Want Proof of Heaven? Is There an After Life? Speakers Eben Alexander, Anita Moorjani and more…

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of attending the IANDS 2015 Conference with keynote speakers Eben Alexander and Anita Moorjani without the travel expense!   If you can’t attend the conference in person in San Antonio, I hope you can enjoy it live-streamed.  Information below…….near-death-experience

Want Proof of Heaven?  Is There an After Life?
Eben Alexander and Anita Moorjani Live Stream at IANDS Conference

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  • Near-Death Experiences frequently are Rites of Passage – they are significant transitions in a person’s life leading to transformation, healing, insight and wisdom…
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Dr. Eben Alexander III, author of “Proof of Heaven” speaking in Mission Viejo on April 29, 2014!

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Date:     April 29, 2014

Time:    7PM – 9PM

Place:   Norman Murray Community Center
             24932 Veteran’s Way, Mission Viejo, CA  92692 (largest cross streets, La Paz and Marguerite)

Directions from the 5 freeway:  Exit La Paz, head north. Cross Marguerite Pkway, turn left on Veteran’s Way, follow the street down to the parking lot.

Cost:     $22/person  MUST RESERVE SEAT AND PAY ONLINE AT:
             www.ebenalexanderoc.eventbrite.com                

This is the first advertising blitz for this event, the room only holds 400 people, 100 seats already taken.  It WILL sell out and soon! MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW.  www.ebenalexanderoc.eventbrite.com   

Reservations will be held at the door.  NO refunds after March 1, 2014. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Dr. Alexander will talk about his life-changing Near-Death Experience, which occurred during a week-long coma.  As his body battled a severe case of Bacterial Spinal Meningitis, a brain disease that disables thinking and feeling, his neurosurgeon colleagues were about to recommend “pulling the plug.” Then he regained consciousness. While almost “dead,” he experienced a realm of great joy, beauty, and purpose.  As a result he no longer fears death, and travels the world sharing his transformative experience.

Dr. Alexander’s website, http://www.lifebeyonddeath.net/

The event will be sponsored by the International Foundation for Survival Research, a California 501c3 nonprofit organization. The foundation provides public education about experiences pointing to life beyond death, and related research (www.expbeyond.org).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Elizabeth McAdams, Ph.D., 
President Intl. Found. for Survival Research
949-707-1633

Roger Ebert: his astounding realization prior to passing

ImageRich Martini is a writer, filmmaker, past speaker at OC IANDS about his research into life between lives documented in his book and documentary,  Flipside: Journey to the Afterlife.  Today, Rich posted the following fascinating account on Facebook (and blog) about Roger Ebert, Ebert’s wife Chaz, and what happened prior to his Ebert’s passing.  Enjoy.

Here’s a pretty dramatic “Flipside” moment, and I will endeavor to interview Chaz Ebert about it for the next book. I knew Roger Ebert, my brother Jeff worked with him at the U of I on the school paper, and Roger had given me a brutal “thumbs way down” review of my film “Limit Up” which literally killed it while it was in the theaters. I thought he’d appreciate the story about a guardian angel who helps a woman become the first female soybean trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and Ray Charles played her boss, God; I had no idea he was an atheist when I insisted to the studio that they get Roger a copy of the film for his review. One of the many errors I’ve made in my film career. (No really, it’s a fun movie; Danitra Vance, Ray Charles, Brad Hall, Nancy Allen – just hard to find.)

However, he was always friendly when I saw him at Cannes or other fests. I met his wife Chaz a few years back as well – a lovely couple. So when he was pronounced dead and then revived some years ago, he wrote how Chaz reported she heard him saying “I’m still here.” She insisted the Doctors revive him – and they did. He went on to live another four or five years with her. It didn’t change Roger’s opinion of an “afterlife” as he wrote a column about what happened – how he wasn’t conscious of calling out to her, but she was. I noted how funny it was that the proof there is “consciousness after life” actually happened to him – and to the person he loved the most on the planet – but he was blind to it. And six days ago, this appeared in Esquire, Chaz’s recollection of his final days. He was experiencing what so many have experienced – some in near death experiences – and some while under deep hypnosis as pioneered by Michael Newton and outlined in my first book “Flipside.”

