Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and stimulating evening as Dr. Alexander shares the medical mystery of his near-death experience (NDE). As he discusses the miracle of life beyond our physical existence, Dr. Alexander will examine his reconciliation of science and spirituality and his belief that 'the boundaries of self are fiction'.
Dr. Eben Alexander is an internationally renowned academic neurosurgeon and author. He is the adopted son of a neurosurgeon father and has spent 25 years practicing in the field of neurology, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women's and the Children's Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and is a member of the American Medical Association. He has authored/co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed medical journals, and has made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. He has been featured on/in ABC, CBS, Oprah, 20/20, Newsweek/Daily Beast, New York Times, Huffington Post and more. For more information visit Alexander's website.
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." – Rene Descartes
Neurosurgeon & Author
Is there life after death? As ancient as time itself, the idea of an afterlife remains at the core of most religions and belief systems, as humans have sought to find meaning and purpose in their existence on this earth-if any at all. Yet, as the world advances and people become increasingly dependent on science and technology, this question has been further argued and debated, as the rationality of scientific theory seems to disprove the very existence of the supernatural realm.
So the age old question remains: Is there life beyond our physical existence? And if so, is it possible to reconcile this "ancient" belief in an afterlife and the supernatural, with belief in the powers of science and medicine? According to Dr. Eben Alexander, the answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes.
Dr. Eben Alexander, a renowned neurosurgeon and former near-death experience skeptic, has examined these questions and more in his New York Times bestselling autobiography Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. In the book, Dr. Alexander captivates the reader with a real life account of his miraculous recovery from an inexplicable brain infection, and his even more astounding odyssey deep into the spiritual realm during the week that he spent comatose.
This experience seems to defy medical explanation, but Dr. Alexander, who has spent the last two and half years reconciling his rich spiritual experience with his knowledge of modern science, will explore how his journey is remarkably consistent with contemporary scientific understanding. His story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness and it will have a major effect on how we view spirituality, soul and the non-material realm. He will explain why the symbiotic relationship between science and spirituality is necessary for true health. Through this discussion, we will learn how to probe deeply into our consciousness, so that we can have the power to transcend the limitations of this physical-material realm.
"This powerful story would be remarkable regardless of who went through the experience. That it happened to Dr. Alexander, a leading neurosurgeon, makes it revolutionary."
November 07, 2013
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)
The New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
Dr. Alexander will be available to sign his book following the conversation. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The first 10 persons who register will get a free copy of the book.
"The boundaries of self are fiction." - Eben Alexander, M.D.