Guest Speaker: Eben Alexander, MD
NDEr, Neurosurgeon, Author, had amazing Near-Death Experience...Resulting in his presentation on Sacred Acoustics with Karen Newell. HE WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM. Don't be late! (No sharing today.)
Eben Alexander III MD was an academic neurosurgeon for 25
years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He dealt with hundreds of patients suffering from alterations in their level of
consciousness, due to trauma, brain tumors, aneurysms, or strokes.
Dr. Eben Alexander is currently best known as the NY Times best-selling author of *Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife* and *The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife*. His books are available in translation in over 35 countries worldwide.
He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit. Then, in the predawn hours of Nov. 10, 2008, he became a comatose patient. For
reasons still obscure, he was overcome by bacterial meningitis, rendered
comatose on a ventilator in the ICU within hours. His physicians were
stunned to find that the culprit was E. coli, which never causes
meningitis in patients over 3 months of age unless they were infected in
a neurosurgical procedure (which he had not been). After 6 days on
triple antibiotics, showing no response, with little neurological
function remaining, his physicians had few words of encouragement for
On day seven, he opened his eyes, to the surprise of all! However, his
earliest recollections were strange and involved no recall of his life
before coma. Like a newborn, he had no functioning language, nor
knowledge of this world, our culture, or loved ones surrounding him.
His story offers a critical key to the understanding of consciousness, spirituality and human existence. Memories of his earthly life had been completely deleted inside of the coma, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm – more real than this earthly one! The purest and most extraordinary part of his journey happened deep in coma. His entire
neocortex, that outer surface of the brain that makes us human, was
totally disengaged by the meningitis. How was it possible for that rich
experience to originate in his brain?
The implications are mind-boggling! In analyzing the scientific
possibilities and grand implications, he sees a more complete
reconciliation of modern science and spirituality as a natural product.
He has been blessed with a complete recovery, and continues to write books
about the lessons learned and the deepening awareness that began on that day.
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Karen Newell is co-founder of Sacred Acoustics. As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen Newell empowers others in their own journeys of discovery. Using Sacred Acoustics recordings, she teaches you how to enter and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition.
At international workshops presented with best-selling author Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen demonstrates key practices of consciousness exploration: heart awareness, intention, maintaining neutrality, emotional management and cultivating internal knowing.
Karen's lifelong passion and interest in historical and ancient cultures, especially sacred sites, led to her unconventional understanding of our present existence. It became clear that in the search for answers to fundamental questions, direct experience is crucial. Karen attended a broad range of hands-on, experiential courses that prepared her to teach others how to connect to their own energetic fields.
Meditation and heart awareness were central elements to her many different subjects of study. But Karen found it extremely challenging to sit still with focused attention for any length of time. She discovered that the most effective aid for meditation was monotonous sound — not music and singing melodies, but the simple tones produced by crystal bowls, tuning forks, gongs, chimes and human chanting.
When it came to modern methods, Karen found that the regular practice of listening to recordings containing binaural beats minimized distracting thoughts and restlessness, allowing her to finally reach the expanded states of awareness she sought. Karen joined with Kevin Kossi to create original recordings unmatched by any others either of them had experienced. Together, they created Sacred Acoustics.
During 26-years working in the magazine and newspaper publishing field, Karen held key leadership positions involved with the direction and management of technology transitions faced by the print industry. Her business skills include web development, desktop publishing, communications, information technology, project management and strategic planning.
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