Hi from guest blogger Shari:
On November 12th, the last guest of the Dr. Oz show, was Dr. Eben Alexander, a very talented neurosurgeon, who has wriiten a book about his near-death experience, when he contracted Meningitis in 2008 and was in a coma for a week.
I have been interested in this topic, since Elizabeth Kubler-Ross came to my college in the late 1960’s and spoke about her work with people facing death and people who were having near-death experiences.
I had a chance to read the book over Thanksgiving. It is a short read, but very detailed and it reads in the style of a mystery novel–saving the end for a most interesting conclusion.
I will give you a few hints from the book:
1. How Dr. Eben contracted the form of Meningitis he had was most unlikely.
2. The part of the brain, that experts feel may be the origin of the near-death experience was not functioning during his illness due to the severity of his coma.
I will let you read the compelling details and a most surprising ending.
Also , on the show, Dr. Alexander, talked about a meditatiion technique called “binaural beats”. This technique uses soothing, rhythmic tones, to help achieve a relaxed state. I was wondering as i watched the demonstration on Dr. Oz show, if this might be good for us migraine people. If you are interested–I would run it by your doctor and I plan to ask Dr. Robbins at my next visit.
If you go to www.doctoroz.com—–and type “binaural beats”–in the search box–information on the book, audio passages and a link to “binaural beats” should come up.
I got the book at the local library, but I also checked Amazon.com and it is available there in different formats.
Dr. Eben also started a foundation to explore further what he experienced and to let others share near-death experiences there.–www.Eterna.org
Even if you do not have a feeling about the existence of near-death experiences, this is still an extremely fascinating book.
I found this quote by Albert Einstein, that fits this book very well—
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” I believe, after reading this book-“miracles” have very special meaning to Dr. Alexander.
Thanks, with hearts, Shari