A successful neurosurgeon, who has taught at Harvard Medical School and other universities, spent his life dismissing claims of heavenly out-of-body experiences and refuting such talk with scientific logic, until he himself had a near-death experience.
During that time, Dr. Eben Alexander says he saw heaven and knows the afterlife exists. Now he's telling the world in his new book, "Proof of Heaven."
Alexander's tale is the cover story on Newsweek's latest issue, which features the headline, "Heaven Is Real: A Doctor's Experience Of The Afterlife." Alexander, a Christian, claims he took the journey to the afterlife when he slipped into a coma in 2008 after contracting a very rare bacterial meningitis.
what r ur views on above?
Was a real doctor?
If he had a scientific mind, and if he was a neurosurgeon, he should know better. He should know that the brain can show us things which never exist. Infections and hypoxia can stimulate the brain to imagine things and when the brain see things we cannot differentiate it from reality and we tend to believe it as real.
And if the incident is real, he is one of the worst kinds who thinks their own experience matters above anyone else.
Eben Alexander, Harvard Neurosurgeon, Describes Heaven After Near-Death Experience
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/0 … lp00000003
A surgeon who didn't take other people's experience seriously, but when he had the same, took it more seriously than it ought to be, what credibility should he have? Why his experience should be given any priority over the others? Just because he experienced, does that make it objective?
Whatever the brain show us, we take it as reality. But the brain can be easily fooled, that is the only lesson, if at all there is any lesson, from episodes like this.
And I wonder what he would have said if he had 'alien hand syndrome', that satan is real and can manipulate people?
I guess we'll have to take your opinion as worthy of greater credibility, and dismiss his experience, and all his qualifications in the field as just mere delusion, and brain disfunction.
Did you say you read his book? I must have missed that detail.
Bruce Lipton ' The Power Of Consciousness'
I read the account and found it fascinating - especially since the doctor's cortex was completely non-functioning at the time.
So, if it was non-functioning at the time, we can give his interpretation of the event zero credibility. As a neurosurgeon, Alexander completely ignores the effects of a coma.
People believe a lot of things they have never seen. Why not this if they believe in God?
I concur. Everyone has the right to believe in what they have experienced is true. None of us know what it is like to die (yet) and I certainly don't know anyone coming back from the dead to tell me about it. If you believe in God you believe in Heaven and Hell. So who's to say he didn't have this Heavenly experience?
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