Neurosurgeon from the U.S., was skeptical about the talk of the next world. However, having gone through whom, he found himself in a place whose existence is denied. His experiences staying in heaven, he shared in the book, which goes on sale later this month. America is stuck in the waiting, and the author does willingly give interviews.
“As a neurosurgeon, I do not believe in the phenomenon of” poslesmertnogo “experience. As the son of a neurosurgeon, I grew up in the scientific world. I followed the example of his father and became an academic neurosurgeon, he taught at Harvard Medical School and other universities.
I understand what happens to the brain, when people are on the verge of death, and I have always believed that traveling outside the own body that describe those who managed to escape death, have a scientific explanation. brain – amazingly complex and extremely delicate mechanism. Reduce the amount of oxygen that it needs to a minimum, and the brain will react. fact that people who have had a serious injury, returned from his “journey” with strange stories, was not news. But this does not mean that their travels were real.
Although I considered myself a Christian, I was called as such more than really was. I envied those who believed that Jesus was more than just a good man, a victim of society. I deeply sympathize with those who believed that somewhere out there is a God who truly loves us. In fact, I’m jealous of that feeling of security that these people gave their faith. But as a scientist, I just knew, and did not believe. However, in the fall of 2008, after seven days in a coma, during which the bark of my brain (MAG) was not working, I felt something so deep that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in life after death. I know such statements cause skepticism, so I will tell your story with the language of the scientist and his own logic.
Early in the morning four years ago, I woke up with a severe headache.
For several hours the cortex, which controls thought and emotion, and, in fact, makes us human, was “closed.” Doctors Virginia Lynchburg General Hospital, where I worked neurosurgeon decided that I somehow contracted a very rare disease – bacterial meningitis, which is basically attacking babies. Bacteria E. coli got into my spinal fluid and ate my brain. When I arrived at the emergency room, my chances that I will live, and not lying vegetable, were extremely low. Soon they were down to almost nothing. Seven days later I was in a deep coma, my body did not respond to stimuli, and the brain was not functioning. Then, on the morning of the seventh day, when the doctor decides whether to continue the treatment, my eyes flew open.
Scientific explanation of the fact that while my body was in a coma, my mind and my inner world was alive and well, not. While the neurons of the cerebral cortex were defeated by bacteria, my mind went to another, much more, the universe – the dimension that I myself could not even imagine and that my mind dokomatozny prefer to be called “unreal.” But this measurement, the same described countless survivors of near-death and other mystical states exists. It is, and what I saw and learned, just opened my new world: a world in which we are a lot more than just the brain and body, and where death – is not fading consciousness, but rather the head of a large and very positive trip. I’m not the first person who has found evidence that consciousness exists outside the body. These stories are as old as the history of mankind. But as far as I know, no one I’ve never been in this dimension as a) they did not cortex functioning and b) their body is under the supervision of doctors.
All of the major arguments against the experience of being in the hereafter is based on the fact that these events are the result of a “failure” KGM. Your same experience, however, I experienced the fully broken crust. According to modern medical understanding of brain and mind, I could not experience even a remote semblance of what I had experienced.
I tried for several months to realize and accept the fact that happened to me. At the beginning of his adventures, I was in the clouds. Big, fluffy, pink-white, sailing on the blue-black sky. High above the clouds flying flock of shimmering transparent creatures, leaving behind a long traces, like airplanes. Birds? Angels? The words emerged later, when I wrote down his memories. But none of these words can not describe those things. They’re just different from everything that has been on this planet. They were more advanced. The highest form of life.
From above came a sound like a fine chorus singing, and I thought, ‘This is from them? “Later, thinking about it, I came to the conclusion that the sound was born out of the joy of these creatures, who grew up together – they just could not contain it. The sound was almost palpable and tangible, as the rain that you feel on your skin, without getting wet with the bones. Most of my travel was someone next to me. A woman. She was young, and I remember the details of how it looked. She had high cheekbones and dark blue eyes. Golden-brown tresses framing her beautiful face. When I first saw her, we went together to a complex patterned surface, which after a while I recognized the butterfly wing. Circling around us, millions of butterflies flying out of the woods and back out. It was a river of life and color, pour in the air. Women’s clothes were simple, like a peasant, but its color, blue, blue and orange-peach – as bright as all that surrounds us. She looked at me with a look that, if you were under it at least five seconds, your whole life would be full of meaning, regardless of what you have experienced. It was not a romantic view. It was not his friend. It was a look beyond all this. Something higher, including all kinds of love, and at the same time much more.
She spoke to me without words. Her words passed through me like the wind, and I immediately realized that it was true. I knew it as well as the fact that the world around us is real. Her message consisted of three proposals, and if I had to translate them into earthly language, they would mean: “You always love and care for you, dear. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you could have done wrong.”
Her words made me a great sense of relief. Like I explained the rules of the game that I’ve played all my life without realizing it. “We will show you a lot of things – continued the woman. – But then you come back.”
After that, I only have one question: where to stay? There was a warm breeze like what happens on a warm summer day. Wonderful breeze. He changed everything, as if the world has begun to sound an octave higher and gained a higher vibration. Although I could not speak, I started asking questions of the wind in silence: “Where am I? Who am I, why am I here?” Every time I silently asked the questions, the answer came instantly in an explosion of light, color, beauty and love passing through me in waves. What is important, these explosions are not “stop up” me, and answered, but to avoid the words – I just accept that. Not so, as it does on Earth – a vague and abstract. These thoughts were hard and fast, hot as fire, and wet as water, and as soon as I received them, I immediately and easily understood concept, the realization of which in their normal life, I would have spent a few years.
I continued to move forward and found himself in front of the void, it is dark, infinite in size, but incredibly soothing. Despite the blackness, she was filled with a light that seemed to come from the shining ball that I felt close to him. He was like a translator between me and the world. The woman with whom we walked on butterfly wings, guided me through the ball.
I know how incredibly unusual and frankly it all sounds. If someone, even a doctor, told me this story, I would be confident that he is in the thrall of some misconceptions. But what happened to me, it was not nonsense. It was as real as any event in my life – both on the wedding day and the birth of my two sons. What happened to me, to be explained. Modern physics tells us that the universe is one and undivided. Although we seem to live in a world of divisions and differences, physics tells us that every object and event in the universe woven from other objects and events. True separation does not exist. Before I went through the experience, these ideas were abstractions. Today, they are a reality. The universe does not only unity, but also – and now I know it – love. When I felt better, I tried to tell others about their experience, but their response was polite incredulity. One of the few places where I have not encountered such a problem, became a church. After entering there for the first time after the coma, I looked at all the different eyes. The colors reminded me of the stained glass of sparkling beauty of the landscapes I have ever seen in the upper world, and the body of the bass – the thoughts and emotions that I experienced there. And, most importantly, the image of Jesus, the fissile bread with his disciples, has awakened in me the memory of the words that accompanied all of my journey – that God loves me unconditionally. Today, many believe that the spiritual truths lost their power and that the path to the truth – it is a science, not faith. Prior to his experience and I think so too. But now I realize that this view was too simple. The fact is that the materialist view of our body and brain is doomed. His place will be a new look at the mind and body. To add this new picture of reality, take a long time. She was not able to finish, neither I nor my sons. Reality is too large enough, complex and mysterious. But in essence, it will show the universe evolving, multi-dimensional and studied up to the last atom of God, who takes care of us like no one parent about her child. I’m still a doctor and a man of science. But on a deeper level, I am very different from the man who used to be, because I saw this new picture of reality. And you can believe me, every step of the work that will have to do for us and our descendants, it is worth it.