Eben Alexander III, M.D.


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Collective Growth Through Current Challenges
This year is providing some of the greatest challenges humanity has seen in our recent history, especially through a global pandemic and resultant economic collapse. Yet, like so many existential challenges, whether for the individual, ethnic groups or all of humanity, tremendous growth can result from such “gifts of desperation.” Hardships and challenges assist in our soul’s growth and in the over-arching evolution of consciousness.The modern science of consciousness suggests we are sharing one mind, and that we are truly all in this together. Dr. Alexander will discuss much of the modern evidence for mind-over-matter, and how this dark phase can energize brilliant growth and positive change.

After decades as a physician and teacher at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, renowned academic neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander thought he knew how the brain, mind, and consciousness worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE) during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection changed all of that – completely. Memories of his life had been completely deleted, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm – more real than this earthly one!

Since his 2008 NDE he has been reconciling his rich spiritual experience with contemporary physics and cosmology. We are conscious in spite of our brain. By probing deeply into our own consciousness, we transcend the limits of the human brain, and of the physical-material realm. His story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness.

A pioneering scientist and thought leader in consciousness studies, Dr. Alexander has been a guest on Dr. Oz, Oprah, and many other media programs. His most recent book, Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness (co-authored with Karen Newell), has garnered accolades from many scientists around the world who study the mind-body question and the nature of consciousness. His earlier books, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife and The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife, have collectively spent more than two years atop the New York Times and international bestseller lists. www.ebenalexander.com