Eben Alexander is a renowned academic neurosurgeon who has been teaching for more than 25 years. For 15 of those years he taught at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston.
In 2008, a rare brain illness left him in a weeklong coma, from which he woke with memories of a transcendental near-death experience (NDE). This threw everything he thought he knew about the workings of the brain and the mind into question. In the process of reconciling his NDE with contemporary physics and cosmology, he discovered that it was consistent with the leading edges of current scientific understanding.
Dr. Alexander’s story and research provide a path toward understanding the deeper, more powerful implications of the symbiosis of science and spirituality—a symbiosis that can offer profound insight into fundamental truth and confirm the importance of individual conscious awakening.
His first book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, has spent more than two years as a New York Times bestseller and has been published in 43 countries. His second book, The Map of Heaven, explores humankind’s spiritual history and stories of unexplained phenomena and near-death experiences.