Behind the Illusion

Revealing the Soul’s Journey


Eben Alexander, Karen Newell

September 22-24, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

There is much more to our so-called reality than what we can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. Beyond the material world is what William James called “the More,” but what is that?

Profound experiences reported throughout the world teach us that the spiritual realm is right here and available to us, so fundamentally part of our collective truth that it can no longer be simply dismissed.

This weekend, join Eben Alexander, MD, New York Time’s best-selling author of Proof of Heaven, and Karen Newell, an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment meditation, for an illuminating weekend of insights, discussions, and experiential explorations through sound meditation and heart activation. Allow yourself to be guided beyond the illusion to know that the answers truly lie within.

You will learn:

  • How your decisions, directions, choices, and outcomes are powerfully transformed through awareness of your soul’s journey
  • Non-conventional definitions of brain and consciousness and the implications of transcending the brain
  • “Brain entrainment” as a potent tool for meditation and self-discovery and the value of meditation in daily life.

We are all eternal souls with a purpose for being. As each of us discovers our soul’s true purpose, together we can shift the current predominant world paradigm into one that acknowledges the oneness and interconnectedness of all.

Faculty Bio

Eben Alexander

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.

Karen Newell

Karen Newell, cofounder of Sacred Acoustics, is an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment meditation.

As a copresenter of workshops worldwide with bestselling author Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen empowers others with practices such as heart awareness, intention, maintaining neutrality, emotional management, and cultivating internal knowing.

Her lifelong passion to reveal the truth of our ancient past and the significance of sacred sites led her avidly seek out nonconventional sources of history, spirituality, science, and healing. As a result, it became clear to her that direct experience is crucial to true knowing and understanding.

Through her own direct experience, Karen discovered that the most effective aid for meditation‰—what allowed her to reach the expanded states of awareness she sought‰—was monotonous sound, simple tones produced by crystal bowls, tuning forks, gongs, chimes, and human chanting. As a result, she joined with Kevin Kossi to create original recordings and listening sessions that invite expanded states of consciousness.

Why Attend

  • Gain clarity on your life’s purpose and experience more ease when making decisions and choosing your direction.

  • Experience sound meditations that take you to deep levels of rest and restoration.

  • Open up to new inspiration and perspectives about the true nature of reality and your connection to infinite awareness so you can move forward in your life with purpose and joy.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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