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Revelations From Near Death Experiences: How to Access Universal Consciousness

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Evolver is the hub for all things consciousness and well-being related. They regularly host learning labs on life-changing ideas from the world’s leading thinkers and innovators. Starting June 2, they will be offering a fantastic 5 session course on near death experiences and universal consciousness with none other than Eben Alexander and Karen Newell.

Disinfonauts may recall the Eben Alexander controversy back in 2013 which we extensively covered. In case you need a refresher, Alexander is the neurosurgeon who had a near death experience and wrote the bestselling book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Alexander’s inspirational story has inspired millions. Now he shares his powerful insights so you can experience these profound truths for yourself. 

Alexander will be joining the Evolver team to explore and expound upon these experiences, while sharing with you powerful meditation techniques and brain entrainment practices that can make experiences of universal consciousness part of your daily life. … Read the rest

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Remember How the Esquire Click Bait “Debunking” of Eben Alexander Ended up Being Total Bullsh*t?

esquirealexanderAs 2013 starts to fade into demonstrably unreliable memoryville, I’m sure the answer to that headline’s question for most remains no. It’s fascinating but when you think about it, last year ended up being a banner one in terms of exposing our insanely irrational cultural biases toward Gnostic spiritual concepts of any variety. Right off the bat, you had the Hancock/Sheldrake TED debacle and maybe nothing shifted in 2012, but when pretty early on you accidentally catch a discussion about Near Death Experiences on the Katie Couric Show of all places, it strikes you that maybe something did get tweaked ever so slightly beneath the surface. Of course the reason NDE’s were actually being talked about on ridiculously mainstream cultural markets like this had to do with money and the mass amounts of it Eben Alexander’s book on the topic managed to rake in. Everyone wants a piece of that action no matter how risqué.… Read the rest

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Near-Death Experiences as Proof of Afterlife? Not Really.

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A rebuttal to the articles: Heaven is Real: A Doctor’s Experience with the Afterlife and A Neuroscientists Describes His Near-Death Visit to Another Realm.

Dr. Eben Alexander’s article can be summarily dismissed with one sentence in the words of the late, great, (kind of a jerk but…) inarguably intelligent, and erudite Christopher Hitchens: “that which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” And there you have it. However, considering the nature of my disagreement with Dr. Alexander, I suppose I should put forth an actual case for why I believe his experience does not constitute evidence (let alone proof) for life after death.

There are many possible explanations for what Dr. Alexander went through. Perhaps he really did experience an event in which his disembodied consciousness was whisked away to heaven on the wings of a magical butterfly with a hot brunette in tow.… Read the rest

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