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Beyond the Brain: An Interview with Eben Alexander

Printed in the Winter 2015 issue of Quest magazine.
By Richard Smoley

Today the intellectual world is facing an insurrection. It has nothing to do with politics or economics. It is about worldviews.

Contemporary intellectual thought is hidebound by a materialistic view of the universe that automatically shuts out anything of the "spiritual," or, God forbid, "mystical." More and more evidence is coming to light that refutes this narrow view of reality. And more and more intellectuals are standing up against it.
Eben Alexander is one of the most famous examples. An American neurosurgeon, in 2008, he fell into a coma during a case of severe meningitis and at a time when, from the conventional point of view, he should have had no consciousness whatsoever—he had a profound and inspiring vision of worlds beyond this one. Continue reading...