Take a moment to read this description of Roger’s last moments on the planet. “The one thing people might be surprised about, Roger said that he didn’t know if he could believe in God. He had his doubts. But toward the end, something really interesting happened. That week before Roger passed away, I would see him and he would talk about having visited this other place. I thought he was hallucinating. I thought they were giving him too much medication. But the day before he passed away, he wrote me a note: “This is all an elaborate hoax.” I asked him, “What’s a hoax?” And he was talking about this world, this place. He said it was all an illusion. I thought he was just confused. But he was not confused. He wasn’t visiting heaven, not the way we think of heaven. He described it as a vastness that you can’t even imagine. It was a place where the past, present, and future were happening all at once. (http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/roger-ebert-final-moments)

Funny how he reviewed his glimpse of the nature of reality; “It’s all a hoax.” He could have said “It’s all a movie” or “It’s all a theatrical piece” which would have been a bit more accurate (according to the research). “Hoax” implies there’s someone behind the curtain pulling the strings, and pulling something over on people. “Illusion” is accurate, but again, so is film; funny he didn’t make that connection. But when you examine the “Flipside” you find that there’s no one but you pulling the strings – albeit with help from spirit guides and other resources – but we experience events and problems in our paths because we put them there, to examine them, to learn from them – to learn compassion for others. We are directing the hoax, so to speak, and when we experience the vastness, the “stepping outside of time” that one can experience during a near death experience or under deep hypnosis, we see the past, present and future as other events to experience. And we experience the vastness, as Eben Alexander did in “Proof of Heaven” as a “glittering darkness” where we are all connected at the same moment. But don’t take my word for it; take Roger’s. Two thumbs way up.

 
“He was sitting almost like Buddha, and then he just put his head down.”
-Esquire

Dr. Eben Alexander talks about grief

ImageI’m on Dr. Eben Alexander’s mailing list, and received an email where he talks about his aunt who died last week.  He’s suffering from her loss, explaining that although he’s had a near-death experience with all the love, joy, peace and beauty it entailed, it does not make him immune to the human emotion of loss.  He talks about things we should think about if we’re experiencing grief now or in the future.  I’ve reprinted it below.

My Aunt Monk died last week. She was an Episcopalian preachers wife, and a loving light for all who knew her. And, yes, I am sad. My experience of truly knowing that consciousness is eternal does not make me immune to the human emotion of loss. Indeed, when a loved one dies, it is our loss on this side of the veil. I miss the tangible presence of her, the laughter and love, even the routine of life as she fulfilled her place on this earth so vividlyso alive.

Grief. It stops us in our tracks. But, it also hands us the opportunity, even demands, that we breathe, pay attention, and live in the present moment, appreciating everyone around us and all the beauty great and small. Living in this moment does not allow us to avoid reality, which is often our first instinct when dealing with bad news, whether the deep sorrow of death or a disappointment on the job or in a relationship. Would that we could be asleep and awaken from this bad dreamnot return to the sad reality of loss. But so it is, and it is universal. We have all felt loss, or will endure it at some time in our lives.

So, how do we move forward? First, honor the one who has crossed over, in whatever way is most fitting. For some, that might be sitting with the body for a period of time as the spirit makes its way onward. For others, it may be hosting a party to celebrate the remembrance of good times together. For one group of friends last week, it was leading the entire funeral procession through the drive-thru window at Burger King! And, in some traditions, it may be through wearing black for a full year after a family member dies. All these activities join friends and family together in shared acts of Love, and thats a great parting gift from our beloved. Good grief?

As time passes, for me, the awareness that consciousness (as soul, or spirit) survives bodily death gives me a sense of peace and comfort, and gives me the courage to offer sincere words of hope to others. In addition, having a daily practice of meditation or prayer renews my energy as it reconnects me to Source, or the Core. And, there is no substitute for the time-honored practices of expressing gratitude and giving of ourselves to others. Even the smallest expression or thought of gratitude can shift our energetic system and open a window into our soul. Even one act of doing something for someone else connects us, expands us and reminds us of how we are all interconnected, all part of a larger field of Love.

I hope you will pause to honor, feel, thank and love those around you when grief visits you next. I know there will be times in my life over the coming weeks when the busy-ness of travel and a packed schedule suddenly stops for a moment, and I will remember my loss; and I know that sadness, or grief, may hit me unexpectedly when I least expect it, just when I think Im over it. At that moment, I will sit with the feeling and invite the power of unconditional love to lead me into gratitude again, to remember what I now know about that beautiful place where my Lost loved ones now reside, and to feel connected through time and space to all those with whom I am honored to share love. 

I want to thank all of you for your continued messages of love and appreciation — know that I am trying to respond as efficiently as I can (though I am quite behind!). Please be patient if you have sent me something – I will try to get back to you. 

I am humbled by the effect my story has had on so many. I invite you to walk through your times of grieving knowing we are all always connected. 

With Love, 

Eben

Eben Alexander, MD
Lynchburg, VA
February 2, 2013