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Death Makes Life Possible (2013)

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Is death the key to balancing and maintaining life? What is consciousness – does it die with our body, or is it something larger and ongoing? Cultural anthropologist Marilyn Schlitz explores the mysteries of life and death.

Death is an essential element for the cycle of life – the renewal of all living things. It is our birthright. Is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully? So why do so many of us fear it? Should we?

The film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death.

Death Makes Life Possible offers a deep and thoughtful exploration into the ultimate question we all face.

Marilyn Schlitz, Deepak Chopra, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dean Radin, Rupert Sheldrake, Lauren Artress, Dean Ornish, Gary Malkin, Edgar Mitchell
Mark Krigbaum

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klerard92, posted on September 17, 2016

The is incredible and o so helpful...Brings a special peace to the part of me that needs it the most. Thank you.....

brigitte.rabold, posted on May 26, 2016

A wonderful documentary which I recommend as it reflects science as well as spiritual aspects. It is at times emotional.

wiz2dorothys, posted on May 20, 2016

really enjoyed

Jespersen.thomas, posted on May 14, 2016

This was a good documentary and it was even very emotional at times when the spoke with the guy who was dying.

I also like that they talked with both scientists and members of all kinds of spiritual traditions. Even a skeptic.

rlnewk, posted on May 14, 2016

The thought of dying is something that has changed though out my life. Even when I was very young I knew deep inside that I was here to do something. What it is I do not know? But I know it will come. This was a very wonderful film Featuring Deepak Chopra and others from this movement. Death is finally getting the press it deserves in America thru writers like Dr. Newton, Dr. Weis, Raymond Moody and a host of others on Past Life regression, OBE and NDE. I believe we will never know everything about the question of where we go when we die. But at least we have some idea now what people say that experienced these type of things. Reincarnation seem to make sense more than that you only live once. No one can learn the lessons needed in 70 to 100 years to know enough about anything and since we are energy and energy never dies..... what is being said may be true.

kungfuyogini, posted on May 11, 2016

I enjoyed the many points of views and deep symbolism's, many paths one truth.

wendy.a.miller55, posted on May 10, 2016

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Shirley6, posted on May 7, 2016

Wow! Maybe my favorite film yet! Well done. I have done an unofficial survey of Boomers and none are afraid of death, they are afraid of the process. If we can get comfortable with death perhaps we can open the discussion about choice. We can choose an end date for our pets but not ourselves. Perhaps someday. Thank you for this.

johnulmer0, posted on May 7, 2016

Depak Chopra is the Bernard Henri-Levi of Yoga or Vdic Philosophy in general.

longwaker, posted on May 6, 2016

Beautiful, inspiring and enlightening.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on May 6, 2016

Thank you for your comment! We're glad you enjoyed the film.
You may also be interested in the documentary 15 REASONS TO LIVE, which you can find on Gaia here:

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