Eben Alexander, MD, has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last twenty-five years, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women's and the Children's Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven. Visit him at EbenAlexander.com.
Ptolemy Tompkins is a former editor at Guideposts Magazine and the author of seven books. His writing has been featured in Beliefnet, Harper's, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Best Spiritual Writing, and The Best American Spiritual Writing.
"Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander generated enormous interest in what
happens when we die in Proof of Heaven, his many-splendored
account of his near-death experience. In The Map of Heaven,
he expands his account by relating similar experiences of others,
and by a rich analysis of supporting views from scientists and
philosophers. The evidence Alexander offers suggests that the day
is approaching when it will be considered irrational and
unscientific not to believe in the survival of consciousness
following physical death. This day cannot come too soon, for it
will restore meaning and hope in a world besotted with the morbid
fictions of materialism. Thank you, Dr. Alexander."--Larry Dossey,
MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a
Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
"Moving beyond Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander here draws upon his own coma experience in combination with related accounts from a wide variety of sources to advance an ecumenical vision, which I strongly support, of recovering humanity's lost wisdom through creative synthesis of the best in contemporary science and religion."--Edward F. Kelly, PhD, author of Irreducible Mind and Beyond Physicalism