Thursday, October 11, 2012

Afterlife Exists Says Top Brain Surgeon

A prominent scientist who had previously dismissed the possibility of the afterlife says he has reconsidered his belief after experiencing an out of body experience which has convinced him that heaven exists.

While in a coma the neurosurgeon says he was met by a beautiful woman in a 'place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones' 

7:52PM BST 09 Oct 2012

Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis.
During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death."  In an essay for Newsweek (and reprinted in the Telegraph of the UK), which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings".

He continues: "Birds? Angels?  These words registered later, when I was writing down my recollections. But neither of these words do justice to the beings themselves, which were quite simply different from anything I have known on this planet.  They were more advanced.  Higher forms.  The doctor adds that a “huge and booming like a glorious chant, came down from above, and I wondered if the winged beings were producing it.  The sound was palpable and almost material, like a rain that you can feel on your skin but doesn't get you wet."

Dr Alexander says he had heard stories from patients who spoke of outer body experiences but had disregarded them as "wishful thinking" but has reconsidered his opinion following his own experience.  He added: "I know full well how extraordinary, how frankly unbelievable, all this sounds.  Had someone even a doctor told me a story like this in the old days, I would have been quite certain that they were under the spell of some delusion.

"But what happened to me was, far from being delusional, as real, or more real, than any event in my life. That includes my wedding day and the birth of my two sons."  He added: "I've spent decades as a neurosurgeon at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in our country.  I know that many of my peers hold as I myself did to the theory that the brain, and in particular the cortex, generates consciousness and that we live in a universe devoid of any kind of emotion, much less the unconditional love that I now know G-d and the universe have toward us.

"But that belief, that theory, now lies broken at our feet.  What happened to me destroyed it."

I thought this was an appropriate follow-up to my blog post “Near Death Experience” dated 25 April 2012.  After all this is from a highly prominent Harvard-educated neurosurgeon; so, he must know the truth.  As I stated in my post there are an estimated 30 million people who have had out-of-body or near-death experiences.  They all stated that the experience was more real than being on this Earth, which verifies that this physical existence is not the real life but that our spiritual eternity is.  Slowly but surely the secular world is discovering the truth – let us just hope, on an individual basis, each person gets there before it is too late.  I left in the comment count above (2253 comments  and counting on the article) to show the tremendous interest in the subject and I am very happy to report that most of the comments were positive and from believing people. 

Knowing the truth may be difficult for us humans and even too spooky to think about; but, once again, our eternity depends upon it.  We should all thank Hashem for the information and use it to our advantage.


  1. I just wanted to add one thought before someone gives me the comment. The Newsweek article mentions Yushka since this doctor is a Christian. He did not say he met Yushka, but that he can no longer begrudge any individual who talks of him. The doctor only talks about his experiencing Hashem and knowing that He exists. A little upfront comment avoidance and clarification. Thank you.

  2. Here is an amazing video about a NDE a totally secular Jew had and how he became completely observant after. Maybe you've seen it:

    1. I have seen this excellent video; and, I thank you for bringing it to our attention. Anyone who has not seen it should watch it intently and internalize its message. I am happy to say that there have been many, many cases of Near Death Experience that have resulted in people becoming observant. When you get to leave this land of falsehood and visit the place of truth even for a short visit -- you probably do not have much of a free will decision making process remaining. I have been talking about the wonderful eternity that awaits us all if we prepare ourselves here. When one has it proven to oneself, words of proof are no longer needed -- reality has set in and becomes the decider. Hashem helps in mysterious ways.