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Proof of Heaven

If Heaven Is Real, What Are We Doing Here?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

We don't have to wait for a life review. We can review our lives now including forgiving ourselves and others. We can understand the connectedness to everyone and everything. Everything done to others we are doing to ourselves.

Heaven Is for Real -- and Overrated

Clay Graham | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy
Clay Graham

As I was finishing my second dessert, Jesus rode up on a rainbow-colored horse and gazed down upon me. He looked like Kenny Loggins during his "Danger Zone" period, except with bluer eyes, and smiled the most compassionate smile I had ever seen.

Dr. Eben Alexander Says It's Time for Brain Science to Graduate From Kindergarten

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.

The Hope That Is Inherent in Near Death Experiences

Lorna Byrne | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I know that I and others have been given near death experiences so we can share our experience and make people understand that death is not to be feared and that Heaven is real.

The Effect Of Near Death Experiences On Families

Religion News Service | Corrie Mitchell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Eva Piper considered herself a shallow Christian until the accident that revitalized her faith and turned her Baptist pastor husband, Don Piper,...

Wherefore Art Thou 'Proof?'

Victor Udoewa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Perhaps what is True is that it is more important to live as if Heaven is now, to constantly engage in the act of creating Heaven in all your life interactions.

How Do We Know About Heaven?

Greg Carey | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

I strongly suspect that all reports from heaven include a great deal that comes from this world. How that happens -- how culture, psychology, and physiology relate to mystical experience -- I have no idea. But there's no such thing as a report straight from heaven.

Esquire Finds Reasons to Doubt Simon & Schuster's Proof of Heaven

Paul Raeburn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

I gathered that fact from a fascinating story in the August Esquire by Luke Dittrich, in which Dittrich comes as close as one could, without access to Alexander's private thoughts, to showing that the book was a cynical effort to provide a new career for a neurosurgeon whose career was being consumed by malpractice suits.

The Easter Question

Eben Alexander, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion
Eben Alexander, M.D.

I now find myself regularly confronted with that question I so dreaded as a surgeon: Why did my child die? Though it is asked every day, in every part of the world, by people of countless different faiths, it is a question that for Christians comes into especially sharp focus on Easter.

Proof That Hell Is For Real

Steven Clifford | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

"Why don't you write something for the people who are buying the Heaven Validation books?" she asked. "Something like Heaven is for Real: But It's Overpriced and Overrun With Tourists?"

The Top 5 Reasons You Aren't Going To Heaven But Shouldn't Lose Hope

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Science
Clay Farris Naff

Apart from a scientific inclination to adopt the simplest explanation that fits the facts, it seems to me that the whole idea of heaven is an incoherent hodgepodge of false comfort and delusion.

A Friend You'll Never See

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

As a self-confessed mystic and spiritual teacher myself, I have dedicated my life to bearing witness to this invisible yet fundamental and primary dimension of reality. Yet, whenever Spirit seems to speak to us or display itself in specific forms, I find myself growing uncomfortable.

An Upside-Down Look At Heaven And Near-Death Experience

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

The NDEs that occurred during ancient history would have been so instantaneously transformative, so powerfully seductive, that it would have been impossible for a culture not to incorporate the experience into a model of heaven.

Oprah Talks With Dr. Eben Alexander About Life... And Death

OWN | Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

Born in 1953, Eben Alexander III grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the adopted son of a neurosurgeon father and a devoted mother. Following in...

WATCH: Dr. Eben Alexander's Terrifying Near-Death Experience

OWN | Posted 12.02.2012 | OWN

In 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a rare form of bacterial meningitis that shut down parts of his brain, put him in a coma and nearl...

Is There Life After Death? HuffPost Readers Weigh In

Posted 12.02.2012 | OWN

On the Dec. 2 episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah will be talking with neurosurgeon and Proof of Heaven author Dr. Eben Alexander about his fascinat...

Oprah And Eben Alexander Discuss 'Proof Of Heaven' After His Near-Death Experience

Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Watch in the video above, as Oprah sits down with neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, whose remarkable near-death experience radically shifted his faith....

After Proof of Heaven, Now The New York Times Gives Us the Gift of Immortality

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.30.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Only a few weeks after Newsweek and Simon & Schuster gave us proof of heaven, The New York Times now offers us immortality in the form of an article entitled "Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?"

WATCH: What Dr. Eben Alexander Saw When He Woke Up In The Afterlife

OWN | Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

In 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander lay comatose in a hospital, a rare form of bacterial meningitis attacking his brain. His neocortex -- the par...

Proof of Heaven, Neurosurgeon's Mystical Revelation, Climbs the Bestseller Lists

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Paul Raeburn

Proof of Heaven, an account of a near-death experience by a neurosurgeon, reflects badly on its author, Eben Alexander, and on its publisher, Simon & Schuster, for allowing mystical belief, "visions" and religion to masquerade as science.

Oprah: 'I Just Talked To The Man Who Saw God' (VIDEO)

OWN | Posted 11.27.2012 | OWN

Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander was a man of science until a near-death experience changed his entire perspective on life and faith. In his bestsellin...

Proof of Heaven? Quite Naturally...

Amitai Shenhav | Posted 01.04.2013 | Science
Amitai Shenhav

Recently, Newsweek featured an article by Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who previews what he refers to in his forthcoming book as "proof of Heaven." There are a number of missing links in what he calls "proof."

Harvard Neurosurgeon Insists He Saw Heaven During Near-Death Experience

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion

A successful neurosurgeon, who has taught at Harvard Medical School and other universities, spent his life dismissing claims of heavenly out-of-body e...