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Readers Join Doctors Journey to the Afterworlds Gates
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of New York Times

New York Times, November 26, 2012
Posted: April 23rd, 2013

For years Dr. Eben Alexander III had dismissed near-death revelations of God and heaven as explainable by the hard wiring of the human brain. He was, after all, a neurosurgeon with sophisticated medical training. But then in 2008 Dr. Alexander contracted bacterial meningitis. The deadly infection soaked his brain and sent him into a deep coma. During that week, as life slipped away, he now says, he was living intensely in his mind. He was ... guided by a beautiful girl with high cheekbones and deep blue eyes on the wings of a butterfly to an immense void that is both pitch black and brimming with light coming from an orb that interprets for an all-loving God. Dr. Alexander, 58, was so changed by the experience that he felt compelled to write a book, Proof of Heaven, that recounts his experience. He knew full well that he was gambling his professional reputation by writing it, but his hope is that his expertise will be enough to persuade skeptics, particularly medical skeptics, as he used to be, to open their minds to an afterworld. Having trained at Duke University and taught and practiced as a surgeon at Harvard, he knows brain science as well as anyone. And science, he said, cannot explain his experience. During my coma my brain wasnt working improperly, he writes in his book. It wasnt working at all. [Proof of Heaven] rose instantly to No. 1 on The New York Timess paperback best-seller list. The publisher has printed nearly one million copies, combined hardcover and paperback, to be snapped up at airports and as stocking stuffers at big retailers like Target. Another 78,000 digital copes have been sold.

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