Is there life after death?
A neurosurgeon who trained at Duke University and taught at Harvard Medical School and the University of Virginia Medical School -- and a lifelong skeptic -- has written one of the most compelling arguments yet in support of an afterlife.
Eben Alexander, M.D., nearly died in 2008 when his brain was attacked by a rare form of bacterial meningitis that sent him into a coma. While his brain was not working, which was closely monitored by frequent scans, apparently his consciousness was.
When he woke up, he says he was left with a very strong and vivid memory of an extraordinary experience. He spent months trying to explain how his "realer-than-real experience" could have occurred in his brain. Since his neocortex was shut down, he couldn't explain it.
He finally reached a startling conclusion, one that he never would have believed had he heard it from a patient -- he had glimpsed what happens when we pass on.
Dr. Alexander writes about his experiences -- and his inability to disprove them -- in the New York Times best-selling book, "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife."
He reveals the message he was given to bring back and explains his current feelings on the afterlife. What happens to us when our bodies and brains die? He shares his beliefs.
Plus, find out the scientific reasons he believes there's no other explanation for his experiences.
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