Ref: Eben Alexander –Article by Leslie Kaufman 11/25/2012 NY Times
Dr. Eben Alexander III Credit Jennifer Taylor for The New York Times
‘Dr. Eben Alexander acknowledged that tales of near-death experiences that reveal a bright light leading to compassionate world beyond are as old as time and by now seem trite. He is aware that his version of heaven is even more psychedelic than most — the butterflies, he explained, were not his choice, and anyway that was his “gateway” and not heaven itself.’
For the longest time, I wanted to believe Dr. Alexander’s book about NDE. In My site, I still hold out hope for such, but this article I recently read, raises questions in my mind and I suspect for others as well and cries out for clarity
He acknowledges that tales of NDE s are as old as time and by now seem trite. The article goes on to state that his ‘version of heaven is even more psychedelic than most’, but then it’s stated that… ‘it was his gateway and not heaven itself’. More disconcerting might be that ‘the butterflies were not his choice’. Who’s choice were they? Additional writers… Editors… If in fact this was a vision of his “gateway” and not Heaven itself, I would be curious to know his “real” vision of Heaven.
A little clarity might go a long way in satisfying those who have read his books and have gathered comfort in his words, but may have similar questions or concerns in the presentation of his experience.
Book about NDE – My site :