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Eben Alexander, MD

Author and Neurosurgeon

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 weeklong 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 The Dr. Oz Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and many other media programs. His most recent book, Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness, (coauthored 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 best seller lists.

Previous Programs

Behind the Illusion

September 22 - 24, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

There is much more to our so-called reality than what we can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. Beyond the material world is what William James called “the More,” but what is that? Profound experiences reported throughout the world teach us that the spiritual realm is right here and available to us, so fundamentally part...

Living in a Mindful Universe

September 28 - 30, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

There is much more to life than what we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. Conventional science has limited “reality” to the proof of our external senses. But consciousness underlies all of existence, and the spiritual realm is a collective truth that can no longer be dismissed—and that can be accessed by each of us....