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The purpose of this document is to
discuss Dr. E Alexander's Near Death Experience (NDE) as he related it
in his book, Proof of Heaven - A
Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife (1), and to warn of the
serious spiritual dangers posed by his interpretation of these events.
It is not the purpose of this document to deny the experiences that Dr.
Alexander relates in recounting his NDE. miguel de Portugal (m de P) (2) has had, and continues
to have, many of the same key experiences while being wide awake and in
Eben Alexander, M.D., has been an
academic neurosurgeon for the last twenty-five years, including fifteen
years at the Brigham and Women's and the Children's Hospitals and
Harvard Medical School in Boston. He did not believe that life
continued after physical death, nor did he believe in the supernatural
character of the many reported, and well documented, NDE's of others.
Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by a rare illness - E. coli
meningitis. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion -
and in essence makes us human - shut down completely as the result of
the infection. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors
considered stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had
come back with a story to tell.
Because of Dr. Alexander's impeccable
credentials and the enormous amount of medical and laboratory data
associated with his experience, only someone on denial would cry foul,
and that is precisely our concern.
His experiences - in the areas that
matter - are true; miguel de Portugal has lived them and continues
to do so, while wide awake and in perfect health. The problem lies in
Alexander's interpretation and application of his experiences
commitment to transmit his experiences, and his interpretation of them
on a global scale.
I realized the truth behind my
journey, I knew I had to tell it. Doing so properly has become the
chief task of my life. " p. 10
"What I have to tell you is
as important as anything anyone will ever
tell you, and it's true." p. 10
To state our position in a different manner:
If Dr. Alexander would
have limited himself to objectively relating his experiences, all we
would have done would have been to write him a letter sharing the
reality of miguel's experiences, which would have been an absolute
confirmation for him of the experiences he relates.
The problem - which
may make Dr. Alexander the standard bearer, the scientific guru, of the
New Age Movement (3)
- resides in his interpretation of his experiences.
Related Key Experiences
[quoting from Dr. Alexander's book and with our underscoring]
1. My experience showed me that the
death of the body and the brain are not the end of consciousness, that
human experience continues
beyond the grave: Most important, it
continues under the gaze of God who loves and cares about each one of
us and about where the
universe itself and all the beings within it are ultimately going.
2. When it was happening, when I was there, I felt like I (whatever "I" was) had always
been there and would always continue to be. p. 30
3. Then I became aware of a smell: a little like feces, a little like
blood, and a little like vomit. A biological
smell, in other words, but biological death, and not biological
life. ...I edged ever closer to panic. Whoever or whatever I was, I did not belong here. I needed to
...something new emerged from the darkness above: something that wasn't
cold, or dead, or dark, but the exact opposite of all those things.
....this entity that now approached me (I would never be able to do
justice).... to come close to describing how beautiful it was. pp. 31-32
4. Someone was next to me: a beautiful girl... She looked at me with a
look that, if you saw it for
a few moments, would make your whole life up to that point worth living,....
It was a look that was somehow beyond all these.... beyond all the
different types of love we have down here on earth. Without using any
words she spoke to me. "You are loved
and cherished, dearly,
forever." - "You have nothing
to fear." - "There is nothing
you can do wrong."
It was like being handed the
rules to a game I'd been playing all my life without fully
understanding it. p. 40 - 41
Comments on the above group of quotes
(a) The above may leave the reader with the impressions that all the
beings within the universe are going to Heaven (which is
(b) That one can be in hell's realm (and environment with the smell of
death, not of life) but be rescued by a Heaven-sent
(which is also wrong - there is an insurmountable chasm that separates
both sides [Luke 16:26]
(c) Regarding the rules of the game, specifically "You have nothing to fear
." and "There is nothing you can do wrong
- Without a doubt, that is absolutely true where he was at the time
they are recipe for disaster if applied while we are on Earth.
The above gives the impression that we can live any way we want to on
Earth because all will work out at the end. Even if one gets stuck in
hell, a lifeline will be sent from Heaven, and the soul will be rescued
and live in Eternal bliss. Such a concept is so wrong that it defies
the assignment of an appropriate qualifying adjective.
1. Higher than the clouds -
immeasurably higher - flocks of transparent orbs, shimmering beings
arced across the sky, leaving long, streamer-like lines behind them.
Comments on the above group of
....the beings themselves,
which were quite simply different
anything I have known on this planet. They were more advanced.
