For centuries people had certain beliefs about many things but Science have been challenging those beliefs for years and often succeeded to change our way of thinking for the better. Ironically science could be very narrow-minded, hard to change and doesn’t think outside the box.
Dr. Eben Alexander has been a Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years. He is a prime example of a scientist that was not willing to think outside the box despite his countless patients and people out there sharing their death experience. His loving dad was also a brain neurosurgeon and one of his greatest inspirations in life. We can easily understand based on Dr. Alexander’s background and education, why he did not believe in the afterlife and non-physical spirit.
Everything changed when he woke up from a 7 days coma caused by severe bacterial meningitis. He explained that he experienced a vivid journey into the afterlife and that it was so real, that the experience of living as a human on Earth seemed like an artificial dream by comparison. His older son who was majoring in neuroscience at the University of Delaware at the time, advised him to record everything he could remember before to research anything about near-death experiences (NDEs), physics or cosmology. Shortly after he wrote the NY Times #1 best selling book “ Proof of Heaven”
Often scientists explain an afterlife experience to be a hallucination due to an unbalance brain activity while in a coma. In Dr. Alexander case, no brain activity was detected while he was in a coma. His story has so much similarity with other afterlife stories but his Harvard neurosurgeon background will for sure get the attentions of other scientists to think outside the box and confirm the afterlife does exists, in other words the proof of the Soul.
No matter where you were born in the world, you have been exposed since birth to a culture and education that will tell you what is right or wrong and what you can and cannot do. I believe that one of the main propose of our journey is to challenge those cultures and educations for the highest and the best.
Check out the interview from NBC News that Feature Dr. Alexander.