Global Conscious Awakening.

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-21Alphabet After listening to cardiologist Dr. Pim van Hommel describe his years of recording near death experience (NDE) accounts from patients in the last post, another doctor – Eben Alexander – actually had a near death experience and he, too, wrote a book about it. The book is “Proof of Heaven”, of which some will be familiar as Eben Alexander published it a few years ago and made all the bestseller lists. Came across a fascinating twenty-minute interview of Dr. Eben Alexander and thought it might be interesting and corroborating to contrast the doctor who worked with patients who’d had NDEs and the doctor who had one himself.

Dr. Pim van Hommel and Dr. Eben Alexander share the view that consciousness is not brain-based – Pim van Pimmel coming to that conclusion based on discussions with NDE patients, Eben Alexander from personal experience. So, this is almost (well, it seems obvious) scientific confirmation, in that their agreement involved both utilizing university-degreed knowledge of medicine in an intense, in-depth study of the phenomena. For Eben Alexander, trying to explain what he experienced as brain-based was the first challenge he faced after returning to his body, then recovering his memory, educational knowledge, ability to speak and remember family, friends and colleagues.

It’s interesting that his brain was the organ in his body which became severely attacked by a type of virus and almost killed him, so, because his brain was totally incapacitated, the NDE – the consciousness traveling – couldn’t have been the work of the brain. He admits to being changed initially, but describes how the real, powerful changes occurred when his medical knowledge returned. At that point he became convinced that consciousness, spirit, or soul represents a “grander entity at the basis of all that exists”, and that “our souls are eternal spiritual being(s)”.

He sees himself and the millions of men and women who’ve shared the near death experience as examples of people who’ve come to completely new understandings that eliminate boundaries between science and spirit; who’ve transcended the falsehood of dogmas in both science and religion. Dr. Alexander stresses that he strongly recommends meditation as a “smoother, more powerful” option over drugs for attaining spiritually transcendent experiences, and that drugs should only be used, if at all, in a “sacred setting”. He sees meditation, which he practices for 2-3 hours a day, as a “cleaner” way to go, and warns that drugs “create distortion” while presenting “very challenging landscapes”.

Along with Dr. Pim van Hommel, Dr. Eben Alexander sees the NDE phenomenon as not a new civilization development but very ancient. The doctors also share views on the high significance of oneness and interconnectedness of all people, all life and all things – all of creation:

“All those religious systems, once you get beyond the dogma and any of the separatist details at the surface, (that) they all converge on the same very powerful unifying principles of manifesting the love of the Creator for the creation. And as I said earlier, the ascendance of our souls and soul groups has everything to do with leaving that notion of self – and importance of self versus no-self – way behind in the dust, and ascending toward that oneness and the love and the compassion and forgiveness. And that’s where this world is headed now”.

“The change that’s coming on this world will be unprecedented and it is all about love and harmony. It’s all about how we are now at a point where the status-quo and continuing with the way we’ve done business, especially in the 20th and early 21st century, is not really compatible with an ongoing, sustainable world. This is coming for a reason… the change is coming for a reason. It involves radical, fundamental change of all our beliefs as stewards of this planet. Just as I always make a big point that we have free will choices, going with love or out of fear, I don’t believe it’s our current destiny to follow a course of planetary suicide. But in fact that’s exactly where this world is headed if we do not change the status-quo”.

“That’s why this conscious awakening is happening now – for a reason. But it does involve very significant change and each one of us becoming personally involved”.


Near Death Experiences Are Divine Revelation.

Posted on November 23, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

393Alphabet For most men and women who have delved into the topic of near death experiences (NDE), the personal accounts shared by those who have come forward are fascinating, extraordinary, and hope-inspiring. For some the descriptions of those men, women, and children of all ages, backgrounds, and regions of the Earth who’ve had NDEs represents the next profound stage of spiritual evolution for humanity, while some remain skeptical about there being any real significance in the phenomenon.

