Yahoo – Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and has earned a strong reputation as a neurosurgeon. And while Alexander says he’s long called himself a Christian, he never held deeply religious beliefs or a pronounced faith in the afterlife. But after a week in a coma during the fall of 2008, during which his neocortex ceased to function, Alexander claims he experienced a life-changing visit to the afterlife, specifically heaven. “According to current medical understanding of the brain and mind, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma, much less the hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey I underwent,” Alexander writes in the cover story of this week’s edition of Newsweek.
So what exactly does heaven look like? Alexander says he first found himself floating above clouds before witnessing, “transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamer like lines behind them.” He claims to have been escorted by an unknown female companion and says he communicated with these beings through a method of correspondence that transcended language. Alexander says the messages he received from those beings loosely translated as: “You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.” “You have nothing to fear.” “There is nothing you can do wrong.” From there, Alexander claims to have traveled to “an immense void, completely dark, infinite in size, yet also infinitely comforting.” He believes this void was the home of God.
Typical fuckin Harvard dickhole. Hey everybody look at me! Look at me! I’m at Harvard! I got a 1600 on my SATs! And I just spent a week in Heaven! I swear to God it’s like people think because they go to Harvard they can just do whatever the fuck they want and people will care about it. I mean just check out this douche’s description of Heaven. ”Floating in clouds with shimmering lights, with angels, and everyone loves each other, and it was a big open space?” Oh yeah bro? You mean like Heaven is in every movie and book since the dawn of time? That’s such a coincidence that that’s the vision of Heaven you had while you were in a coma. But who am I to doubt a Harvard man?