Doctor and Best-Selling Author Eben Alexander Launches His New Book at The Ottawa International Writers Festival

September 4, 2017 | By More

(Ottawa, July 24, 2017) Millions were captivated by Dr. Eben Alexander’s first book, Proof of Heaven which retold his miraculous recovery from a coma and his journey beyond this world and an encounter with a super-physical existence. The book debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List where it remained in the Top 10 for more than a year.

The neurosurgeon followed up with a second book, The Map of Heaven which explored humankind’s spiritual history and the progression of modern science. Now, his third book, Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness examines how we can tap into our greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity and guidance.

The Ottawa International Writers Festival is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexander will be in Ottawa on Saturday, October 21, at Christ Church Cathedral for the Canadian launch of Living in a Mindful Universe. The afternoon session will feature Dr. Alexander sharing his new book, a power point and sound presentation, an audience question-and-answer and a book signing with his partner Karen Newell..

‘’Karen Newell and I are honored that the Canadian launch of our new book will take place at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. We look forward to meeting everyone and sharing some of the revolutionary scientific revelations and experiential techniques described in the book.  Personal experience is our greatest teacher, and pathways to greater knowing involve a journey into consciousness. Living in a Mindful Universe reveals details of my journey since my Near Death Experience, using each interaction as an opportunity to grow spiritually and to find new truth about the reality of the soul and the healing power of love’’ says Dr. Alexander

Dr. Alexander has spent more than 25 years as an academic neurosurgeon, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has personally dealt with patients suffering from severe alterations in their level of consciousness. Many patients were rendered comatose by trauma, brain tumors, ruptured aneurysms, infections or stroke. He thought he had a good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit.

But in 2008 he spent a week in a coma after he contracted a rare and mysterious bacterial meningo-encephalitis. He emerged later to tell his incredible story of his near-death experience and encounter with an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of existence.

U.S. Doctor and Best-Selling Author Dr. Eben Alexander Coming to Ottawa International Writers Festival

By Tony Lofaro

When I read Dr. Eben Alexander first book, Proof of Heaven I was struck by his incredible story of recovery after being in a seven-day coma. He wrote about his experience with an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super physical existence. He also believed that God and the soul are real. And so do I. I lost two uncles within the span of seven months in 2012 and his book gave me comfort that life does exist beyond here on earth. And when I lost my beloved wife Gina in June 2014 I re-read his book and it touched me again and helped me in my grief. It gave me hope that one day I will be reunited with my wife.

It is for those reasons and many others that I wanted to bring Dr. Alexander to Ottawa to hear his story and find out for myself if there is an after-life. I think we all want to know if God is real and whether there is a life beyond here. So, in conjunction with the Ottawa International Writers Festival, we are pleased to bring Dr. Alexander and his partner, Karen Newell to Ottawa Oct. 21 for the Canadian launch of his new book, Living in a Mindful Universe. Dr. Alexander will be speaking about his experiences and signing his new book. I hope people come to the event and also come with an open mind.

Tickets are available through the Ottawa International Writers Festival website  The fall edition of the festival runs from Oct. 19-24.

For Information please contact Neil Wilson at or Tony Lofaro at 613-816-2718 or

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