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Dr. Eben Alexander was a skeptic until his near-death experience made him a man of faith. After writing his book Proof of Heaven, he has received skepticism from others. Watch to see his message to them and to hear why he doesn't believe his experience was caused by drugs given to him while he was in a coma.
Though his odds of surviving a rare form of meningitis were slim, Dr. Eben Alexander pulled out of the coma the disease had put him in and survived. Now he says his life has been forever changed since that near-death experience in 2008. Watch to find out how he now lives life on earth and what he most wants us to know about death.
Have you ever considered the fleeting beauty of clouds overhead? Take pause, be present and look up.
In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a rare form of bacterial meningitis that shut down parts of his brain, put him in a coma and nearly killed him. During this time, he says, he saw heaven, writing about the experience in his best-selling book, Proof of Heaven. As he came out of the coma that doctors didn't expect him to survive, Dr. Alexander says, he didn't remember who his family was. Watch as he shares the most terrifying part of his experience. Plus, hear which real-life story this reminds Oprah of in this exclusive footage you won't see anywhere else!
What is the message Jean Houston most wants us all to know? Find out why she says we are all capable of handling the greatest challenges of our time. Then, watch as she turns the tables on Oprah and asks her one very important question: Where does she want to be at age 75?
Jean Houston describes herself as an "evocateur of the possible" and a "midwife of souls," and says her spiritual evolution started at age 6. After getting in trouble with the nuns at her Catholic school, Jean locked herself in a closet to cry and pray for a miracle (even promising to give up candy). After she stepped out of that closet, she says, the whole world shifted. Watch as she tells the story of her spiritual awakening to Oprah.
Joseph Campbell was a great American writer and mythologist, who wrote about what he called the hero's journey. From Homer's 'Odyssey' to Luke Skywalker's story in 'Star Wars,' he recognized a theme that applies to our own lives: We are the heroes of our own lives. Jean Houston, a friend and colleague of Campbell's, also believes in the hero's journey. Watch as she discusses the first step in becoming the hero of your own life and realizing the power of your own possibility: the call to adventure.
Oprah says one of her biggest spiritual teachings came from The Wizard of Oz. In her new book, The Wizard of Us, spiritual teacher Jean Houston uses that story as an example to show us how every single person takes a journey to become the hero of her own life. Watch as Jean shares the steps of every hero's journey. Then, watch as Oprah reveals the milestones of her own hero's journey.
Aging doesn't mean the end of your story. In fact, Jean Houston says, getting older awakens you to your higher purpose. Watch as she reflects on being 75 and the hardest lesson she had to learn. Plus, find out why she says life got really good at age 60.
Yoga expert Seane Corn travels 250 days a year teaching. When she's home, she finds peace nestled in nature on 14 acres of land in Southern California. But she doesn't find it in a huge home. Instead, she finds it in a tiny yurt. Take a tour of her sacred space!
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