Turns out many want ‘Proof of Heaven.’ Nearly 500 people, many standing room, came out on a rainy Saturday night to hear bestselling author Eben Alexander at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church.
Alexander talked of his near death experience while in a seven-day coma in 2008.
Holy Innocents' rector Michael Sullivan was his neighbor and friend at the time in Lynchburgh, Va. “Eben Alexander has been a means of grace and mercy for me,” said Sullivan to the crowd.
A scientist and neurosurgeon, Alexander said that before his coma, he believed like most scientists that the brain created human consciousness, but he now knows differently.
Alexander’s experience was an odyssey that took him back and forth from colorful, beautiful melodic experiences with a guardian angel to what he describes as an “ugly realm of an earthworm’s eye view” of muck and thoughtlessness. The beautiful melodic realm was where he was taught many spiritual lessons, he said.
On Saturday, he discussed his trepidation about the title of his book ‘Proof of Heaven.’ But his book desribes how his ultimate realization of who his companion was, is in fact proof of his experience.