Excerpts: ‘The Map of Heaven’ by NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander

Excerpts: ‘The Map of Heaven’ by NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander

Oct 21

Excerpts from NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander’s new book “The Map of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon Explores the Mysteries of the Afterlife & The Truth About What Lies Beyond”…

Esquire Challenges Dr. Eben Alexander’s Credibility & Story (Updated)

Esquire Challenges Dr. Eben Alexander’s Credibility & Story (Updated)

Aug 28

Esquire has published a must-read article about Dr. Eben Alexander, his near-death experience, and best-selling book, “Proof of Heaven.” Among other things, the author describes a series of malpractice lawsuits from Dr. Alexander’s past (including one where he falsified medical records), and a long string of inconsistencies in Alexander’s story…

A Teachable Moment: Esquire Versus Dr. Eben Alexander

A Teachable Moment: Esquire Versus Dr. Eben Alexander

Aug 18

A comprehensive look at the controversy that erupted from Esquire’s hard-hitting expose’ of Dr. Eben Alexander, including an NBC news report, a summary of the Esquire article, a video of the Dalai Lama and Dr. Alexander, a list of NDE-related networks that hosted conversations, comments from these networks, and a short list of take-aways for how to view this emotionally charged situation (and others like them)…

Nancy Evans Bush on the Controversy Surrounding Dr. Eben Alexander

Nancy Evans Bush on the Controversy Surrounding Dr. Eben Alexander

Jul 04

Nancy Evans Bush, author of Dancing Past the Dark and former president of The International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc. (IANDS), responds to the controversy surrounding near-death experiencer Dr. Eben Alexander…

Dr. Eben Alexander: The Easter Question

Dr. Eben Alexander: The Easter Question

Mar 31

Dr. Eben Alexander writes:

“More than ever since my near death experience, I consider myself a Christian — though one who knows that God loves all of His children, including those whose faith is expressed in traditions different from my own… Any pastor will tell you that the single concept that separates the wheat (that is, the real believers) from the chaff (those who are Christians only in name), is whether a person accepts that what Christian tradition says happened on Easter Morning really happened. The entire force of the Christian message can be pushed into that moment when the rock of the cave rolled aside and Jesus — the same and yet not the same Jesus whom his mother had watched die on the cross just two days before — stepped out once more into common daylight. That he had, in fact, overcome death.

“Now, I can tell you that if someone had asked me, in the days before my NDE, what I thought of this story, I would have said that it was lovely. But it remained just that — a story. To say that the physical body of a man who had been brutally tortured and killed could simply get up and return to the world a few days later is to contradict every fact we know about the universe. It wasn’t simply an unscientific idea. It was a downright anti-scientific one.

“But it is an idea that I now believe. Not in a lip-service way. Not in a dress-up-it’s-Easter kind of way. I believe it with all my heart, and all my soul…”

Universal Studios To Make Movie About NDEr Eben Alexander

Universal Studios To Make Movie About NDEr Eben Alexander

Mar 25

Universal Studios plans to make a movie of Dr. Eben Alexander’s bestselling book “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife”…

Dr. Eben Alexander: ‘The Science of Heaven’

Dr. Eben Alexander: ‘The Science of Heaven’

Nov 20

NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander writes: “I am as deep a believer in science, and the truth-respecting values that created it, as I ever was. As such, I want to affirm again — not just to my fellow scientists but to everyone — that there is a larger, more real world out there. Those who have experienced it are neither deluded nor dishonest, but they are hampered by the limits of language to convey the sheer exponential vastness of what they encountered. This world of consciousness beyond the body is the true new frontier, not just of science but of humankind itself, and it is my profound hope that what happened to me will bring the world one step closer to accepting it.”

Atheists Unhinged Over Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE (Updated)

Atheists Unhinged Over Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE (Updated)

Nov 14

Those of you who are regular readers of this website, know that Newsweek recently ran a cover story on the near-death experience of neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander. While many in the NDE movement celebrated Alexander’s story, many who hold materialistic, humanistic, and/or atheistic world views were incensed. On the incensed side of the fence, author, atheist, and neuroscientist Sam Harris posted a blistering attack of Alexander on his website. Aside from the strident accustations that Harris leveled against Dr. Alexander, what made Harris’s article particularly unseemly was that Harris launched his attack without having read Alexander’s book — and then, after being invited to debate Alexander, refused to do so. Read all about it here…

Newsweek Cover Story: Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE

Newsweek Cover Story: Dr. Eben Alexander’s NDE

Oct 07

The October 15th edition of Newsweek is running a cover story on Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience…

Must Watch: Dr. Eben Alexander Discusses His Remarkable NDE (Updated)

Must Watch: Dr. Eben Alexander Discusses His Remarkable NDE (Updated)

Sep 23

Steve Paulson Interviews Eben Alexander III, M.D. at the 2012 Bioethics Forum. Concerning the near-death experience of Dr. Eben Alexander, Raymond Moody says “I have never heard one that comes near this. This is the most amazing story that I personally have heard in 50 years now of interest in this.” The most moving part of this interview comes towards the end when Moody asks Alexander if he knows who the butterfly girl was who guided him on the other side…

