As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander did not believe in near-death experiences (NDEs). He grew up in a scientific world, followed his father’s footsteps as a neurosurgeon, and taught at Harvard Medical School and other universities. He always believed that NDEs could be explained by science and that it was not surprising that people who suffered from severe trauma would have strange stories, but that didn’t mean the journey was real. Until Dr. Alexander experienced it.
In 2008, he fell into a coma after contracting meningitis which caused his neocortex, the human part of his brain. to shut down. Then he “experienced something so profound that it gave [him] a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.”
Read his essay: Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife, Newsweek Magazine/The Daily Beast
Below is a video of Dr. Alexander discussing his experience.
His book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, is available at Amazon.