Whether the reader agrees or not, this writer honestly feels that the NDE is indeed in reality divine revelation. One of the major aspects of the NDE which has led to this perception is the life review described by many NDErs, particularly as that process relates to the teachings of nearly every major religious tradition. The life review of those who go to “the other side” includes both tremendous sadness and regret when seeing those events in the previous lifetime where other human beings became harmed because of actions by the person, and great joy when actions result in the helping of others and/or increase in the world’s stock of love.

Those feelings of sadness and joy dependent on one’s own actions toward others could be seen as the “heaven/hell” of the Bible, the “gardens with rivers flowing underneath/fire” of the Quran, and similar descriptions from spiritual writings of what each human being will experience because of their actions at the time of inevitable death. The life review process in NDEs confirms the concept that the Creator “sees” into each human being’s heart, even though people have the mistaken idea that their “secret” intentions, plans, and schemes are known only to themselves – and their co-conspirators if those “secret” plans become carried out by a group.

If the life review thus far described isn’t astonishing enough, many who’ve experienced them go further by describing the “chain” effect of one’s personal actions on other people. Simple examples include when one harms another or others then the harmed person(s) – because of the original action(s) taken by the responsible person – goes on to act in ways which harm even more people. Similarly good thoughts, words and deeds become multiplied over a type of consequential “chain reaction”.

The person having their life review experiences every result of their action(s), such as in childhood if they physically hurt another child then both the parents’ feelings of concern over the incident become known and felt by the person having the life review – because their action(s) led to the concerns. Compared to the NDE and a seemingly infinite amount of spiritual “storage” of every human being’s living information, today’s technological marvels – most worthy of comparison the great strides in information storage of computers and other communication devices – are minor marvels.

Perhaps the word closest to describing the NDE is awe: “to strike with fear or reverence”. The old cliché goes “there is nothing for certain in life but death and taxes”, although one could debate about taxes for those people and corporations with high-priced lawyers and accountants. It’s interesting to think about what those wealthy individuals, managers of corporations, lawyers, accountants, and willfully ignorant politicians will feel upon experiencing their own life reviews, particularly “secret” actions in the arena of tax evasion. And what lessons could become learned from the NDE phenomenon by those whose “secret” plans include military actions which are devised and carried out absent any understanding of the inescapable spiritual accounting of the great harm done to fellow human beings they are responsible for?

Throughout history, the greatest wisdom conveyed by spiritual messengers has been both of good news and as warning. The NDE phenomenon shares that dual good news/warning aspect of historic spiritual wisdom, but is evolutionary in that many thousands of personal accounts are now available on websites for the entire human race to study, while more specific, profound, and revelatory than most previous wisdom which has become available until now.

In a very real sense, those men, women, and children around the Earth who have shared their experiences are in the same category as history’s greatest spiritual messengers, and humanity’s growing interest and acceptance of those new, evolutionary spiritual messages suggests even more good news/warning truth will become known and understood on a global scale. To predict the length of time until this extremely profound phenomenon comes into the awareness of all human beings and truly transforms life on Earth is as impossible as providing a scientific explanation of the awe-inspiring NDE itself and what they profoundly reveal.


Huston Smith was born in 1919 and is known as one of the world’s leading religious studies scholars. His book “The World’s Religions” has sold over 2 million copies, and he was Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1958 to 1973. In the following interview he shares his thoughts on the NDE, where he admits to not going through the experience, but at the same time pointing out his feeling that NDEs are very important spiritual events and highly significant.

Given that Huston Smith was 94 years old in this interview, viewers can forgive him for delivering his thoughts in a somewhat less rapid manner.


To read hundreds of fascinating personal accounts of NDEs from men, women, and children around the Earth, one can find them on the following websites:  – Near Death Experience Research Foundation – International Association for Near Death Studies – NDE Accounts


(Thank you to NDEaccounts at YouTube)