Eben Alexander, III, MD
"My near-death experience (NDE) compelled me to establish Eternea which I co-founded
with my colleague, John R. Audette. For me personally, Eternea
represents a passionate effort to apply in pragmatic ways
the profound insights I received during my NDE,
to serve the greater good of humanity. Eternea aspires to promote love,
unity, harmony, collaboration and cooperation globally. It is dedicated
to the advancement of human civilization and a sustainable healthy
future for earth and its inhabitants. The insights from my NDE, and many
others like it, once fully grasped and accepted by a critical mass, will
trigger a dramatic and beneficial shift in human nature, as well as in
the nature of social, political and economic systems."
Eben Alexander, III, MD, FACS,
is a neurosurgeon educated at Duke University Medical School now in
private practice in Lynchberg, VA. He formerly served on the faculty
at Harvard Medical School from 1988 to 2001. In November 2008, Dr.
Alexander had a profound life-changing near-death experience which
is the subject of his books entitled
Proof of Heaven, & the Map of Heaven. He currently
serves as Eternea’s Chief Science Officer.
John R Audette, MS
"Welcome to Eternea. Here you will find a treasure chest of factual information
that can change the way you view yourself, the world around you and
reality in general. This information can literally transform your
values, perceptions and priorities, as well as your beliefs about
life’s meaning and purpose. It can open your mind to a whole new set
of possibilities for your existence, for what you might accomplish
with your time on earth. Here you will learn from leading edge
research that you are an infinite spiritual being surrounded by
eternity, that your existence is not limited to the physical body in
which you now find yourself. This realization, among others you may
reach through study of our website contents, can profoundly change
your outlook on reality. As more people undergo change in this way,
a better future for earth and all its inhabitants becomes more
probable. This is Eternea's goal and purpose."
John R. Audette, MS,
serves as President & CEO. Mr. Audette holds a
Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech. His professional career
spans over 35 years of senior executive level experience (non-profit
and for-profit) in hospital and hospice administration, physician
practice management, public broadcasting and the performing arts. In
1977, he founded the International Association for Near-Death
Studies, Inc. (IANDS.org) together with Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr.
Kenneth Ring, Dr. Bruce Greyson and Dr. Michael Sabom.
Mr. Audette served on active duty in the U.S. Army for nearly
four years during the Vietnam era.