First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
vi, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -182) and index.
A highly trained neurosurgeon's case for the afterlife.
Near-death experiences. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible-- including Alexander. Then came the day when his own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back-- and he had encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.
Prologue -- The pain -- The hospital -- Out of nowhere -- Eben IV -- Underworld -- An anchor to life -- The spinning melody and the gateway -- Israel -- The core -- What counts -- An end to the downward spiral -- The core -- Wednesday -- A special kind of NDE -- The gift of forgetting -- The well -- N of 1 -- To forget, and to remember -- Nowhere to hide -- The closing -- The rainbow -- Six faces -- Final night, first morning -- The return -- Not there yet -- Spreading the news -- Homecoming -- The ultra-real -- A common experience -- Back from the dead -- Three camps -- A visit to church -- The enigma of consciousness -- A final dilemma -- The photograph.