I listened to Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Dr. Eben Alexander and was impressed by the credibility of his story. Dr. Alexander became ill with a sudden case of bacterial meningitis that attacked his brain. According to Dr. Alexander and his attending physicians at the hospital, the disease shut down all brain activity for seven days and left him in a deep coma. During those seven days, Dr. Alexander traveled into what he described as “heaven” where he was met and guided by a young girl. He described flying orbs and a dark void in the sky that pulled him inside. There in the void, he found an immense presence that communicated with him telepathically. The presence revealed much about the workings of the universe and life on earth, including the fact that we live many lifetimes. Dr. Alexander wasn’t sure if the presence in the void was God, or some deeper form of his own true self, or both. When he asked what to call the presence, it said that its name was “Aum.”

In the book, Dr. Alexander tells us about his life where we learn that he was adopted as an infant. Just prior to getting sick, he found his birth parents and learned that he had brothers and sisters. One of his sisters had died, so he never got a chance to meet her.  After he recovered from the illness,  his remaining sister sent a photo of the sister who had died.  Dr. Alexander was amazed to see the picture because he recognized the woman.  It was the girl who had met him in the afterlife and had guided him around.

If you are interested in reading Dr. Alexander’s story, here’s a link below: