Proof of Heaven Essay

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife Abigail Alvarado Rhetoric & Composition - English 1302 September 18, 2014 Abstract Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon who believed for many years that when people explained their near death experiences it was just the hard wiring of the brain. Of course ,though, he had refined medical training. It wasn't until Alexander had caught a rare disease which caused him to fall into a coma and had a near death experience himself. Alexander talks about his journey towards the afterlife in his book which leads to many questions to everyone as to whether it really happened or if it was all just a hallucination. The paper talks about how he recounts what happened during his experience…show more content…
He describes her as "a beautiful girl with high cheek bones and deep blue eyes...[g]olden-brown tresses framed her lovely face" (Alexander, 2012, p. 40). She was also riding on a butterfly wing, as he recalls, and it just seems to be a way a novelist would describe an angel guiding someone lost in heaven. There was nothing to make it sound different or stand out. It makes it hard to believe it's Alexander trying to prove heaven is real rather than just writing a story. Later on in the book Alexander talks about the core where he saw "[b]ig, puffy, pink-white [clouds] that showed up sharply against the deep blue-black sky" (p. 45). Everyone who thinks of heaven, thinks of clouds. It is not uncommon for anyone to describe heaven that way. It is very stereotypical and made it no different that anyone else's image of heaven. "A sound, huge and booming like a glorious chant, came from above, and I wondered if the winged beings were producing it" (Alexander, 2012, p. 45) is also another stereotype of what people say you'd hear when you're in heaven. Again, not enough proof. There was a section where he mentions how he came into contact with God and received knowledge that was not taught but stored. It seemed that everyone who might have gone to church had heard the "knowledge" of what God was giving to Alexander. Maybe if he had gone more into depth and detail to what the knowledge he "stored" from his
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