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Old 10-16-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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But a person's religious beliefs prior to death do not always influence the outcome of the individual's NDE. Read about the neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander, an academic scientist, who suffered a brain infection (ironically), died and then went to a heavenly realm, escorted by an angel. Prior to this NDE he could not reconcile science with the idea of a God or a heaven. Since his near-death experience he has become a firm believer in Heaven and life after death. Here's a link if you want to read more: HOME | Life Beyond Death
I read that book, and found it quite interesting.

I got rid of the books after I read it. I can't remember if it was in his website or his text, but some references to some New Age music that was really profound to him, but sounded so hokey and unlistenable to me. But I liked the book, but I enjoyed listening to some of the audio on him even more. Can't recall the links though.

I'm still unsure my belief on NDE though. I mean, I believe the experience was real for him. But there are just so many 'hokey' experiences out there. Particularly the 'went to hell' ones, etc. In short, there is a lot to apply to some serious 'deciphering skills' to weed out the many stories that seem quite fabricated on this topic.

With Dr. Eben Alexander though, I don't know what purposes he'd have to fabricate the experience though. He also runs an organization on the topic. But, being a neurosurgeon, I'd imagine that if it was all about the money or fame, he'd stick with neurosurgeon than peddling his NDE. So, it's eaiser to conclude that it very well could have been true for him.
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