Praise for Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D.'s Work

Praise for Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D.

For The Map of Heaven:

"Eben Alexander proves to us once again that experience is the greatest source of knowledge. Relying on his own near death experience and those of others who have written to him, Eben takes us from the wisdom of the Greek philosophers through to modern medical researchers to give us an overview of that mysterious place known as the afterlife … A courageous book that tackles the question of life after life with science, philosophy and the heart rending experiences of many who have gone to the other side."

-- Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., author of Life After Life

"Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander generated enormous interest in what happens when we die in Proof of Heaven, his many-splendored account of his near-death experience. In The Map of Heaven, he expands his account by relating similar experiences of others, and by a rich analysis of supporting views from scientists and philosophers. The evidence Alexander offers suggests that the day is approaching when it will be considered irrational and unscientific not to believe in the survival of consciousness following physical death.

-- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

"Dr. Alexander does it again. He brings his unique and considerable scientific knowledge and illuminates the world of spirituality. He creates a geography of science and faith that shows us a larger world filled with hope and dignity."

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

"In this important book, Eben Alexander describes how his own life-changing near-death experience was a personal example of what scientists, spiritual leaders and ordinary people throughout the world have been reporting, especially in the last two decades. This book makes it wonderfully clear how these mind-blowing experiences can have an enormous positive impact on the way we live our lives.

-- Pim van Lommel, M.D., author of Consciousness Beyond Life

"Moving beyond Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander here draws upon his own coma experience in combination with related accounts from a wide variety of sources to advance an ecumenical vision, which I strongly support, of recovering humanity's lost wisdom through creative synthesis of the best in contemporary science and religion.

-- Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D., author of Irreducible Mind and Beyond Physicalism

"Alexander … frames his observations with quotations from the great and nuanced spiritual teachers down the ages, from mystics to theologians, and pairs them with the recent work of scientists, with an aim to tearing down the doctrinal walls between religions, and—more pressingly, here in the U.S.—religion and science … There is little doubt that personal experience is going to become a driver, now, in grassroots spirituality, particularly as the old religions begin to collapse and rigidify. Eben Alexander has become a foundational leader in this movement."

-- Patricia Pearson, The Daily Beast

Praise/Endorsements

For Proof of Heaven:

"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, M.D., Ph.D., 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, M.D., FACS, author of The Scalpel and the Soul and Zen Mind, Zen Horse

"I 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, M.D., co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation