Things changed dramatically for Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon once skeptical of the paranormal, when he had a near-death experience. This experience placed him in the unique position to pursue the scientific truth of what happens to us when we die. What he discovered is that consciousness is not produced by the brain; it stems from something much greater. He now shares how we can use our own consciousness to explore the afterlife, without having a near-death experience in this interview with George Noory.
Dr. Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven, is a renowned academic neurosurgeon who spent 54 years honing his scientific worldview. Everything changed the day his life-threatening battle with a rare bacterial meningitis threw him into a seven-day coma. When he woke, the Near-Death Experience (NDE) he'd had--while his neocortex was completely shut down--challenged him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about consciousness and the brain. He has spent the last five years reconciling his rich spiritual experience with contemporary physics and cosmology.