Note the new location for this meetup - we will be meeting at the Starbucks at the S.W. corner of 16th and Arch, across the Parkway from Cappricio's. We will be in the large indoor area directly outside the main part of Starbucks.
"Proof of Heaven" a neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. This encompasses the phenomenon of Near Death Experience.
30% of the population claim to have had or know someone that has had a near-death or out-of-body experience. 50 years ago during the difficult birth of her daughter my best friend floated above her body. She saw the doctors and nurses rushing around doing their work. But most profoundly she met a "presence" that told her: "You have to go back - you have children to raise."
The goal of the discussion is not to debate the author of "Proof of Heaven." The material in the book is a prompt or springboard. The discussion will be to tickle your experiences or feelings about the possibility of other planes of existence beyond our human body on this earth. What do you think? Is there such a thing as heaven?
While near death experiences NDE may be bunk, I was interested to read the book because it is written by a neurosurgeon. Dr Eben Alexander has treated a thousand people with brain damage and disease. He has heard hundreds of stories of near death experiences. This is his personal story about his out-of-bodyexperience while he lay for several days in a coma. Not that Dr Alexander is any more credible in his opinion than anyone else, his understanding of the medical aspects of what happened to him are beyond the scope of you and me.
This book is an easy-read of 169 pages. The cost of a brand new copy is $15.99. A used copy can be purchased on Ebay or Amazon for less than $5.00. Or, you local library has copies to lend.