Neurosurgeon, Dr Eben Alexander was a staunch materialist until his seven day coma (with no brain activity) and a Near Death Experience (NDE). He was given only a 2% chance of survival and no serious chance of a full recovery. He wrote about this incredible period in his life in his best-selling book "Proof of Heaven". Today, we talk about his NDE, but also about the themes in his fascinating newest book, co-written with his partner Karen Newell, "Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Heart of Consciousness”: - Brain Filter Theory - Conscious Awareness and Brain States - Placebo Effect and Healing - The Mental Universe - The Measurement Paradox - Prayer - Memory and Consciousness and the Brain - Acoustics such as binaural beats that create hypnogogic states and those benefits - and much more. Bonus Features with show notes, links, Reflection Questions, and plenty of extras for this episode are FREE to all patron supporters of the show. Support NOW and access those here.. To find out when these show notes will be released FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC go here. Find the Official Spark My Muse Website is here. There is plenty to hear, watch, and read. Plus, you can with or get more information about your host Lisa DeLay, visit the Spark Store (and find t-shirts, hats, socks, and more), get on the newsletter/update list (which gets you a coupon code for the Spark Store too). Besides archived articles, audio episodes, you can find more information about Lisa’s books here! Enjoy the episode.