HARVARD -- Neurosurgeon and author Dr. Eben Alexander will share stories and insights from his New York Times #1 Best-selling book, "Proof of Heaven" at Bromfield School Oct. 27.

His presentation and book-signing will benefit the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden.

A VIP reception for donor-level guests and Dr. Alexander will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3-4 p.m. at the Healing Garden in Harvard. Dr. Alexander's 4:30 p.m. presentation at Bromfield will be preceded by an Aramaic blessing performed by Elizabeth Bunker.

In the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 10, 2008, Alexander was driven into a coma by a rare and mysterious bacterial meningitis-encephalitis of unknown cause. He spent a week in coma on a ventilator, his prospects for survival dim. On the seventh day, to the surprise of everyone, he started to awaken. Memories of his life had been completely deleted inside of coma, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm -- more real than this earthly one!

Join us for a first-hand glimpse into this fascinating world as described by Dr. Alexander himself.

VIP ticket is $250 per person; standard ticket, $100. Purchase tickets online at The Healing Garden or by mail: Send check to 145 Bolton Road, Harvard, MA 01451. This event benefits the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden.