the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Neurological surgery.

A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon’s minute-by-minute account of his own near-death experience—and what he discovered in the heavenly realm beyond life

A scientist’s case for the afterlife…

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people. A highly trained neurosurgeon who had operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the “soul” is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then came the day when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is by all accounts a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

This story sounds like the wild and wonderful imaginings of a skilled fantasy writer. But it is not fantasy. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase. Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. [He] is living proof of an afterlife.”

    Raymond A. Moody, MD, PhD, author of Life after Life

  • “Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry. Proof of Heaven is a compelling story of what may lie ahead for all of us in the life beyond this one. We have nothing to fear.”

    Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of The Scalpel and the Soul and Zen Mind, Zen Horse

  • “I can highly recommend this important book that has the potential to break many scientific taboos.”

    Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of Consciousness beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience

  • Proof of Heaven is more than just an awe-inspiring account of a profound encounter with spiritual reality. Dr. Alexander’s neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe.”

    Bruce Greyson, MD, co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jonah Olivo | 5/15/2016

    " I first found out about the author from listening to his amazing story on one of the "Darkness Radio" podcasts one afternoon. So when I found out that he had written a book, I had to get it and listen to this amazing story from someone who doesn't seem like a wacko. He went back-and-forth from his life before and then into the fascinating description of the other side. Of course I would have preferred just hearing to him tell all about the other side and it's details only, but I suppose he needed context is why he wrote the book the way he did. I enjoyed the book overall, although It's not wonderfully well written in my opinion, but he's not Ernest Hemingway either, he's a brilliant neurosurgeon I needed to keep in mind. So I suppose it's worth it to hear the audio description of what life is like on the other side under a coma, so you may want to give it a shot. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 by Tony | 3/20/2016

    " Dr. Alexander gives the listener an insight into what awaits us all on the other side; that love is what is most important in this life and the eternal. His description is clear and his scientific medical rationale convinced me that there is no doubt his experience and return is the ultimate Proof of Heaven. "

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