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

May 08

On Wednesday, May 7th, Intelligence Squared hosted a debate called “Death Is Not Final”. It pitted Dr. Raymond Moody and Dr. Eben Alexander against Dr. Steve Novella and Sean Carroll. Are near-death experiences (and related experiences) evidence that consciousness is not produced by the brain? Click here to watch the entire debate…

Dr. Eben Alexandra Featured On ‘I Survived’

Dr. Eben Alexandra Featured On ‘I Survived’

Feb 07

Dr. Eben Alexandra describes his near-death experience on ‘I Survived… Beyond and Back’…

New Book: ‘The Map of Heaven’

New Book: ‘The Map of Heaven’

Sep 11

Near-death experiencer Dr. Eben Alexander 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. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is…

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

Jan 05

This National Geographic special features near-death experiencers Christine Stein, Dr. Eben Alexander, and Anita Moorjani and includes comments from Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla, Dr. Kevin Nelson, and Peggy Kay, PhD…

Near-Death Experiences: Heavenly Stories Are Popular, Except In Church

Near-Death Experiences: Heavenly Stories Are Popular, Except In Church

Jun 12

This article examines many of today’s most well-known near-death experiencers, authors, and researchers, including Dr. Eben Alexander, Raymond Moody, Dr. George Ritchie, Reverend John Price, and Colton Burpo. One of the core points it makes is this: Many pastors don’t want to touch the subject because it’s too dangerous. Rob Bell, one of the nation’s most popular evangelical pastors, ignited a firestorm two years ago when he challenged the teaching that only Christians go to heaven. The book angered many members of Bell’s church as well as many in the evangelical establishment. He subsequently resigned…

11/27/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

11/27/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Nov 29

This update includes a downloadable December calendar, directions for subscribing to our new mailing list, news about Dr. Eben Alexander, including Alexander’s appearances on Dr. Oz and Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” program, David Milarch and Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, Emanuel Swedenborg, the movie “Resurrection”, an update to the Pulse resource page on “NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains”, and finally, the main event: the NDE of Alon Anava…

08/28/12 NHNE NDE Class Notes

08/28/12 NHNE NDE Class Notes

Aug 30

This NHNE NDE Class update includes information about a sister group in North Carolina, our newly forming dream group, the 2012 IANDS conference, the 2012 ACISTE conference, the 2012-2013 Tucson IANDS Guest Speaker Series, NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander’s new book, NDEr Jeff C. Olsen’s new book, 7-Year-Old NDEr Ari Hallmark’s new book, the dark side and Will Bray on Skeptiko, the relationship between NDEs and synchronicities, David Milarch — An Example Of NDE-Inspiration At Work In The World, Lilou Mace interviewing Anita Moorjani one year later, Don Wolf’s NDE, and more…

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

May 07

Eleven videos from the 2012 Bioethics Forum – “Final Passages: Research on Near-Death & The Experience of Dying”. Includes presentations from Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Pim van Lommel, and Dr. Eben Alexander III, Dr. Stanislav Grof…

Respected Neurosurgeon Describes Life-Changing NDE

Respected Neurosurgeon Describes Life-Changing NDE

Jan 29

Dr. Eben Alexander III has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Over those years he personally dealt with hundreds of patients suffering from severe alterations in their level of consciousness. Many of those patients were rendered comatose by trauma, brain tumors, ruptured aneurysms, infections, or stroke. While many comatose patients died, there were occasional ones who recovered. None of them was able to provide much insight concerning their experience. In the predawn hours of November 10, 2008, Dr. Alexander himself became a comatose patient. In the midst of his week in coma, he had a remarkable spiritual experience. The ramifications of his quest were life-changing! He has spent the last two years trying to solve the riddles from his journey. In analyzing his experience, including the scientific possibilities and grand implications, he envisions a profound reconciliation of modern science and spirituality as a natural product. He has been blessed with a complete recovery and is now writing a book about this most powerful, life-changing story.

A Neuroscientist Describes His Near-Death Experience

A Neuroscientist Describes His Near-Death Experience

Jun 20

Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, shares his near-death experience. Psychiatrist and longtime NDE researcher Dr. Bruce Greyson is also featured in this video clip…

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Today’s News

Mar 27

Headline news from the soul-stirring, mind-tweaking, brain-cell-building universe of NHNE…

An Interview With Raymond Moody

An Interview With Raymond Moody

Mar 26

The Liberty Web interviews near-death experience researcher/author/speaker Raymond Moody…

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains (Updated)

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains (Updated)

Feb 20

While many “experts” continue to suggest that malfunctioning brains produce near-death experiences, the evidence is now overwhelming that this is not the case…

IANDS 2014 Conference: Near-Death Experiencers Shouldn’t Be Treated As Crazy

IANDS 2014 Conference: Near-Death Experiencers Shouldn’t Be Treated As Crazy

Sep 03

As part of a panel discussion at the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDs) 2014 Conference, healthcare professionals discussed how to better approach patients reporting near-death experiences (NDEs)…