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Neurosurgeon spent a week in the Afterlife while in a Coma: "Heaven is real"

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  1. Samstwitch

    Samstwitch Senior Member

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    Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife

    Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and has earned a strong reputation as a neurosurgeon. And while Alexander says he's long called himself a Christian, he never held deeply religious beliefs or a pronounced faith in the afterlife.

    But after a week in a coma during the fall of 2008, during which his neocortex ceased to function, Alexander claims he experienced a life-changing visit to the afterlife, specifically heaven.

    "According to current medical understanding of the brain and mind, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma, much less the hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey I underwent," Alexander writes in the cover story of this week's edition of Newsweek.

    So what exactly does heaven look like?

    Alexander says he first found himself floating above clouds before witnessing, "transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamer like lines behind them."

    He claims to have been escorted by an unknown female companion and says he communicated with these beings through a method of correspondence that transcended language. Alexander says the messages he received from those beings loosely translated as:

    "You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever."
    "You have nothing to fear."
    "There is nothing you can do wrong."

    From there, Alexander claims to have traveled to "an immense void, completely dark, infinite in size, yet also infinitely comforting." He believes this void was the home of God.

    After recovering from his meningitis-induced coma, Alexander says he was reluctant to share his experience with his colleagues but found comfort inside the walls of his church. He's chronicled his experience in a new book, "Proof of Heaven: A neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife," which will be published in late October.

    "I'm still a doctor, and still a man of science every bit as much as I was before I had my experience," Alexander writes. "But on a deep level I'm very different from the person I was before, because I've caught a glimpse of this emerging picture of reality. And you can believe me when I tell you that it will be worth every bit of the work it will take us, and those who come after us, to get it right."


    I will be reading this book...:)
    NOTE: He is Christian, a believer in Jesus!
     
  2. Num7

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    You beat me to it! I got to read this article this afternoon, but couldn't post it because I was at work.

    It's pretty amazing to hear such things from such a guy. Makes you seriously wonder.
     


  3. BlastTyrant

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    One thing i have noticed with out of body experiences like these is that they sound a awful like some Abduction encounters i have heard of, The floating above the clouds or in space staring into it then to have someone with them, then to meet a being who decides where you soul will go next. Possibly the expereinces are one in same?
     


  4. JTFriend

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    Dannion Brinkley wrote a book called Saved by the Light in the 1990s about his near death experiences. He gave testimony that there are *many* Ascended Masters in heaven.
    The Prophecies of Dannion Brinkley:
    At Peace in the Light : The Further Adventures of a Reluctant Psychic

    The author of the celebrated Saved by the Light, - whose two near-death experiences have left him with extraordinary psychic abilities - follows his runaway New York Times bestseller with an account of his visionary experiences designed to help readers understand - and not fear - the message for life within the meaning of death.
    In At Peace In The Light, Dannion Brinkley continues his unique spiritual exploration that began in his phenomenal national bestseller Saved by the Light, where he revealed the two near-death experiences that left him with an extraordinary sense of perception. Here Brinkley describes, with absolute candor, his struggle to become accustomed to his disorienting psychic ability, and his decision to offer comfort to those dying in hospices.
    In his poignant and personal style, Dannion shares heartwarming stories of his ability to give comfort where it is needed, and demonstrates that the dying often have enhanced psychic ability and a clarity of vision that can make death more graceful for everyone involved. He also shares lessons in achieving what he calls the panoramic life review, and instructs readers on awakening and enhancing their own skills of perception, while providing the language to deal with their own and their loved ones' mortality.
    For the hundreds of thousands who found comfort and understanding in Saved by the Light, here is Dannion Brinkley's message of inspiration, guidance, and the unlimited opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal.
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  5. Himalayan Hermit

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    The Supreme Energy or God as we call it is beyond any known religion or other presumptions. Science or known branches of knowledge can only know so much with their confined so-called logic. The key is to keep an open mind, meditate and live a positive life and doors will open for you :)
     
  6. JTFriend

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    I agree. There is also a faster track that is worth exploring.
     
  7. Minita

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    Many people have experienced heaven and hell, you can even watch interview videos of people who had died and came back to life. I will share all that i have investigated on net about hell after sometime.
     
  8. Minita

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    But my question is if heaven and hell are real then who reincarnates?
     
  9. BlastTyrant

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    Heaven and Hell contradict Reincarnation, If their is a ability to reincarnate then what is the point of having a heaven or hell? I know if i was going to hell i would for sure rather reincarnate instead.
     
  10. Justinian

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    This might be an interesting read. I just recently watched the youtube videos of the deformed guy that had and NDE and talks about seeing hell. It's always interesting to read what people see on "the other side". And yes BT, a lot of NDE's sound like abductions. You must have read Zacharia Sitchin or something like that. There are other NDE stories that just inflame my rage because they are obviously false lies being perpetrated to take advantage of people.