subtitle: A neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife.
I read this for one of my reading groups. It's the story of a doctor who gets ill and almost dies and experiences the afterlife. This author has credentials in spades as he is a highly educated and experienced neurosurgeon. In the end this gets a little weird and the terminology just sounds hokey, but to his credit he admits this. Reading it makes me wonder what the stories are in other (non-Christian) cultures for near-death experiences. I'm curious why he quit Harvard and moved to Virginia.
p. 117 - Physical life is characterized by defensiveness, whereas spiritual life is just the opposite.
p. 153 - Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, 2007.
p. 162 must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein
p. 170 Not only was my journey about love but it was also about who we are and how connected we all are - the very meaning of all existence. You are loved.
www.Eternea.org resource is his website.
p. 181 reading list - Ring, Kenneth and Sharon Cooper. Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind. 1999. I'd be interested in reading this as my father is blind.
Published: 2012 Read: April 2013 Genre: Memoir