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Bad Medicine

The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife. By Eben Alexander, MD. Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, New York, 2014. ISBN 978-1476766409. 208 pp. Paperback $16.99.

Following up his book Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander gives us another book on the same subject titled The Map of Heaven. But if you expect an actual map, you will be disappointed: There is no map. There are not even coordinates for us to train high-power telescopes on the area in question and see what’s what. That’s too bad, because I wanted to be prepared. I wanted to know the lay of the land, the people to talk with about accommodations, what’s to eat and drink, and so forth. I enjoy playing the piano, and I was hoping for information about the availability of a Bosendorfer Imperial piano; or if that is not available, how about a Steinway D artistic series?

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