Scientist Says Heaven Is Real

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A prominent US scientist has undergone a transformation in his belief following an out of body experience while in a coma. He said that he was met by a beautiful woman in a ‘place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones’ .  Dr Eban Alexander, a Neurosurgeon educated at Harvard, is not the sort of person who is disposed to embark upon flights of fancy.  Until the coma, he had been a total sceptic of after-life, heaven, and the like. But  during his 7 days in a coma after contracting meningitis he had a 360 degree change of mind.
He has written a book about his experience and wrote an essay for the magazine Newsweek. Dr Alexander says that during his coma, that part of the brain which controls human thought and emotion “Shut down”. He says that he then experienced “something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.”  He says that he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a “place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones” and “shimmering beings”.
He says that there was sound as well- “huge and booming like a glorious chant, came down from above”  This may have been created by winged beings that were a higher form of life-  similar to Angels or giant birds.
In his line of work he had naturally come across stories from patients who had had an out-of-body experience, but gave it little credence. Yet, as fantastic and fanciful as his story seems, Dr Alexander is adamant that his experience was not delusional.

He said “I’ve spent decades as a neurosurgeon at some of the most prestigous 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 God and the universe have toward us. But that belief, that theory, now lies broken at our feet. What happened to me destroyed it.”

Having glimpsed what he describes as Heaven, Dr Alexander has no doubts in his own mind that there is an after-life.  One wonders if he might try to recreate the conditions that allowed him to glimpse life beyond the wall of death- although he will certainly not want to contract meningitis again just to have a second look at the shimmering beings.

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