“Near Death” — and more alive than ever!

This report reminds me of the near-death experience of Jill Bolte Taylor, another brain scientist, her famous TED talk, and book, “My Stroke of Insight.” Jill lives here in Bloomington, Indiana, and her public art project, Brain Extravaganza, now graces nearly every public path and square in town.

When our Dad died, one of my sisters said that two days later she woke up feeling him all around her, and that she was inside an enormous field of love. That she got up that day amazingly happy. That all her fear of death had vanished.

Thank goodness for articles like this one. As our fear of death recedes, so will much of what still powers our limping, wildly unbalanced and dysfunctional civilization.

Thanks to americankabuki.com

Neurosurgeon Experiences 7 Days of Near Death Experience

There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious, inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.

But that dimension—in rough outline, the same one described by countless subjects of near-death experiences and other mystical states—is there. It exists, and what I saw and learned there has placed me quite literally in a new world: a world where we are much more than our brains and bodies, and where death is not the end of consciousness but rather a chapter in a vast, and incalculably positive, journey.

I’m not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history. But as far as I know, no one before me has ever traveled to this dimension (a) while their cortex was completely shut down, and (b) while their body was under minute medical observation, as mine was for the full seven days of my coma.

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Dr Eban Alexander’s web site and book is here:

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