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October 2012
1IKEA Regrets Women Erased From Saudi Catalog
2Kentucky restaurant shut down after roadkill found in kitchen
3Life-Saving Secrets from Surgeons
4After the debate debacle for Obama, we’ll find out if we have a race
5Romney Goes On Offense, Pays For It In First Wave Of Fact Checks
6It's the Great Pumpkin Spice Latte Shortage, Starbucks fans
7This can’t be safe: Virginia Tech player finds scissors on the field (VIDEO)
81 Man Dead of a Heart Attack, 3 Arrested After Hotel Wedding Brawl in City of Brotherly Love
9Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison on 45 counts of child molestation
10Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife
11Giant 'mystery eyeball' discovered on South Florida beach
12Groundbreaking study: Aronia, curcumin extracts effectively kill brain cancer cell line Learn more:
13Body found in Colorado is that of missing girl Jessica Ridgeway, authorities confirm
14 52 Things You Can Do for Transgender Equality
15Florida's giant eyeball mystery solved: It belonged to a swordfish
16Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Who's At Risk?
17Penn State cheerleader’s fall and brain injury brings campus together in prayer
18Face-Off: CVS vs. Walgreens
19Does Romney Have an In-Law Problem?
20Biden Says Crying Baby Knows What Romney Win Would Bring
21Mass shooting reported in Wisconsin: 7 hospitalized, suspect remains at large, police say
22What Obama and Romney will say about Libya, China and Iran—and what’s the truth
23FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history
24Richard Mourdock Isn't Alone: Politicians Weigh In On Rape (VIDEO)
251 dead, 4 hospitalized in car crash (VIDEO)
26Tax Policy Center in Spotlight for Its Romney Study
27Women who knew 'cannibal cop' worried they were on his 'cook list'
28‘Slut-Shamed’ Staten Island Teen Tweets ‘I Give Up’ Before Jumping In Front of Subway Train
29Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm
30President Obama Vs Mitt Romney On Hurricane Sandy
31Paralympian Josh Sundquist has best Halloween costume ever
Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife
October 10, 2012

Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and has earned a strong reputation as a neurosurgeon. And while Alexander says he's long called himself a Christian, he never held deeply religious beliefs or a pronounced faith in the afterlife.

But after a week in a coma during the fall of 2008, during which his neocortex ceased to function, Alexander claims he experienced a life-changing visit to the afterlife, specifically heaven.

"According to current medical understanding of the brain and mind, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma, much less the hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey I underwent," Alexander writes in the cover story of this week's edition of Newsweek.

So what exactly does heaven look like?

Alexander says he first found himself floating above clouds before witnessing, "transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamer like lines behind them."

He claims to have been escorted by an unknown female companion and says he communicated with these beings through a method of correspondence that transcended language. Alexander says the messages he received from those beings loosely translated as:

"You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever."

"You have nothing to fear."

"There is nothing you can do wrong."

From there, Alexander claims to have traveled to "an immense void, completely dark, infinite in size, yet also infinitely comforting." He believes this void was the home of God.

After recovering from his meningitis-induced coma, Alexander says he was reluctant to share his experience with his colleagues but found comfort inside the walls of his church. He's chronicled his experience in a new book, "Proof of Heaven: A neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife," which will be published in late October.

"I'm still a doctor, and still a man of science every bit as much as I was before I had my experience," Alexander writes. "But on a deep level I'm very different from the person I was before, because I've caught a glimpse of this emerging picture of reality. And you can believe me when I tell you that it will be worth every bit of the work it will take us, and those who come after us, to get it right ."


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/heaven-real-says-neurosurgeon-claims-visited-afterlife-213527063.html
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