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.