2. Thoughts entered me directly.... I was able to instantly and
effortlessly understand concepts that would have taken me years to
fully grasp in my earthly life. p. 46
3. In this case, the "mother" was God, the Creator, the Source who is
responsible for making the universe and all in it. This Being was so
close that there seemed to
be no distance at all between God and
I had the Orb as my companion. ....the Orb was kind of "interpreter"
between me and this extraordinary presence surrounding me. p. 47
4. ...this Being was
warm and - odd as I know this may sound -
personal. It understood
humans, and it possessed the qualities we
possess, only in infinitely greater measure.
Through the Orb.... (the
Being) told me that there is not one universe
but many - in fact, more than I could conceive - but that love
the center of them all. p. 48
5. Evil was necessary
because without it free will was impossible, and
without free will there could
be no growth - no forward movement, no
chance for us to become what God longed for us to be.
I saw the abundance of life
throughout the countless universes,
including some whose
intelligence was advanced far beyond that of
humanity. ...these worlds aren't totally apart from us, because
worlds are part of the same overreaching divine Reality. From those
higher worlds one could access any time or place in our world.
The above may leave the reader with the impression that advanced
Extraterrestrial exist and that they can access our world at any time
That is not
What Dr. Alexander misunderstood is what we explained in a document (4)
we published commenting
on a recent movie: "The Adjustment
". In said document, we used the term "dimensions" instead
of Universes, since the latter term would be harder to comprehend for
our readers. We quote from our document (4)
We have known for quite some time, and
explained to the extent we could, the relationship between Time and
Eternity. The gap that existed for years in miguel de Portugal's (m de
P's) mind was the connection between one and another. It was clear that
they were connected by some changing continuum which stopped changing
once it reached Eternity, but that was it.
Then God allowed m de P to understand it further so that now it was
obvious that such continuum
was composed of an essentially infinite
number of dimensions. In each one, the complete playing out of
individual's life, if he/she had made the next decision to be made,
could be seen. Of course, since each life action touches a number of
individuals around the one making the "next decision to be made", those
individuals’ lives would also be affected, and so on. Thus, there would
be a number of infinite dimensions, expressing the complete-playing-out
of the effect of each individual major decision to be made.
Trying to explain the above boggles our imagination even if it is very
clear in m de P's mind.
Given the fact that God had allowed m de P to share the information
with others, the question was: How to explain the unexplainable?
That is why "these worlds aren't
totally apart from us" although Dr. Alexander seemed not to have
understood it as such.
(b) On the other hand, m de P frequently experiences, while in a fully
conscious state and not
near death, what Dr. Alexander speaks about in item no. 2
above (Thoughts entered me directly...
(c) Regarding items nos. 4 and 5 above - they are indeed true. m de P,
through the Grace of God, has been explaining those concepts for years
which he learned "on direct" from God, and not from lectures, or from
texts, nor (obviously) from "Evangelizers".
(d) The "Orb" character spoken about is what we know as an "angel" -
who is the communication link
between man in Time and the God Whose Glory, even contains the
Universe. See that you despise not
one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see
the face of my Father who is in heaven
. [Matthew 18:10]
1. I understood that I was part of the
Divine and that nothing -
absolutely nothing - could ever take that
away. The (false)
suspicion that we can somehow be separated from God
is the root of every form of anxiety in the universe... p. 76
2. Up there, a question would arise in my mind, and the answer would
arise at the same time, like a flower coming up right next to it. p. 83
3. Our life down here may seem insignificant, for it is minute in
relation to the other lives and other worlds that also crowd the
invisible and visible universe. ....our role here is to grow
Divine, and that growth is closely watched by the beings in the world
above - the souls and lucent orbs (those beings... which I believe are
the origin of our culture's concept of angels). p. 84
4. Our truest, deepest self is completely free. ....This is the true
spiritual self that all of us are destined someday to recover.
5. Om (as Dr. Alexander calls the Creator) is "human" as well - even
more human than you and I are. Om understands and sympathizes with our
human situation more profoundly and personally than we can even
imagine.... p. 86
Comments on the above
group of quotes
(a) Items nos. 1, 3 and 4 again give the impression that, without a
doubt, we are
all going to make it to Heaven. According to Dr. Alexander, the
concerns - the "false suspicion"
"anxiety" - that many have are without foundation.
On the other hand...
