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Dr. Eben Alexander


Lecture: Dr. Eben Alexander

Cardiologist Has Near-Death Experience, Visions of Heaven


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

“I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends,” wrote Albert Camus of the afterlife in his novel The Plague. It’s a sentiment that cardiologist Eben Alexander shared until having a near-death experience. In 2008, Alexander contracted bacterial meningitis; he was in a coma for six days, during which time he claims to have had visions of a heaven that filled him with joy, peace, and love. He chronicled his out-of-body experience in his book Proof of Heaven and is coming to S.B. to speak about his “insights on consciousness, including eternity of soul … the illusion of a separate self, the brain as a reducing valve and the creative source that underlies all of reality.” Alexander will be joined by audio meditation specialist Karen Newell. The event takes place Saturday, January 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St). Tickets: $20 (general)-$100 (reserved seating; meet-and-greet reception, 4:30-6 p.m.; and copy of Proof of Heaven). For tickets and information, call 451-8646 or visit iands-sb-s2.eventbrite.com.