One of the better stories, this one by a neurosurgeon who lay in a coma, and suddenly became aware of another reality – and claims to have seen Heaven. From an article in Newsweek magazine, with accompanying video. What is significant about this near-death experience is that at the time, this doctor’s brain was shut off (due to acute meningitis), so his experiences, or even consciousness, was not medically possible. Here’s an excerpt from the article by Dr. Eben Alexander:

My near-death experience, however, took place not while my cortex was malfunctioning, but while it was simply off. This is clear from the severity and duration of my meningitis, and from the global cortical involvement documented by CT scans and neurological examinations. According to current medical understanding of the brain and mind, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma, much less the hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey I underwent.

See the article at the Daily Beast here.

Having mentioned this experience by Dr. Alexander, to be balanced, it is also important to include a letter I recently received from a friend who has read multiple reviews on Dr. Alexander’s book and heard him speak. Pete writes:
“I think that his experience presents strong evidence for a non-physical part of our bodies. Scientifically speaking, his book is rocking the established paradigms of consciousness, especially in neuroscience. That said, his particular “revelation” of life after death is potentially very deceptive for believers and non-believers alike. He talks about learning from an angelic being the following”:

“You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.”
“You have nothing to fear.”
“There is nothing you can do wrong.”

“There is more that he shares that contradicts scripture. He was Oprah’s book of the month and will undoubtedly serve her agenda of new age spirituality and the “many paths to God” that permeates her teachings.”

Check out this link in relation to all of this: