Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

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The #1 New York Times bestselling account of a neurosurgeon's own near-death experience—for readers of 7 Lessons from Heaven.

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. The Map of Heaven takes the broad view to reveal how modern science is on the verge of the most profound revolution in recorded history—all around the phenomenon of consciousness itself!

When Dr. Eben Alexander told the story of his near-death experience and his vivid journey to the other side, many readers wrote to say it resonated with them profoundly. Thanks to them, Dr. Alexander realized that sharing his story allowed people to rediscover what so many in ancient times knew: there is more to life, and the to the universe, than this single earthly life.

Dr. Alexander and his co-author Ptolemy Tompkins were surprised to see how often his readers’ visions of the afterlife synced up with each other and with those of the world’s spiritual leaders, as well as its philosophers and scientists. In The Map of Heaven, he shares the stories people have told him and shows how they are echoed both in the world’s faiths and in its latest scientific insights. It turns out there is much agreement, across time and terrain, about the journey of the soul and its survival beyond death.

In this book, Dr. Alexander makes the case for heaven as a genuine place, showing how we have forgotten, but are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our destiny truly is.
EL CASO DE UN CIENTÍFICO A FAVOR DE LA V IDA DESPUÉS DE LA MUERTE

Miles de personas han tenido experiencias cercanas a la muerte, pero los científicos han sostenido de que son imposibles. El doctor Eben Alexander era uno de esos científicos. Un neurocirujano altamente entrenado, Alexander sabía que las experiencias cercanas a la muerte se sienten reales, pero que simplemente son fantasías producidas por el cerebro bajo un estrés extremo.

Luego, el cerebro del propio doctor Alexander fue atacado por una extraña enfermedad. La parte del cerebro que controla los pensamientos y las emociones —y en esencia nos hace humanos— se le apagó por completo. Estuvo en coma durante siete días. Entonces, mientras sus médicos consideraban parar su tratamiento, los ojos de Alexander se abrieron. Volvió.

La recuperación de Alexander es un milagro médico. Pero el verdadero milagro de su historia yace en otro lugar. Mientras su cuerpo estaba en coma, Alexander viajó más allá de este mundo y se encontró con un ser angelical que lo guió a los terrenos más profundos de la existencia suprafísica. Allá conoció a, y habló con, la fuente Divina del universo.

La historia de Alexander no es una fantasía. Antes de comenzar su viaje, no podía reconciliar su conocimiento de la neurociencia con ninguna creencia del cielo, Dios ni el alma. Hoy en día, Alexander es un médico que cree que la verdadera salud se puede adquirir solo cuando nos damos cuenta de que Dios y el alma son reales y la muerte no es el final de la existencia personal, sino solo una transición.

Esta historia sería extraordinaria sin importar a quién le haya ocurrido. Que le haya ocurrido al doctor Alexander la hace revolucionaria. Ningún científico ni persona de fe la podrá ignorar. Leerla te cambiará la vida.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Oct 23, 2012
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208
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ISBN
9781451695205
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English
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Medical / Neuroscience
Religion / Eschatology
Religion / Religion & Science
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. The Map of Heaven takes the broad view to reveal how modern science is on the verge of the most profound revolution in recorded history—all around the phenomenon of consciousness itself!

When Dr. Eben Alexander told the story of his near-death experience and his vivid journey to the other side, many readers wrote to say it resonated with them profoundly. Thanks to them, Dr. Alexander realized that sharing his story allowed people to rediscover what so many in ancient times knew: there is more to life, and the to the universe, than this single earthly life.

Dr. Alexander and his co-author Ptolemy Tompkins were surprised to see how often his readers’ visions of the afterlife synced up with each other and with those of the world’s spiritual leaders, as well as its philosophers and scientists. In The Map of Heaven, he shares the stories people have told him and shows how they are echoed both in the world’s faiths and in its latest scientific insights. It turns out there is much agreement, across time and terrain, about the journey of the soul and its survival beyond death.

In this book, Dr. Alexander makes the case for heaven as a genuine place, showing how we have forgotten, but are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our destiny truly is.
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