Neurosurgeon speaks about his near death experience while in a coma.
Dr. Eben Alexander, who says he never held deep religious beliefs or had faith in the afterlife, had a dramatic life changing experience while in a coma due to meningitis, during which his neocortex ceased to function.
“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,” Alexander wrote in an article published in Newsweek.
He said he first found himself floating above clouds before witnessing “transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamer like lines behind them…there was a rip in the fabric of reality that opened up around me.”
An unknown female companion escorted him and he communicated with these beings through a method of correspondence that transcended language. After recovering from his meningitis-induced coma, Alexander says he was at first reluctant to share his experiences but then wrote about them in the book Proof of Heaven: A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife, just published recently.
In this short video (from Good Morning America) he speaks about his experiences frankly and very touchingly.
Bhagawati, Osho News