(b) Item no. 2 is indeed true, and miguel has been experiencing it or
years. The first time that he became aware of it was when he
was able to explain with great simplicity, the Secret Concept of the
[St. Augustine wrote thirteen books trying to explain it and never
(c) Item no. 5 is also absolutely true, since God created man in His
image and Jesus was 100 % human except
1. At last; I understood what religion
was really all about. Or at least was supposed to be about. I didn't
just believe in God: I knew God. As I hobbled to the altar to
Communion, tears streamed down my cheeks. p. 148
Comments on the above group of
2. Another aspect of the good news is that you do not have to almost
die to glimpse behind the
veil - but you must do the work. Learning
about that realm from books and presentations is a start - but
end of the day, we each have
to go deep into our own consciousness,
through prayer or meditation, to access these truths. p, 158
3. Hemi-Sync potentially
offered a means of inactivating the filtering
function of the physical brain by globally synchronizing my
electrical activity, just as my meningitis might have done, to liberate
my out-of-body consciousness. (Hemi-Sync,
developed by Robert Monroe in
the 1950's helps achieve enhanced states of consciousness which
allow access to alternate perceptual modes, including deep meditation
and mystical states.) pp. 158-159
4. Even as my consciousness became identical with all and eternity, I
sensed that I could not become entirely one with the creative,
originating driver of all that is. p. 160
5. Einstein was one of my
early scientific idols and the above (*) quote of his had always
been one of my favorite ones. But I now understood what those words
actually meant. p. 162
(*) Quote: I must be
willing to give up what I am in
order to become what I will be.
6. Eternea's mission
(a publicly supported charity of which Dr. Alexander is a
cofounder) is to advance
research, education, and applied
programs concerning spiritually transformative experiences, as
the physics of consciousness and physical reality. It is an organized
effort to apply in practical ways not only the insights gained from
NDE, but also to
serve as a repository for all manner of spiritually
(a) Items no. 1 through 3 will confirm, to the disoriented faithful,
the New Age recipe on how to "know
God, not just believe in God" without
having a NDE
(b) Blessedly in his statement no. 4, Dr. Alexander shows his awareness
man can ever be like God.
(c) The author gives the impression that Einstein was a man of God,
since many of the book chapters start with a quotation from Einstein.
As we have shown (6)
using Einstein's own words, Einstein did not even believe in God. Nor
did he believe in His inspired word, found in the Sacred Scriptures.
(d) Dr. Alexander claims that with Eternea
any man who
to work at it can achieve the insights he gained through his
NDE. That is, he is promoting the use of New Age methods (not faith or
practicing a religion) is the way to reach an enhanced spirituality.
We found it quite astonishing that in spite of the mystical experience
Dr. Alexander claims to have had:
(a) No mention is made of Jesus Christ
and His Redemption of mankind.
We presume that is because, as we have pointed out above, Dr. Alexander
seems to believe that everyone is going to Heaven no matter what
his/her life on Earth is.
(b) The Holy Scriptures are not quoted once, while Einstein and other
human "luminaries" are quoted at the beginning of most chapters.
(c) By default, Dr. Alexander indicates that the practice of any faith
does not lead to the "promised land" described; instead, he offers New
Age techniques as the answer.
Dr. Alexander's response to his apparent mystical experience is
completely the opposite of miguel de Portugal's response to having (in
a briefer than brief instant) known God and that his (m de P's) only
function in life was to serve God as He determined.
In less than a
year, God (in His Three Manifestations), Mary, the Holy Scriptures and
the Divine Liturgies became the complete center of m de P's life, and the only source and vehicle
of all the wisdom and guidance he needed at every step of the way.
No; it is not that m de P had never heard about New Age and fell back
on the traditional Catholicism into which he was born. God made sure
that m de P objectively looked into just about every supernatural
faith/philosophy - voodoo included!! - before he concluded that the
Catholic Faith was the faith with the greatest amount of Revealed
Supernatural Truths and that by practicing it (not just talking about
it), in spite of its abysmal Administration, he would advance
spiritually at the exact rate
that God intended him to.
And so it was, is and will be until the end, God Willing.
We consider Dr. Alexander's presentation
of his alleged experience (within the context of his impeccable
neurological and general scientific credentials) and his response to it
via New Age techniques, to
be among the greatest threats
to the Divine
Plan that God has had from all Eternity to draw His children - the
- back to Him.
Proof of Heaven - A
Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
(2) About miguel de
(3) The New
and its dangers
Concept of the Most Holy Trinity
Einstein's opinion of
(7) ETERNEA's purpose is to help create an ideal future for Earth and
all its inhabitants by advancing knowledge from frontier science: that
consciousness survives bodily death and some innate aspect of all life
forms exists eternally. [quote from their Home Page]
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