Dr. Eben Alexander III has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women's and the Children's Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Over his academic career he authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals, and made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit.
A week spent in coma due to severe gram-negative bacterial meningitis in November 2008 changed all of that forever. The extraordinary spiritual journey he experienced that week completely defied everything he thought he knew about the brain and consciousness, supporting an alternative view in which consciousness is fundamental in the universe, and creates all else that exists! His original journey was portrayed in the blockbuster international bestseller, Proof of Heaven, followed by The Map of Heaven (describing the commonality of such experiences)
The much-anticipated sequel to Proof of Heaven, entitled "Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Heart of Consciousness," comes out 17 October 2017. It follows his extraordinary journey of discovery since awakening from coma, and mirrors the profound paradigm shift coming to the world's scientific community at large, all about a deeper understanding of the fundamental nature of consciousness itself.
His story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness. It will have a major effect on how we view spirituality, soul and the non-material realm. In analyzing his experience, including the scientific possibilities and grand implications, he envisions a more complete reconciliation of modern science and spirituality as a natural product.
He has been blessed with a complete recovery, and has written three books about this most powerful, life-changing story. Simon & Schuster published his first book, entitled "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife" on October 23, 2012. It spent more than 40 weeks at the number 1 position on the NYT Bestseller list, was on that list for almost two years, and has been published in over 30 foreign countries.
For more information, including video links and reading list, visit http://www.ebenalexander.com