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Proof of heaven : a neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife

Author: Eben Alexander
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Large Print Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Thousands of people have had near-death experience, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion, and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eben Alexander; Eben Alexander
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eben Alexander
ISBN: 9781594136467 1594136467
OCLC Number: 827261106
Description: 279 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Contents: The pain --
The hospital --
Out of nowhere --
Eben IV --
Underworld --
An anchor to life --
The spinning melody and the gateway --
Israel --
The core --
What counts --
An end to the downward spiral --
The core --
Wednesday --
A special kind of NDE --
The gift of forgetting --
The well --
N of 1 --
To forget and to remember --
Nowhere to hide --
The closing --
The rainbow --
Six faces --
Final night, first morning --
The return --
Not there yet --
Spreading the news --
Homecoming --
The ultra-real --
A common experience --
Back from the dead --
Three camps --
A visit to church --
The enigma of consciousness --
A final dilemma --
The photograph.
Responsibility: Eben Alexander.

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Thousands of people have had near-death experience, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion, and in essence makes us human, shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander's recovery is 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.

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