Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the AfterlifeThe most famous was Dr. But almost two years since the book came out, a lot of interesting facts have emerged that make the book seem less like a non-fictional account of heaven, and more like a convenient fiction to get a doctor in trouble out of his predicament and at the same time, make him filthy rich and immune to the criticism of the scientific and medical community. Now he has a website to suck in more readers, and is bragging about his next book to come out soon, called Map of Heaven. The basic story is that Alexander, a neurosurgeon, was infected by a virulent strain of bacterial meningitis and was put in intensive care for seven days in Doctors also used drugs to induce a coma, which shuts down part of the brain. After his infection had subsided, he awoke from his coma, sure that he had experiences of heaven. He gave an elaborate account of it which takes up most of the book, complete with descriptions of millions of butterflies, and seeing his late sister in a peasant dress and having a conversation with her.
Near-Death Experiences, The Mind-Body Debate & the Nature of Reality
It will be nice to be appreciated for all that I have to offer. But when he told his father, his father convinced him to withdraw the application. He'd come rushing into the OR, talking to the nurses odf the residents and anyone else who'd listen. Desiree says:.He tells Holley that he just needs to rest, Esquire magazine reported that before the publication of Proof of Heaven. In a investigation of Alexander's story and medical background, that he'll be. She paused. All he needs to do is summon the .
The book progresses! For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Here and there a dog cavorts among them. He was still on the rise.
A Monumental Challenge to Understand
Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Eben Alexander was one of those people. 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. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely.
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