William Flagg Magee, Author of "The Elephant Hunter"
I have had an NDE and an out of body experience involving two horses, full brothers. One spooked and swing a 3" pipe (hitching pole" that broke out of the railroad ties holding it. That was one. I experienced peace and love beyond my ability to describe.
The out of body experience occurred approximately six weeks later as I rode a full brother to the horse that whanged me with the pipe.The author retelling his friend's story about his dying mother having a conversation with her mother who had been dead 65 years, brought back an example I witnessed happening to my own mother. My mother was dying. It was maybe 1AM when I walked into the Hospice room. She could not see me because of the light behind my back, but she could see her friends. Friends waiting for her to cross over to their side. I knew what was going on as she scanned the far wall of her room. Every few seconds she would stop, look and a magnificent smile would cross light her face. Accessing the benevolent powers of the universe is indeed possible. One small sentence I have read hundreds of times, "That we (Psychiatrists) are not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge". (Alcoholics Anonymous pg xxvii).I have applies my synthetic knowledge to access these powers, as God would have me do.Off to Amazon and Hemi Sync..
Bill Magee,Dallas, TX
I don't know that I would have had the same reactions to the book if I read it. The author narrates the book, and there is magic in the narration. Because he is telling his own story, in his own words, the story becomes so real,so believable, and so poignant. After listening to audiobook, you KNOW this happened.
This isn't a bad book, it just didn't prove to me that heaven really exists. I thought it was just another story about a near-death experience, but as I already said, I think I was expecting too much. I was hoping to have my faith restored and this isn't the book to do it.
I will listen to this again just to re-capture the feeling the author explained about his experience.
I liked it when he could explain away the other surgeon's reasons for what happened to him.
I liked his description of going in and out of different levels of heaven.
Gave me goose bumps and of course cried at different parts.
Was nice that it was read by the author for effect, but thought there could have been a little more emotion in the reading.
Another in the list of there really IS something beyond death...noteworthy because of the author's education and experience in dealing with the transition from life to after-life.
Believers will be comforted, non-believers will seek to discredit the author's account and/or experience and conclusions. A gentle listen on a fascinating subject.
Absolutely; in fact I have recommended it to at least 50 people.
All of Dr. Weiss's books and to many of
I have not listened to any of his other works.
Now We Kmow!
Dr. Alexander has been given a formidible task to accomplish and he is doing it beautifully. I am very grateful.
Refreshing scientific viewpoint.
I actually appreciated that it wasn't a "performance." It was a reading of the book, by the author (a Doctor), with expected normal emotion (minor welling up in the voice a couple of times). It was so very credible from his point of view, let alone from his experience.I'm an engineer. I appreciate truth and facts. I dismiss most accounts of improbable events the moment I sense either some author-motivated personal gain or simpler explanation. Neither were present in this account - in fact, just the opposite. I wanted the clearest, most objective, most accountable peek into what we cannot measure (without actually experiencing it myself). For me, this is it, in spades.
Life, Part 2.
Tell us about yourself!
Thought I would enjoy and kept trying to get into the book - but found the main character unrelatable.
This book is purported to add to the discussion of near death experiences because the author is a scientist. However, the entire story hinges on the authors assertion that his "neocortex was shutdown" and thus he would have been incapable of experiencing an NDE within his own brain. A real scientist would have acknowledged that the entire NDE could have happened before or after this "shutdown". A real scientist also would have enthusiastically considered the possibility that the current body of knowledge regarding the neocortex is sorely lacking. A real scientist would have used his new found skepticism to formulate some hypotheses and conduct some experiments.Adding insult to serious injury, the author wants us all to believe that he was given the answers to the universe during his NDE, but that it might take a while for him to be able to explain it all to us -- presumably in a followup book that he will write after Oprah tells him how the universe really works (see his website for a photo to with Oprah and links to her various minions).I read most stories about NDEs with a mixture of skepticism and intrigue. This book, however, is different. While I do not doubt the authors illness and NDE, I do doubt his honesty and integrity. This book seems to be little more than a launching pad for a new career as a self-proclaimed prophet and purveyor of junk science.
Been honest about the science.
Less narcissistic rambling and more science.
Story reads like a boring clinical history. Argument unconvincing. If you are agnostic there is too much "God" stuff.
He tries but affect is very flat