The Map of Heaven
and Proof of Heaven
Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D.
"Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry." —Allan J. Hamilton, M.D., author of The Scalpel and the Soul
A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D., believed that near-death experiences were simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. That was until he had a near death experience and entered another world after he spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection. He lived to share his story in Proof of Heaven and his latest book, The Map of Heaven.
"As a practicing neurosurgeon with decades of research and hands-on work in the operating room behind me, I was in a better-than-average position to judge not only the reality but also the implications of what happened to me."
"Each of us carries a memory of heaven, buried deep within us. Bringing that memory to the surface—helping you find your own map to that very real place—is the purpose of this book."
"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." —Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life Beyond Life, 1974, and father of near-death experience studies.
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Dr. Alexander presents four 30-minute audio meditations produced specifically to access the brain state of blissful higher consciousness and that he attained during his near death experience.
It seems to me that Alexander's experience – which at times he expresses using terminology derived from Hinduism, such as Om – is every bit as compatible with other views, such as that reality itself is fundamentally consciousness.
[Dr. Eben Alexander's story] will be a strong witness to those in the medical community who, like Dr. Alexander before his illness, imagine that they know better than their patients. And it will be a joyful read to the rest.
Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D.'s account mirrors several findings Patheos blogger Joel Miller encountered while researching what ancient Christian writers said when addressing the subject of angels.
Dr. Eben Alexander M.D. describes the afterlife in vivid detail -- and it is supposed to be beautiful and peaceful.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
In Proof of Heaven, Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D. explains his view that consciousness is bigger than the brain, and that the brain functions as a kind of filter or organizing machine for consciousness.
Instead of going back and forth, tiresomely, between true believers in NDEs and skeptic debunkers, let’s take NDEs seriously as human phenomena. This can help us understand why stories like Eben Alexander’s grip us so profoundly.
Proof of Heaven raises important claims and it’s fascinating to read a neurosurgeon's perspective.
Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D. rightly describes near-death experiences as providing a type of proof that cannot be fully encompassed by the materialistic, sense-oriented approach to scientific proof.